NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation Review

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New on the scene is this Radiant Longwear Foundation from NARS, evolved from the much loved Radiant Creamy Concealer, this has a lot to live up to. The foundation claims to be fade resistant, lightweight and high coverage, as well as being radiant and long lasting. After loving the NARS Radiant Concealer, I was keen to try the foundation, as I’m always on the look out for my next holy grail product. The shade I went for was OSLO.

“Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation that stays turned on by the power of radiance. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight—and radiant. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. It wears longer, stays stronger, and looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your truest match yet. Your future looks radiant with Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.” -NARS Cosmetics

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As usual, I’ll start the evaluation with the packaging. The appearance of the bottle looks very high end and expensive, which is what you would expect from NARS. I love the glass bottle and the black lid, it’s very minimalistic and chic. It has a squeeze pump applicator which is my preferred method for applying foundation.

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On first swatch, the foundation is very creamy and feels soft on my skin. Its blends so easily and provides good coverage. I can’t wait to apply it to my face and see the results.

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This photo was taken after I had used my daily moisturiser. I usually put a primer on before I apply foundation but to test the foundation in various ways, on this occasion I decided not to.  I have combination skin, so parts of my face can get quite oily. Using a  beauty sponge, I blended the foundation onto my face.

It provided medium to full coverage and managed to conceal the majority of the redness on my face. I normally use a green colour correcting concealer but I wanted to trial the effectiveness of the foundation. You can build the coverage up even further, however I think one layer is sufficient as a little goes a long way.

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At the end of the day, the foundation was still in place and still provided good coverage. It didn’t feel cakey and I wasn’t itching to take my make up off which is usually the case. There was a slight shine to my face although it was very minor. My skin still felt smooth and soft. However, I would purchase the next darkest shade next time as this one was a tad too light for me.

Pros: 

  • Long lasting
  • Doesn’t feel cakey
  • Good coverage
  • Blends easily
  • Only need a little
  • Feels creamy and smooth
  • Comes in 33 shades
  • Beautiful packaging

Cons:

  • Could be higher coverage
  • Expensive

Overall, I would repurchase this foundation again if I could get a decent discount on it (read my haul post to find how much I paid). If you’re interested in buying this product, you can purchase the foundation from here.

Have you tried this foundation, what did you think? I hope you enjoyed this review. Thanks for reading XOXO.

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