Your best light: NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

Well it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about a new NARS product.

I love NARS but if I had to choose only one product to use from them, I do have to say that they kill it with their foundations.  NARS Sheer Glow is one of my favourite foundations ever but I also really love their Soft Matte Complete Foundation and the Natural Radiant Foundation as well.  Not sure what they are putting in their formulas but their foundations just make my skin look so flawless.

Anyways, they recently introduced a new foundation, which you may have seen all over your Instagram and TikTok, called the Light Reflecting Foundation (C$65), which they claim is a hybrid foundation/skincare combo.

The Light Reflecting Foundation, available in 36 shades, instantly blurs imperfections, smooths the look of textured skin, and helps to conceal blemishes, dark spots, and redness.  NARS says that with regular use, this foundation will visibly improve skin’s clarity after six weeks of use, even after you remove it.

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

Okay, so what’s in it that makes it so special? So glad you asked!  It contains a vegan formula, including biomimetic oat, which visibly improves skin clarity, Japanese lily turf to instantly strengthen the skin’s barrier and improve moisture, and cocoa peptides and milk thistle to help defend skin against environmental aggressors and blue light.

This foundation is suitable for most skin types, including sensitive skin and offers a medium, buildable coverage with a natural finish.

NARS sent me three shades to choose from and I was instantly struck with how glowy it makes my skin look.  It also has a similar feel to the Soft Matte foundation, in that once it’s on it does dry down nicely and stays put.  I feel like it’s a great everyday foundation and is mask friendly since I don’t feel like it will transfer at all.  The coverage is also breathable and lightweight and really does last all day on the skin.

NARS Light Reflecting Foundation swatched

So how does this foundation compare to their other lineup of amazing ones?  Well, this one is more skincare focused, so I would say it’s perfect for everyday wear.  I usually reserve Sheer Glow and Radiant for a night out.  I find that Soft Matte I can really wear any time of the day, so I would say this one would be closest to the latter.  Since skincare though is a major category right now in the beauty community and everyone seems to be upping their routine, then this fits nicely into that box since you can wear it whatever the occasion and know you are also protecting and hydrating your skin.

It is on the pricey side but it’s also NARS and as I mentioned earlier, I think their foundations are 100 per cent worth the cost.  If you are also a fan of their other formulas then I would take a look into picking up a shade of the new Light Reflecting foundation as well.

Have you tried out the NARS Light Reflecting foundation?

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

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