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And I like it!  I get it now @monicakm as to why you and so many others here and YTers rave about it.  What a nice foundation and the shade is great.  I always like to say that I use a primer with foundations.  Will definitely be reaching for this a  lot.  Think the first time I tried this the shade was all wrong and thats why I didn't like it.  Not crazy about the pump as it's hard to get just a teeny bit out but I'll live with it and figure out how much I need as time goes on.  I applied with a damp sponge as I always do and it blended out well and has such a nice finish to it.

 

Also used the Laura Mercier blurring powder for the first time and this is another great product.  Used it with a powder puff and just a tiny bit in my t-zone and it does what it says!  It's blurring alright and so far has not settled nor made my skin look dry.

 

So glad I tried these. 

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

@JudyL ...which one did you try?  The regular light reflecting?  I see a shade that i might love, Oslo, but ill go into Ulta before i buy.  There are so many...

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

@JudyL    I am 67 and am finding that the area under my eyes is thinning and needs more coverage.  I use FUTURIST from Estee Lauder and like it but I think I need more coverage, especially in the eye area.  I also always use a primer daily.

 

If Sephora carries that line, I will have to stop in and see if they can do a color match for me.

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

There's a dupe for Nars...its Revlon Skincaring illuminate...looks very nice, nice ingredients too.  You might want to check it out.  No where near $50.

@Mom2Dogs ...I had the EL futurist...I really didn't like it at all...hard to blend/apply, lightest shade was too yellow for me, and balled up over every sunscreen I used...threw it out...waisted $48.  I couldn't return it...ordered online and didn't save any receipts. 

Anyway, right now I'm using Loreal Infallible liqiud/pump spf 20...its pretty nice for the price $16.  I have the stick too.  

This nars caught my eye, so i searched dupes, and Revlon looks very nice.  I really don't need another foundation 🙄

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

@Dazlin - sorry I didn't mention which NARS foundation.  It's the Light Reflecting option.  I am medium cool and the shade finder told me to get Vallauris.  It is a great match.  

 

Saw that you posted about the dupe.  Thanks for doing that.  At some point, I may try it.

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

@Mom2Dogs - as an FYI - I got my NARS foundation from Sephora.  I'm a medium cool and bought Vallauris, just for your reference if that helps.

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Which primer are you using these days, @JudyL ?  So far Hourglass has been my fave but I am always looking for the next great primer.  

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@Wsmom wrote:

Which primer are you using these days, @JudyL ?  So far Hourglass has been my fave but I am always looking for the next great primer.  


@Wsmom - most of the time I reach for Smashbox Primerizer Hydrating Primer.  However, lately I've been using the Milk Hydro Grip Primer becasue I have a mini bottle of it and want to use it up.  I have so many primers so trying to use up the minis so I can reduce my stash and get back to using the Smashbox.  I have a mini of the Hourglass which I'll probably start next - how is it?  Do you like it?

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Re: Tried NARS Foundation Today

@Mom2Dogs 

 

If you don't have a lot of darkness to cover up under your eyes, a concealer I reach for time and time again (when I use one) is Kaja Don't Settle.  It's a thin formula and really doesn't settle.  If I don't use that one (I need a different color.  I chose too light), my next fav is Lancome Tiente Idole Concealer.

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@Wsmom 

 

If you ever find a better primer than Hourglass, please let me know what it is.  If I have to pick up cans off the side of the road, I'll do it to keep buying Hourglass! 

I recently saw Nikki LA Rose use an Hourglass setting spray that I'd love to try.  I need to go back and see it again in her vid.  I thought it was an aerosol spray but am not seeing that on Sephora.  I'm probably wrong but the mist was ultra fine and my Urban Decay is NOT.  She was super impressed with it.