NARS • Makeup primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||44%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this as a sample from a sephora purchase I made a while back. I have the one with SPF. I really don't mind it! It's not amazing or anything, it basically just feels like I'm putting another layer of moisturizer on my face, but it does keep my skin moist. I will not be buying the full size tube, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone really needing a good base to keep making from coming off, but as a moisturizer and skin protectant, it's alright!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've only used this primer for 3 days in a row, but I will update if I experience any breakouts or bad effects. I have the primer in the white tube (ie. *without* SPF). I have combination skin and was told by the SA that the SPF one would be way too heavy and moisturizing for me.
I initially wasn't looking for a primer... I have been using my MAC Prep & Prime w/SPF 50, and still have about 25% left, which I was trying to finish so that I could use the container for Back2MAC. But, the SA put a little on the back of my hand, and it just made the skin feel so smooth, so I had to try it!
The texture of this is light -- sort of a gel-cream consistency -- and you only need a little bit for the whole face (ie. a little bigger than pea size dollop). It does help my makeup adhere better to my face, and smooth out my face a little bit, but it's not a miracle worker. Compared to Smashbox primer, this is a lot better, though (less thick and mask-like on the face.)
Will update if anything changes...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I react or break out with everything but not this. Let me also say that I use the one without SPF as that felt very greasy so if a lot of reviews are for the one with SPF, can see why it has such a low rating. The one I use is in the white tube and is lovely. Great for using wit the oil free foundation and you just need a pea size amount for the whole face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
There are two primers... 1 has sunscreen in it and the other is just a water based moisturiser - a light but good one. Not really priiming material though. I will certainly use it up, but not purchase again. I will use moisturising sunscren as my primer from now on, at least it is anti aging and cheaper with more product in it (Ultraceuticals)
By the way, the sunscreen one blocked my pores :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am back on my HG primer search again after trying numerous primers out there. I received a generous sample of the NARS primer w/ SPF from my local Sephora. I was actually debating on purchasing this NARS primer or LM Moisturuzing primer, but LM was calling my name more, so I purchased that one. ** I have to write a review for that one next** I have used the NARS SPF primer for 3 days, and stopped it immediately! It broke me out :( Where to begin? I liked the consistency of this primer as it is creamy/liquidy and I found it easy to blend, unlike Philosophy's The Present which seemed thick and hard to spread. It is white in color, which reminded me of suntan lotion and so did the light fragrance it has...not too strong. I decided to smell it as previously I purchased Clinique's Super City Block SPF 40, and it too had a strong suntan lotion smell and broke me out, and therefore I was a bit leary when I smelled the same fragrance in NARS. All I can say is thank-goodness I received a sample and did not waste my $$ on this primer. It apparently is supposed to even out skintone, calming down any red you may have ** I'm red around the nose/cheek** I did not notice any difference w. my red. It did make my foundation apply smoother, but the lasting power of my MU w/ this primer was zero!! By mid-afternoon my foundation looked like it had started to fade. What made it worse is that I have normal/dry skin, not prone to acne except during that time of month, in which it wasn't, and I started to break-out on my cheeks and chin area...the same thing that happened when I used Clinique's SCB...so, in the trash the sample went. I really thought NARS primer would work so well as I love their blushes and e/s which have exceptional staying power...I was wrong. So, to sum up my review...IMO save your $$33 and your skin as this primer is a joke and a waste!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought the SPF version, and I'm not happy with it. It is "too" moisturizing for my combination skin. It leaves my skin too squishy for putting on makeup. I now know I prefer a matte primer like Smashbox SPF 15 (though I do hate the packaging on that one.... read MUA product reviews on that issue), or Dr. Brandt Pore Effect or Trish McEvoy, if I don't need a sunblock as part of the primer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Overpriced and can't do anything a light moisturizer can't do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
did absolutely nothing for me
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was indifferent when the SA was putting this on my face.. They will tell you anything to get you to buy products but when he put it on I was happy with the outlook and the long wear of my makeup without it looking caked on.. Its very simple just put your moisturizer on then the primer.. a little goes a long way. If you never used a primer before just like me let the sales people put it on your face first and also let them put it on their hands so you can see how different the makeup sits on top of the skin.. its a thin layer between your skin and makeup and easy on the skin
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the version without the sunscreen,I am almost 45, I have oily skin and wrinkles. I live in the tropics. This primer-and I have tried so many-is the best ever,ever,ever. Smashbox isn't even in the same realm! It moisturized without oil,it made my pores invisible,filled in some lines and kept my makeup on all day-through heat,hotflashes,long walks,and a rainshower. No makeup on my white shirt either. My skin felt like a child's. Even if you decide not to wear makeup and just put on some powder, this primer makes you look better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
