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Which NARS Foundation Is The One For You?

a collection of 5 different nars foundations places around eachother

From matte finishes and full coverages to skin-mimicking seamlessness and featherlight formulas, NARS have everything — and we mean everything — your beauty bag could ever need. The trouble is, however, with so many foundations at our brush tips, how does one choose the right formula? Allow us to take you back to base-ics… 

Saving many-a make up mare, NARS line-up of complexion staples that have remained at the forefront of the beauty world never cease to amaze. Each tailored to specific skin types, textures and desired finishes, here’s how to meet your match: 

 Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation 

For skin that sits between normal, combination and oily, this fade-resistant formula offers a buildable, medium-to-full coverage that still maintains its luminosity. Made to support and enhance the natural fibres of your skin with a perfect hue and bouncy texture, this versatile foundation will see you through practically any occasion! After all, it’s all in the name. 

“Firstly, I love all of NARS complexion products, but I always find I gravitate back to Natural Radiant Longwear as I would describe this as a quick gateway to a flawless finish. I love that it’s not heavy or thick in texture at all which makes it easy to blend. A little goes a long way and it lasts all day without oxidising and though it covers everything I need it to; my skin still looks dewy and natural.” 

Light Reflecting Foundation 

The youngest of the complexion heroes — which should by no means be underestimated — is an innovative blend of make up and skin care that bids a-dew to redness and cakey textures with a blemish-blurring finish. A glow-giving formula by every sense of the word, this medium coverage foundation adjusts to all lighting and glides effortlessly across all skin types. Likely to be mistaken for your skin but better, this glow-to essential is perfect for the days when you want your base to do the talking.  

“I have oily skin so I was initially scared to buy this, but I’ve now repurchased this 3 times! I used to love the matte foundation but this is much more flattering on my skin, especially when I apply with my fingers and finish with a sponge!” 

Soft Matte Complete Foundation 

Offering matte but not flat coverage, this shine-free solution to a balanced base cleverly absorbs excess oil whilst protecting against harmful blue light exposure. Beating the cake-bake allegations thanks to an advanced ‘Hydramatte Balancing Complex’, expect a smooth, non-drying finish that won’t crack or budge, whatever the occasion. Got a long workday ahead or night out with your mates? This one is for you… 

“I love this foundation it’s a repeat purchase for me. It stays in place and is a large-sized tube for a good price compared to other higher-end foundations .’ 



Precious Sodimu

Precious Sodimu

Junior Copywriter

Precious Sodimu is a Junior Copywriter at Cult Beauty as well as a self-proclaimed beauty fanatic. Sticking her teeth into all things make up and skin care, Precious is always on the hunt for the best products that work perfectly together. She loves learning about the benefits of new ingredients and formulas and the wonders it could do for her. Like most, if not, all beauty devotees, Precious doesn’t go a day without her trusted SPF 50 and niacinamide serums. Away from the vanity mirror, Precious loves to sit down with a good book (probably by her favourite author, Toni Morrison), or go out and try new cuisine.