The New Nars Base

There are some brands who just absolutely perfect certain categories, with the formulations being consistently great across the board. Nars is one of those brands, because they ace their base every time. I’m pretty sure everyone has tried sheer glow by this point, their tinted moisturisers are gorgeous and their concealers continue to sell out. This time. I’ve been trying out the new Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, which has very bold claims – it’s promising to be longwear, lightweight and radiant.

The formula

This is a high coverage foundation (not quite as much as Huda, post here, but still up there!), with a fairly light formula considering how strongly pigmented it is. It definitely remains lightweight in how it feels on the skin, and doesn’t feel heavy or caked at any point – I’ve tested for around 13 hours and it remained the same. The coverage is pretty much my dream situation, and I have to say that I’ve been really impressed thus far. It definitely still looks like skin, and it doesn’t mask the complexion in a veil of flat colour. Too much can cause it to cake, so one pump covers the face adequately – I find it applies best with a beauty blender, like all bases!

It is dewy so oily skins would need to set with a powder – I use the Glossier wowder through the centre of the face to lock it in. In terms of it suiting all skin types, like it claims, I would say that it’s not excessively glowing so that it will make you look oily come lunchtime, but at the same time it’s not hydrating so dry skins might crave a little extra slip.

How does it compare to sheer glow?

If you’re a fan of sheer glow, then you’re definitely going to like this formula! First and foremost, this one comes with a pump. The Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation has a similar finish on the skin, although it is noticeably more luminous. Upon application it’s lighter and more fluid than sheer glow, and I find the texture is quicker to blend into the skin seamlessly. The other main difference would be that this one definitely wears a little better, so if you’re out and about all day this would be top pick. It’s not drastically different though, in the sense that this foundation isn’t filling an obvious gap in the market – rather, it’s a new launch utilising new technology.

The shade range

I do like how the shade range in Nars remains fairly consistent across the board – a hue in one formulation is almost identical in another line, so it’s easy to shop the new ranges. I’m shade Mont Blanc, as I am across the rest of the brand. Have to also comment on the inclusive shade range – there are 33 from pale to deep.


Are you a fan of a Nars base?

Wearing all Nars, including Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Anita lipstick, Orgasm blush & Kalahari eyeshadow duo.