Beauty Find - NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation


NARS has a new foundation that is worth adding to your makeup collection.

For the first time in the NARS line, NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation is housed in a refillable convenient compact, but thankfully, it still comes in a large range of shades (20!).
To begin using, I opened up the pre-wrapped foundation cube (shown above on the left) and popped it easily into the compact. I loved the sleek, thin, lightweight design of the compact, which is perfect to throw in a bag and of course for travel.
First, applying with a dry compact sponge, the foundation felt very light and creamy. While the texture was on the "drier" side, it still melted instantly into my skin. I also liked using a foundation brush to apply, and found it quite buildable to full coverage. I used the shade, Trinidad (shown, above), which was a good match for my tanned summer skin tone. 

Used dry, the finish was very "natural-matte". Meaning it gave me great coverage and also managed to keep the oilies at bay in my tzone for the most part during the day.  It also managed to provide a nice level of moisture to my drier areas, like my cheeks.

Used with a damp sponge, the finish was a bit more "dewy" and could still be built up to a full coverage look.  If you're someone who shies away from foundations because you don't like to feel like you're wearing anything on your skin, this is a perfect formula.  It was practically weightless on my skin. The staying power was fantastic during the day, with just a light blot or two necessary, even in warmer, more humid weather.
If you're due for a new foundation to start off the Fall season, this is a great one to try! - RLB
*Compact and refill are sold separately, but the compact is very well constructed and designed, so you will most likely not ever have to buy another, therefore, only the foundation would need to be replaced.
*This product was provided courtesy of NARS PR for reviewing purposes.


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