NARS Makeup Primer with SPF

by Bionic Beauty on 11.Mar.2008 · 4 comments

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The Product: NARS Makeup Primer lotion with SPF

Bionic’s Review: I applied a pea size amount underneath my makeup each day for two weeks. The lotion sunk into my skin and smoothed the appearance of enlarged pores. Plus, I love the SPF 20 (can’t have too much of that these days!). My mineral makeup blended out more easily with this product; and even with Tinted Moisturizer overtop of the primer, I did not get greasy or over moisturized.

I did notice that my makeup seemed to stay put for the day (no wandering off now!). I have never used a makeup primer before this product (just standard face lotion), and hence, never really understood what all the fuss was about. Now I understand. I can use a little less of my makeup product since the primer allows for improved and even coverage.

The NARS primer is also available in a non-SPF formula (white tube). Both are packed in a modern “rubberized” tube which makes it nice and grippy. The twist top tube is sanitary and helps keep out contaminants.

One other note, when I opened the NARS tube, I immediately feel in love with the slight creamsicle scent of this primer. It’s fresh, fruity, and perks me right up in the mornings. I will certainly be keeping this product around for everyday use and plan to repurchase.

Purchase: You can buy NARS Makeup Primer With SPF 20 & PA++ at, $33 for a 1.7 oz tube.

Any readers out there who have tried the NARS Primers or another brand? Do you find them beneficial?


1 Critty March 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

Cool, I didn’t even know NARS made a primer and I LOVE the SPF. Do you know if is it oil-free? I have been loving Smashbox Light Primer because it’s oil-free, but I am intrigued about this NARS one … Great review!

2 BionicBeauty March 11, 2008 at 2:02 pm

Critty, Good question. I can’t find the ingredients online. I do know the active ingredients are: Octinoxate 7.4% and Titanium Dioxide 4.9%.

3 Jen March 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Sounds like a great primer.

My favorite primers are: Tarte’s Clean Slate, Perricone’s Ceramic Skin and Laura Mercier’s Primer. Renee Rouleau’s Matte Moisture is a great oil-free primer.

Did I mention that I love primers?

4 BionicBeauty March 12, 2008 at 6:37 am

Wow Jen! Thanks for the suggestions! I think this is a new must-have item for me. I’m not sure I need another, but so far, this is right up there with mascara! lol- and we all know how much I love mascara!! I am certainly going to have to try some more primers.

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