NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 0

A demi-matte, radiant foundation

Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the new NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation, available in a huge 33 shades.

Level of coverage

This offers a medium to full coverage depending on how much you use.

Nars Radiant longwear foundation review


Gives a demi-matte finish, having the locked-in and transfer-proof qualities of a matte but with the radiance of a glowy foundation.

Nars Radiant longwear foundation review


NARS claim a 16-hour wear from this foundation, and though it does last well I find that on myself I choose to touch up the t-zone as the day goes on.

Techniques that you might need to know

You have to work fairly quickly with this formula because when it dries it wants to stay put for the day, so I would apply it to small sections of the face at a time. This works very well with a fluffy foundation brush or a dampened sponge.

Nars Radiant longwear foundation review

You’ll like this if…  

– you need something long lasting that doesn’t look thick

– you want full coverage that doesn’t feel heavy

– you haven’t quite found your perfect NARS foundation match yet. This new formula now comes in all of the existing 20 shades (if you’re a Punjab in Sheer Glow you’ll be a Punjab in this too) but with an additional 13 shades added

Nars Radiant longwear foundation review

Avoid if…

If you already have a favourite foundation out of NARS Sheer Glow foundation or All Day Luminous foundation, just stick to your favourite. This was created as a perfect gap in the range for someone that wanted the long-wearing qualities of All Day Luminous with more of the radiance and sheer texture that Sheer Glow offers.

Products that work well with this 

I’ve found that using a primer with this helps to achieve an all-day finish. Prepping the skin prior to use, especially around the t-zone, will be the difference between this staying fairly well or giving a completely flawless coverage all day long.

Everything else I need to tell you

Though luminous in finish, when it comes to the utmost glow stick to your Sheer Glow foundation. Otherwise, this is a really great foundation choice for anyone that works long hours and wants to look fresh through a long day.

If I had to describe this foundation in one sentence…

Long-wearing and radiant, this is the love child of Sheer Glow and All Day Luminous foundations from NARS.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation costs £35 and is available nationwide.

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