Review: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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Review: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

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Every so often, it’s important to switch up your foundation.  Why? Not only is it fun to try new evolving technologies from your favourite brands, but your skin gets used to the formula and maybe doesn’t look as fresh as you’d like it. Also, I’m a believer that foundations only last about 6 months before they start turning.  You may think they “last forever” or until the bottle is finished but that’s not the case.

There were two new foundations that came out at the same time when I was looking to switch mine up.  They were: 1. Bobbi Brown’s new long wear foundation and the 2. NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.  Since I had previously been using Bobbi Brown’s older formula, I decided to try NARS.  Since Sephora has the best return policy in the world, I knew if I didn’t like it, it would be easy to return.

Let’s get into the review shall we?

The Packaging of Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

The long tube is not only exciting at the new shape but its appealing to have displayed on your vanity.  Typically, NARS older foundations didn’t come with a pump similar to Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation which is another staple of mine (click the link to read).  The glory of this product is that it contains a pump! And the most amazing pump ever because it doesn’t let a TON of product come out either.


NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation with pump

The Application

Because the pump works so well, I can get a whole face coverage out in 1.5 pumps.  I typically dab the product onto my face ensuring there are even circles on either side.  Then, I take my beauty blender (slightly wet of course) and blend out the dabbed circles. The issue I have with foundations is that in the crevices of the face i.e. around the nose, there are places for the foundation to crack to separate from the skin.  I find that with the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation that doesn’t happen which is a life saver.

Nars New Foundation Review

I thought throughout the day, my face looked more natural than any other foundation I have tried in the past.  It also looked even, not streaky and stayed consistently light throughout the day.  I’m a big fan of using illuminating primers (Illumi Glotion Review here and Becca First Light Illuminating Primer review here).

The Verdict

In short, the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is my new go to.  It is long lasting but not cake-y and glides on evenly.  It actually doesn’t take me long to apply in the morning which is a holy grail in my opinion.

NARS has also updated the shade range for the Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.  Now, they have in between colours that allow you to find the perfect hue for your skin

The Price of Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

At the $60 CAD at Sephora, it is definitely worth it.  I find myself being ok with that price point since it’s a product I know I’ll use everyday.

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