January 19, 2018

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Have you tried the new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation? Suitable for normal, combination and oily skin types, this long-wear foundation is enriched with fruit extracts (raspberry, apple, watermelon) to improve skin's texture over time. There's 33 shades to choose from, and the formula is supposed to provide medium to full coverage and a second skin finish!

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NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review Swatches All Shades Before After Oily Skin MAC Equivalent NW10 NC15 NW20 NC25 NC30 NW35 NC40 NW45 NC50 NW55

The foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump, which is always a great thing in my book. The pump dispenses a tiny amount of product, so instead of my usual 1-2 pumps with other foundations, I use 3 pumps with this one.

The formula feels hydrating and a bit oily, but it doesn't feel sticky or heavy on the skin. And the coverage.. oh the coverage!!! A little bit goes a long way, this foundation is so pigmented! I would say that the coverage is medium, buildable to full. But it doesn't look cakey!!

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review Stromboli Santa Fe Fiji

The finish is hard to describe, it's semi-matte but radiant at the same time! It gives my skin a lit from within glow! If you look closely enough, you can see that the foundation is slightly pearly, but it doesn't contain any glitters (whew!).

I like to apply it with my fingers, because it's faster and for some strange reason it looks even better than when I apply it with a damp Beautyblender! The formula doesn't dry too fast either, it's very easy to apply.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review Swatches Before After NC15 Deauville
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation in Deauville

My skin is very oily, and the foundation tend to separate around my mouth if I don't set it with some loose powder. I like to use a good mattifying primer too, such as the BareMinerals Combo Control milky face primer. I still need to use 2-3 blotting sheets throughout the day, but it last much longer on me when I use these two additional products.

It doesn't last the promised 16 hours, but with a good primer and a mattifying powder, it last more than 10 hours on my extremely oily skin (which is still pretty good!).

Overall, this is a great winter foundation for me. I can't get enough of that gorgeous finish and amazing coverage!

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review Packaging Pump

Let's jump into the swatches! For your information, my skin is similar to NC15 at the moment.

Also, I let the foundation dry for 5-10 minutes, so you can see the true colors better.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Swatches Oslo Blanc Yukon Gobi Salzburg Patagonia Vienna MAC Equivalencies

Oslo (Light 1) is a bit darker than NW10 and has pink undertones.

Mont Blanc (Light 2) is slightly darker than NW15 and has pink, slightly neutral undertones.

Yukon (Light 2.5) is slightly lighter than NW20 and has pink, slightly peachy undertones.

Gobi (Light 3) is a bit lighter than NC10 and has yellow undertones.

Salzburg (Light 3.5) is slightly lighter than NC20 and has golden, slightly peachy undertones.

Deauville (Light 4) is slightly darker than NC15 and has yellow, slightly neutral undertones.

Vienna (Light 4.5) is tad lighter than NC20 and has neutral, slightly peachy undertones.

Fiji (Light 5) is a bit darker than NC20 and has yellow undertones.

Punjab (Medium 1) is slightly lighter than NC30 and has yellow, slightly peachy undertones.

Patagonia (Medium 1.2) is a bit lighter than NC30 and has peach undertones.

Vallauris (Medium 1.5) is a tad lighter than NW30 has pink, slightly neutral undertones.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Swatches Sahel Vanuatu Valencia Aruba Syracuse Tahoe Huahine MAC NC40 NC30 NC45

Santa Fe (Medium 2) is a bit lighter than NW25 and has neutral, slightly peachy undertones.

Sahel (Medium 2.5) is slightly lighter than NC35 and has peach undertones.

Stromboli (Medium 3) is a bit darker than NC30 and has golden olive undertones.

Vanuatu (Medium 3.5) is slightly lighter than NC40 and has neutral, slightly yellow undertones.

Barcelona (Medium 4) is a bit darker than NC35 and has golden peach undertones.

Valencia (Medium 5) is similar to NC40 and has golden undertones.

Aruba (Medium 6) is similar to NC42 and has neutral, slightly golden undertones.

Syracuse (Medium/Dark 1) is similar to NC42 and has yellow undertones.

Tahoe (Medium/Dark 2) is a bit darker than NC42 and has golden caramel undertones.

Moorea (Medium/Dark 2.3) is similar to NC45 and has golden olive undertones.

Huahine (Medium/Dark 2.6) is slightly darker than NW40 and has peachy pink undertones.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Swatches Caracas Belem Macao Marquises Caledonia Iguacu Namibia Zambie Mali MAC NW45 NC50 NW55

Cadiz (Medium/Dark 3) is a bit lighter than N45 and has caramel, slightly red undertones.

Caracas (Medium/Dark 3.3) is similar to N45 and has gold, slightly red undertones.

Belem (Medium/Dark 3.6) is similar to NW45 and has red brown undertones.

Macao (Medium/Dark 4) is slightly darker than NC45 and has yellow undertones.

Marquises (Medium/Dark 5) is slightly darker than NC45 and has golden caramel undertones.

Manaus (Dark 1) is a bit darker than N50 and has neutral, slightly caramel undertones.

New Caledonia (Dark 2) is slightly darker than NC50 and has golden olive undertones.

Iguacu (Dark 3) is similar to NC55 and has olive undertones.

Namibia (Dark 4) is similar to NW50 and has red undertones.

Zambie (Dark 5) is similar to N55 and has neutral undertones.

Mali (Dark 6) is similar to NW55 and has cool undertones.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Review Swatches Oily Skin MAC Comparisons

The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation retails for $60 CAD for 30ml and is available at Sephora.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This blog post contains affiliate links.)

13 comments:

  1. Can I just say I LOVE your swatches and comparisons to MAC shades? I might have to give this a go, I'm also oily but this sounds like a good winter foundation for me. I was matched to Punjab in Sheer Glow, and I normally wear NC25. I wonder if Punjab will also be the shade for me in this range!

    A xx
    alexisadrienne.net

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    1. Hi Alexis!!

      Yay, I'm so glad you liked the comparisons! It was headache inducing. lol

      I don't know if the shades are identical for both ranges, but Punjab is a bit darker than NC25 (or slightly lighter than NC30, like I wrote in my review). Fiji would be a bit too light, I think.

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  2. Thank you so much for your swatch comparisons! Super useful! I tried the mont blanc because it was the shade the matched me pretty well in their all day luminous but it ended up being too light and pink on me (which is more accurate to their description I think) Interesting to note the shade differences in their foundations. I feel like Deauville would be a more accurate match to me (NC15-20 with neutral yellow undertones) so I’ll have to try that out.

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    1. You're welcome!

      Yes I think Deauville would be better for you, or Salzburg!

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  3. Your swatches are so neat! I am so happy more brands are starting to bring out "glowing" foundations as I have really dry skin! Will be on the lookout for this one.

    Raincouver Beauty

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    1. Thanks, Angela!! I heard it's not the best formula for dry skin, so you may want to ask for a sample!

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  4. Thank you for the different shade comparisons!

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  5. Your post was exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for the beautiful swatches, shade comparisons and notes about application.

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  6. Thanks for the detailed review and swatches. Extremely helpful. Thanks!

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