NARS • Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 PA+++ • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love the SPF and how it didn't pill while applying bb cream over it. Seriously, for a glorious day, I thought that fortune had finally smiled upon me. But I broke out as early as the next morning AND saw that it had exacerbated some of the drier areas of my face. This is going back. Proceed with caution, if you have combination/dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use this everyday whether or not I wear makeup
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I honestly don't understand the hype surrounding this product. Don't get me wrong, I love NARS. I loved the light texture and citrusy scent of this primer, but it honestly did nothing. I've been using it for a week now and I've just given up. Definitely returning. I wanted a primer that would make my make up last all day. I applied this in the morning (8am) with no moisturiser underneath so as not to double-up, and when I looked at my face on my lunch break (1pm) my face was a complete grease ball and the foundation on my nose had all but disappeared. This cost me nearly $60 here in Australia, and it's only 30mL! I am so disappointed because as I said, I love NARS and swear by a lot of their products. I'm going to try the Hourglass Veil primer next, wish me luck... *SIGH*
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I love this primer. It's holy grail for my normal but sensitive skin. It has a light moisturizer consistency with the a citrus almost orange like fragrance. This primer keeps my makeup looking fresh all day. I can wear it under any foundation from liquid to Creme to powder without ever having to touch up. I use this everyday even when I'm not wearing makeup because of the SPF in it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I wanted to love this product SO badly but it breaks me out unlike anything else. It seems to do a nice job refining my skin when I just apply it but when I take off my makeup, my face looks like a pepperoni pizza. I know its this product breaking me out because I have been using the exact same concealers and foundations for months and this is the only thing that has changed. I wish I had kept my receipt. Lesson learned!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this based on recommendations from Capitol Hill Style. I really wanted it to work, since I was trying to find a long wearing solution for a slightly more humid environment.
This primer *was* longer wearing than my usual Laura Mercier stuff. Unfortunately, it didn't react well with my skin at all. I started breaking out within 2-3 days. Because I simultaneously changed my foundation, it took a few weeks of experimentation to (sadly) clear up my skin and confirm this was the breakout culprit (I had similar issues w/ Smashbox, but their primer didn't actually work for me). Thankfully I bought at Sephora, and was able to return it.
I do think it works well. If you have sensitive or breakout-prone skin, I highly suggest buying somewhere with a flexible return policy, in case it causes irritation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is a fantastic product!! It's the first spf product I've found that - smells beautiful, leaves my skin soft and matte throughout the day and keeps my makeup flawless! I used to touch-up throughout the day (at least once) and now I don't need to. Fabulous! Love that it's spf 30 too.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Other
Pros: High spf, non-greasy, foundation stays on longer.
Cons: It does not conform to your skin's natural color and even the skin tone BEAUTIFULLY unlike their now discontinued version from about a year ago and alleviate the need for foundation/tinted moisturizer altogether on good skin days. This makes me sad. Nars, why one earth would you discontinue a winner product. And I did not appreciate your surly, blotchy- skinned SA looking at me like I had 3 heads when I inquired about the discontinued primer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25 Chinese, large pores, acne prone and oily skin.
On and off with primers b/c heavy silicone ones increase my acne and the water based ones I've reviewed didn't do any magical primer activities. So I went w/ the wear a a heavier moisturizer or SPF in the morning and screw-you-primer-attitude.
I came across this one in swap, was surprised it was not uber silicone (all the big brands seem to be). Lightweight but effective, has SPF, and my skin isn't oily/shiny as my std morning SPF normally would.
I'm almost breathing quietly under my breath... mircacle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I hate silicone-based primers. I feel like my face and pores are stifled under that thick nasty coating of 'cones. This water-based primer is a refreshing alternative. It looks great, feels great, and works impressively.
The product resembles a somewhat sticky white lotion. You only need to use about as much as you would use of a regular primer. It doesn't take too long to dry. It has a nice fresh scent, and the packaging is elegant as is typical of NARS.
It makes makeup go on smoothly and flawlessly and makes it cover better. Because of this product, I have been able to use some very thin silicone-based foundations that were otherwise impossible to get coverage/longevity from (Ellis Faas Skin Veil, in particular). This primer has turned my response to the Ellis Faas foundation from buyer's remorse into joy, to the point where that product is now my HG. But this primer also works with all my other foundations. In particular, it steps up Sheer Glow from being a very good foundation to a truly world-class one. Basically, if you have a foundation where water is the first ingredient, this primer will make it perform noticeably better--look better, apply better, and stay better.
This truly does improve the staying power of makeup. My skin is not oily, but I do have texture issues. I rarely use powder, and I go long days without touching up. This primer has given me at least a few extra hours of good foundation wear per day. It allows me to apply foundation and concealer over areas with weird texture (breakouts, peeling from retinoid) and actually cover them. It will make foundation application a breeze and a joy, and you will look both more flawless and more natural.
