NARS • Snow • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
The best powder and color for translucent skin. I can still see my freckles underneath and it creates a natural finish.
It really does even the skin tone for the perfect porcelain look.
To save on the powder, I put the mesh screen under the powder lid to reduce the amount that comes out. It's lasting forever as you don't need much for sheer coverage. You can build the coverage or reapply if needed and it doesn't cake up or accentuate lines or flaws.
Had to stock up on one extra in case NARS ever discontinued this color!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
i really want to love it but.. i think this one not for me...
i have hear a rave review of this loose powder but really it doesnt work well with my skin..
i'm nw10, dry-combi, easily sweating..
the color match my skin very well.. with those slightly pink tone, it's make my skin look gorgeous
the particle so soft
the finish was awsome.. i really love it
but when i'm starting sweating, it became disaster..
it's cakey and blotchy on the area that use to be sweat pore
and the powder was gone with the sweat
this powder was water proof, but it doesnt sweat proof..
i cant recomended this powder to who sweat easily and who live in humid area like me..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
First of all I love that the shade is right for me- I wouldn't call the shade range the most extensive out there, but the fact that there is such a pale, pink-toned shade is great for me. When used heavily it shows up on me, but with normal, light application it's effectively transparent. The texture is very soft and finely milled, and it doesn't feel cakey even when applied heavily- it leaves my skin, prone to being shiny in the t-zone area, a kind of 'natural matte'. I don't wear much foundation so I can't confirm its setting power over heavier coverage, but I certainly haven't had trouble with my light foundation slipping when this is used over it. I love that it can be used by itself for just a more polished look. I also found it useful for setting lipstick with the apply-blot-apply technique.
The puff is good for a heavier application if you roll the powder on with it, though I prefer to use a kabuki. I tap a little product into the lid, which is perfect for this, then pick it up with the brush; it's easy to get a nice even application. I left most of the holes in the box covered with the sticker to prevent messiness and it's fine for me- I also put the mesh inside, on the powder itself, and as an extra measure I cut a square of paper and placed that between the sifter and the puff. I haven't had any issues with spills or excess messiness, so my only gripes with the packaging are that the lid can slide off very easily when you pick it up if you aren't careful. It also has a rubbery texture like all NARS products so it picks up dust and glitter extremely easily, which doesn't bother me, but may bother others.
The price point didn't bother me but it may seem high for a single purchase. However, the large amount of product and the fact that it will last a long time- since you only need a little at a time and it's not about to expire- make it more reasonable in my opinion.
As for its lasting power, it's good, but it's not quite an all day product on me, as I have combination skin and get quite shiny by the end of the day, unfortunately- it does appear to tone it down, though. I don't mind this much as it looks and feels so weightless on the skin, and makes it feel almost silky to the touch- plus, it never actually looks bad by the end of the day, fading naturally instead of becoming cakey or something. It also doesn't accentuate dry patches, which is more important to me. If I apply just a little on any shiny patches, it immediately mattifies them without making it obvious there's anything there, great for no makeup looks.
Overall, while I wouldn't say it's the best for those with oilier complexions, it does everything else I expect of it and I would repurchase. If you're very pale, Snow is a wonderful shade.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Only two the best loose powder i ever had whole my life until now..Nars snow and pureluxe l/p.
Nars snow my hg.I dont want description detail coz all my friend here talked about it completely.
When i open the box nars l/p like magic hocus pocus my tired face,fresh again.
