Product Reviews

NARS Firming Foundation Review

December 3, 2008

At $50 a pop, NARS Firming Foundation is definitely not your every day foundation. It contains a patented Polypeptide Firming Complex, Gatuline RP, brown algae, organic gotu kola, boswellia along with Vitamin C to reduce inflammation, relax facial muscles and promote collagen production meaning you can be wearing makeup and slowing down the aging process at the same time.

NARS Firming Foundation

For my NC30 skin, I use Fiji, a medium shade with golden yellow undertones.

The texture felt really different from any other foundations I have used. It had a consistency similar to that of a cream foundation and felt almost plastic-y at first touch. I found it to clump up really easily so you will need to use your fingers to warm up the foundation before you apply.

Blending the foundation, however, was surprisingly easy. The medium to full coverage evened out my skin beautifully without feeling mask-like. All I need is one pump for the whole face and no concealer, not even on those horrible undereye circles!

The foundation also set really fast. It left behind a satin finish on my dehydrated combination skin and I never get oily or flaky throughout the day.

Plus how can you not love the pump dispenser and non-glass bottle?! This is definitely one of the best high-end liquid foundations I have used in a while. Good job NARS!

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  • Reply Anonymous December 4, 2008 at 2:56 am

    wow i want to try this out!

  • Reply Sandy December 4, 2008 at 4:04 am

    i have nars oil free foundation & the primer. they are both such great products 🙂

  • Reply MinSun December 4, 2008 at 5:12 am

    omygosh. did you know i have been waiting for you forever to update about products? i love ur blog!!! keep it up!! wait….ur korean riht?

  • Reply Phyllis December 4, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    MinSun, I’m Chinese not Korean *lol*

  • Reply Jennifer December 5, 2008 at 12:05 am

    hi!! if u’ve tried mufe hd liquid…how does it compare to the nars? thx =)

  • Reply gloriafatboy December 5, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    this is something i got to try!! thanks for posting!! i am also a NC30 =)

  • Reply Maylin December 9, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    This sounds great! I usually use Chanel’s Pro Lumiere for that extra special occasion and i do have flaky skin too, can you tell me how this compares to chanel’s foundation?

    Keep up the good work!

  • Reply Karen February 3, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hey, just want to let you know I *LOVE* NARS Firming foundation. I think it really makes my skin looks firmer! Don’t know about its long term effect yet!

    Sorry didn’t reply your last text but I’m going back to Hong Kong in March… I really wanted to go but I figured this will be my last time to go home before starting work. Have fun in LA and I’m sure you’ll come back with a lot of goodies 🙂

    btw, where do you get your Freskon contacts?

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