Thursday, 1 May 2014

NARS Primers | | Chrisseytina Beauty

NARS Primers | | Chrisseytina Beauty


Hi I'm Christina and I'm a primerholic. It's a step in my routine that i will never miss out. I think most people think primers are only for those who have oily skin but thats not the case.

The first reason why I wear primer is to keep my makeup on all day. Although I don't have oily skin, in fact its quite dry, my base makeup seems to vanish by the end of the day. My theory is that my skin is so dehydrated it soaks in all the moisture leaving me with bare, patchy makeup by the end of the day. The second reason is to protect my skin. As you're all aware, I'm a Londoner which means tubes, buses, pollution, cold weather ect so I also use primer to create a barrier between my makeup and my skincare.

For someone who loves primers I think I'm pretty strange as I've only used one for a few years. I've stuck to my laura mercier primer and re-purchased it many times- Why change something thats not broken eh? But I'm a beauty blogger so trying new products is what I do. I was excited to try out these NARS primers, in fact i was genuinely intrigued if anything lived up to my all time favourite. 

There are two NARS primers available, the Multi Protect and the Pore Refine. Lets start with the Pore Refining one as I think this will suit most skin types. Its oil free which is great and it applies like a dream. It comes out like a white creamy liquid and sinks into the skin very easily, leaving a soft and even base. This one doesn't have SPF so if thats something you look for in a primer then this one isn't for you, although you should be using a moisturiser with SPF in, so it isn't a big deal. 

The multi protect primer has an SPF of 30 and a PA+++ which is really good, obviously wearing an SPF is really important. This one is quite different to other primers I've tried.  It's like a cream texture and and feels pretty similar to a moisturiser. This would be great for dry skin types. It takes a bit longer to dry because of the thicker texture but once it has it leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.

To be honest, I think both work equally well at keeping makeup on all day. I can imagine the Pore Refining one being more popular as its more like a traditional primer, quick to use and will keep shine at bay. But if you're looking for extra moisture and feel like primers can dry you out, then the Multi Protect is perfect! It's really just preference. But if you're looking for a new primer I recommend you try these out, as just like more NARS products, they didn't disappoint.


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Lots of Love
XXX. Christina .XXX