My HG powder foundation! NARS is the only brand that creates a foundation that matches my super fair pinky skin (mont blanc). This is awesome when you need to apply quickly or just prefer powder to liquid. Does not look cakey on me. Does not irritate my sensitive acne/clog prone skin at all. Its a sheer coverage and does not cover every blemish but evens the skintone very well. Works well over my sunscreen. It doesn't keep me matte all day but that would be impossible and I don't expect it. I'm in love with this and will definitely repurchase.
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I am not affraid to say that this is the best product I ever tried.
My skin is normal-combination-sometimes oily in T Zone,but this happens only when I use not the right moisturiser-You know how difficult is to find the good one.I was using different companies,and just start with NARS foundations,I was using DIOR powder foundation,but it was just too havy.NARS one is just perfect.So you may think why I gave 4 instead of five.My little secret is,that I am using this powder foundation instead of loose powder to set up the make up.This foundation does not give a great coverage.I love to use liquid foundation-at the moment I use NARS oil free foundation-no good coverage,but with powder foundation is just PERFECTO!!!I look like I will have a flawless skin.I dont like powders ,because they are to havy and this one is beetween powder and foundation.I treat it as a light powder.I apply it with the wet sponge on top of oil free foundation and after couple of hours reapply with dry sponge(includet).Am I a bit funny with this?:)
I was pretty leary to try this since my skin is dry, but it didn't accentuate the dryness at all! Went on really smooth, looked even better than MMU. I'd have to say though, this is definitely a very light coverage (which is what I wanted anyway) so if you're looking for something medium to full coverage, this is not the foundation for you. I only apply it dry, haven't tried it wet. Perhaps you could get more coverage that way if needed. I've been using this several months & only have a very slight dip in the compact (barely noticeable) so definitely worth the $45 price tag ($35 for a refil). I'm NW20 right now & Mont Blanc suits me perfectly. I can safely say I've found my HG & will be repurchasing when I hit pan on this!
This is another mu line that decided to come up with weird names and shades. After spending hours in Sephora and getting matched, I was recommended Santa Fe. The next shade which its name escapes me was way too yellow and I looked sick wearing it. SF shade looked like a good match for my NC30 skin under the lights in Sephora. When I came home and tried it under the sun, it looked pinkish and ashy at the same time. The quality of the packaging is great but I would not waste my money on this mu. Try Palladio at 1/5 of the price of this and get better shades and quality.
This powder foundation has been the only one that is remotely close to my skintone. I have oily, acne-prone skin that gets dry from overuse of acne topicals. I have not broken out from using Nars. It's expensive but worth it to me. Tip: I wash the sponge every week with facial cleanser to keep the bacteria out- maybe that's why I don't break out.
Well, this gives great coverage and a flawless finish, and I love that you get so much product. But I'm somewhere between an NW15 and an NW20, and the fairest shade, Montblanc, looks dark and orange on me. Honestly, I don't think a true NW20 could wear the lightest shade. Come on, NARS! That basically means that NARS cannot sell this foundation to anyone who describes herself as fair.
skin: normal/dry skin, nc35/40.
my daily routine includes light concealor coverups and light dusting of JI amazaing base. now that the weather is getting colder, i've been putting more moisturizer underneath and it's been causing mineral make-up to turn real greasy looking. thought a light dusting of loose powder would good so i went to nars counter but ended up coming home with powder foundation in color 'fiji'. a bit skeptical since it looked tad white in the pan for my skin tone, but the neutral yellow undertone really holds my mineral make-up well and prevents it from turning orange throughout the day. i don't use this as foundation... so i don't know if it does a good job as a foundation.. but for those who are looking for something inbetween foundation and loose powder, this will do a good job when applied lightly with a powder brush.
This is a nice foundation, good coverage and texture. Great packaging and I like the idea of the refill. BUT it broke me out! So back to Sephora it went. I am sticking with my Prescriptives Anywhere powder foundation.
This would be a wonderful product if there was a better shade selection. The texture is great, the coverage is good, it feels light weight, the sponge is heavenly, and the packaging is awesome. Unfortunately there is no color that matches my fair neutral undertone. I use MAC Studio Fix in NW15/NW20, and there is nothing comparable with the Nars powder foundation, and I will not go to a tanning bed just to change my color for it. If you find a shade of this that matches your skin, I'd say go for it. I really wish they had it in a lighter shade.
*UPDATE* 12/24/10 YAY! NARS came out with shade extensions of this foundation, and I could not be happier! I got this now in shade "Siberia" which is a perfect match for me! This shade is very light and has a neutral undertone, not too pink and not too yellow, its just perfect! I am so glad they came out with more shades. I changed this rating from 3 lippies to 5! Wonderful product!
I bought this at Sephora on a whim. I'm not a big fan of powder foundations - my skin is very very fair, almost translucent with some broken capillaries - I don't feel they work for me as far as coverage goes. But I'm a huge fan of Nars' sparkling loose powder and their blushes, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I LOVE the packaging, it's a big ol' compact with an awesome mirror (I like BIG mirrors) and I the sponge is really soft. As far as the product, I'd say it's above average, but nothing spectacular. As a powder foundation alone it doesn't give me enough coverage. I like either applying it over a tinted moisturizer or using it as a touch up powder during the day (applied with my Guerlain Meteorites powder brush). I got this in Mont Blanc which is the fairest color. It's almost too fair for even MY pasty vampire skin! I'll go with the next darkest next time. I also like the fact the compact is refillable! So even though I won't use it as just a powder foundation, I like it enough as a regular powder and will definitely buy again!