Big news, ladies. I am switching primers. Sure, it’s not headline fodder, but since I’ve been a loyal Laura Mercier user for years, it’s a big change for me.
Over the years, my skin has been damaged by acne, injuries, the D.C. humidity, and just plain old aging. Some of these imperfections are easy to hide, others are impossible to cover. The unevenness can even be accentuated by powder foundations or thick concealers. So a primer that is oil free, light when worn and minimizes pores and other skin imperfections is genius.
I started using NARS ProPrime pore perfecting primer (Sephora, $32) as a sample I picked up with my Sephora VIB points last week. I immediately noticed that my skin looked smoother, especially my cheeks. And I also noticed that my undereye concealer seemed more even and seemed to hold on longer.
I have fairly shiny skin. Strike that. You could signal airplanes off of my t-zone on a humid day. However, this product, while not a miracle cure, does seem to minimize the shine.
I loved the sample of this product so much that I bought a full size before it even ran out. So if you’re struggling with uneven skin texture and/or shocking humidity, give the pore perfecting NARS ProPrime a try.