NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation for Fall 2013 (August 1st)

Expanding its foundation lineup, NARS introduces Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. This lightweight formula combines the supple feel of a cream foundation with the weightless
coverage of liquid makeup for a truly glowing complexion.

Enriched with the NARS exclusive Advanced Emulsion Technology, the velvety cream formula blends seamlessly and uniquely allows for the modern artistic versatility of a wet or dry application. The buildable formula delivers medium to full coverage and sets in seconds, leaving skin soft, smooth, and glowing — all with the ease of a portable compact.

Radiant Cream Compact Foundation ($38.00)

  • Siberia Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Mont Blanc Light with pink undertone
  • Gobi Light with yellow undertone for Asian skin
  • Deauville Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Fiji Light with yellow undertone
  • Ceylan Light-medium with yellow undertone
  • Punjab Medium with golden, peachy undertone
  • Vallauris Medium with pink undertone
  • Santa Fe Medium with peachy undertone
  • Stromboli Medium with olive undertone
  • Barcelona Deeper medium with golden, peachy undertone
  • Syracuse Medium-dark with brown undertone
  • Tahoe Medium-dark with caramel undertone
  • Cadiz Medium-dark with caramel and red undertone
  • Macao Medium-dark with deep yellow undertone
  • New Guinea Dark with red undertone
  • Trinidad Dark with warm, yellow undertone
  • New Orleans Dark with yellow undertone
  • Benares Dark with golden undertone
  • Khartoum Dark with espresso undertone

Availability: August 1st @ NARS Boutiques,

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Christine, I hope you will be reviewing this product when it becomes available. There are certainly a lot of shades to choose from….but, like a lot of these products, they really have to be seen in person to get a good color match. Hope Sephora carries them. I could never trust ordering on line. My Sephora never seems to get the new releases until they are no longer “new.”


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Hi Vicky!

Nick is looking into this for you, and he’s trying a few things – once I have more info for you, I will let you know! Thank you!

Since we are discussing technical issues, I haven’t been able to view your site on my android phone since your redesign a few months ago. 🙁

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I’m curious to see what this is like. I’ve been impressed with the new Nars launches thus far in 2013- the setting powder, the concealer and the new satin lip pencils- so I’m quite hopeful.

I LOVE cream foundations for fall and winter, so I’m looking forward to these. I love that they’re offering these in the same array of shades as their other foundations.

She doesn’t look malformed to me, she looks Asian. I agree that there has clearly been the usual airbrushing of skin texture etc, but I guess I’m just not seeing what you are seeing.

I’m not sure if I’m going to like this but I appreciate that they kept the same colors as the regular foundations! As a pale girl a lot of companies don’t have paler shades in all the product line!

Actually, is this suppose to be the foundation equivalent of the Radiant Creamy Concealer? Because if it is anything as smooth, opaque-yet-light without enhancing fine lines as the concealer, I’m ordering three. Seriously, I should just put the concealer on my face as foundation already.

oooh. I’ve been wanting a cream foundation, but am having trouble finding a good match. Siberia could be good if it’s pale enough!

I’m between shades in Sheer Glow (although that’s probably just me being picky), but maybe the colors will come out slightly differently in the new formula. Excited to see it! I’ve been thinking about getting a cream foundation for the winter. Never tried one but my skin is much drier now than it used to be.

I’m concerned with this too. I have the radiant concealer in Chantilly, and am contemplating returning it – it’s pastel yellow basically, and the Sheer Glow foundations are either obviously pink and too dark or obviously yellow.

I am definitely going to look into this when it is released! I love all of Nars’ products because his is one of the few brands that has never disappointed me. I just need to wait and see if it will be matte, luminous, or satin finish and see some reviews…

It looks like whatever shade you are in their other foundations will be the same in this one, since they’re keeping the names. I do hope that is the case. I love the Sheer Glow, so I’m looking forward to this!

I adore cream foundations. They are so amazing for just buffing a bit on at a time to get a really flawless face. I used to swear by liquids, but as I get older, I appreciate creams which seem to move and flex better on my skin.. Less settling into lines. I may have to give this a try.

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