By Kuávsui 5 years ago.
I love a good compact. I also love a powder foundation, and seeing the good reviews across beauty blogs convinced me that I need this new powder foundation in my life. I don't regret the purchase, either, and thanks to the good colour match it's a product I use daily. The thing is, for oily skin, there really is no such thing as an all-day foundation in any format or category. And for oily skin, anything with words like "luminous" or "glowy" should be approached with extreme care. Be careful if you have thick skin with enlargened pores like I do, because it's very easy to go overboard and end up just adding more texture to your skin, which will be even more pronounced once the oil breaks through, as it will. This is true for any foundation, of course; I find that generally powder foundations wear better and look more natural and don't pool up in my pores or fine lines, which is true for this one too. NARS beats my failsafe NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat powder foundation in terms of colour matching and handier compact (plus more product, 12 g vs NYX's 7,5 g). As for application, the NYX powder foundation swatches easier and packs better coverage; NARS looks a bit more natural; and both wear very similarly. Maybe the differences in formula will be obvious for drier skin types (the "luminosity" etc), but for oily skin, it's a toss up; if NARS is within your budget, sure! But if you're looking for something that gets the job done and doesn't break the bank, I would get the NYX one (of which I already have backups and darker summer shades stocked up).