Nars & Charlotte Tilbury – my dream eye duo

One of the Christmas presents I was particularly excited to unwrap was the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. My eyelids (especially the left one for reasons entirely unknown) pretty much eat up most eyeshadows within a few hours, and I’ve not been able to find anything which changes that (and yes I have tried the Urban Decay primers). So I was hoping that this would be the product which would allow me to wear eyeshadow for more than a short, dark evening out.

Also for Christmas I was lucky to get a Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette (in the shade Uptown Girl) – the proportion of my makeup bag which is from Charlotte’s range is slowly growing so I was pretty sure I would like this.

I couldn’t wait to try the two together, and it turns out they are the ideal duo for staying power – so happy! My eyeshadow still looked the same 12 hours later even after a bit of a sofa nap (is anyone else seriously struggling with being back in the post-holiday world where naps don’t happen…?), and the same has been the case whenever I’ve worn any of the shades from the palette since.

The primer still works under other products (notably the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon pencils which are seriously hard to budge, but strangely least well with a Nars Shadow Stick), so it’s now going to be one of my must haves for sure, as is the gorgeous palette – and now that I know how well it lasts I’ll definitely be having to add some more quads to my Charlotte Tilbury collection!

Have you tried either of these, any thoughts?

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is £19.50 here, and Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Uptown Girl is £38 here

Ingredients – Nars Eyeshadow Base – Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Carbonate, Peg-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Phenoxyethanol, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Oryza Sativa [Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil Extract], Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Castor Oil Phosphate, Sea Whip Extract, Mica, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).

Ingredients – Charlotte Tilbury Uptown Girl – Talc, Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Silica, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydroxystearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Polyethylene, Isononyl Isononanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Methicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zeolite, Dimethiconol, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, BHT, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, [May Contain: Ultramarines CI 77007, Carmine CI 75470, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Iron Oxides CI 77492, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Iron Oxides CI 77491]

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