Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 1/16/2018 12:08:00 AM

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I wanted to like it, but I don't.
For the reference, my skin is normal to dry, slightly dehydrated and very sensitive.
It has nice sheer coverage, that looks like my skin but better. It's not moisturizing enough to be used on its own and directly emphasizes dry patches. In five hours, my skin starts looking too dry, and the product is worn off.
With the moisturizer, it does okay over my dry patches when I apply it, but in five hours tops, every part of my face that is usually dry becomes looking greasy. I used the same moisturizer with different foundations and never had this effect. Over the moisturizer, in five hours I can barely detect spot coverage of Nars. It becomes spotty and smears all over.
The staying power isn't there no matter how I use it.
The other thing is that it is fragranced and if I apply it anywhere near my eyes (not into the eyes!) my eyes will remain watery through all the day, though I haven't had any skin reaction to the product.

I don't think that it's okay for the product that is priced 45$+taxes to don't have a decent lasting power.


Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 1/15/2018 5:50:00 PM

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I was so excited to buy this. It was my first "hyped" purchase and it looks so beautiful in the pan. However, it doesn't really show up that well. Maybe I got a dud, but mainly what shows up on my face is gold glitter. If I put on enough to see the color the glitter is out of control and the pink is not that flattering on my nc20 skin anyway. I prefer Milani luminoso because it has way better color payoff and no glitter. I keep this around because I'm sentimental about it, but I mainly just use it for the mirror. I've had it since 2013 and it still looks untouched :(


Bronzers -NARS -Laguna Liquid Bronzer

on 1/15/2018 1:17:00 PM

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You should buy this if you want a multitasking product.
You can contour, you can bronze and you can use this to warm up your all over. I often use 2-3 pumps to my foundation to add warmth or darken my foundation if its too light for my skin.

Overall AMAZING and I will definitely repurchase!

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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This was sold to me as a better match to my skin color than Born This Way by Too Faced, which was my usual for a while. It looked like it soaked in to my skin, and indeed did look like skin to me. However the coverage was not quite enough. That sent me on a long trip through available foundations (which I have reviewed here). It is buildable, so I can't really fault Nars. However, at this price, I didn't want to use twice as much product to get the full coverage I need. (PS I eventually found my perfect match and the full coverage I crave with Rihanna's Fenty foundation.)


Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

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I've always wanted this concealer, but I was afraid that this product would be bad. Even though there were many positive reviews about this product I was spectacle, especially when the price is pretty expensive. Although the price is a bit expensive, this product is great. The texture of the product is creamy, buildable, blendable and the package is what I expect a concealer to look like. It is worth the hype and recommend this product with anyone who needs to cover up dark circles. Thank you for reading my review here's a cookie 🍪


Highlighters -NARS -Illuminator in Copacabana

on 1/13/2018 4:10:00 AM

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You know, I don't hate this product. I don't even dislike it. I'm going to continue using it sparingly. However, the reason I could only give it 3/5 is because the day after I use it my skin is always a bit irritated. Like, it looks like if I continued using it multiple days in a row I would break me out but because I never do use it that often it never actually quite gets there. A little goes a long way with this but it's pretty expensive at $30 for a tiny bottle and because of the issue with the irritation I would not repurchase. Looks wise, as I said I don't dislike it. I haven't used it that often and I don't put a lot on but I do crack it open on special occasions and even if it doesn't make a huge difference I feel sort of fancy using it.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 1/13/2018 1:41:00 AM

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Besides Bareminerals complete cover serum concealer, this is my second favourite! I bought "Custard" and it is a little lighter than my neutral-warmish skintone (I am Chinese), not as liquidy as bareminerals but creamy enough to blend. It gives a good coverage, very natural and doesn't settle into fine lines. :)


Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 1/12/2018 5:03:00 PM

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After YEARS of having to mix Tahoe and Stromboli in EVERY formula of NARS foundation, thus always having to buy two (OUCH! said my wallet), I FINALLY HAVE A PRETTY PERFECT COLOR MATCH: #Valencia

THIS LOOKS LIKE SKIN! I haven't tried to wear it for full days yet, so I'll update. But, for now, it matches brilliantly, covers everything, looks like healthy skin, and makes me feel like a Goddess with no breakouts.

If it transfers too much or doesn't wear super long (based on some reviews below), I'll prime and powder or finish spray well. Problem solved. It looks too beautiful on me to be inflexible. It's stunning!

That's all I've got for now...

For reference, in other brands I am:

MAC - NC42/43/44 (depending on the formula)

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick - Golden Natural (center of face)/Warm Honey/Golden Honey (mixed/center/perimeter)

NARS Weightless - Stromboli & Tahoe Mix (or, now, Valencia which they will hopefully add to the other lines - and, I may still add a drop of Stromboli for a slightly more yellow/olive undertone depending on my skin and season)

Becca - Bamboo (slightly too yellow - rare!)

Kat Von D - Medium 62 (too warm/orange)

Black Up Full Coverage Cream - #2 & #3

Alima W5/G6 mix

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick & Liquid - 410 Bisque W (good undertone, too light - center of face only) / 415 Bisque W - which could be more yellow, but is a good match

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick - Caramel (too oily for Spring/Summer)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation - Caramel (great match, breaks me out - RETURNED)

Black Opal Foundation Stick - Rich Caramel (too dark, not yellow enough, gorgeous finish, breaks me out)

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops - G7 / N6 (looks dry and unnatural)

Fenty Pro Filt'r - #300 - not yellow enough, but the closest match they had for me - I make it work because it works brilliantly. 310 should have worked but was too warm mind the yellow and 330 was perfectly yellow, but much too dark.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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This is a so-so foundation. It's a whooping $49 and after using it for a week, it delivers on some of its claims but does fail in other aspects. I still prefer the NARS All-Day Luminous Foundation.