My sister have tried and she falling in love too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a lovely product. It sets beautifully, and the descriptions before mine are very accurate. Interesting fact: I found NYC's loose powder to be of the same quality, in how finely it is milled, how small it makes my pores look, and in color. It is slightly more pink in color (NYC Translucent v. NARS Snow). So I'm swapping mine and keeping NYC's.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love NARS Loose Powder in Snow. So hard to find a powder that is light enough for me. I could not live without my Snow. It is very expensive but I can never find a shade that matches me. I will be buying this again and again unless I can find something else for less in the same color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This is a powder good at what powders are supposed to do. It sets my makeup and keeps them in place all day and leaves a very nice texture. Plus, it doesn't dry out. This is a the color I am looking for for a very long time. Normally, colors of most foundations are somehow too intense on me (not too warm, cool, pale or dark, just too intense). This powder adds a grey tone to it and makes my foundation match much better. Also, this powder comes with a nice large puff. One thing I want to complain is that I always cannot get enough powder with the sift. But without the sift, it's too messy to use. It is really a wonderful powder, but if the container is better made, I will give it 5.5 instead of 5.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is the best loose/setting powder i have used. The colour is perfect for my pale skin, i love who it keeps me shine free but never looks overly matte! You get a lot of product for your money even though it is expensive. The only negative is the packaging- its so messy and not travel friendly. I said i would buy again but i doubt i will need to for a long time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my favorite powder to date! It is SO soft and the color is absolutely perfect for my extremely pale skin tone. I like how it doesn't really have any kind of undertone so it makes matching my skin a lot easier. It makes my face look like it is in soft focus effect. The packaging is horrible though. The powder tends to get everywhere, and makes a huge mess. It is pricey, but honestly it will take forever to run out of it because the amount you get is huge!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Well, it only gets 4 stars because of it's pinkish undertone which is not too good for me but I still use it as a finishing powder now that I got it, because it really works well and keeps my face shine-free all day. You get a lot for your money (I bought it over ebay, so I couldn't see the color really..), that's true and a little goes a long way. The packaging could be improved though. I would recommend to use it with a powder brush and not with the buff/sponge that comes with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this powder. It covers well, keeps my skn shine-free and illuminates my face. The shade is perfect for me. You get lots of product mor your money, so it's actually not that expensive. The powder is really finely filled, very pleasant on the face, it doesn't settle in wrinkles. The desig of the box could be improved, I always end up "spilling" quite a bit of the powder, but there is plenty left in the box.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh my, where has this been all my life? I've been using Johnson's baby powder and Revlon's Colorstay MMU (which has been discontinued here in the UK since) because they were the fairest options I could find for a reasonable price... or so I thought. After finding that the NARS Firming Foundation in Siberia is a perfect match for me (Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte being too dark and yellow), I got the NARS Loose Powder in Snow, too.
The powder is amazing. It's finely milled, leaves a *hint* of colour (Snow is off-white) and doesn't emphasize lines or pores, which is bordering on a miracle. I the following method: First, I press it on firmly with the included powder puff in a rolling motion (similar to having a fingerprint taken), and then I blend it using a powder brush (I love my NARS Ita for this). It sets the foundation so well that it lasts me the whole day, without reapplying powder. But then, I don't have oily skin.
And here's something for the very pale: The Loose Powder in Snow can be used to take foundations that are a tad too dark down a notch, which is great when you're struggling to find a foundation that is light enough. However, if you have a perfect match, use it very sparingly, get this powder in the colour Flesh, or search for a translucent powder. Because if you don't, you might end up looking too light! I know it's almost unimaginable for the truly pale, but trust me, it is possible.
My only complaint is that the powder puff is quite large and doesn't fit into the container itself. And even though the packaging is rubbery, it is very easy to clean and doesn't get messy as easily as for example NARS blushes and eye shadows.
But the most surprising thing about this powder is the price. The amount of product present in the container is 45 grams. The price is £25. Now in comparison with other brands you pay:
NARS Loose Powder: £0.56 per gram
Clarins Face Powder: £0.93 per gram
Creme de La Mer The Powder: £2.20 per gram
Dior Diorskin loose powder: £1.88 per gram
Bobbi Brown Face Powder: £0.80 per gram
Shu Uemura Sheer Face Powder: £1.10 per gram
That's just a few I found on the Selfridges website. The powder I mentioned before that I used, the Revlon Colorstay MMU, retailed for £12 for 10 grams, which, when you do the math was more expensive than the NARS. The only thing I can say is: Do the math, and try it. It's definitely a HG for me and I won't stray unless I'll need a translucent powder to match my foundation, instead of lightening it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
A decent loose powder. I really have no complaints but I am not *wowed* by it. The powder has a great texture, it applies well. The container it comes in is a little bulky and the overall design with the sifter could be better but its not bad and it satisfies its purpose. Snow is a color for the fair and light skinned. I find Snow to be a little translucent in that it does not add additional color to my face. Its more 'colorless' on me. The container it comes in is big! I still have not made a dent in the one I am using. Should last you a long time should you decide to buy it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
This has a definite pink undertone - so it doesn't work for me - but it's a good powder - so I feel I can't give it a bad rating - just cuz it doesn't match my skin tone. I ordered it online from sephora sight-unseen. The packaging is ridiculous unless you keep the powder puff inside the lid at all times.
I prefer Laura Mercier's translucent powder. It has a slight yellow undertone - but it's pretty invisible on me.
