I really didn't need another foundation and I'm supposed to be saving for my trip to New York but when I saw that Nars were releasing Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, I simply couldn't resist! I really like Sheer Glow, however it is neither sheer nor glowy in my opinion, so I always mixed it with a small amount of Armani Luminous Silk foundation to make it work perfectly for me - therefore, I wondered if this new foundation could replace both of those and if actually it would look natural and radiant?
Praise the Lord - Nars have listened to us and this foundation has a pump (Sheer Glow doesn't and if you want one, you need to pay extra and then the lid won't fit back on!), so we're off to a good start! I like the sleek, slim bottle - it's glass so it's not the most handbag friendly but that's ok because this is a longwear foundation and therefore, won't require touch-ups, right?
It's important to shake the bottle well before using. The texture is a light liquid - so light that you really don't feel it on the skin and it works beautifully with both a brush and beauty blender but you have to work fast because it sets quite quickly so rather than dot all over the face before blending, my preference is to put a dot on an area and work that in before moving on to the next. The coverage is a solid medium with one layer and can be built up to full with an extra layer, if required.
The finish is natural and radiant, as the name suggests - neither matte, nor glowy - just perfectly in between. It literally glides over pores and doesn't settle into fine lines or smile lines - I have to be honest, it has blown me away! It is as close to flawless as I have seen and I love that it stays in place without breaking down or going patchy. I haven't tested it for the full 16 hour claim - the longest I've worn it for is 10 hours and I had no complaints. Bear in mind that I have dry skin so I'm unsure if it would be the same for oily skin.
Overall, I am in love with this foundation - the texture, coverage, finish and staying power are exactly what I look for in a foundation so I am delighted to have it in my collection. This will definitely be my most-reached for foundation for the foreseeable future!
Have you tried this foundation yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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