Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NARS Pro-Prime Skin Smoothing Face Prep

Oh, how did I live without you?!

So a few weeks ago, I set out on yet another Sephora trip in search of a pore minimizer. I’ve never used one before, so it was difficult to chose from the various products Sephora has in their arsenal. I was looking at Benefit’s POREfessional, Boscia Skin Perfecting Primer, Shiseido Pore Smoothing Corrector, and of course the NARS Pro-Prime. I chose the NARS, because it was the only one that was NOT a liquid. I currently use a moisturizer, and a face serum – both liquids – so using a 3rd liquid product on my face in the morning seemed excessive. And I’m glad I chose it!

The best way to describe Pro-Prime is a non-oily, lightweight balm. I use it around my nose and mouth (where my pores appear a bit bigger) prior to putting on my foundation. The directions state that it can be worn under OR over foundation, so I suppose it’s your preference =) It does a great job of smoothing out your pores, and ultimately makes your foundation application flawless! I apply it using my fingers and blend it in little circles where needed. It doesn’t crease at all throughout the day, and didn’t make me break out thank god. I’m kinda loving this.

Do you guys use any products like this? If so, which do you suggest?


  1. that sounds super cool! i use the porefessional and quite like it. was a gift

  2. This product has been totally off my radar, apparently. I love that it's a solid - I wish more primers came that way! I bet that would mean having to use less product. This is definitely something I'm going to check out.. I have big pore issues in the same areas as you do.. thanks for the great review!

  3. That looks pretty good! I usually use ones that are mixed in with my primers like the one by MUFE. I got Porefessional in my Birchbox this month though, so I will be trying that one out soon!

  4. Ouhh I'm definitely going to keep this product in mind when I'm at Sephora next. I really like that it's a balm.

  5. I used Clarins Instant smooth, the same thing pretty much and I love it.

  6. @socialite - thanks for the tip hun!

    @WitchHazel - anytime doll! If you end up getting it, let me know if you like it!!

    @confessions - awesome! let me know when you try POREfessional!

    @nora - you will love it!! it rocksss

    @jessica - never heard of that one, will have to check it out!! <3


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