Nars makes such beautiful complexion products. The first time I wore their Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, it was from a sample that came with a concealer purchase. It just happened to be in my perfect light, peach shade: Vienna, which I will swatch below.
I was blown away from that first use and immediately purchased the full size, which is very rare for me! Most foundations get a -meh- from me after the first wear, but the Nars was one of the few foundations that really impressed me from day 1. Let’s get into a few more details about why this foundation stands out.
- retails for $49
- size | 1 oz
- available in 34 shades (9 shades swatched below)
- square glass bottle, with pump and cap
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TEXTURE + FINISH
Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is a liquid foundation. The texture is slightly on the thicker side, giving medium coverage with one layer. It does sheer out to light coverage if applied directly after moisturizer and it can be built up to full coverage with two layers.
It has a lightweight feel on the skin. It causes no irritation on my sensitive skin.
It has a slightly satin finish, but isn’t too dewy. I refer to this as a satin-matte finish. It looks really pretty on the skin.
This foundation is my go-to for days I want full coverage, because it builds up beautifully, without accentuating fine lines.
I am so picky with my foundations and the Nars really surprised me from that very first sample. My skin (age 39) looks smooth, even, and naturally glowing when I wear this foundation.
This is great foundation for someone who prefers medium to full coverage and it’s a mature skin friendly foundation. Just make sure to properly moisturize and prep your skin!
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Living up to it’s name, the Nars Natural Radiant Longwear foundation really does last. I wear all my foundations with a setting spray, but even on days I forget to apply spray, I do find that I get at least 8 hours of wear.
This foundations stays smooth and does not get patchy throughout the day. I do get minimal wear off around my nose if I forget to set that area.
I love that the Nars foundation looks almost exactly the same at the end of the day as it did when first applied.
My shade is Vienna. This is a light skin tone, with peach under tones.
I love the variety of undertones that Nars offers in their complexion range, there really is a great match for the full spectrum of skin tone and undertone combinations.
My Additional Personal Foundation Shades for Comparison
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