Having “Asian Eyes” can be a blessing and curse. For the longest time I have been searching for the perfect eye shadow base, primarily one that is going to keep my shadow vibrant and crease proof throughout the day. Well my friends I’ve found that in 2 products – NYX’s ProofIt and Nars’ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. The biggest difference between the two are the price. ProofIt is $6.99, while the Nars version is $25.
What I love about both products is the staying power. As a working mom, I get my day started at 5 am and my day typically ends around 9 pm. Both products allow me to make it though the day looking flawless. Both come with a sponge applicator that give the perfect amount of product. I typically swipe it in my crease and rub it in with my finger. They both dry within a few seconds, surprisingly the NYX version is less sticky than the Nars version.
I put the NYX version to the test the other day, I had it on from 7 am to about 1 am the next morning. After 16 hours of wear, my eye make up still looked perfect! I specifically did a cut crease look that day and used a glitter shadow on my lid ( I mean if I am going to put it to the test, let’s make it as difficult as possible, right?). When I got home I was surprised to see that my shadow was still in place and didn’t smudge even after being rubbed a few times with my finger. It doesn’t get better than that!
The one issue I’ve run into with anything waterproof is that I have trouble removing it. Now when it comes to your eyes, that isn’t an area that you want to rub too much since the skin is so delicate. I typically use make up remover wipes or anything that isn’t oil based since I have semi-permanent lashes. The NYX version allows for easy make up removal but has the staying power of over 12 hours. The Nars version is really hard to take off, like to the point that it hurts.
So Joanel, where should I spend my money?
Save your money, buy NYX’s ProofIt.