Took me a hot second to get around to trying NARS Pro-Prime Instant Line & Pore Perfector, NARS’ newest face product, because, let’s be real, I get REALLY easily distracted by pretty colors (see: High Seize, Final Cut, the NARSissist Eye Palette), and Instant Line & Pore Perfector is un-remarkably colorless.
But, I finally took it out for a spin this week, and I’m glad I did.
The name pretty much says it all: Pro-Prime Instant Line & Pore Perfector. A colorless primer in stick form, you use it target specific areas of the face where you want to smooth out fine lines and pores.
According to NARS, “line and pore-filling microspheres” in the formula, along with hyaluronic acid, smooth skin and gently plump fine lines. The stuff also has something called “spherical line smoothing powder,” which makes wrinkles less visible by a trick of light. They evenly reflect it and brighten up the dark areas within the wrinkles themselves.
The formula feels like a lightweight, non-sticky, non-greasy balm. Just glide the stick on top of wherever you want some smoothing, and then pop your face products on top.
I’ve been using it as a spot “perfector” this week on top of my usual primer, MAC Natural Radiance. After I work a dollop of Natural Radiance into my skin, I swipe Instant Line & Pore Perfector on my cheeks, under my eyes and around my mouth — the places where my pores and fine lines need serious mellowing. Then, I blend it in with my fingers.
BAM! The difference is pretty dramatic, I think, both in person and in pics. On my skin, it seems to make foundation, concealer, powder and all of the products I regularly use look that much smoother, which is, um, hello! — AWESOME!
I’m planning to stockpile one or two more sticks when it officially launches next month.
FYI, you may not want to leave this lying around, because your significant other might mistake it for a tube of Chapstick.
Because that’s what it looks like to me.
El Hub, please note: this is directed at YOU!
AVAILABILITY: Coming February 1 to NARS counters, boutiques and narscosmetics.com
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I am convinced that he (Mr. Tim Gunn) is the long, lost fairy god-uncle I was always meant to have.
I LOVE THAT MAN.
Anyway, he has a new show on Lifetime that debuted last night called Under the Gunn. Basically, it’s like The Voice, but with fashion designers.
Did you watch it? What did you think? I…think I wanted to like it maybe a tad more than I actually did.
It was a little slow and very loooong, like maybe it should be condensed down from 90 minutes to 30.
And there are no cool chairs that turn around or big red buttons to press (like in The Voice).
I dunno… I’ll give it at least one more try.
Oh, and while I was watching it last night, I happened to catch a commercial for Lifetime’s upcoming Flowers in the Attic.
Can I just say, “STOKED?!”
I loved those V.C. Andrews books when I was in middle school. The Tivo is already prepped and primed to record it tomorrow night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,