I was anticipating the arrival of the new Nars foundation for quite some time, and when I finally had the chance to try it out, I jumped all in. I wasn’t expecting a miracle due to the fact that the sheer glow (also by Nars) no longer works on me and I had pretty much given up on the possibility of any foundation being a holy grail after the MUFE mat velvet due to my oily skin woes. However, this foundation is a game changer. I wear the shade Syracuse for reference.
It is the THINNEST consistency FOUNDATION I have ever used, and it still has an insane amount of coverage. I would say its medium/full to full coverage. You only need one pump for your entire face- and this pump only dispenses a small amount, not the amount most pumps dispense! Not only that, it has the most gorgeous, luxurious velvet texture to it that makes it photograph really well, and looks like real skin. Once you apply it, it doesn’t look slippery or “wet” or “sticky” and therefore does not have to be powdered- thats a personal preference.
Also, its been wearing really well on my oily skin. I get about 5 hours of wear without any shine at all, and when it does start to shine, its the good, non oily kind. I find myself having to blot only after 7-8 hours, and thats only because I like it to be 100%..but honestly, its not a must. I do wear a translucent powder over it regardless.
And lastly, it photographs beautifully!!
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They are $48/piece, and have a frosted glass, thin shaped rectangular bottle with a matte cover
Artificial, yellow light indoors
Picture taken under a soft light (lighting equipment)
This picture is taken with natural light streaming in from the window
This picture was taken outdoors with flash photography
– Need a very small amount for full face (bottle will last for a long time)
– Looks and feels luxurious
– Absolutely weightless
– Does not separate on oily skin
– No oxidization
– Color range
– Photographs very well
– Luminous finish that is wearable on oily skin
Overall Grade: A+
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