Pore Refining Primer by NARS Cosmetics

Pro-Prime™ Pore Refining Primer

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CLAIM TO FAME: Mattifying skin primer and pore minimizer

FAST FACTS: Oil-free, gel formula; a skin-refining primer that regulates shine for long-wearing makeup; controls shine throughout the day; ease powder, bronzer and blush application; minimizes pore size and fine lines; non-comedogenic; synthetic and fragrance free

PERFECT FOR: Prepping skin for smooth and seamless makeup

WHAT YOU GET: (1) tube Nars Pro-Prime™ Pore Refining Primer

Apply on skin for a flawless makeup finish. May be used on oily T-zone to manage sebum production.

Founded by makeup magnate and French artist, Francois Nars, this brand is well-loved by professional makeup artists, designers and beauty junkies alike. Francois is an innovator and creates products instinctively instead of following trends. The result: bold and sophisticated makeup and skincare that are runway to real-way ready. Infamous for provocative shade names like the best-selling blush, Orgasm, this cult brand is a staple for the fashionable set or for anyone looking to add a pop of color in her look.

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Top Reviewer

#1 PRIMER in my opinion

One of them investments that are totally worth each peso saved up!! This primer differs from others in such a way that you can really tell you're getting your money's worth!! My make up lasted all day with this and that's saying a lot considering the weather and my super oily skin!! Add how I got 0 break outs from this!! Irreplaceable!

7 days ago

Definitely Must Have

I have so much love with this primer. I have a combination/oily skin, so this Pore-refining primer is perfect for me. I love that it is oil free, non-comedogenic and fragrance free. It is light and not creamy.. It also make my make up last longer and stopped my foundation from fading. I highly recommend this primer.

14 days ago
Top Reviewer

Very good!

I know a lot of people do not use primers but I do and I really think they make a big difference in making sure that the make up stays put all day. One of my fave is this Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer. It spreads evenly on the skin and it sinks right into the skin as well.

3 months ago
Certified Buyer

Quality, Quality, Quality

I bought this product for my mom and because I'm curious if this is really good than the other cheaper primers, I've also tried using the product I gave her. Haha! Yes, it definitely has a difference buying Nars compared to those 'more affordable' primers in the market. My make-up lasted longer and my skin looks smoother with this primer. If you want quality, go for Nars. You'll never be disappointed with this product.

8 months ago
Top Reviewer

Highly Recommended!

I have tried a bunch of face primers in the past but I always go back with this Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer because this really makes my make up last so much longer. It also creates a nice and smooth canvas on my skin that allows my foundation to go on really smoothly.

8 months ago
Top Reviewer

One Of The Best!

I have been using the one from Smashbox and the one from Mac alternately for some years now. I just received a sample of this Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer from Nars at Rustan's and once I started using this, I realized how great this primer is. It really primes my skin and makes applying my foundation a breeze.

9 months ago
Top Reviewer

Holy Grail!

This Pro Prime Pore Refining Primer from Nars is one of the best face primers that I have ever applied on my skin. I like that it does not feel like most silicone based primers in the beauty market today. It just feels heavenly on the skin but without that silicone-y feel. It makes my make up stay all day.

9 months ago
Top Reviewer


Holy smokes it's done wonders for my make-up! I've been using this with NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and while ADLWF in itself is already a great base, using this primer under that elevated the whole finish. It made the foundation much more easier to work with and minimized any caking tendencies. My pores are blurred and I get smooth but still realistic-looking skin.

11 months ago
Top Reviewer

The Best Face Primer Ever!

I have combination skin and this primer really make my make up last all day! I just use a small amount and pat it on my skin. I like that it is oil and silicone-free. I also has a nice scent to it. Best of all, unlike most primers, this one didn't break me out. Hence, this is my holy grail primer,

12 months ago
Top Reviewer


I have oily/combination skin and very noticeable pores on my nose and parts of my cheeks. Hence, a primer is a must if I want my makeup to last at least three hours. This primer really smoothens my face for the foundation or tinted moisturiser to glide on effortlessly. It doesn't feel too thick on my face, either.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


A must-have for flawless and smooth skin! It really makes the rest of my makeup glide on smoothly.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Loved it!!

Nothing but the best from NARS!! This primer is incredible.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


Minimizes the appearance of pores and makes foundation stay on longer. A must-try!!

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


As a whole, I like this primer. I don't really have any real problems with my pores, so I didn't fixate on its "pore-refining" promise when I used this. I don't think this is a new HG, but I was not disappointed.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Honest Opinion

I love NARS! But, I was really disappointed in the quality of this product. Not one of NARS' finest. Instead of working as a good base for my makeup, it only worked at making my face oilier than it usually is. NARS is a great brand but this isn't recommendable. Looks like it works pretty well for others though!

8 days ago
Top Reviewer

Not for me

I believe this was my first Nars purchase. The description says it uses minerals to refine the appearance of skin and control oil but it isn't thick enough to make a smooth base for my foundation. I tried (for a year) to make it work by putting it under moisturizer, over moisturizer or along with another primer. I so hate to toss it because I think Nars has a great idea which just didn't work for my skin :(

11 months ago