NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

I know what you’re thinking: another post about an overpriced foundation that you’re “obsessed” with? Really?

I promise I won’t use  the word “obsessed.”

IMG_4129A recent trip to the NARS Melrose store resulted in a couple of stellar purchases, and this is certainly one of them. NARS just released this product about a month ago and the NARSissist in me was eager to try it.

IMG_4135The Cream Compact Foundation promises to “even skin with a lightweight, luminous finish” with medium buildable coverage. You purchase the small compact with the foundation as well as a compact case. Once you run out of foundation, you only have to repurchase the small compact. The compact is portable and easy to throw in your makeup bag. IMG_4149The best part about this foundation is that it feels like you have no makeup on, and it’s impossible to make it look cake-y. You can apply it with your fingers for light coverage, or use the provided sponge for a more complete look.

Let’s talk about the sponge. It’s anti-bacterial, so you don’t have to worry about washing it incessantly. I’m not really a fan of applying my makeup with a sponge, but this is the first one I actually like. Bravo François Nars, you’ve created the perfect complement to an already perfect product.

The one “downside” to this product is that it definitely needs to be set with powder. A translucent formula should do the trick.

Have no fear, I haven’t betrayed my adored Chanel Vitalumière Aqua (review HERE). This just provides some extra coverage for a night out or when you need a little extra oomph.

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Sophia Brahos

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