Nars Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands for everyday makeup. In a foundation, what I look for is how it blends into my skin. Also, if it oxidizes or not, does it makes my imperfections more prominent. And, if the color matches my skin tone. Last but not the least, I love a dewy finish, not oily but radiant healthy glow. I am using Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation for the last few weeks and sharing my thoughts in this post.
Nars Cosmetics describes the Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation as its first 16-hour fade-resistant foundation with full-powered radiance. It is medium to full coverage stays vibrant and fresh during the day. The foundation is formulated to improve skin while helping support skin's elastic fibers to smooth and improve skin texture. The specialized pigments recognize and fuse with the skin for the closest match. It is available in 33 skin-matching shades, ranging from deep espresso to the fairest tones.
Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation, which is easily buildable. The formula is opaque and a little, pearl size is all that is needed for full coverage. I use a primer to smooth out the base and then apply this foundation with my brush or beauty blender. It blends very easily into the skin, giving a very natural, radiant, and luminous finish.
I am really impressed with the staying power of this foundation. It stays on very well for 12 hours or more. It is not transfer-proof if I am not setting it with a powder or setting spray. Even after using a setting powder or spray, there is a little bit of transfer. But that is normal with other foundations I have tried. I did not notice any oxidation during the day. And the pictures from the camera and flash looked very natural with this one.
It also covers my spots and pigmentation, which is why I did not feel the need to use a concealer. The packaging of the foundation is in a heavy glass bottle with a pump, which looks very classic and chic. My skin tone is medium tan with golden undertones and I was matched Syracuse and Barcelona.
- Syracuse – Medium – Dark with brown undertones
- Barcelona – Medium with golden, peachy undertones
Top – Syracuse, Bottom – Barcelona
Overall, I am really loving the natural, radiant, and glowy finish which is what I prefer and like. A little is all I need to use for my full face. I do not feel the need of using a concealer. I usually do not follow with a loose powder to set as I prefer a radiant finish on my face. At the end of the day, it is a little dewier around my forehead and nose area. Therefore, I retouch with a pressed powder on the go. I have combination skin for our reference and it did not irritate or had my skin break out. Another good thing is the shade range with different undertones to suit a wide range of skin colors. So, all in all, a product worth checking out.
I am also enjoying the Nars High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner. I love the formula and the range of shades.
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