What it is:
A foundation with medium buildable coverage, up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear, featuring full-powered radiance to smooth the look of skin.
NARS’ first 16-hour foundation has a lightweight, breathable, fade-resistant formula and features medium-to-full, buildable coverage in 33 skin-matching shades to fit all skin tones and undertones. The transfer-resistant, sweat-resistant formula stays color-true all day, and continues to look fresh and vibrant, as if it was just applied. This formula features superior blendability for an imperceptible effect that looks natural, like skin. It doesn’t look or feel cakey, heavy, drying, or masking. A unique combination of translucent base with micronized amino acid-coated pigments and mineral tone-balancing powders mimic skin’s tone, fusing with it for the closest match. NARS’ Skin Optimizing Complexa blend of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extractshelps support skin’s elastic fibers to smooth and improve skin’s appearance over time for optimal radiance.
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What else you need to know:
Use a pearl-size amount of product. The foundation is concentrated in pigments and blends easily. A little goes a very long way. When too much foundation is used, the Skin Recognition Pigmentswhich act like magnets for long-wear benefitsmay get stuck on dry patches or rough skin surface. It is therefore recommended to use an exfoliator to smooth skin's surface before applying. First apply foundation with fingertips, then buff in with a sponge if needed. For best results, NARS recommends applying to clean, moisturized skin without primer.
This product is also oil-free, fragrance-free, non-drying, dermatologist-tested, and noncomedogenic.
"Makeup shouldn’t cover your skin, it should enhance your natural beauty, not mask it."François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
In a 1-week independent U.S. consumer study of 65 participants:
- 94% agree the foundation applies uniformly without streaking
- 91% agree the foundation blends effortlessly
- 91% agree the skin appears smooth while wearing the foundation
- 85% agree the foundation feels weightless
- 75% agree skin looked radiant all day