To Prime or Not to Prime?

Have I mentioned how much I love NARS cosmetics? I think I have and was fortunate enough to try another great product. I don’t normally use makeup primer; as it is I put enough product on my skin daily. But for a night out on the town, I will go all out and will use extras every now and then. The newest extra is NARS Makeup Primer with SPF 20.

NARS Makeup Primer with SPF 20 Make-up primers have always been a wonder to me, just exactly what is the purpose and do I have the time to apply? I have owned the pseudo-famous one by Smashbox for some time (years) now and that goes to show how often I use it. Primer is supposed to go on top of cleansed skin and serves to create the perfect canvas for applying your foundation flawlessly. The NARS Primer also covers any redness and improves the skin’s overall texture and quality. I must say, I did notice a difference. My skin was flawless; but it should have been what with the primer, shimmery foundation, skin perfecting powder (MAC), and bronzer that I applied.

Ultimately, the primer did not feel heavy, went on very easily and absorbed into my skin immediately. It created translucent, healthy-looking skin. You can also wear primer alone, with or without powder on top of it. To make this even better, NARS add SPF 20 protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The additional antioxidant protection also helps to fight free radical damage.

2 thoughts on “To Prime or Not to Prime?”

  1. Does primer work on all skintones, or do you have to find the one that’s right for your skin? And did you like NARS better than the Smashbox because I’ve been thinking about trying Smashbox?

    Love this site! Thanks!

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