Rated 4.07 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Extremely Lightweight Foundation
This foundation is EXTREMELY lightweight and smooth but gives really good coverage that looks like skin. I have oily skin, so for me, this foundation was not matte, but it gave me more of a creamy/satin finish. As the day goes on and the foundation sets, it does give you a bit of a radiant glow without the oily shine. This is a solid longwear foundation. The photo below is what the make up looked like after 6 hours of wear, I wore it flawlessly for about 14 hours. As a disclaimer, if you have oily skin like me, you may need some blot powder through out the day. Although, this is a full coverage foundation it is very lightweight, therefore, if you have discoloration or marks you want to cover, you may need to use a concealer as well but this foundation is so light weight that the combination of a concealer & foundation shouldn't feel heavy at all. An added bonus is this formula has ingredients that are beneficial for your skin and it also comes with a pump! I am wearing Belem- Medium Dark 3.6
Most Helpful Critical Review Looks great for the first hour or so
I bought this about a month and a half ago. This product did nothing it stated it was supposed to. The product only stays decent looking for maybe 2 hours. Touch ups aren't possible because the product just wipes off. I have tried this with primer and without, with setting powder and without nothing makes it better. I wear glasses and you can see wear my frames split on my face and where they touch my cheeks. The foundation looks cakey and thick after just a few hours. I wasn't even able to return the product because while I was traveling the bottle leaked everywhere and wanted about 50% of the product. I am so disappointed that this product was so hyped up and it looks this bad once it is on.
Reviewed by 2011 customers Bad formula
Damaris from Texas
I didn't even finish my makeup before it started separating on my nose. When I applied setting powder (air spun) it reacted badly with the foundation and turned very orange under my eyes. It has barely any coverage and is not worth the money. I know it has a lot of good reviews so I don't know why it worked so badly on me.
The best foundation ever
Alyssa from Cartersville, GA
I will never switch foundations ever again after purchasing this one! This is the BEST foundation ever and works amazingly with any brand concealer, bronzer, blush, etc! Recently received the concealer as a Christmas gift and I will never turn back on that one either. So happy to have found my go to foundation & concealer duo that matches my skin shade perfectly and lasts alongggg time, a little bit definitely goes along way and it's full coverage!
Not for me
Allie from South Carolina
So I WANT to love this foundation, but it just doesn't work for me! I have skin that is more on the dry side so I thought this may be a good fit however I couldn't have been more wrong. Each shade I have purchased has oxidized soooo orange on my skin and this seems to bring out every ounce of texture in my skin. It just didn't work for me!
I was SO excited to buy this, and was SO, SO disappointed...
K mac from CO
I have tried applying this in every way possible. It looks GREAT when I apply it, but within minutes, it begins breaking up wherever I may sweat normally, like my T zone, and transfers from anywhere on the face. No way this stays on my face for anything. Absolutely terrible! What's with the hype??? Huge disappointment,
Definitely getting your money's worth
MichiganChick82 from Midland, MI
I out off buying this because I knew I would love it. i always have a super shiney tzone. Get a good moisturizer, and gripping primer and this stuff does what it says. I'm typically touching up oily zones 4-5 times a day. With this foundation I can get thought the entire workday, mask and all, without worrying about it. LOVE IT!
Go to foundation
Katie from Gastonia, NC
I keep coming back
Kaycee from MN
This is the only foundation I've worn that I've received compliments on my skin! I've got combination skin that often feels oily midday and other makeup generally starts to look terrible by then - not this one. I'm in my mid 30s and I don't like to wear anything that feels too drying or accentuates my wrinkles, and this doesn't do that either. It's a really great option for those that want an all day foundation with medium/full coverage that isn't drying but doesn't make your face look like an oil mess either. I've also used it through spin class and it holds up. I've applied it with a beauty blender and a brush and both work great when applying the foundation.
Everything it advertises to be!!!
JC from Louisville,Ky
I've used several concealers and foundations that are supposed to be " the best" at covering dark circles but NARS actually did, with no bleed through. I'm not a makeup guru, just know what I need. NARS soft matte foundation is what I've needed all along. So glad I found this product!!! Thank you NARS!!
Beautiful finish and coverage
StephStP from Wisconsin
I have been using EL Doublewear for a few years, and I've liked it pretty well. I decided to try this, knowing that I probably wouldn't prefer it over Doublewear. I was wrong!! I love the coverage and I love the finish. My skin tends to get oily through the day, but I also don't want to have the moisture seemingly sucked out of it. I have really liked the balance and finish with the Nars. I do use finishing powder. It is definitely being added to my makeup bag and just might fully replace my foundation.
