While I often go into ruts of boredom with makeup releases, there is always one product that is guaranteed to grab my attention. Foundation. Ok, maybe two – Concealer too. Oh wait, three – Lipstick. Oh hell, blush too LOL! But foundation is most certainly at the top of the list.
The NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation was released a few months back. When I first sampled it, I was quite taken aback. This is one of the fullest coverage foundations I’ve ever come across. It even beats the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-wear Weightless Foundation in terms of coverage. Because full coverage foundation isn’t my thing, I decided to pass on it.
Then, one day, I was given the opportunity to learn a little more about it, so I popped along to the store. The first thing I’d note is that because the coverage is so high, getting a proper shade match is key. I did not realise it until I went in-store.
I usually wear NARS foundations in Mont Blanc or Light 2. This has been quite consistent for me in most of the different textures and formula. I knew that if I stuck to Light 2, I was quite safe in getting a colour match. However, maybe because of the intensity of the pigment that delivers the coverage, Mont Blanc made my skin look a little odd, and even dull. The makeup artist suggested instead that I try Light 3 – Gobi. I wasn’t very sure, because it looked more yellow in tone than I like. But I gave it a go anyway.
Much to my surprise, it turned out that Gobi was the proper shade match for me in the Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation!