Who else has heard of NARS Cosmetics latest product?! The Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.
This foundation claims to give one’s complexion a long-wear, lightweight, and radiant, buildable, high-coverage finish – with NAR’S first 16 hour-wear, fade-resistant formula. It is infused with raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of skins radiance both at instance and overtime. Claiming to “wear longer, stay stronger and look better with each hour”!!! There are 33 shades of this foundation to select from, beginning with Oslo and ending with Mali. I highly doubt that anyone is left uncatered for?!
So, what can I tell you about this new product by NARS? Well, first and foremost I must say that this foundation gives my complexion a very lovely coverage indeed. From evening-out my somewhat uneven skin-tone, this foundation blurs larger pores and also conceals both spots and lighter blemishes pretty well too. The coverage is one that I would personally describe as being medium, although you can certainly build and layer this foundation to achieve something just slightly fuller and heavier in coverage.
Talking of coverage, I must also add that this product has a rather dry formula in my opinion – which certainly contributes towards the somewhat matte finish that this foundation gives… The formula is sort of thickish too, although definitely blendable. You just have to work quite quickly with this product to ensure that it won’t appear patchy in places.
I, personally find the use of a concealer to also be necessary when wearing this foundation. With the only one that I have ever used in conjunction with this product (up to now) being the also NARS, Creamy Concealer in the shade: Chantilly. I find this concealer to always blend really lovely and sit really nicely on my skin. It also lifts those darker hues around my under-eyes perfectly well.
Throughout wear, I must admit, that both the foundation and concealer can appear rather ‘worn’… particularly around my under-eyes. As crease lines begin to show, I also find this foundation to melt around my nose area too, which isn’t always ideal as I am sure you can understand. The NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation also seems to sit and cling quite drastically to the drier areas of skin, and within my smile lines too. With this in mind, I would always most definitely recommend the use of a setting powder of some sort to prevent these kinds of makeup mishaps from happening!
BOTTOM: NARS NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION (SHADE: OSLO) BLENDED WITH LIGHTLY DAMPENED BEAUTYBLENDER
What else can I tell you?… Well blending wise, I now always like to lightly dab this foundation in splodges to begin with evenly, all-over my face. I find by applying small splodges of this foundation all-over my complexion first, as opposed to just one larger splodge in each of the main areas of my face – really helps when blending this foundation into my skin. Not only does this technique help to ensure that my foundation appears even but it also helps to just speed the whole process of applying my foundation and blending it in.
I would also MOST DEFINITELY recommend the use of a VERY sparingly dampened beauty sponge to blend this foundation into the complexion with. I have tried blending this product into my skin with a sponge much ‘wetter’ and let me tell you this foundation did not react well. The almost averagely ‘wet’ sponge made my foundation appear very odd. The texture seemed broken somewhat and definitely uneven overall, which I can assure you was not a good look…
Despite all of the more negative points that I have brought to your attention within this review, I would like to say that I definitely do not dislike this product. I love the fuller, richer coverage that this product gives, with the also charming touch of radiance. This product certainly gives me more confidence about the appearance of my own skin, and this is definitely something that I consider hugely important and positive when it comes to makeup. I do not like the almost matte finish that this ‘radiant’ foundation gives my complexion, especially as it develops over-time BUT ‘hey ho’ you can’t win at everything, can you?! As there are certainly worser things to moan about.
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What are your thoughts on the new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation?!