Friday, 24 January 2020

nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation retails for $64 CAD ($49 USD) and it's claimed to be a buildable, full-coverage foundation with up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear. It's available in 34 shades and I got the shade Barcelona.

Here's my review of the foundation. I did a demo, 8-hour wear test and comparison with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation comes in a glass bottle and contains 1 oz (30 mL) of product. I'm glad it comes with a pump unlike NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Coverage: Full
Finish: Natural
Shades: Available in 34 Shades
Application: NARS recommends to apply on clean, moisturized skin without primer. I would recommend using less product because if you use a lot, it can easily end up looking cakey.
I did a 8-hour wear test and I love how the foundation held up during the day. I have combination skin and I get oily on T-zone area and I love the fact that my skin barely looked oily by the end of the day. I definitely think this is a longwearing foundation!  
Overall, I do think it's a good foundation! I like the fact that it's longwearing and provides a full coverage without using too much product. I would recommend using less product as you can because otherwise, it can easily end up looking cakey and the shade might look a little off. 
Left: Photo taken after one hour of application
Right: Photo taken after 8 hours of application
Photos taken with flash
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation retails for $63 CAD ($47 USD), which is slightly less than NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation for the same amount of product but you get a pump with this new foundation.
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (Left)NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (right)

I have the shade Barcelona in both and I haven't really noticed a difference in the shades. The only thing is NARS Natural Radiant Foundation isn't as natural looking as NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and I noticed that if you do end up using a lot of product, the shade of the new foundation might end up looking a little off. 
While NARS Natural Radiant Foundation does provide a better coverage and is more longwearing, I still prefer NARS Natural Radiant Foundation because it's more natural looking, lightweight and photographs better in my opinion. 

For shade reference, I'm in NC40 in MAC.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Birthday/Black Friday Haul 2019

Here are few highlights and gifts from my birthday and I also did a quick black Friday haul. I also did a quick unboxing of the Saint Laurent Velvet Lou Camera Bag. I also have a tutorial on this makeup look coming up next week.
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Click here for my blog post of Saint Laurent Lou Velvet MatelassĂ© Camera Bag.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Sephora Holiday Hooray 2019

Beauty insiders can get $15, $20 or $25 off their purchases at Sephora (in stores and online) that they can redeem only once using code 2019HOORAY. Minimum purchases of $75 is required to redeem this offer.
  • VIB Rouge: $25 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th
  • VIB: $20 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th
  • Beauty Insiders: $15 off in store and online from December 4th to December 17th

Friday, 29 November 2019

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals 2019

Here are the beauty Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. Click here for clothing, accessories and shoes deals.
  • Dominique Cosmetics November 27th to December 2nd
    • 30% off sitewide
    • 50% off Prisma Glow Palette 
    • 25% off any collection or palette 
  • Farsali 25% off sitewide and up to 40% off select items + Free Shipping to US & UK
  • House of Lashes 30% off sitewide + Free US shipping on US orders (Minimum $50 on international orders) using code THANKFUL
  • Huda Beauty Up to 60% off select products (no code required)
  • Kiehl's 
    • $10 off $50 (20%)  -  $20 off $80 (25%)  - $35 off $115+ (30%) code JINGLE 
  • KKW Beauty 30% off sitewide - November 29th to December 2nd 11:59PM EST
  • Kylie Cosmetics November 28th to November 30th at 11:59PM PST
    • 40% lips
    • 30% face and palettes
  • Macy's (in-stores & online) Various Beauty deals (check their website)
  • NARS - 20% off sitewide or 30% on orders $150+ November 29th to December 3rd
  • Paula's Choice 20% off sitewide, 25% best sellers and 40% off exclusive Black Friday kits + Free Shipping (U.S. & Canada)
  • Sephora - Deals starting under $15 ($25 CAD) (check the website)
  • Sigma Beauty 35% off + Free worldwide shipping (no minimum required)  using code BLACKFRIDAY35 
  • Tarte Cosmetics (ships to US & Canada) 30% off using code FRIDAY30 & Free Shipping on $25 US Orders & $40 CAD orders 
  • Too Faced 30% off sitewide using code PINK30
  • Urban Decay 25% off purchases (some exclusions) using code FRIDAY from November 27th to December 2nd
Click here for Black Friday Fashion Deals

Monday, 25 November 2019

MAC Foundation Stick NC40 Demo, Wear Test & Review | Combination Skin

Here's my review of MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick NAC40. I did a 8-hour wear test and demo in this video.
It retails for $31 USD ($36 CAD) and contains 0.32 oz (9 g) of product. I purchased mine online from Sephora (MAC products are available available at Sephora for Canada). This is described to be an on-the-go multitasking foundation stick perfects skin tone, contours curves, and highlights features.
  • Buildable Medium Coverage
  • Easy to blend 
  • Natural, shine-free matte finish
  • Suitable for all skin types 
Shades: It's available in 33 shades. I got the shade NC40 and I think it's a good match for my skin tone. I also think the shade didn't oxidize on me as opposed to MAC Liquid Foundation, which does oxidize. I do think the shade range is limited though.   

Friday, 15 November 2019

Neutral Makeup Look 2019

Here's a neutral makeup tutorial featuring some of the new products featured in my last Sephora haul including MAC Foundation Stick NC40 and Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palette - Medium.
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