Foundation Friday: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear

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–Buildable, full-coverage
–16 hour wear
–Transfer proof
–Sweat proof

–$49 for 1.0 oz
Nordstrom, Sephora,

Shade Range
–My shade: Oslo

–Paraben free
–Gluten free
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Fragrance free
–Full coverage
–Alcohol free
–Oil free
–Dermatologist tested
–Packaging, pump!

–Doesn’t work well with just any concealer or powder

Final Thoughts
The first time I tried this, I used my Hourglass powder and it was a hot mess. It looked heavy, cakey, and just bad. I tried it again with my Milani powder and it was a much better match. It set the foundation, but left my skin glowy and not cakey. I used my Catrice concealer and it was a nope,  but it worked well with my Kylie concealer. I love the radiant finish and got full coverage with one layer. I really like this, but there are cheaper foundations that I like just as much that play well with any and all powders and concealers. I do think it’s a great foundation and if it were cheaper, I would definitely buy it.

NARS + Hourglass

Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face

NARS + Milani

Before & After
No makeup :: Foundation only :: Full face


NARS Velvet Lip Glide Set Review


I got a tiny, little sample of the NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound as a 100 point perk at Sephora and it was love at first swipe. The formula is just SO good.

The color glides on like a gloss, is pigmented like a lipstick, isn’t sticky like a gloss, or dry like a liquid lipstick. I say all that to say this, IT IS AMAZING. This formula may be my top favorite lipstick formula of life and that’s a big deal.

The only draw back is the price. NARS is not cheap and these lippies are no exception. A full size is $26. Ouch.  Thankfully, the NARS & Ulta folks put together a set of 6 minis so I could get a good shade variety with dropping major monies. This set was $45, but I had some points and a coupon and was able to get it much cheaper.

There are 2 problems with this set
1) It’s sold out
2) The colors in this set were limited edition and not available in a full size

However, you can buy a set of 2 minis for $16 at Ulta and the shades in those 2 kits are shades that are in this kit. The first set is Californiacation and Staying Alive and the second has Immoral and Burning Love.