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Tell me you have always wanted to have a foundation that blurs out your imperfections, covers redness and feels lightweight? It feels like I’m always on an eternal search for the perfect foundation whether it be from the drugstore or high end.
I’ve tried out so many foundations but most recently the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation proved its worth in terms of price and consistency.
The best place to buy the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is:
The key selling point for the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is that the formula is 70% skincare so there’s a huge focus on how your skin will improve over time with this foundation.
Additionally, there are light reflecting properties in this foundation that provides an extreme luminosity. When I wore this foundation, I didn’t even need a highlighter because the light reflecting particles instantly picked up the high points of my face.
The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is a medium coverage that is buildable. It also contains other unique ingredients such as: cacao peptides to reduce the negative effects of blue light, Japanese Lilyturf to strength the skin’s moisture barrier and milk thistle to combat environmental pollution and stress on the skin for a calming effect.
I will share my honest review of the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation and why the technology is so great for achieving perfect skin. Keep reading below to see what my drugstore dupe suggestion is for the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation.
Is the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation Good?
The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is all over TikTok for a reason. So many beauty bloggers are obsessed with this foundation because it looks like a second skin on the face.
Also, the light reflecting properties allow the glow of the foundation to shine through so you don’t have to work too much with a base to get a very luminous finish.
The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation says it is more of a skincare product and says you’ll notice an improvement in your overall skin’s texture by 93%.
NARS says this foundation is a skincare hybrid meaning that it has equal parts skincare ingredients as well as makeup.
NARS says that after 6 weeks of use you’ll notice a difference in your skin even if you’re not wearing makeup that day. This foundation is made to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier in order to maintain moisture and block out impurities in the air such as pollution.
The light reflecting particles in this foundation make it the perfect dewy addition to your skincare routine. You really do not need a lot of this product to get the perfect glow.
The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is also vegan and made up of recyclable packaging. It is free of parabens and formaldehydes and does not have a strong scent.
The other great thing about this foundation is the shade range! This foundation comes in 36 shades ranging from light to dark but very much took many different skin tones into consideration. Here is an example of the shade range including swatches of the foundation:
Additionally, here is the entire shade list of the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation:
This is one of the more inclusive foundation shade ranges I’ve seen. NARS also keeps in line with the other foundations in their collection so if you know your perfect NARS shade that will translate over to other foundations. For example, in the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation I am the shade “Mont Blanc” so in the Light Reflecting Foundation I’m the same colour.
Here is a chart that outlines the differences between all of the NARS Foundations:
Is the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation Good for Textured Skin?
YES. The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is actually made for textured skin. The blurring properties of the ingredients and how this foundation has a lot of healing skincare properties makes it the best luxury foundation for textured and mature skin.
If you have mature skin and want a glowy dewy finish, this is the best foundation to accomplish that.
It is also really great for covering up any redness and blemishes. In fact, when I apply it I don’t feel the need for a heavy concealer application.
Every time I wear this foundation I get complimented which leads me to write such a positive review! Honestly, this is the best foundation I have ever tried aside from anything by Chanel. For a luxury foundation the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is the best on the market right now.
Is the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation Good for Acne Prone and Oily Skin Types?
Yes. The NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is very good for acne prone and oily skin types. The ingredients in the foundation are 70% skincare so that your skin can breathe through the makeup. The best way to apply this foundation if you have oily skin is with a foundation brush in light layers.
I have acne prone skin and it covered up some texture and redness bumps that I had. This foundation does claim to cover up redness as well as blemishes.
You do not have to worry about this foundation with oily skin it will actually be good for your acne and redness.
How to Apply the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation?
You maybe wondering which is the best way to apply the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation?
Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation:
- Pump out a pearl sized dot of the foundation
- Start at the center of your face and blend outward toward your hair line (avoid your nose at first)
- Focus on one area at a time and don’t forget to blend well
I find that this foundation works really well with a foundation brush but you can use your beauty sponge or BeautyBlender if you prefer.
You can follow up with the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder which has the same technology as the foundation and is a very unique setting powder.
NARS Light Reflecting Foundation vs. Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation
I have purchased the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation and gave it a video review on TikTok. I found that it was thicker and creamier than the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation.
The Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation is very glowy and dewy on the skin and applies lovely. However, I found that the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation did not wear well throughout the day. Having oily skin, the Beautiful Skin foundation made my forehead very shiny and had a lot of oil come through by the evening.
If you have oily skin, the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation is not recommended as a lot of other TikTok videos have shown that people with oily skin do not do well with this foundation.
On the other hand the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation is good for both dry and oily skin.
Is there a dupe of the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation?
While there isn’t an exact replica of the NARS Light Reflecting Advanced Skin Foundation I have found a very close dupe at the drugstore.
The L’Oreal True Match Nude Plumping and and Hydrating Serum Foundation is very similar because it is a serum first and foundation second. I find that it still works really well on top of texture I already have and it provides my skin with a very strong glow. The main difference between the two of these is the consistency and the ingredient of the hyaluronic acid. The L’Oreal True Match Serum Foundation is thicker than the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation but has 1% hyaluronic acid.
I don’t know the specific content of the hyaluronic acid in the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation but I know both contain hyaluronic acid to keep moisture locked into the skin.
I find that the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation overall sits better on the skin and has the light reflecting particles so that makes your skin look more dimension and is worth the money because it is so beautiful. However, if you wanted a great drugstore option the L’Oreal True Match Serum foundation is perfect drugstore makeup option.
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I hope you enjoyed this review of the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation. I hope you’ll see that this foundation is one of the newest but best on the market right now in terms of glowy skin foundations.
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