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Nars, founded by Francois Nars, is reputed for having famous clients/celebrities, one of those being Naomi Campbell. The makeup primer in particular has been claimed by magazines as helping to soothe and prepare the skin for a fresh and lasting finish ensuring that foundation stays put for longer. It is basically a light-weight gel-cream which is applied after moisturiser and before foundation. It contains natural botanical extracts of honey, gingko biloba, cornflower, grape, green tea, aloe vera, kiwi and jasmine. But don’t be taken in by the fact that it is a famous brand or the fancy ingredients in the formula as they are nothing but clever advertising. I bought this primer thinking that it is some sort of a miracle product, but I was disappointed. The cream smells like my pencil eraser and I don’t see any difference in whether the foundation actually stayed put for longer as they claimed. At 22.00 pounds, it is not cheap either. I could just easily put more moisturiser to adhere the foundation instead of using this fancy product. I read from "Essentials" magazine that the makeup primer by Laura Mercier (costs 23 pounds) is better. As for me, I will not buy anymore "primers" as they are nothing but gimmicks created by cosmetics companies to make you buy more of their products.
A gel-cream that can be applied as a base layer for smoother, longer-lasting makeup / Natural botanicals are added which aim to aid the reduction of redness, also making it useable as an after shave for men to soothe irritated skin