A primer is a must in the makeup regimen. Every good makeup artist will tell you that the primer is the first step to a successful makeup application – it locks in color, allows makeup to last hours longer and evens out skintone for a flawless canvas from which to paint.

For a quick recap on how to use a primer, click here. It’s a must read!

Well, ladies, it’s been years in the making but Nars has finally launched their Pro Prime Primer and… it’s fantastic! It comes in two formulas – the PRO-PRIME Pore Refining Primer and the PRO-PRIME Multi-Protect Primer SPF 30 and the makeup artists – and their celebrity clients – are going gaga over the product.

I tried the Pore Refining Primer and loved how it kept my makeup in place sans the shine, yet it didn’t make me break out or irritate my skin. It’s oil-free (which I love) and  it didn’t have that waxy, silicone feel that so many quality primers seem to have. In fact, it felt infinitely lighter. The consistency was a bit liquidy, but once rubbed into the skin it absorbed easily and the makeup applied without a problem.

Here’s the word on the street regarding Nars’ latest and greatest product:

“It was perfect to achieve a smooth and flawless finish and perfectly matte skin,” said makeup artist Fabiola, on the primer she used for Mila Kunis’ look at the Cosmopolitan’s Fun, Fearless Female Of The Year  event in NYC (the honor of which was given to Mila!)

“ I am a huge fan of the Pore-Refining Primer and love using this before a big event or red carpet,” said Monika Blunder about the primer she used on Amanda Seyfried at the LA premiere of Red Riding Hood. “Pores instantly look smaller and skin looks more matte. When I apply foundation over the primer, it just glides on and make up stays on for hours.”

“I use this primer because it’s an amazing lightweight primer that creates a silky, smooth, nourished surface,” said KC Fee, who used the product on Kate Mara at the 2011 SAG Awards. “The added bonus is the SPF which is perfect for daytime red carpet events. It’s become my go-to primer.”

“This multi tasking primer soothes skin and provides a lightweight and creamy texture. The SPF is perfect for on-the-go and the formula smoothes lines for an immaculate finish,” said NARS artist Jenny Smith who used the new primer on JULIA STILES for her attendance at Cynthia Rowley’s Fall 2011 show during New York Fashion Week.

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