Wednesday, January 9, 2013
NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder
Coming soon from NARS is the new Light Reflecting Setting Powder , which might be the finest milled powder I've ever seen and I try/use a lot of powders .
It is invisible in the pan, meaning there is no flake off, no particles, when I opened it I thought it was going to be creamy that's how skating rink ice perfect it looked. Honestly, it was kind of weird at first. NARS says it " helps skin “shine through makeup,” enhancing the look of foundation and extending makeup wear - all without a trace of color.
That all means that you get a powder that won't show on skin, will have no build up, not settle in lines etc. It just perfects and finishes . You can tell skin has been touched up but it's light , barely there . There is vitamin E & glycerin to fight dryness and it's a mineral based powder.
One of the neat things is the packaging. Good packaging is not a must but always a plus and here NARS tucks the powder compact into a satin 2 compartment pouch. In the front compartment is the thin sponge applicator . There is a band around the outside to secure it .
You can use with a brush or the sponge square .
The pressed formula, will launch exclusively at Sephora on February 1, but releases on NARS website March 15.
There is also a loose powder version, which I haven't tried. It will be available at the 413 BLKR flagship boutique and www.narscosmetics.com beginning January 15.
Both Light Reflecting Powders are $ 34