Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 4/17/2018 2:43:00 PM

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did u guys try applying this babe with your fingers? it was a life changer for me!! the finish is so flawless and longevity is SOOO much better, natural and glowy.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 4/17/2018 2:13:00 PM

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I REALLY wanted to love this product. It was so hyped! However, it just didn't work for me. Despite its claim to be glowy, i found it to be wayyy too matte, which is crazy since I have such oily skin! It settled into the lines around my mouth and just made my skin look old. It would look decent for a few hours and then go downhill. NARS colour selection is bomb though, that is the only pro of this foundation (I am Gobi). Coverage was patchy. Not longwear at all. I tried so hard to like this foundation but it just doesn't work for me. I prefer Sheer Glow much more!


Liquid -NARS -Sheer Glow Foundation

on 4/17/2018 1:57:00 PM

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Right away, the packaging sucks. You have to buy the pump separately which is irritating. However, I surprisingly really enjoy this foundation. I was shocked because I have such oily skin. This isn't a foundation that will last ALL DAY for me and keep me matte. This is an 8 hour wear not much more. The main reason i love this is that it can be used to mix into matte foundations. I mix a dollop of this in with the Maybelline SuperStay foundation (UBER matte) and it gives a good glow and helps the Maybelline from caking around my nose (which is common for me). This combo is LIFE!

I can wear this in winter by itself and get away with it, but in the summer, NO WAY. I still keep this around because it is great for mixing, the colour is great (I am Gobi) and a little goes a long way! It is surprisingly full coverage, despite the name 'sheer'...

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Lipstick -NARS -Powermatte Lip Pigment

on 4/16/2018 2:51:00 PM

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I got a sample of American Woman from Sephora order. I love the shade. The consistency is very runny. It doesn't feel sticky but it made my lips feel a bit dry after 5 minutes. I think the price is high for what it can do. I have two Flower Beauty Miracle Matte lipsticks that are very similar in color( uploaded picture for comparison). The flower ones are a bit more moussy and not as drying.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 4/15/2018 11:08:00 PM

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To be honest I cannot for the life of me understand the negative reviews because in terms of new releases this is the best foundation of the year for me.
I was hesitant to purchase a full bottle after seeing a couple of disappointing reviews on YouTube that led me to believe this was probably another new crap foundation that was being put out along with various other brands. But I really should have known better because Sheer Glow was my OG holy grail makeup back in the day and I've never actually been let down by any NARS complexion products.

This is an amazing foundation with perfect coverage and a gorgeous luminous-yet-not-dewy-but-not-matte hard to describe finish. I have a normal skin type that is not particularly oily nor is it very dry so I might be in the lucky camp of people whose skin type is compatible with this formula. Literally this is perfect as an everyday foundation for me because it blends like a dream, offers medium/full coverage and the longevity is impressive. I was paying close attention to how this was wearing because of the unfavorable reports that it becomes patchy, transfers, faded etc. I am happy to report that none of these things happened to me. On the contrary, this wore impressively well next to some of the other new foundations I've tried like Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Giorgio Armani Face Fabric and Bobbi Brown Skin Longwear Weigthless. I bought the shade Light 5 Fiji for my fake tan but I really wish they carried Siberia for when I am naturally pale. Another thing I'll quickly mention is the shade range in Natural Radiant Longwear does run slightly warmer than their equivalent in Sheer Glow or ADLW.

My advice: Don't let the opinions of beauty gurus dissuade you from giving this a try. You might be pleasantly shocked and fall in love with it like I did 🙂

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Pressed Powders -NARS -Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

on 4/15/2018 8:13:00 PM

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This is an amazing setting powder. I use this to set my under eye concealer only. I like loose powder for my t zone and face. This is so finely milled, I was having issues with setting powders making my fine lines more pronounced until I stopped piling on the concealer with a beauty blender. Next was the powder to set. I love this. It is expensive but worth it. Found out about this 2 years ago from the glamtwinz. Will continue to repurchase.

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Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 4/14/2018 9:27:00 PM

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Overall rating: 7.5/10

I'm NW13, for reference. I got this as a GWP. I had never considered buying it before as I don't like glitter on my face at all. I was pleasantly surprised! I am a huge fan of Nars blushes so I knew I would like the formula (Nars blushes are very pigmented and kind of dry feeling - you will need to blend them into the cheek). This blush isn't glittery at all. It has a strong shimmer but I like shimmery blushes and bronzers so this isn't a problem for me. And it's so flattering! I find peachy blushes to flatter my skin tone the best. This blush makes me look healthy and alive.

The reason I didn't give this one full marks is firstly because Nars blushes are very expensive. Secondly, I think this is pretty easy to dupe so I wouldn't buy it again. But I really enjoy it and I'm glad I got that GWP.

