NARS Pro Prime - Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base


Beauty Collection
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Eligible for International Delivery
Eyeshadow Type

Product information

No smudging, creasing or caking, this lightweight eye primer creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder color looking brilliant, fresh and just-applied, all day.

  • Extends the wear of eyeshadow, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil
  • Instantly transforms to a matte finish and preps skin for color application
  • Maximizes color intensity
  • Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. Fragrance free.


Brand Story

Makeup artist. Photographer. Iconoclast. François Nars is one of the most influential image-makers in the world. His rule-breaking philosophy of beauty celebrates bold originality, supporting decades of fashion world collaborations with designers such as Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld. The brand, born of François’ fascination with colour purity, debuted with 12 original high-pigment lipsticks at Barney’s New York. Twenty years and countless collections later, NARS continues to bring high fashion, high style, and forward thinking to beauty.


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
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  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from Monday, postcode exclusions apply
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  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Named or Saturday UK delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
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  • International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant! After trying many different eyeshadow primers I've finally found one that works on my very oily skin and doesn't add shimmer or shine. The product is easy to apply and needs a couple of minutes to settle before applying eyeshadow. But then my powder eyeshadow lasts all day. If this primer only contained a tint to neutralise redness it would be perfect, but it is still far and away the best product of this type that I have ever come across. 25 August 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Base for eyes Can't make up my mind about this product. It could be the wand that you apply the product with. I have started applying with a small brush to see if it helps, 16 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pricey, but 100 percent worth it! I have very oily eyelids, so much so that any eyeshadow slips around and creases within an hour or so (regardless of brand). However, when I use this my eye makeup stays put all day long! Only thing is I wish it came in a squeezy tube as opposed to the rigid one with the doe-foot applicator, as it's quite hard to get the last scraps of product out - otherwise, it's an amazing product! 28 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essential for long lasting eyeliner! I bought this as my eyeliner kept disappearing within half an hour of putting it on. You have to apply a decent amount to your eyelid and the key thing is to let it dry for about 10 mins. You can then apply foundation/eyeshadow then your eyeliner to your upper lids. Use a smudge proof eyeliner and you will find that it's still there looking perfect at bedtime! 18 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent beauty basic This lightweight formula keeps eyeshadow in place all day/night without creasing or smudging. I can't believe I hadn't discovered it before!!! Its a must have!! 10 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super Effective for my oily lids I purchased this after a recommendation. My skin is very oily and eye shadow usually slides of or loses intensity after a couple of hours. I applied this at 10.00am and by 8pm in the evening my eye shadow was still going strong so Im seriously impressed with this product. It has a white appearance out of the tube but dries clear. I dabbed 2, perhaps 3 blobs on my eyelid and smoothed it over my eyelid and up to my browbone and let it dry / set for a few minutes. I thought it made my eyelid skin look fresher and younger. I do a feline flick style of eyeliner and It made the liquid line look very crisp and neat. 10 out of 10 NARS ! 09 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really indispensible product This is my third Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof eyeshadow Base. It does what it says on the tin! Using it before applying eyeshadow and eyeliner in the morning, I have to use eye makeup remover at night to remove my makeup. It doesn't look any different at 11 pm than it did at 8 am. As an older woman, with the unfortunate creasing and folds that develop with age, I am pleased that my makeup still looks neat and effective. I always think of my friend who recommended the product with gratitude as I apply it every morning! A brilliant product! Thanks NARS! Was very pleased with the click and collect service from John Lewis! 29 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fantastic I heard the nars eyeshadow prime is better than the urban decay one, I haven't tried the urban decay one but this one is absolutely fantastic, makes my oily lid stop creasing and eyeliner stop smudging, this will save all your eyeliner that smudge on you but you couldn't just throw them away. 29 April 2014
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