on the journey of living a minimalist lifestyle, makeup has been one of the hardest things to pare down. with that i decided to find a base makeup brand that offered an array of products that was natural, breathable, high quality. you know what, i don’t buy new makeup unless i have to replace what i’ve used…crazy.
i’ve been using the nars sheer glow foundation since i discovered nars. however, i’ve noticed, that as of late my skin has become more oily throughout my entire face. previously having combination skin, the sheer glow foundation gave a beautiful finish…but now the oiliness has become a little scary and out of control. i was on the hunt for a matte foundation outside of nars, but alas, there’s no need to stray. =)
the nars bronzing powder is my favorite bronzer. i know im such a narscissist but honestly it’s my favorite. i’ve tried and used up the marc jacobs #instamarc light filtering contour powder and honestly marc jacobs may be my new venture to add to my makeup collection…just maybe. i’m still trying to go through the rest of my anastasia beverly hills contour palette and i don’t like it. maybe that’s why it has taken me forever to use one pan up. *thinking to myself* yeah i’m just going to throw it out, it’s over and cancelled. anyway, this bronzer is so beautiful and has some shimmer to it, however, this new product is just matte. i don’t have the smoothest skin so shimmery products freak me out. this bronzer still looks so beautiful on my skin. the sun wash diffusing bronzer has me excited to try.
Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation
There’s longwear. And then there’s strongwear. Introducing NARS’ first 16-hour foundation. Untraceable. Unstoppable. Unlike anything else. Longwear is finally lightweight. High coverage is now super natural. Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time. Wears longer. Stays stronger. Looks better with each hour. Specialized skin-matching technology ensures your most natural match yet.
Medium-to-full, buildable coverage
16-HOUR FADE-RESISTANT WEAR
16 hours of fade-resistant wear with medium-to-full, buildable coverage.
Transfer-resistant. Sweat-resistant. Resists oxidization so color stays true all day.
Stays fresh and vibrant, as if just applied.
Skin Optimizing Complex, a blend of Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts, helps support skin elastic fibers to smooth and improve skin’s texture over time for optimal radiance.
BUILDABLE COVERAGE WITHOUT THE WEIGHT
Patent pending technology delivers a uniquely weightless and breathable texture.
Superior blendability for an imperceptible effect that looks natural, like skin, doesn’t look or feel cakey, heavy, drying or masking.
PERFECTLY MATCHES SKINTONE
A unique combination of translucent base with micronized amino-acid coated pigments and mineral tone balancing powders that mimic skin’s tone, fusing with skin for the closest match.
34 skin-matching shades to fit all skin tones and undertones.
- Dispense one pump or a pearl sized amount of Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation and warm with fingertips
- Too much formula accentuates lines and imperfections. Avoid excess application around eyes or contours of the face.
- Apply foundation starting at the center of the face and blend out with fingertips. Focus on one area at a time and blend well.
Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer
Soft. Singular. Seductive. Innovation meets inspiration in a breakthrough new powdered bronzer that defies convention. Matte bronzer takes on a new dimension enhanced by the warmth of natural light. Designed with Soft Blurring Technology, this innovative powder captures the light and diffuses imperfections for soft-focus bronzing that enhances and entrances. Smooth. Silky. Weightless. Effortlessly delivers a wash of allover color or layers for concentrated warmth. A translucent matte finish allows the complexion to show through for the most natural effect. Skin looks like skin—just warmer, softer, and more perfected.
Powdered bronzer imparts natural-looking warmth without visible shimmer.
Soft Blurring Technology instantly delivers a smooth, matte finish allowing skin tone to show through for a natural effect.
Spherical powders: Provide a diffusing effect to help skin appear perfected and deliver an ultra-soft, velvety, texture.
FOR ALL SKIN TONES
Extended shade range including best-selling shades Laguna and Casino.
- For a natural glow, dust Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer all over face for a subtle bronzed effect. Layer to intensify color.
- For dimension, softly sculpt with Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer. Apply in the natural contours of the face: under the cheekbones and along the hairline and jawline.
natural radiant longwear foundation –
now with this product you only need a pea size amount for your entire face. i’ve been using this foundation everyday for 2 weeks now. the first few times I used this product straight on with no moisturizer and used a beauty blender. the result was that the formula is creamy but would settle in the fine lines and felt dry. then a few days after i applied the foundation with moisturizer and used a beauty blender and just had an issue with settling in the fine lines. next i used a moisturizer and applied it with a kabuki brush and the result came out to a perfect finish. as far as the staying power…i don’t use setting powder or spray. my face didn’t look as slick but the staying power without setting was about 10 hours. i would blot once in a while throughout the day but all in all a great product. but tbh i still really love the sheer glow foundation much better. so i’m not quite sure if i would be repurchasing the longwear foundation.
sun wash diffusing bronzer –
this bronzer is still by far one of favorite formulas and color match for a natural look. i do like the more matte look but can see myself still going back to the original with the slight shimmer.
have you tried any of these products? what are your thoughts? do you have any holy grail recommendations?