Selecting just the right facial primer can be a damn daunting task. I’m still on the fence about my fav facial primers. Benefit The Porefessional is the latest to arrive in the primer world. I wasn’t sure I wanted to try this one but after some debate I thought, eh, what the heck, especially considering so many of you wanted to hear about it!
Quite reminds me of MAC at times as it excels in some areas of makeup and fails miserably in others. That happens sometimes. Personally I think NARS excels at color cosmetics but isn’t so fabulous in the base department or other areas for that matter. Mascara, foundation, primer, concealer…basically I feel like I can skip all this when it comes to NARS however I must have anything and everything they release in regards to color including shadows, blushes, lippies, etc….
Question is, did NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep perhaps move past all my prejudices about their base products and win my heart?
I’d like to say I’m a religious face primer user but that would simply be a complete lie. I do admit that sometimes I just skip on facial primer completely since my pores are virtually non existence, I’m not particularly shiny, and I honestly don’t feel primers do MUCH in the ways of preserving my foundation.
But I’ll buy them anyway simply because if it promises to keep my foundation fresher and longer wearing, I can’t help but hope and wish that this one will be the one.
Well…I’ve always been very up front about my deep dislike of silicone based primers. Yak! Some are ok (that’s a kind compliment from me) but most are just terribly uncomfortable to me.
Which is why I seek out a more moisturizing primer when I can. I have dry skin with extremely small, non existent pores so really for me a makeup prep that’s moisturizing is one of the key things I look for as my dry skin can use all the help it can get.
Jump for my review of Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Primer.
Dude, anyone been lurking around the Target Beauty aisles? Guilty! Every time I hit up Target I head over to beauty first, can’t help myself I like to sniff the Soap and Glory and sigh happily while other chicks in the aisles give me weird looks.
Pixi has a new primer out that you may wanna check out. I already played around with it a little bit myself so check it after the jump!