NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

4.4

109 reviews

79% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

synthetic fluorphlogopite, silica, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, glycerin, squalane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, polysorbate 80, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, carrageenan, xanthan gum, 1,2-hexanediol, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, maris aqua (sea water), ascophyllum nodosum (ascophyllum nodosum extract), magnesium silicate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, tin oxide, mica, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 (iron oxides)


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I like this powder so much I was suspicious. Can it be as awesome as I think it is? After validating the crap out of myself by reading the other MUA rave reviews, the answer is yes!
The first time I saw it in Sephora, I liked the look of it. Then I touched it and felt the magical silky slip it has. I had to have it.
It is really a product in its own separate category. Not at all like a traditional powder, it gives a glowy, perfecting finish. I apply it with a stipple brush before bronzer and blush because it also acts as a great primer for powders. If I'm doing a strong red lip (I'm fair) I find that pressing it with a sponge around my mouth before applying liner/lipstick really gives a polished canvas for a beautiful bold lip.
I've been tempted to try the loose version but I have to say part of the beauty of this in pressed form is I can work with it freely without ever having kabuki face.
Because my skin is dry I've always had a hard time finding something that sets makeup and un-shines concealer/t-zone without looking caked and flaky. This is it!!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I can't tell you how much I love this!! I had abandoned all powders as they all made my dry skin look horrible, especially under the eyes. I don't need powder to absorb oil, but I still like to set makeup to prevent it getting rubbed off, or smearing on my phone etc. This powder ticks all the boxes. It's really light & silky. It allows the skin to have a natural looking glow. It doesn't make skin look dry or cakey - It's totally translucent & feels so nice! Those with oily skin: this isn't a mattifying, oil absorbing kind of powder. I'd imagine it's more for combo/dry people.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

i love this powder so much. honestly, it does the same thing every other powder does, but better. it never creases when i use it to set my concealer on my undereye and it leaves a very, veeeeery slight radiance to my skin that counteracts the mattifying silica in it. it's honestly near invisible on my skin but it gives me an airbrushed finish at the same time. however, one weird thing about this powder is there is a strange impenetrable layer on top that you need to wipe off first with a paper towel- i was so confused when i kept swiping my brush in it and nothing was coming off. but after you do that, your brush will pick it up just fine.

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

For me, this is the very best undetectable setting powder out there - and I've tried quite a few. It feels so light, doesn't leave any kind of chalkiness (don't get me started on Chantecaille's HD setting powder, which made me look like a ghost), and comes in really generous packaging that's easy to use with a big brush. If you like a natural look without any extra colour, I'd highly recommend this.

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Best powder I ever had. This was my first high end powder I bought, so everything I bought after this was a bit of a disappointment.
Anyways, It's wonderful to set your makeup with. I have dry cheeks and oily T-zone and it controls/blots this area very nicely, it sits nice on dry skin.
It gives an otherworldly glow, even though it has a matte finish. Maybe others wont notice it,but when i first used it my jaw dropped.
I don't notice flashback , when I get photos taken with this.

I prefer this over the loose version, I'm sad i bought the loose one instead of a new pressed one. That one has a bit of a weird smell that dissipates, it doesn't give this wonderful glow. It's a total different product with a different ingredients list.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

When I first bought this where seemed to have been some kind of layer at the top that you need to scrape off which I found weird. I also felt like I needed to run really hard in order to get anything on my brush and even then it felt like o was putting nothing on my face. When I would get enough product it had a nice flow to it which was nice but I felt that this made me extremely oily really quick, not worth the price in my opinion.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It's not a great powder but it isn't bad either. Unfortunately, for the price, I can't justify repurchasing it. It leaves my skin looking matte but not flat. There is some shimmer in it which translates into a pretty glow on the skin. It's also very long lasting (I don't need to touch up when I have this on).
However, I have used products which are just as good or even better from the drugstore so I just don't think it's worth the money.

Amazing packaging as usual though.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love this cause it's so finely milled and leaves the skin looking fresh. I find that some powders make my skin look kinda dull but this doesn't do that and it doesn't leave any white-ish tint either. It's very densely packed to the pan and when I first tried it I wasn't even sure if I got any product on my brush but when you get the first layer off it's great and lasts quite long time too. Probably will try the loose one next time but I could repurchase this one too.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have super oily skin.... After countless purchases of both high end and drug store powders... I have finally found my HG! This stuff is amazing - It does a great job at keeping my skin matte for as long as possible and when I need to re-apply it never looks cakey or powdery. I use this product even when I don't have foundation on! It is a pricey purchase but!!! If you are as oily as me this stuff is so worth it!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I actually hated this powder. I read a LOT of reviews before deciding to plunk down the dough for this, and it looked promising. I have oily skin that can get dehydrated. I'm light olive in tone. I tried this out for a week, using a lot of the various techniques all you lovely ladies have detailed in your glowing reviews, but all it did was make me look oilier, ashy, cakey, and the worst part: it highlighted every pore, line, flake etc.

The packaging is gorgeous, a large matte black Nars case, and I love the pouch. I have no doubts this is a quality product but it just didn't work for my skin. I recommend using a clean brush every time, which is a pain I know, but the oils from your face will collect on the top of the powder, creating a hard film.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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