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Introducing NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

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NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation creates a fresh, luminous complexion that is the basis for all NARS makeup looks.

To achieve the campaign’s glamorous beauty look, prepare skin with Pore Refining Primer to create an even canvas. Using the sponge applicator, smooth Radiant Cream Compact Foundation over the face and blend outward.

Next, tap Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes with a finger. To add contour to the face, sweep Lovejoy Blush into the hollows of the cheeks and upward toward the temple and above the brow bone. Create a radiant glow by dusting Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder onto the cheekbones, the hairline, and the high points of the face. Prep eyelids with Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Apply Corfu Cream Eyeshadow from lashline to brow.

Next, layer Fez Single Eyeshadow on the lid and softly under the eye. Sweep Sophia Single Eyeshadow along the bridge of the eye. Using a finger, highlight the brow bone with Copacabana Multiple, blending outward. Define the top lashline with Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner, and fill in brows with Brow Perfector. Finish with two coats of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara brushed onto lashes.

For high-impact shine, swipe Norma Larger Than Life Lip Gloss onto lips, followed by Jungle Red Lipstick to create a stain. Softly define lips with Jungle Red Lip Liner Pencil.

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How is Radiant Cream Compact Foundation different from existing NARS foundations?

We have liquid foundations, a powder version, and a tinted moisturizer. Radiant Cream Compact is, in a way, a combination of all of them. It’s a cream, so it’s moisturizing, and supplies all the coverage of a liquid foundation. It’s like the best of all worlds. And it’s portable, too, so you can take it with you for touch-ups throughout the day.

Can you describe the coverage?

It’s medium to full, buildable coverage. You can layer it, but it will never look like a mask. I like to think of it as a liquid foundation to-go: It delivers that same dewy radiance but in a portable version, which is very convenient.

What skin type is this kind of foundation best suited?

It’s great for all skin types, with the exception of those with very oily skin, who can use Sheer Matte Foundation.

Why are the compacts and the foundation sold separately?

In Asia, it is already common practice to sell a compact and a refill separately. It’s a more environmentally friendly way to enjoy makeup, since you no longer have to throw away a compact when it is finished. Instead, you simply refill it.

How do you recommend applying it?

I always prep skin with primer first; it just gives the skin a very even surface. For sheerest coverage, dampen the sponge and apply foundation evenly to face. You can continue building coverage by allowing foundation to set, then layering. Start in the center of the face, the area that usually needs the most coverage, and work outward. It can also be used for touch-ups over our Sheer Glow Foundation.



According to NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars, no matter the makeup look, skin should always appear luminous.

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

NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation further features truly innovative technology that blends potent skincare ingredients, clinically proven to boost the skin’s moisture levels by 80% after 12 hours**, with state of the art radiance boosters. NARS’ exclusive Light Reflecting Complex optimizes translucency and light reflection, while an advanced multi-optical technology combats redness, balances tone, and helps skin look naturally luminous in any light.

A true professional grade makeup, Radiant Cream Compact is available in an artist’s range of 20 shades (matching the brand’s Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte Liquid Foundations) to complement
the broadest of skin tones.

** Based on a clinical study of nearly 60 female participants.



There are 12 shades of NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation available in Singapore, from mid-September at TANGS Orchard.

Thank you for looking.

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