Product Review | Nars Radiant Longer Foundation

Product Review | Nars Radiant Longer Foundation in Valencia Medium 5 ($49, Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom and Macy's)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): Available in 33 skin-matching shades that fit all skin tones and undertones, this unique formula mimics skin’s natural tone, fusing with it for the closest match. The transfer- and sweat-resistant foundation stays color-true and fresh-looking all day long, while radiantly smoothing the look of skin.

Review:  It took me a while to purchase this foundation because when I downsized my makeup, I wanted to use up a few foundations that were expiring at the end of 2018 before buying new ones.  My holy grail since 2014 was Nars Sheer Glow so I definitely had high expectations on this one.  
The packaging is similar to most Nars products: soft rubbery feel box with white typography.  The foundation is contained in a clear heavy set bottle with a black cap. It also comes with a pump.  I have not tested its transfer and sweat-resistant properties since the weather has cooled down by the time I purchased this.  It is easy to apply and melts on the skin beautifully.  However, this seems to sit on top of the skin and feels slightly heavy.  It t has a natural radiant finish but not too matte.  This foundation is long-wearing.  It does not break me out and clog my pores but I prefer my foundations to be lightweight and while this is beautiful, it feels dense on my skin and I am not liking that.

I have always enjoyed Nars foundations and the finish of this one is just as good the previous releases.  However, it did not work for me due to the way it felt on my skin.  I recommend this foundation if you like a fuller and a much heavier product.  I do, however, appreciate that they added "in-between" shades to their old shade range but I still cannot find my shade in this one.  I have ordered Vanautu, Barcelona and Valencia and all have resulted to a trip to Sephora for a return.