(i'd be up for swapping my Nars snow powder - it looks like it's being discontinued)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
THE BEST (in my opinion) loose powder for the very fair girl. It goes on silky smooth, as it comes with a special screen on top of the holes where the powder comes out to further thin out the powder. Its been my stand-by best and i recommend it to all my friends. I bought it one day out on a limb just browsing for light powders and *bam* instantly everything i expected. great coverage, long wear, doesnt give you zits and is also a great makeup setter. My absolute favorite! A+++ Francois Nars
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I don't wear powder often because I have very dry skin and I like the glowy finish of my foundation. I have sensitive, dry Rosacean skin and I'm a neutral toned NW10. Most powders are too drying or are irritating to my skin. My current favourite powders are La Mer Loose Powder #Translucent and Chanel Poudre Douce #Rosee. I received a generous amount of this powder in a swap and finally decided to give it a try. At first I was quite anxious because Corn Starch is high up in the ingredients list and I know my skin doesn't seem to like it that well. However being very fair skinned I knew I just had to try this pale powder.
Well, it is a pale powder indeed; #Snow isn't pure white but more like an off-white shade with maybe just the tiniest bit of pink in it. It matches my skin tone perfectly. It also offers quite a lot of coverage compared to other powders, evening out my slightly ruddy skin tone and toning down a slightly too dark a foundation. The powder itself is very soft and finely-milled. I use a powder puff to apply and dust off the excess with a large powder brush.
I did notice it has the tendancy to accentuate any dry, flaky patches so make sure you exfoliate and moisturize well beforehand.
The finish of this powder is quite matte but not completely matte, preventing it from looking dull and chalky. Of course I cannot comment on its oil-controlling properties but considering the fact I didn't found this powder to be too drying I don't think it's really meant keeping the oilies at bay all day long.
I also cannot comment on the packaging; I transferred my powder into an empty Clinique Loose Powder jar and it works perfectly fine. But loose powder always is kinda messy so no big deal.
Now most important is I didn't experience any breaking out or irritation (yet). I have to say I don't wear powder every single day so only time will tell whether or not my skin completely agrees with this powder.
Overall I'm pleasanty surprized with this powder and I would highly recommend giving it a try if you have very fair skin! I have to admit I'm not that big a NARS fan but credit to them thinking of us pale porcelain princesses making such a fair shade! Update: sadly it broke me out; must be because of the Corn Starch (Zea Mays) in it...
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Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is so freaking excellent for fair skin! I don't think I'd reccommend it for someone without fair skin, though... you might end up looking dried out and vampire-y. I am a huge advocate of products that work for the naturally super pale skinned people (we're not all bronzed Brazilian goddesses), especially in the foundation/face powder arena because everything seems to be so pink or orange. Not this stuff. This is a top pick for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was so excited to get this, but it's not working for me. It makes me look old and tired and wrinkled when I put it on over my foundation. I think I just can't wear loose powder anymore. I'm starting to think the reviews on this site are all from women with great skin or something. This might be one of those powders that is good for wearing without foundation? I'm not sure, I tried it over a couple different foundations and it just really settles into every pore and wrinkle. Makes my eyes look crepey. It feels really nice when I first put it on, it's finely milled and soft, but that just meant it sunk in and dried up even faster! I'm hoping I can return it but I don't know if they will let me. Dang, I'm so disappointed, I thought this was going to be great.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
A great loose powder in general, particularly in the shade "Snow" because it is perfect for fair skin!! I like my loose powder to have some coverage, but the ones that do look powdery and orange on my skin!! This sets my makeup perfectly, making it look more natural with a soft-focus finish. This is the first tinted loose powder that does not alter the porcelain color of my foundation!! I won't preach on its oil controlling properties, since at least with my skin blotting throughout the day has become a fact of life. But I do believe it helped and it didn't cake, as opposed to my Dual Finish powder.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
HG, HG, HG!!! The search is over....Thank the Dear Lord! I am sooooooo pale/white and this shade of loose powder(snow) blends in perfectly for me. The closest match to my fair, casperish, slightly pink undertone complexion that I have ever tried. It is a huge container of 1.6oz that will probably last the rest of my life! I feel that since you get soooo much product for the price that it is actually a reasonable price. LOVE IT!!! If you are on the fence about it I highly recommend you go for it. I have lusted after it for 4 years and I finally caved using my B-day money. I could kick myself for not buying it sooner. Oh well, At least I have it now.