Finishing Powder Series: NARS Light Reflecting Powder

NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

From NARS:

This setting powder enhances the look of foundation without a trace of color, extending makeup wear thanks to the NARS exclusive Light Reflecting Complex™, which optimizes light-reflection on the skin. Its silky powder is infused with Photochromic Technology, which diffuses light and adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Soft, silky and luxurious to the touch and undetectable on the skin, this weightless formula applies evenly and blends effortlessly. One of the best parts? Fine lines, wrinkles, and pores optically fade as skin is visibly smoothed. Additionally, revolutionary microfine mineral powders are loaded with glycerin and antioxidant vitamin E to help guard against dryness and keep skin comfortable all day. Ideal for touch-ups, it helps regulate shine throughout the day and seamlessly sets foundation. This product is paraben- and fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

This powder is the first one of this “type” I got. Its pressed, because as mentioned, I’m a total klutz. This powder claims to both prolong makeup wear and create a matte but optically enhanced finish. I really like this powder. I think it looks beautiful on the skin. I like to “sweep” it over the face using long brush strokes. Buffing it in doesn’t really seem to work as well.

NARS Light Reflecting Powder on the left and my skin bare on the right

This powder really does impart a luminous finish, and I find it perfects the look of the skin. This is not something that is going to make a big difference. A bold lip or smokey eye it is not. But this does finish off your face makeup beautifully, and prolong the wear time of makeup.

You can get this powder (both loose and pressed) at Sephora and NARS counters for $34.

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6 thoughts on “Finishing Powder Series: NARS Light Reflecting Powder

  1. Hey Natalie, I’ve heard many great things about this one, and I’d like to check it out when I’m back in Taipei next week (NARS is not available here in Belgium)! I have Guerlain Meteorites and Hourgass Radiant Light which might be somehow similar, but I heard this really blurs pores well!


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