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. June 7, 2011 / 3:52 pm

    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. June 7, 2011 / 5:23 pm

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

  3. June 7, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    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. June 7, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    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. June 7, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    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. June 8, 2011 / 10:17 pm

    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. June 9, 2011 / 8:54 am

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

  8. June 13, 2011 / 8:02 pm

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

  9. June 19, 2011 / 12:05 am

    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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