Awesome!! A Perfect color match.
Ultachic from Clear Lake Houston, Tx
First-time to use Nars foundation and used the Ulta app to match my skin color. Being Latino and finding the perfect foundation isn't easy. I found a perfect match with Nars. It lasted all day and even to the gym after a hard work out. Feels light weight and looks natural very flattering. Not greasy feeling or caked build up. This is my new go to foundation.
Sets into pores
Bri from Citrus Heights
I wanted to love this foundation I've tried to find my shade three times but they all seemed to oxidize really orange. This foundation also showed all my imperfections! It sets into fine lines and pores!
Best foundation I have had
Pink.peonie249 from Northwest, North Carolina
I have been using this foundation for maybe two months and I love it. Two little pumps are enough for full face. Coverage is buildable. The finish is like a Demi Matte and lasts all day. I have a combination skin type so after a long day (with mask on and off all day) it does look little shiny on T zone but I fix it with some powder or shine control primer. Foundation stays in place and in great looks even under mask 😷 zone. This is the most I have paid for a foundation and it has been worth it.
Yes I would buy this product again
Ladyvan from Raleigh, NC
The Foundation is wonderful
The best foundation I've ever used!!
Amy from Abbeville,SC
I have tried a lot of foundations and this one by far is the best I've ever used! Great coverage! I've applied using a brush but have found that it works best by letting it warm on your fingertips and then blending with fingers.
Warrior from Waldorf, Maryland
I'm new to this makeup Slay life. I've only been wearing a full face for two months. I watched MUA's on Facebook & YouTube till I felt comfortable enough to go and try to do it myself. So I went to Ulta and let me tell you I almost lost my mind when I first walked in the store. I go every Wednesday to buy all the things I need. I just can't stop shopping at Ulta now. Makeup is my therapy and when I slay or shop for makeup I'm very relaxed. Thank you to all the beautiful and kind ladies that helped me shop being that I'm a newbie. I love Ulta ♥️
Not longwear for oily skin
Nicole from Fort Wayne
I tried this foundation and wanted to love it, but it didn't sit well on my oily skin. Within a few hours it was smearing off on my mask. I felt like it just sat on top of my skin even with setting it with powder and setting spray. I have used with without and with face primer, neither method made the foundation stick any better. I also gave the Soft Matte foundation a try and it was pretty sub par as well. I will stick with my tried and true Lancôme foundation going forward!
By far my fav!
Reem from Chandler, AZ
This is the only cover up I have purchased more than twice. It works for me, its not expensive and I get great coverage that doesn't cake up or dry.
Tati from Poughkeepsie
Ugh I want to love this ! But my skin is literally shinning with this foundation. Maybee great for someone with dry skin but I look like i ran a marathon even with setting powder .
My Holy Grail
Bri from Az
This foundation is amazing. I use only two pumps for my whole face and it covers beautifully. The finish is just as it says, natural radiant. Wears for such a long time and just wow!!! I have combo skin and love to use the milk makeup hydro grip primer with this foundation.
Love the coverage
Terrily from New york
I love the coverage of this makeup
Don't get the hype
javalover from Hudson, OH
I waited a long time to try this foundation and did research before making my purchase so I would understand the intended look and proper application method. But no matter what I did, this foundation looked awful on me. I have combination skin that leans more on the dry side and this makeup made my face look greasy. Tried a setting powder - did nothing to help the greasiness or keep the product on my face. If I touch my face with my hand it comes back greasy and covered with product, so good luck keeping this on your face for 16 hours! I noticed that it also settled into pores and lines and enhanced dryness, no matter how little (or much) product I used. Thankfully I saved my receipt so I can swap this out for something better!
Maggie from Okla.
You can use it every day or if you want to make it last longer use for special occasions.
NARS Great Colors, Last All Day and Photo's are Excellent!
sansomshagrugs from GA
You can use this product over your moisturizer; this make up goes on smooth and covers well. I noticed that with other make up I have used cakes up and rolls all over my face because it didn't go on smooth but not this make up! I went into the Ulta Beauty store and The Sales lady was so knowledgeable that I walked out with many different things but this make up was my favorite. People say my skin looks younger and my photos do look better. I am glad I found this product this is my second bottle. The good thing is they have many different shades for each season so if you get out in the sun and want to look tanner that got you covered.
Madeline from Houston, TX
This foundation made my skin look flawless. I need a different shade, but I definitely found a new holy grail product.
Z from OK
Is super lightweight I love it