It’s All About The Base

It’s all about the bass ‘bout the… base… So the song goes…. And! I have to tell you… I have been searching for the perfect eye shadow base for a long time.  I simply want a product that is easy to apply – especially when I have on my contacts and want it to keep my eye shadow in place(not sprinkled on my cheeks as the day goes on) and look just like it was applied. Too much?  Yes, there are things that contribute to the lasting effect, like the oil in our skin or maybe a little too much moisturizer but still I searched… until a few weeks ago. The good news is that I think I have found what I have been looking for and it came as a sample in the bottom of one of my Sephora bags. NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base has really been a welcomed surprised for me.  It is a lightweight primer that creates a seamless eye canvas that keeps my powder eye shadow looking fresh, and ‘just-applied’ all day.  It is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested, too. Plus it has allowed me to maximize the look and intensity of my eye shadow and it lasts throughout the day without creasing and smudging. The true test will be a Texas summer, but for March I love what this new product offers.

If you have not used a primer as your eye shadow base before it’s a great addition to your makeup routine.  The base acts as a barrier between your eye shadow and eyelids and seals our oily skin or protects any oil our skin might produce from reaching your eye shadow.  This really ensures that it does not smudge or collect on the eye creases.  And! It makes your eye shadow last longer and keeps it from fading.  The applicator in NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base is a wand so you can spread the primer across you eye easily – even with your contacts on.  Gently apply the base on your upper eyelids. Don’t go crazy on the application. You need to apply only a single consistent layer and do not repeat on top of places you have already applied. For me, I wait for it to dry just a minute and then begin to apply my eye makeup. I must say that some makeup artists recommend applying eye shadow while it is still wet. It does give you a more dramatic effect so if you are going for ‘wow’ in your nighttime look. Wet is good. Try it both ways and see what works best for you is my suggestion. And if you have never tried a eye shadow base … do.  You will see a difference.

And now just a special note – if you are new to Wrinkle Me Not through the new Facebook Page, thank you for joining us here.  This blog is built on reviews from samples I have received that are a part of my bottomless beauty bag.  Some have been there a few weeks and others get used as soon as I snag one so I can share it with you.  I’m not paid for this blog in any way.  My passion for skin care knowledge coupled with my love of writing is what started this blog over a year ago.  I want to thank you for your encouraging messages both here and through the Facebook page. They inspire me!  So, let’s have fun learning about new products and those that are tried and true – together.  Keep smiling, too.  It keeps the lines away so we can declare Wrinkle Me Not!

If the world’s a veil of tears, Smile till rainbows span it. -Lucy Larcom

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