Ever apply eyeshadow and go throughout the day wondering why in the world the shadow creases, rubs off, ends up lop-sided, and just looks downright terrible by the end of the day? I recently started using an eyeshadow base, and oh my goodness, night and day difference!
I have been using the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base for about 6 months. It has pretty much changed my life (as it relates to eyeshadow...and I'm not exaggerating). I am prone to oily lids, and this stuff keeps my eyeshadow locked in place all day. When I say all day I don't mean 5 hours or so, no, I mean 12 hours or more.
It is a sheer white color. It's not white when blended into the lid, but there is a hint of brightness that provides a clean base for the eyeshadow.
If you are searching for a good eyeshadow base/primer, check out the Nars. It's a little pricey, but so far it's worth it. It will last me a while because it takes the smallest amount to be effective.