I am one that likes to try all when it comes to primers to make sure I am using the best ones. I have tried quite a few and the NARS Pro prime products are two that I have been using for the last month or so thought I would share my views with you and let you know how I've been getting on.
Oil Free Pore Refining Primer
I have to say I am such a huge NARS fan but in the past I haven't found NARS foundation primers to be that good. I received this product a few months ago at a press event and as I was coming to the end of my Laura Mercier primer I thought I'd give this one a try. The consistency of this primer is very lightweight, gel based and I find a little bit of the product goes a long way. It's an oil free formula which I wondered how well it would work with my dry skin type. The hydration was sufficient obviously a primer isn't meant to be a moisturiser but just a product that helps pro long the wear of make up. I found that my foundation has been applying really well since using this and I have most definitely noticed a difference as to how long my make up lasts. Like most people I get that shiny T-zone come lunch O'clock and with this I've noticed it happens a lot later. I started using this in Miami as the size and packaging makes it ideal to travel with. I also thought the Miami heat would be a good test on the primer to see how it works in warmer climates and I have to say I was impressed. A good thing about this primer is that it is paraben free, fragrance free and highly anti oxidant. The primer is meant to be pore refining but I have to say I didn't notice it made any difference to the size of my pores.
The pore refining primer retails at around £24.
Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
The smudge proof eye shadow base is definitely going to be a firm favourite, this is a miniature version but I will be definitely purchasing the full size product. I have been using various different eye shadow bases and this one that I instantly got on with. It has a sponge applicator but i prefer to use my fingers, it is a colourless primer that at first goes on to the eye lid with a slight whitish colour and creamy consistency. It then dries transparent really grabbing to the colours of the eye shadow it enhances the colours and pro longs the wear. I got NO creases when using this primer and I mean that, I also began using this in Miami and I'd come home in the early hours of the morning and my eye shadow would still be in place. If you read my blog regularly you will know I love to wear heavy eye make up and this was an eye primer that really worked well with that. I can not recommend this product enough, if you are on the look for an eye shadow base this is a great one to check out!
The smudge proof eye shadow base retails at around £18.
Have any of you tried the NARS prepping products? What are your favourite primers?