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 2218 customers Lasted an hour
Jen from Westchester
I have combination skin and was looking for a new foundation. It looked ok for the first hour then got absorbed leaving my face patchy and uneven..especially around the cheeks and nose. Will be returning
Cakey and not good for dry skin
Makayla from Medford, Oregon
I picked this one because it said lightwear on the website and good for dry skin. It made my skin look really dry, cracked, and flakey. Also made my skin feel really rough while wearing and transferred easily to any material to touched my face.
The best foundation of Nars
MZ from IL
Day and night.
Sana from Merced
Have dry skin and I need something that doesn't cling to dry patches.. amazed by this foundation. love the shade too.. it gives a nice luminous finish and skin looks amazing..
LOVE this foundation - do not pass this one up
Shannon from New Jersey
Yes yes yes
Best foundation I've found so far.
Josie from Washington state
I have oily skin with dry patches on my cheek and chin this foundation works well to cover and feel hydrated with a natural finish. A little goes a long way!
Redwop from Laguna beach
Use it occasionally, doesn't feel heavy
Amazing but not really long wear
mar from california
This foundation is really nice for my skin in the winter and keeps my makeup nice but i wouldnt rlly say this is a 16 hr foundation it starts flaking and getting patchy after 9 hrs
Best high end foundation
Sanborn01 from Lakeland, fl
This is my second favorite foundation! Il Makiage is my number 1.
Blends out flawlessly with sponge or brush
Can build it up in layers without getting cake face
Finally found my shade
ALTD from San Siego
Love this foundation.. I should have tried this product a long time ago. Shade matches my skin tone.
The product was fine.
wendy from Kansas City, MO
I gave 3 stars but not for the product. I do like Nars foundation, but I was color matched at the store and the color was too light. I explained to the salesperson that I had used this foundation in the past, but the color seemed a little dark for my skintone these days. She grabbed a couple of shades, dabbed them on my jawline and never said a word. I picked the one I thought was closest and asked her what she thought, she just kind of nodded her head. When i got home and used it it was too light! I feel like if they ask if you want to be color matched, they should be willing to actually help you get the correct shade. I will return the foundation, but will pick my own shades from now on!
Chey from Chicago
I love this Foundation. So creamy, blends like a dream.
I will this product again.
Divina from Black Mountain, NC
I'm not an expert for makeups. But I got the assistance from your very good associate & she helped me a lot. I very much appreciate her kindness.
Stay away if you have oily skin
Rose from Dobbs ferry
This is not for people with oily skin 1 hour after application you need to pat down your face with powder is a oily mess don't do it
for dry skin
nadster33 from mesquite
this Foundation is for people with dry skin not for oily skin and I promise you this foundation will look Flawless on you
I would buy this again.
Tammy from Franklin, TN
I really liked how this went on and lasted all day.
Not buy product again
Rhinrhi from Reading pa
I wish I loved it. Goes on skin smooth but doesn't last long. It seems to enhance dry areas and split around it. I used with and with out primer and same result. I also used with my fingers and brush resulting in same mess. So expensive for it to not last. Even used setting spray and same thing.
So far I'm really impressed!
Ambs from Oklahoma
I can't say too much about this foundation yet because I've only used it a couple of times since buying it a few days ago, but so far I'm really liking it. I was using the Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation for a while and really enjoyed that one but noticed that it would start looking pretty heavy after only 3 to 4 hours of wear, and I think it was oxidizing on me as well. This NARS foundation does not end up looking heavy on me after a few hours, and does not seem to oxidize at all. A little does go a long way. This gives me the same amount of coverage as the Urban Decay one, a nice medium-to-full buildable application. I'm personally okay with only using a small amount and having the medium coverage. I don't want it to look like I have a mask of makeup on. I also use the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer with this NARS foundation, and they work great together! I would definitely recommend this combo.
Irgisola from Boston
I am really picky with my foundation. This one so far isn't too bad. But I do find it caking. I do not like using a lot of make up and prefer a natural look. When applied it looks natural but not a fan after time. I am really lazy with foundation and hate the whole process so I prefer tinted moisturizer. Especially Lancôme.
Chloe from Ar
This foundation is so good for people with dry skin it
blazedinvegas from Pittsburgh
Absolutely horrible. horrible coverage, comes off on anything, etc. It looked okay for maybe 20 minutes then started sinking grossly into my skin. i will be returning
Love but broke me out
Nj12 from Nj
I love this foundation so much and the finish is full coverage and beautiful but it broke me out in painful cystic acne on my chin so I unfortunately had to return it. So disappointing because I had finally found a foundation that was truly full coverage that worked for my dry skin. Guess I'll have to keep searching
A little goes a long way!
Ali from Texas
I have oily skin, after reading a lot of reviews I was really unsure. I watched the foundation in action online, I'm so glad I did. I got my shade perfect, it looks like a filter on your skin. I used a small pump to cover my face, using my finger to tap the product in. It's very concentrated, if you're not used to brands like NARS, go slow and build. The coverage is full. I didn't notice any extreme gloss or shine after hours of wear, it stayed in place without powder. I think this is my new every day makeup.
I would definitely buy this foundation again!
Abby from Erie, PA
I love this foundation! It's super long lasting, I can go an entire 9 hour work day and it still looks great when I come home! I've always had a problem with creasing, but I think I finally found the foundation that doesn't sit in my fine lines.
Don't be like me
EllessKay from Florida
I ALWAYS knew that the NARS foundation was geared towards people with dry skin. But one day my friend was wearing it and it looked flawless so I ignored the warning signs and bought it anyway (I have very oily skin). Quick answer: Didn't work. My face was so oily and greasy. I should've listened. NOT FOR OILY SKIN.
I literally get ~jealous~ of people with drier skin because this foundation is so incredibly stunning. I highly recommend it for people that fit the criteria because it looks flawless!