First of all, the color range is amazing. I love how they expanded their color selection. Punjab is the perfect match for me. I used to have to either go with Fiji and use a lot of bronzer or with Strombolli and highlight a lot. It does deliver on a natural finish and has very good coverage. It's lightweight, doesn't oxidize, and feels like skin. It also has a beautiful finish when it dries.

However, being a finger foundation, it is extremely messy. It does blend nicely with the fingers but for me, but since it's best applied with the fingers, a lot of the product is wasted because a lot remains on the hands. I don't like how a lot of the product ends up down the drain when I wash my hand to move onto another part of my makeup. In addition, I don't think it is long-wearing or transfer resistant at all. It does not look as good as when you first apply it and when I blow my nose (this one is understandable) or touch my face, the product immediately comes off.

It's a good foundation with a lot of flaws and I definitely don't think it's worth it's price point. It's something that's not worth my money and I will be returning it.

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Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 1/12/2018 4:34:00 AM

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Expensive, but worth the money!

This tinted moisturizer glides on smoooothly on my skin and the finish is really natural, with a very subtle glow. It is really moisturizing and lightweight on skin too, which is good for winter! I use it in the summer too, and I normally set it with powder. You can keep layering it on and it will never look cakey on the skin. Recommend for dry to combination skin :)


Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 1/12/2018 12:26:00 AM

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he best undereye concealer. Desperate to re purchase once I get through another one or two of my concealers. It blends like a dream and the shade range is so good.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 1/11/2018 11:14:00 PM

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I am torn on this one...

Lets start with the good:

It has no fragrance, no alcohol, and none of my personal pore clogging culprits.

The packaging is nice. A slender glass bottle with a pump (good job Nars!). The pump dispenses only a couple of drops of foundation at a time, which I thought was kind of awkward at first, but ends up being helpful based on how far a little goes.

And a little does go a really far way! The coverage is fantastic. A very small amount does a brilliant job of covering the redness on my rosacea prone cheeks without looking or feeling at all heavy!

Application-wise, I like it best slapped on with fingers and then bounced over with a sponge. It goes on easily, and builds up well where I need it. It smoothes over my dry areas, and doesn't settle in pores or lines. A+

The finish is beautiful. It is not dewy, but more satin. It is smooth, subtly glowy, skin-like and just really lovely.

OK so this is all pretty superlative, right? Why am I torn?

It is not long wearing.

It is not transfer proof.

My skin is combo, mostly normal to dry, with the sides of my nose getting oily mostly in summer. It is winter now where I live, and I haven't been having particularly active days so far as I've been testing it. It looks gorgeous for the 1st 5 hours, and then with a touch up looks good to about the 8 hr mark, and then deteriorates until it is pretty done in somewhere around 9-10 hours (for me this means redness peeking through, worn off near my glasses and on my chin, getting dry looking around my mouth). This is with primer on my T zone (Hylamide Blur), setting with powder (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores), and using good skincare underneath that addresses dryness, but generally plays well with base makeup.

9 hours with setting and one touch up isn't horrible. It is pretty average glowy finish foundation or BB cream wear for me, but it most certainly isn't anywhere close to the 16 hours claimed. I would not classify this as long-wear.

Aaaaaand it transfers. A small peck from the SO resulted in a smear across my nose. My chin is completely bare of foundation by about hour 7.

So, I am conflicted. This is a beautiful foundation that applies easily, feels weightless, has amazing coverage and the most skin-like finish I have seen in a foundation with this much coverage. But on my combo-dry skin it is not long-wearing- no way, no how. It is most similar to my It Cosmetics CC cream, in the finish and how it wears...although the It CC actually lasts better on me (and never looks dry as it fades).

One last word on shade range- I have worn Mont Blanc in Nars Sheer Glow, but Mont Blanc in this is too pink for me. I would reco getting shade matched for this because it isn't a straight equivalent between the Radiant Longwear and other Nars base products.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 1/11/2018 8:14:00 PM

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First of all, the packaging on this new NARS foundation is beautiful. Definitely caught my eye at Sephora. This foundation has great coverage and does a good job concealing and perfecting any discolouration and blemishes, I think it’s medium but builds very nicely. I have combo oily skin and this product is not made for my skin type! I took a risk buying this because I’m sick of matte foundation. My skin does get oilier than usual but it’s nothing a blotting sheet can’t fix, and the foundation still stays nicely intact and does not come off. I had no problems with oxidization or setting in pores or emphasizing dry spots/acne. It just makes my skin look super even and quite natural with a lovely natural glow. This would look amazing on those with dryer skin types.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 1/10/2018 2:05:00 PM

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I bought a trial size color Custard (Medium 1) at Sephora .05 oz for $13. I absolutely love this concealer! It covers dark circles and stays put all day. It stays creamy and does not settle into fine lines. The color Custard is a light medium yellow tone which is perfect for my light olive skin. I layer this over the Becca Undereye Brightening Corrector for a flawless & bright-eyed look.

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Liquid -NARS -All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

on 1/9/2018 9:10:00 PM

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It settles into fine lines and looks cakey after a while, not cute.

It feels light on the skin and looks great upon application but not for long term wear. I have combination skin and this wasn't a cute look on my chin and nose area...nothing luminous about it.

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