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Concealers -NARS -Soft Matte Complete Concealer

on 4/14/2018 3:13:00 PM

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Got this in Chantilly when I was looking for a new concealer. It has a slip that makes it overly creamy. It turns ashy on me and wears off in a few hours. Put it on at 8ish am and by 12 noon it faded.
Had a couple of face veins zapped and this had them showing thru quickly. Not impressed but I'll use it up.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 4/14/2018 7:00:00 AM

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I bought the shade “ Canelle” twice. Advantages: creamy formula, hydrating, varies undertones, sleek packaging , works well with a variety of foundations Disadvantages: not many colours to suit deeper skin tones , very expensive at £25 , small amount of product for the price , applicator doesn’t get a lot of the product out & seems very sharp( don’t know if I got unlucky twice) I would buy again


Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 4/13/2018 5:34:00 PM

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This foundation is the best foundation I have found so far for my skin. It's medium to full, buildable and breathable. Not cakey whatsoever, it looks a dream on my skin. On my normal to dry, sensitive skin it gives a natural radiant finish that doesn't make my skin freak out and get spots. Through out the day, it tends to become more dewy which I actually really like. I will be repurchasing definitely!


Blush -NARS -The Multiple in Orgasm

on 4/13/2018 4:10:00 PM

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I resisted buying this or the powder version for years because it is so friggin expensive but I finally gave in and picked this up. I broke my favorite blush pallet and wanted something that wouldn't get destroyed when I inevitably dropped it on the tile floor. This has a decent amount of product and will last a long time so I should get my money's worth . The peachy pink color is beautiful on and pretty universally flattering. It's not too warm or too cool and lasts a bit longer for me than powder blush does but like every blush I've ever used could use a touch up half way through the day. Its travel friendly and easy to apply with just fingers so I have no complaints about longevity. This will smudge or take some off your foundation if you swipe the stick directly on your face. To avoid disturbing my TM or foundation I tap it on with my fingers or you can also pat it on with a makeup sponge. Unlike most stick or cream blushes I can use this on my lips with a clear gloss or some lanolin cream and it works great. I haven't used this on my eyes but it would probably work fine over a primer. I'm happy with this but still feel its overpriced

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

on 4/13/2018 8:13:00 AM

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I want to love this foundation and had to purchase online as no shops had my colour in stock. Was so excited to receive this as I love Sheer glow. I first tried it with Hour glass mineral veil primer and used my fingers 😤 as they recommend, it went patchy and picked up dry skin I didn’t know I had. I then washed it off and tried it with no poreblem primer and a sponge washed it off again and tried it with origins original skin primer and a brush went on perfect, pores were minimised and my husband said my skin looked perfect however didn’t last long,as it broke apart in places didn’t have much on my forehead you could see my normal skin where the foundation had lifted and didn’t have it on long, tried it again for the next 3 days with different settings powders and the same problem, so as much as it looked good when applied it’s not worth it breaking up, I will try to mix it with my Lancôme teint idole ultra see if it lasts longer.

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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 4/12/2018 10:21:00 PM

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Very nice, sophisticated packaging and doefoot applicator. The texture is indeed creamy and has a natural finish with a light-medium coverage. The problem is the price; you don’t get much. A dupe would be the saem concealer which also has spf and has a very similar texture; on the face, both look the same. The shade range for the saem is not as good though


Blush -NARS -Orgasm Blush

on 4/12/2018 10:55:00 AM

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I really do not understand what all the hype is about with this blush? It is orange with gold shimmer. Who flushes orange and gold?
If you like unnatural colored cheeks, this is perfect for you. I can possibly see this as an eyeshadow, but no good as a blush for me.

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Foundations -NARS -Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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I Love Love this foundation. By far the best foundation purchase I have made in the last 18 months. I wasn't a fan of the Nars Sheer Glow or any foundation that I have to apply with my fingers, but the Make-up Consultant convinced me to try this out in store so I let her do so with a Sponge. I was blown away how beautiful and flawless it looked on my skin. However, I wanted to test this out on my skin in terms of longevity and any potential irritation it causes my acne prone and sensitive skin. She gave me enough sample of Barcelona for 2 weeks of use. After using it for a week having only exceeded my expectation on a foundation, I bought the full size bottle and it is money well spent.

I use both beauty blender and the KVD #20 brush with no issues whatsoever. But because I am a creature of habit, I do prefer a Sponge as I blend out concealer with a sponge too.

Every primer works really well but my favourite would be my Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer or my Lancome LA Pro Base. Set it with any Powder no problem either. I just freaking love this foundation.

No scent, no break-out, full coverage on me. I look airbrush and flawless. Full but lightweight and natural enough that you can still see skin. It's buildable if you really want to wear a mask. NEVER CAKEY. NEVER CREASY. On me anyway.

Wear time for me is about 12-15hrs and it's just beautiful. Blotting around 10hrs but I can live with that. No re-powdering or touch up necessary for me. Just blotting sheets. It doesn't transfer all over my phone or my clothes ahahaha.

If you can get a sample, get it and try how amazing this foundation for yourself. But definitely oxidises 1 shade darker for me so Barcelona is perfect. Stromboli is too dark. I am between NC30-NC35.

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