NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder

Setting powders have always been an absolute essential in my daily makeup. Having oily skin it’s just needed. I have always preferred loose powders in appose to pressed, as I just find loose powders look more natural and less cakey on the skin (pressed powders do have their time and place though.)

I’ve always been more favourable to a ‘matte’ finish, so when the MUA at NARS presented the radiance loose powder I was a bit hesitant. What I really found helpful at NARS was how the lady applied products to one half of my face so I could see the visible difference the products do make, I prefer this rather than the slap and dash approach you see at some make up counters. Anyway, she used the tiniest amount on a large fluffy blush, down one half of my face and you could clearly see a difference for me it was a total revelation as I’m so used to matte powders. 

I apply this using my RT multi task brush, you only need to use the tiniest amount and this just brightens up your whole complexion, whilst setting your make up. The powder is fully translucent, it doesn’t make my skin appear ashy or washed out. However much you build with this you never get that cakey powdery look to the skin. This isn’t overly dewy, but this also doesn’t contain any glitter particles. I’m clueless as to how this does what it does. The perfect duo is NARS Sheer glow, and this powder applied over the top. I’ve also found this to work with my YSL foundations, BB creams and tinted moisturisers. 

I just really don’t know how to even explain this product but what I do know is I'm left with glowy (never oily) bright skin-which is just what I want! I do suffer from a dull complexion, with lots of pigmentation/scaring and I just find this to work so well at giving me ‘that glow’. I receive so many compliments and regularly get asked what skincare (shows how natural NARS products look on the skin) I’m using whenever I wear this powder. This has slowly become an everyday staple for me, matte powders seem to have taken a back seat for now. I can’t wait too see how this performs in summer. 

What are your favourite setting powders? Have you tried any NARS powders?

P.s I'm wearing this powder over Sheer glow in a picture here 

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Jenny Cable said...

Lovely post! I'm glad you found a powder that works so well :)



Hilde said...

So nice that this powder has such a nice effect on your skin! :) Sounds like a lovely product! :)

Josie said...

I'm currently using a chanel loose powder, but when that runs out I think I'll definitely give this a go. I love NARS and this product sounds perfect for me as I'm always after a healthy glow x


Aimee said...

Great post hun, this sounds exactly like my kind of thing. I've actually been looking for a new good quality setting powder so this post came at the right time :) Thanks for such a fab review, I'm gonna have to go and try this ASAP! Great blog doll, now following :)xx

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Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment Jenny, I have really do love this in the past I would have given this a glance and stayed well clear as well starting to think my combo skin benefits from radiance products :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it really is I don't even know how it does it I would have looked at this and stayed well clear as it just looks way to light for my skin but it's totally transparent I still have no idea how it does it not going to question it though it seems to work so well haha :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, I seem to be loving everything I try from NARS at the moment, they just don't seem to let me down, this really does pack a glow I love that it's not a glittery glow though, or shiny glow I just can't even explain it haha x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment :)...it's meant too be haha! I do really love this though its reasonably priced for how much product you get too only use a tiny amount each day. Aww thanks for the follow and glad you like :D x

Serene said...

This looks amazing, out of interest, what shade is this powder? I'm also the shade 'Syracuse' in Nars Sheer Glow and need to purchase a powder very soon and this seems extremely tempting now. How long do you find it lasts on your skin? xo

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it's a translucent shade there's only one in this powder, and it really does disappear on the skin I've tried loads that make me look ill, or pale but this doesn't :D. It lasts for the majority of the day but can get a little dewier at the end of the day, if I want to stay matte all day I reach for the Laura Mercier setting powder, if I want glowy I reach for this it lasts really well I don't look oily at the end of the day … xx

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