This has not caused any irritation/breakouts/other problems for my dry-combo skin. It contains some nice antioxidants and has a very elegant, skin-friendly texture. It is neither greasy, nor stifling, nor drying. I was told by the SA at Sephora that it was good for breakout-prone skin; I can also confirm that it works well (over moisturizer) when my skin is dry. (It does contain dimethicone but it's not as high on the list as with most primers.)
The sunscreen is a very interesting aspect of this primer and definitely a selling point. *However,* it is complicated. A primer really shouldn't be your only sunscreen source because you apply such a small amount of it. That means you need another sunscreen either underneath or on top. Unfortunately, this product contains octinoxate, which is the ingredient notorious for destabilizing avobenzone, so you can't use it with sunscreens that contain avobenzone. This is a problem for me as I only use chemical sunscreens, most of which do contain avobenzone. Anyway, that is the only drawback I can find with this product. It's a fantastic primer, the seemingly-high price actually turns out to be pretty average, and it's worth it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I absolutely love this primer and I am dare to say it is so far the best primer I've ever used! It feels heavy when it comes out of the tube but it is actually very lightweight when is blend over the face, even for the summer. I was actually thinking of buying the other one (the Pro-primer pore refining) for spring/summer but the makeup artist at the counter suggested me to try this one for my combination towards normal/dry skin and its SPF30. So, I trusted her and tried this one and I can't say enough and recommend enough to people how amazing this primer is! It really keep your foundation on for a whole day throughout the hot summer and it does control oil on the t-zone, not completely, but significant less and only need to blot the nose like once during lunch time after application in the morning. It also doesn't cause any break out. Another thing is, I thought its gonna go fast due to the tiny amount. But one tube actually lasts me for 5 month and I still have about 1/5 left! I am surprised. And I do apply generous amount of the product on my face and neck so I must say for this price it is absolutely worthing every penny!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I need a sunscreen, but most don't work under foundation. This works great. It has a lotion consistency, very light and easy to apply. Even with my dry skin this works perfect. During summer I use this with my Nars Sheer Glow and Mac Mineralize skinfinish natural and it stays all day!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am in love with this primer.
-Makes my foundation last all day (MAC F&B, MUFE Mat Velvet, PF in orange tube, etc)
-actually seems to HELP with oil control, or at least not make it worse (like most primers / sunscreens do for me)
-has a decent amount of sun screen (spf30) and mixes well with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer (if you want to extend the value of the primer and add more spf)
-hasn't broke me out (been using for 2 weeks, don't have sensitive skin but primers and sunscreens seem to make me break out more than if I just wear fdtn)
-makes my skin feel smooth, hydrated, but firm and tight and even my pores seem smaller
-works well with my routine: toner, MAC oil control lotion, NARS primer, then fdtn
It's pricey, but I'm really happy to have found an oil-minimilizing (not controlling) primer with spf30 that doesn't break me out and makes my makeup last all day. I was really disappointed with MAC's primer with 50spf, as that left me with tiny whiteheads and and oil slick every night : ( thank you NARS!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I wish the package was bigger because it is a bit pricey for such a small tube but i dont really mind the high price as it works perfectly.
Works great as a primer but i mostly love it for the SPF 30 protection.
I wear it during the day and at the beach, and i just LOVE how it is not greasy and doesnt shine.
I already bought a second tube.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This would be PERFECT if only I believed I was really getting enough SPF coverage. I use such a small amount because 1) you don't need that much primer on your face and 2) it's such a tiny bottle and it's expensive. I feel like I should be using a lot more to get adequate sun protection. Aside from that it has been great: no breakouts, no greasy feeling, smooth skin and makeup lasts.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love that this primer has such a high SPF. It also has a nice, light, citrusy scent that smells really nice. It's not a jelly-like primer - more of a creamy consistancy, and makes my makeup last ALL day. And I've tried many primers (Smashbox, Too Faced, Bare Minerals...) and this is the only one that will make my makeup look the same at the end of the day!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I like it, it does what is suppose to do
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE IT!
I have fair sensitive dry/combo skin.
I have been using this product religiously for one month now and wow! My skin is clear and protected from the sun. No need for a primer and a sunscreen, they are together. Great very natural light citrus smell. No allergic reaction. No blemishes. Light texture. Love the minimalist packaging. My make up lasts and stays all day (I use LM oil free tinted moisturizer color porcelain).
I will repurchase the product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was unhappy that NARS discontinued their primer that comes in the white tube. That one worked for me. They suggested this one as a substitute but it broke me out. I have to return it and continue searching for primers...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A fab multi-use product! I have Asian combo skin (oily T, dry cheeks). After letting moisturizer sink in, I apply a little more than a dime-size amount and wait 5 minutes to apply foundation. I use a larger amount than typical since this is my daily sun protection. It creates a very smooth surface minimizes pore appearance, and despite the solid SPF, imparts NO whitish cast whatsoever. With my Sheer Glow or MAC Face and Body, I stay dewy, not shiny, for more than 8 hours. Definitely a success for me and will repurchase.