NO no no. This stuff is not good. I really don't see a need for this. It just adds one more step in the morning for me and does nothing for my skin. Overpriced and pointless.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I like this primer a lot. I find that, on its own, it calms down any redness, shrinks pores, and smooths over the general texture of my skin. It doesn't break me out. When used with my Nars oilfree foundation, it's great because it helps provide "slip" to the quick-drying foundation. In fact, without the primer, the oilfree foundation tends to really sink into pores and look dry and clay mask-like. The price is a bit high, and the product packaging could be more efficient in terms of controlling the amount of primer you dispense on each squeeze. I'm willing to go for it, though, knowing it's oil and silicone free.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
When using this I use as little as possible. This didnt sting, burn, break me out, cause redness or make my makeup slide off. My former makeup primer is benefit doctor feelgood, which is okay. I decided to try this, it does make my foundation last, but i'm not sure if it's HG. Still on the fence about buying it again. Probably not, thinking of trying LM instead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product stung for a few minutes when I applied it. It' also makes my skin flake. The seach goes on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Im not sure if this helps keep my make up on longer or not but i love it anyway! my shiseido cream foundation has a tendancy to look a bit 'much' sometimes esp in daylight and this primer makes it look more smooth even and generally gives a more polished look. i cant believe how soft my skin is after i sue this too. wow!! i really love this and its great for no m/u days too as this really does make my skin look better. but im just not too sure that it is actually helping my make up stay on longer...so i gave it 4 lippies however ill keep re purchasing this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
To be honest, I didn't buy this. I had it applied by a Nars associate prior to trying on a new foundation. This stuff is AWFUL. It's slimy. I felt disgusting - I scrubbed this off the minute I walked in the door at home. The sales associate became frustrated with it because he tried three different foundations after applying the primer and all slid off. I'm 32 years old with only a bit of combination skin left on my forehead. The rest of my skin is normal and clear with a bit of rosacea on my cheeks. PLEASE have this applied at a counter prior to investing money in it. By the way, I tried Smashbox's primer as well. While it didn't really do anything for me, it certainly didn't feel nasty. I'm still astounded that Nars made such a horrid product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
My friend recommended this to me, and I feel ripped off. I really don't know what this does other than add another layer of thin (expensive) moisturiser to your face. Maybe my skin is just too problematic, or maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I doubt it. I wouldn't buy it again. I'm thinking of trying Boots No7 matt primer and giving that a go instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so indifferent to this primer - during a Nars makeover, the MA convinced me to purchase this as an essential. Since my foundation slips off easily, I decided to buy it for £25.
I have used it for a good few weeks now, and its ok - my skin generally is smoother and the foundation still fades but doesnt slip off as easily. But I wouldn't say its a product I couldn't live with out - on top of my moisturiser, it feels like another cream - smoothing and light but it also makes my face sting a little and go red - so then I have no choice but to apply a thick layer of foundation! ouchy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I've never really used primer before except for a samples of Smashbox photo finish which is thick and greasy and overall nasty. So far I've been using this 2x a day for a week. Yes I put it on after I wash my makeup off at night as I have a b/f and like what it is doing for my bare skin as well as under my makeup. Here is what I notice. The large pores around my nose shrink up noticably. Like I never thought they could. They seem small now and are invisible in other part of my face with this product. It seems to sooth my sensitive skin and noticably reduce redness and keep it away. Overall it gives my skin a natural glow that I honestly don't know how to describe. I want to say luminesence but all product I have tried that market themselves as a luminizer are nasty on my skin, too shiney. This is like a matte, glowy shine if such a thing is possible. As for when I wear my MU, I use a light coverage Nars power foundation so having better looking skin under it is a bonus. I will update this as to MU wear and this product in a few weeks as I see what is does. Overall, this makes me understand why people use primers. I thought good skincare and sunscreen was a good enough prep, but this seems to be making me a convert. I'm even going to have my b/f try it on his skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this hoping it would do great things, but I'm disappointed. I previously had used Mac's face prep & prime and hoped Nars would be just as good since it's $10 more, but sadly that's not true. Mac P&P helped my combo skin stay matte throughout the day, the Nars primer gave me oilies just a couple hours after applying. My makeup looked about the same as with Mac P&P. Once I'm finished with this nars I will go back to Mac P&P.