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Written on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Pros: it's a very pigmented foundation, longwearing coverage for dry skin, natural finish
Cons: it doesn't adjust to my skin tone, it feels dewy on my skin for a quite a long time

Hello there!

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Size - 30 ml

I have my product in the shade Salzburg.

They describe the shade as:

Salzburg - light warm/with golden undertones.

I chose the shade online out of 19 from the collection.

They claim that:

Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is a uniquely lightweight foundation that provides 16 hours of fade-resistant wear with full-powered radiance.

I haven’t checked it within 16 hours, but my standard working day of 10-14 hours made me believe that this foundation is truly long-wearing and fade-resistant on my skin.

Texture, shade, finish, swatches

one pump
one pump

* The product is massively packed with pigment.

* The coverage is buildable from medium to thick.

* A little bit goes a long way. Two pumps are usually enough for me to get good coverage.

* Gel-creamy formula

* The finish seems satin to some extent. In some reviews they were complaining that this foundation accentuates dry patches and flaking. I disagree. Only good quality skin care products which suit your skin type can fight this problem, but not a foundation ever. It’s better to prep your skin before makeup application if your skin is too dry.

As for me (my skin is dry and thin. It isn’t problematic), this foundation never causes dryness.

I prefer using light reflection skin primers before my makeup application for a lighter coverage and lesser amount of the foundation. I’ve tried to apply this NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation with my fingers, sponges and brushes. Most of all I like using a densely packed brush with it. It gives the lightest coverage, which is still enough to conceal my skin woes, because the product is really pigmented.

Oddly enough, I also liked to apply it with my fingers (only when I applied it over a primer). But the sponge application was terrible: the coverage looked too matte and I also had to use a ton of the product. The coverage was detectable on my skin. It didn’t look like Nude makeup, or "no-makeup" makeup. So, if you’re into more lightweight and natural-looking coverage, then it’s better to toss this product.

But! Even though my skin looks made-up with this foundation on, I still like the way it looks. It seems so beautiful, as though evened out and perfected. It feels as though the product puts on all the necessary accents itself.

Out of all the products that I tried recently, this NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation resembles the Dolce&Gabbana Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation most of all. They look different texture-wise, but the finishes seem to be the same.

In the photo you can see the D&G #100 and Nars #Salzburg.


I applied the foundation over my non-primed skin.

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I’ve been using this foundation for a couple of months now and I’ve found only one con about it: I can feel the product on my face. It feels “heavy”, regardless of the amount I apply (I use 1.5 pumps max) and of course on the products I use before. I won’t take off stars for this drawback, because I really love the finish of the product, as well as its staying power, coverage, thickness and many other things. And yes, I think I'll repurchase it! Smile

See you soon! Yours, Ms.Ks.

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Type: Foundation
Brand: NARS
Category: Make-Up