Foundation Friday: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear

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Claims
–Buildable, full-coverage
–16 hour wear
–Transfer proof
–Lightweight
–Fade-resistant
–Sweat proof

Price
–$49 for 1.0 oz
Nordstrom, Sephora, narscosmetics.com

Shade Range
–33
–My shade: Oslo

Pros
–Paraben free
–Gluten free
–Cruelty free
–Shade range
–Shade match for me
–Fragrance free
–Full coverage
–Longwearing
–Lightweight
–Alcohol free
–Oil free
–Dermatologist tested
–Non-comedogenic
–Packaging, pump!

Cons
–Expensive
–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

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

NARS + Milani

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

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NARS Velvet Lip Glide Set Review

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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.

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