Saturday, January 5th, 2013

NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder

For Spring 2013, NARS introduces an innovative new mineral setting powder, available in both loose and pressed formulas. Light Reflecting Setting Powder helps skin “shine through makeup,” enhancing the look of foundation and extending makeup wear – all without
a trace of color.

Containing NARS’ exclusive Light Reflecting Complex, this translucent powder optimizes light reflection on the skin, optically fading fine lines, wrinkles, and pores as skin is visibly smoothed. Vitamin E and glycerin help guard against dryness and provide a luminous soft matte finish. Ideal for touch-ups, regulating shine, and seamlessly setting foundation. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-Comedogenic.

Loose Powder ($34.00)

Available January 15th at NARS 413 BLKR boutique and

Pressed Powder ($34.00)

Available February 1st at Sephora and, March 15th at

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21 thoughts on “NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder Launches

  1. I’d love to see this work. I need to powder my skin, but I’m always searching for a natural look. Should I go au natural though, it’d be one greasy ugly mess

  2. cel

    Sounds too good to be true, but I’ll be waiting :))

  3. Mariella

    After the discussion about “worst setting powder”, I wonder how much these will be like MUFE HD in that the “exclusive Light Reflecting Complex, this translucent powder optimizes light reflection on the skin, optically fading fine lines, wrinkles, and pores as skin is visibly smoothed” factor will be the very thing that makes it less than ideal for flash photograhy! But I am still interested to give this a try. I’m such a sucker for anything promising to render invisible my pores, fine lines and other imperfections.

    • Veronica

      That was actually my first thought when I saw it advertised on another site – that can’t be good for cameras. Still, I’ll be interested to see how NARS handles it. I do love the brand, even through its misses.

  4. I can’t wait to try this!

  5. xamyx

    I’m on a foundation/powder “no-buy” for the entire year, but I *really* want to try this…

  6. Anita

    Is this like the Make Up For Ever HD powder?

  7. Georgia Llewellyn

    Uh oh. I think I’m going to have to try this – always on the hunt for the perfect powders – loose or pressed.

  8. This looks very nice. Reminds me of Make Up For Ever HD powder. Thanks for sharing XOXO

  9. EmJay

    Though Nars has face powder I’ve always wished they would come out with a translucent setting powder, nice to see they finally are. Can’t wait to read your review, Christine.

  10. BunnyLady4

    Not sure whether I’m being hopeful or gullible, but
    I’m looking forward to it

  11. Oh! I can’t wait for you to review this! I hope it’s amazing because I can’t wait to get it!

  12. blueraccoon

    Color me intrigued. I may end up getting the pressed powder, since it doesn’t look like the loose powder will be available from Sephora :(

  13. I love light reflecting powders but uh what’s going on with that pressed powder photo? Is that a mirror of a mirror?

  14. kisha

    maybe its ME buuuut i prefer my powder to be loose. i had tried the mac pressed setting powder n absolutely HATED it!! i took it back for loose! between MUFE, MAC n Ben Nye powders im good lol

  15. Nicola

    Well… this sounds utterly amazing! I guess we’ll have to wait and see but I’m excited for this launch.

  16. Kathleen C

    Kinda sounds like Cover FX’s Illuminating Setting Powder ( which is my current favorite powder for my dry skin.

  17. I’m not hopeful. I haven’t found a setting powder yet that doesn’t reflect back when using flash photography and makes me look like I have spot-light eyes. Ugh!!

  18. Audrey

    I’m so excited! I’ve been looking for a setting powder I’ll like and these seem like good possibilities for me. Can’t wait to try them out (:

  19. I can’t wait to see reviews on this! I’ve been trying to use up all my setting powders because I want to try and non-tinted one!