Rated 4.06 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 2036 customers Definitely a new go to
DebNP from Georgia
For a 12 hour shift I use a translucent powder on my T-zone even at my age I still get shiny after a few hours
I'm making this my new foundation
Tee from Indiana
Great full coverage, blends great and the perfect shade
Prethie from Cali
My favorite foundation
Lissa from American Fork, UT
This makeup spreads well but it is so sticky. If you put powder over it, it reduces the stick factor but then it looks cakey. I use a translucent, light setting powder that looks great with other makeup but not this one. It also doesn't set well. I got the color that should have matched my skin but it looks very yellow on me. Not a fan. Seriously upset about this purchase. Won't buy this foundation again.
Disappointed-N-Cincy from Cincinnati, Oh
UGH! I don't even know where to start. I had such high hopes for this product. It was not what I hoped for. It's matte, not dewy.. I filtered by skin type looking for something that wouldn't make my winter dry skin worse.. This was not the product to provide that. I hate that I will be returning this, but the search for the best foundation for dry skin continues.
Applies best with fingers honestly
Lia from Texas
I hated this for a long time. It never got used. But foundation really is only as good as your own skin. I try not to fault foundations if my own skin is bad, and that's when I first used it. After my face was balanced, this is is now my staple foundation. For some reason, I have to apply it with my hands though, just like a moisturizer. The coverage is amazing, and when it melts into my skin it looks so beautiful and natural. Sometimes I put it on and it looks like I don't even have to apply the rest of my makeup. Just looks like beautiful skin.
Kelly K. from Boise ID
I use a good primer, setting powder and setting spray and the finish is beautiful, the coverage is medium but buildable to a full coverage. I was a little uneasy to spend this much money on on a foundation, but it is absolutely worth it.
Bcrit from Wv
After all the hype I thought I would try it and I didn't like it at all. Slides right off. Seemed very watery and I wasn't at all impressed for the price.
Not going to buy it
Jim from Richmond, Virginia
It was too Cakey
I Love this product!!
Vickie from Florida
First time trying the longwear formula. This product is so lightweight, but actually stays on all day. I have mature skin and it does not crease. I will say as with any longwear formula, put your foundation on in sections, it does start to set quickly.
Mayelin from Washington
Hello I use Mac nc30 what shade would be in nars
Neanie from Indiana
I tried the sheer glow and it's a no for my dry sensitive skin. I had to come back to the radiant longwear formula. I needed a slightly darker shade than Siberia because I get more sun at work these days, so I asked a consultant on nars website and they recommended Mont Blanc. I was worried that it would be too peachy, but it's actually spot on. The only way I get longwear is to set it with a good fine milled powder. Hourglass veil and it cosmetics bye bye pores work well with this foundation on my dry skin.
Melissa from Maine
I must say, my guilty pleasure is buying foundations. I have everything from Drugstore to Luxury and my goodness, this is my FAVORITE foundation I've tried so far. I have very dry, dehydrated skin and this looks absolutely beautiful on my skin. It has pretty decent coverage and doesn't look cakey at all. It's definitely worth the hype.
This is my new fav
kimberq from Wichita, KS
I have been using EL Doublewear for years but I find myself reaching for this more and more! Over the last few years, I have tried multiple brands (prestige to drug store) and this one outshines all others by far. I normally apply with a beauty blender and it leaves a nice glow to my skin- never orange OR shiny- it is really unlike any other foundation I have used before! I also like how long it lasts, and WITH a mask on. I think my setting spray is the real MVP for that of course. lol. BUT EL has been my holy grail/ daily use for so long however I rank NARS Radiant right up there with it!
Love the coverage ❤️
Pretty In Pink from Chicago
Overall I really liked this foundation! Unfortunately because of how it doesn't oxidize a whole lot, you have to make sure you match properly. The Syracuse was too dark for me, so next time I will try Aruba or something lighter. But is really light, smooth and can give you that full coverage if you use an extra pump or so. Blends flawlessly, covers really fast. This is a good daily foundation when you doing have much time to pack on a cheaper foundation to build good coverage. This one is great for that!!
WOW! DEFINITELY BUY THIS!!!!
Cellie from Los Angeles
I finally caved in on buying this foundation! They couldn't match me but tried my best to find the closest shade to match my jawline/neck. When I got home I tried it on and it was super light weight but very full coverage!!! ! I was kinda upset to see that it was more orange than I expected but with a setting powder, bronzer, blush and blending it all in I noticed that it oxidized a little and matched me 95%! It was amazing all day wear! I used the origins ginzing moisturizer, Matte porefessional by benefit primer, and the urban decay setting spray. Obviously it was a matte look but I can't wait to try different types finishes!
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.