I finally got around to trying some new launches in makeup. My no buy is over. Which gave me a full month to watch releases, reviews, and really see what I wanted to try. One of those products being the NARS Natural Radiant Long Wear foundation. It had good reviews from everything I saw. I in general, love NARS foundations. So I was very excited.
So this foundation is what I would say Medium Coverage and I'm fine with that. I also agree with it being radiant. I notice through out the day though that I get very oily and my pores are more noticeable as well as texture. I don't typically use primer. With this I definitely would, because I don't have oily skin normally. Actually my skin is currently flaking some. So I would wear a blurring primer, maybe mix it with a mattifying one as well that has the same base. Or if you have one that does both.....score.
As always NARS doesn't disappoint with shade ranges. It has 33 shades. My shade is L3.5 Salzburg. Which is half a shade difference from my typical shade Gobi. This shade works just fine though. It's a tall glass bottle with pump packaging and 1 fl oz.
Here's where I have a few cons about the product. The texture emphasis is irritating, as well as the oiliness. Mainly because I don't want to have to use a pore filling primer and I have other foundations that don't require a true primer at all. So that's kinda a bummer. With that being said, obviously it's not long wearing on me. I find that it can lift very easily. Especially when first putting it on, like fingerprints on my face. I actually do my concealer under this because when I do it on top and start blending it out it moves the foundation or picks it up revealing the skin underneath. That happens more when I use a sponge. So using a kabuki brush helped but still having to do the concealer underneath this foundation. I don't find that things blend very well on top of this. No matter if it's a cream or powder, because I've tried cream and powder in bronzer, contour, blush, and highlight and still had some issues blending those out.
My final thought is that this isn't horrible. Especially for people that don't have texture or enlarged pores. I would say this would work for dry and very dry skins but I consider myself to be on the dry side and I looked very dewy. Again if the texture and pore issue wasn't there I may not would mind it. I like the medium coverage, I like this finish if it'd just stay that way. I don't hate this, I just have other foundations that I prefer and perform better for me. So I will probably continue to use it as my skin often changes and like I said it's not horrible but it's not something I would re-purchase or feel comfortable to recommend at a price point of $49.
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.