Natural nuances: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

I’ve been trying out a lot of foundations lately.

Foundation is one of my favourite beauty items, so I never get sick of trying out new ones since they make your skin look so perfect and they are all different in their each unique way. Although I have probably 20 different foundations in my collection currently, one that I always have to have in there is NARS Sheer Glow. In fact, NARS Sheer Glow was probably the last foundation I purchased (which says a lot since I get so many foundations in to try out).

In case you aren’t familiar with NARS Sheer Glow, it’s a sheer, buildable foundation with a natural-looking finish that evens out skin tone. It contains NARS’ Complexion Brightening Formula and leaves skin hydrated, softer, and smoother. There are over 40 shades to choose from and I love it so much because it truly is radiant on the skin and gives you a perfect glow (all while giving you amazing coverage as well).

NARS Natural Radiance Longwear Foundation

Since I love Sheer Glow so much, I haven’t tried out the brand’s other foundations, until now. ¬†After expressing my undying love for Sheer Glow, the brand was so kind to send over their Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (along with a couple spare Sheer Glows as well, since girl, I *cannot* go without the stuff).

Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (C$60) is a 16-hour foundation that is designed to be long wearing, lightweight, high coverage, and natural looking. The foundation is infused with raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts to help soothe and improve the look of your skin instantly and over time. The brand says that the foundation is designed to look better with each hour you wear it.

NARS sent me the same shade I wear in Sheer Glow, Vallauris, and I do have to admit that I am very impressed with this foundation. It is very light, which is impressive considering how much of a coverage it gives your skin. It’s breathable, it’s long wearing, and it’s lightweight, which is pretty much everything I look for in a foundation.

NARS Natural Radiance Longwear Foundation

Would I say my skin looks better every hour I wear it? No, but it does hold up nicely and I don’t feel the need for touchups throughout the day, which is awesome. Looks like there are only 34 shades of this foundation, however, this one does come with a pump, which is sold separately for Sheer Glow (I don’t know why to be honest; that would be my only qualm, sometimes it’s tough getting it out of the jar).

So do I love Natural Radiant Longwear more than Sheer Glow? Oooh tough to say. They are two different finishes, so it is tough to compare them. I’m glad I have both in my collection and it will be tough to choose between the two if I want to go the NARS foundation route. The two foundations have different finishes and coverage, so I think there is a place in your collection for both, however, since price is always a factor, if you want to pick one up, I would look into what you like in a foundation; medium vs. full coverage, radiant vs. glowing, etc.

NARS Natural Radiance Longwear Foundation swatches

If you have both, I would love to know your thoughts and which one is your favourite.

Have you tried NARS’ foundations? What are your thoughts?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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