Monday, February 17, 2014
Product Review- NARS Radiant Cream Foundation
NARS Radiant Cream Foundation Review
From the Brand: NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation brilliantly evens skin with a lightweight, luminous finish. Combining the supple feel of a cream foundation with the sleek ease of a portable compact, the Advanced Emulsion Technology formula may be applied wet or dry for artistic versatility. Blending seamlessly with weightless medium buildable coverage, skin feels soft and comfortable with moisture levels boosted by 80% after 12 hours, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhancing skin's radiance.
Retails for: $38.00 for the foundation refills, $10 for the compact
Where to Buy: Sephora stores and Sephora.com, NARS counters at select department stores, http://www.narscosmetics.com
My Thoughts: I was not a fan of this foundation at all. Instead of hydrating, I found it greasy on my skin and difficult to set without looking cakey. It emphasized my dry patches and didn't offer a level of coverage I wanted. I tried it with a damp blending sponge, the dry sponge that was included in the compact, and a Real Techniques Expert Face brush. All three applications I had the same problems.
I've heard such amazing things about this foundation that I was really disappointed in how it worked for me. I got the best finish with the Real Techniques brush, but by the end of the day the foundation had absorbed into my skin and left my complexion looking blotchy. My skin was really dry at the time, so I'll try it again later in the year when the weather is warmer and my face isn't so flakey. Hopefully it will change my opinion of it. At the present time, I'm not a fan at all.
I love the fact that this comes in a refillable compact. It's lightweight and portable, and you don't have to worry about it spilling in your handbag. The compact itself is a little big for my taste, with the sponge sitting next to the foundation rather than in a compartment above or below the makeup itself.
Final Verdict: If the formula works for you and you can afford the hefty price tag, go for it. If you're looking for something more affordable, keep looking. This isn't it.