Love it: NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Available now at Mecca Cosmetica, NARS’s incredible new Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is one of the smartest of the longwear bunch that I have been lucky enough to play with and a definite must-try. 
Unlike many of its ilk, this nourishing longwear has a beautifully velvet finish and is a cinch to apply, blending easily with fingers or my trusty Rae Morris Radiance brush (another Mecca find that I now can’t live without) and settling perfectly onto my skin. A little also goes a long way, so start small and build up depending on your desired end result.
It is actually formulated to improve the skin hour by hour with its skin optimising complex -a blend of raspberry, apple, and watermelon extracts that helps support skin elastic fibres to smooth and improve skin texture (often needed in winter), while specialised pigments recognise and fuse with your skin for your closest match yet.
With a 16-hour, fade-resistant wear along with full-powered radiance, its medium-to-full buildable coverage stays vibrant and fresh, as if just applied, all day long.  The staying power is enhanced by a patent pending technology that delivers a uniquely weightless texture with superior blendability for an imperceptible effect that really, truly looks like skin. I have never had more compliments than I do when sporting this formula, and that’s despite my fluctuating rosacea and drier skin from the constant changes in weather. I’m finding I don’t need any additional powder to set the formula, but that may change in humid weather or if you have an oilier skin type.
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation is available in New Zealand exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima and online at, with an RRP of $78.00. Available in 33 skin-matching shades - ranging from deep espresso to the fairest tones – I think this relative newbie is a bit of a game changer, and I just can’t get enough. Highly recommended and worth every cent!


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