Long time readers will know that NARS is one of my favourite make up brands. In fact, their Sheer Glow foundation was the first “luxe” make up product I ever purchased, it’s what made me graduate from being interested in everyday makeup to being the luxury beauty addict that I am now lol. Not sure whether to hate you or love you NARS. Hmm, let’s stick with the love shall we?
To celebrate that love (and a very generous press send out), the next few posts on the blog will be dedicated to all things NARS. Yep, I’ll be featuring a fantastic bunch of new products that will be sure to have you loving it along with me!
So let’s get started! I definitely believe the key to successful makeup is your base, aka foundation. The latest foundation release from NARS, is the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. It’s a fantastic velvety cream formula that feels beautifully lightweight on the skin.
Using NARS’ exclusive Advanced Emulsion Technology, the foundation applies really well onto the face, blending seamlessly. It can also be used wet or dry, and the formula is easily buildable providing medium to full coverage without looking cakey or that you’re wearing a dozen layers of cover up. It has a lovely natural satin finish, leaving your face feeling soft with a healthy looking glow. A friend even commented on how smooth and clear my face looked! Got to love that!
The product (cream foundation and sponge) is sold separately to the casing, meaning the foundation is refillable when you run out of all its skin perfecting goodness! The casing is the same as other NARS compacts, made from the slight rubbery material, so it’s nice and slim but prone to dirty finger marks. Easily cleanable with a wet washcloth though. I prefer to apply the foundation with a brush rather than the sponge it comes with, as I feel the brush blends better using less product, but the sponge is good for travelling or touch ups on the go. Not that you’ll need much touching up, on my normal/slightly oily combo skin, the foundation lasts a good 8 hours before I see any fading. Happy days!
The shade range is pretty impressive too. Available in 20 shades, there’s one to suit the majority of skintones! I was lucky enough to receive the shade Barcelona (Medium 4) which is my same foundation shade in the Sheer Glow formula, and it’s a perfect match to my medium tan skintone. 🙂
Before and after mug shots are below. As you can see the foundation does an amazing job of evening, brightening and smoothing the skin! Win, win, win! In the after shots, I’m wearing the NARS Radiant Cream Foundation, Anastasia Brow Wiz, NARS Eye Paint in Tatar and Dior Addict Lip Gloss in Fairy Pink.
|Before: No Makeup!
|After: Wearing NARS Radiant Cream Foundation!
The NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation is available now from all Mecca Cosmetica and Mecca Maxima stores, and online
. Foundation and compact are sold separately, RRP AU$56 and AU$15 respectively.
Stayed tuned for more NARS on the blog! We have Eyeshadows, Eye Paints and Lipsticks galore!
*Please note that the product featured above has been provided for consideration. All products are reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.