Tuesday, 7 June 2011

NARS Reviews (illuminator & pro prime!)

My first NARS products! Waaahhaaayy!  I’ve been using these babies for two months now and I’m converted, I can’t wait to try out more of their products.  On to the reviews -


Super Orgasm Illuminator


As you all know I do have a bit of a thing for peach/orange and shimmery things, so this illuminator is like heaven in a tube for me!  I’ve never tried the famous ‘Orgasm’ powder blush before but I can’t imagine it being much better than this!  This is the prettiest illuminating cheek colour I own and it goes SO well with my pale skin (I actually think this would look gorgeous on any skin colour).  It gives me a lovely radiant, peach twinkle when I wear it on my cheeks and it really brightens my face.  I love how it looks like a rose gold peach in certain lights, but comes to life with a dainty shimmer when in sunlight. 

Even though this is only 30ml it is going to last forever as its quite pigmented so you don’t need to use much!  I also like the fact that you can mix it with your foundation/primer or moisturizer for a lighter, healthy look.  £21.50 for 30mls.

Pro Prime, Multi-Protect Primer SP30/PA+++

L-R Squeezed from tube, rubbed around, fully rubbed into the skin giving a matte effect.

I’ve always been a bit scared of primers just for the fact that my skin is acne prone and the thought of layering yet another product onto my face makes me cringe a bit, but I’ve been using this in the morning instead of my day cream and its quite nice!  I wouldn’t go as far as saying that it makes my makeup stay on longer, but the fact that it has SPF 30 in makes it a winner for me.  The formula isn’t like other primer’s I have felt (silicone based ones mainly) and its texture is more like a moisturizer than something that fills in ‘fine lines’ etc.  It comes out quite thick and white, but does sink in well to the skin.  I also like that this is oil and paraben free AND includes anti-oxidants and anti-irritants which is good for dodgy skin like mine.  I do think this is pricey - £24 for only 30mls, but if its taken place of my moisturizer and sunscreen and doubles up as a primer then I guess its not too bad.

What are your favourite NARS products?  And what’s your favourite primer?




  1. I've never bought Nars products before, but I've been looking at both of these, umming and ahhing about whether to take the plunge or not. Based on these reviews, think I might have to buy them!
    Sirens and Bells xx

  2. I need to try one of these illuminators. I have the Orgasm multiple stick, but it is full of chunky glitter, awful! xx

  3. This makes me want to go out and buys some NARS products right now!

    I haven't used any NARS products yet although I am due to get an eyeshadow for my birthday next weekend!

    I'd love to try the Orgasm Blush though!

    Great post :) xx

  4. I got the NARS Illuminator in last month's Glossy Box but I haven't used it yet as I wasn't too sure about it but your post has totally made me realise that I need to try it, it looks lovely!

  5. So glad you've reviewed the primer, I've had my eye on it since the launch but wanted to read some reviews first. I really like the idea that it offers spf protection and acts as a primer for make up. Would you say it made your skin feel smoother? x

  6. Hi Katy! I just want to let you know that I love your product reviews and I bookmarked your blog because I discover so many amazing makeup and it helps because I'm quite clueless! xoxoxxoo

  7. I`m currently in love with Nars lipsticks, they`re amazing!xx


  8. Their mascaras are soo underrated,the orgasm multi-stick is lovely,

  9. I love the NARS illuminators and did a review myself, but I was shocked at how little product you got for your money! The tube doesn't really last very long at all. It does look lovely though!


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