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New to me from NARS



I have worn the same foundation for years. Laura Mercier Silk Creme has been my go to for about four years. It always gave me great coverage without being too flat. However, Laura Mercier recently changed the Silk Creme formula and on finishing my last tube, I decided to try something new.

I have loved Nars for years. In fact, one of the first expensive products I never bought was Nars Turkish Delight lipgloss as Kim Kardashian used to really love it! However, I had limited experience of Nars base products. When I visited Brown Thomas a few months ago, I visited the Nars counter and tried out a sample of the relatively new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Sante Fe. The foundation delivers medium to full coverage. However, as the name suggests, the formula feels very light. On first application, I loved this foundation. However it took me a few months to find out how to apply it best. DO NOT apply it with a brush. It will look awful. One to two pumps of the formula either applied with my hand or with a Beauty Blender (my preferred method) delivers the perfect complexion. The foundation wears beautifully during the day with formula looking even better half way through the day. I find that with powdering around the T Zone in the morning, the foundation can last all day on my combination skin. This foundation is perfect for dry/sensitive/combo skin but I wouldn't recommend it if you are over oily as the formula is already quite an oily consistency.

In addition to purchasing the foundation, I also purchased the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey. This is one of the best concealers in my opinion for illumination. I love to apply it in a V shape under my eye to brighten and lift the area. Again, like the foundation, it has good coverage. However, on me, I find if I bring this too high under the eye it can crease. Therefore I use this more as a highlight/brightener rather than a concealer.

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