NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation: Makeup Review

Foundations may be found almost anywhere. There are several sorts, brands, and consistencies to choose from. I've really tried a handful, and not all of them have lived up to my expectations.

Our skin may appear more even-toned and brighter when we wear foundation. This acts as a base for the makeup appearance. It hides imperfections and, in most cases, changes the skin's natural tone.

I received this shade of NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation Mont Blanc Light 2 from a friend. This foundation gives total coverage and a matte, natural-looking finish. It resists oxidation-related color fading all day long and has a 16-hour wear period. It has a unique anti-oxidation compound that helps prevent color shifting and shields skin from pollution and blue-light damage. Micro-algae and Bio Hyaluronic Acid are combined in the New Hydramatte Balancing Complex, which controls excess sebum while preserving skin moisture. Superior oil-absorbing powders are utilized to create the illusion of second skin.

This foundation, according to NARS, has a TRUE COLOR OXIDATION-RESISTANT, which implies that the colors remain true throughout the day and that the skin is protected by a special Anti-Oxidation Complex. To stop hues from fading as a result of oxidation, it contains a combination of botanical extracts and antioxidants that aid in controlling the appearance of excess sebum. Additionally, it aids in defending the skin from irritants, free radicals, and exposure to blue light, all of which can contribute to the development of excessive sebum.

With its distinctive particles, this foundation's composition mixes effortlessly, feels lightweight, is shine-proof, and won't transfer. It has a COMFORTABLE 16-HOUR WEAR. The complexion appears smooth right away and has a natural, long-lasting matte finish. For a long-lasting mattifying effect that keeps the face looking fresh, the Superior Oil Absorbing Powders, also known as easily distributed powders, assist absorb the appearance of excess sebum. Additionally, it has an Optimal Diffusing Powder, which is also present in Soft Matte Complete Concealer. This powder maximizes light diffusion by using spherical surface powders that are made to absorb and refract light in order to produce an instant blurring effect that gives the appearance of smooth, base layer.

Due to the skin-balancing properties of Hydramatte Balancing Complex, NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation has a FULL, NATURAL-LOOKING COVERAGE that offers high performance, full coverage that replicates a healthy-looking complexion. Additionally, it contains a sustainable micro-algae extract that aids in balancing the appearance of excess sebum so that skin appears refreshed and flawless. This product's Bio Hyaluronic Acid helps hydrate skin and maintain its moisture balance, making skin seem smooth and bright.


­čî║Medium to full, buildable coverage
­čî║Natural soft matte finish
­čî║16-hour wear
­čî║Protects from pollution and blue light

How To Use

Dispense a small amount on to the back of your hand. One drop delivers full coverage with fingertip application. PAT product with fingertips Start at the center of the face and gently PRESS the foundation on skin Use a stippling motion to BLEND outward. Work in small sections, focusing on one area at a time.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glycerin, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Plankton Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone-2, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Alumina, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Sodium Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

I've been using this product for a long, and unlike other foundations, it genuinely enhances my complexion. I've done a lot of research on this product, and I'm surprised at how tightly packed the components are. I appreciate the packaging since, despite its size, the foundation can be removed with ease.

I use this item on a daily basis. You won't even notice that you're wearing foundation because to its lightweight texture and lovely shade, which provides medium-full coverage. I didn't feel like I was using it at all, yet it made my skin seem flawlessly smooth.

In the image above, you can see that after applying foundation on my wrist, my skintone and complexion are more even. Due to its lightweight texture, I couldn't tell if it lasted the claimed 16 hours on my face, but what I really appreciated was that it didn't cause my skin to break out like other foundations I've used in the past. What was most notable, though, was that it had not even slightly melted off. I actually enjoyed the way my skin looked as it was a little more dewy than it had been in the morning.

The Soft Matte Foundation is undeniably highly matte and has a silky texture. If you have dry patches on your skin, I suggest using a primer so that it will apply smoothly and prevent flaking. I was amazed of the filtered finish. Since I've been experiencing breakouts on my forehead and around my lips for quite some time, having a product that effectively covers flaws was comforting. I really like how it covered up my larger pores right away. By the end of the day, I was astounded to discover that hardly any substance had transferred to my mask.

Without a doubt, I'll make another purchase in the future. It's something I also wanted to recommend to those who are seeking for foundation that would match their skin tone.

My Overall Rating:


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