After years of trying and failing to find the perfect foundation, it finally happened. My Holy Grail foundation.
So some info about my skin type: acne-prone, combination skin and am prone to some flaky skin during stressful times (stressful times meaning finals or deadlines time haha).
Some info about my everyday make-up type: red lipstick (yes even in the daylight) is a must, mascara is a usually and I like the rest of my face to look even, healthy, but natural. Nars does just that, give you a nice healthy glow and a 'your skin but better' type of feel. My acne is around my jaw and on good days, this provides great coverage for it but even on bad days, all I need is a little bit of concealer.
But this isn't the type of foundation to wear if you want that flawless coverage, airbrushed kind of look. This is the kind of foundation for those who want a more natural look or doesn't have that much time on their hands for the whole moisturise-primer-foundation-powder deal. It's very practical for me, I only have to put a pea size and it seems to be enough for me.
On some days when I tend to be extremely flaky around certain areas, it's a bit annoying as this foundation may cling to it unless I put a heavy duty moisturiser underneath. But that doesn't matter too much to me, because my solution is to put loads of moisturiser on the flaky area and just not put Nars in that area, but put it everywhere else. As a tinted moisturiser, it blends into my skin perfectly and doesn't really create an odd mess of 'makeup/no makeup' paint splatter on my face, if you know what I mean. But if you tend to have flaky skin everywhere, this may not be for you.
Packaging wise, it's more on the practical side. Not very pretty or noticeable and the squeeze tube is handy but a bit of a pain when you actually use the products only for the tube part to get a wee bit messy but I don't think packaging will matter mcuh for those looking for THIS type of foundation, anyway.