Tuesday, September 21, 2010

REVIEW: Nars Makeup Primer

The Product: NARS Makeup Primer

Size: 1.75 Fl. Oz 51mL

The Price: $33

The Verdict: Great for reducing redness prior to applying the foundation. It is not only a primer but it is infused with natural botanicals that gives skin that added bonus, acts like a skincare product rather than just part of a makeup regimen. This primer has a gel-cream consistency and applies smoothly onto the skin. I have sensitive, acne prone skin and this primer does not make me break out at all! My skin does not get oily and my foundation stays put for the whole day.

PROS: Unscented, not irritating, you only need a small amount, reduces redness, has ingredients good for the skin, lasts all day, skin absorbs the product in no time, and have not reacted to any of the moisturizers that I use prior to applying this primer (I've used Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer, Clinique Gel moisturizer, Boscia Oil Free Daily Hydration SPF 15). In addition, you can use this with other foundations not just NARS foundations. I have used it with MAC, NARS, Clinique and Makeupforever HD foundations. There is a version of this primer that has SPF 20 and it comes in a black tube.

CONS: It is on the pricey side especially for the size but like I said you only need but a small amount. If you have dry skin, you cannot use this primer on its own because it does not provide enough moisture to the skin. Although the product is packaged in a tube, it is flawed because every time I remove the cap, there is always product on the tube's opening. I don't know if that is a convenient thing or not but I guess I don't mind it so much since it's not causing the product to overflow and actually spill out of the container itself. Plus if you think about it, you can save yourself the trouble of squeezing the tube because it's already out and ready for you.

To Repurchase or Not to repurchase: Yes I would definitely repurchase because it reduces the redness on my skin which means I can skip on corrective concealers or products. I also like the fact that it's a multi-purpose type of product. Men can even use this as an after shave to help soothe irritated skin.


  1. Unfortunately for a primer it is very expensive, at least for me. But NARS has great products. So thanks for letting us know the details.

  2. Sure no problem! Yes I agree it is pricey for a makeup primer but I have sensitive skin so it's both an investment and a blessing to find something that doesn't break me out. =)


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