Beauty, Makeup

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation Review

Foundations may be found everywhere. Different varieties, several brands, and various consistencies.  In reality, I’ve tried a few, and they haven’t all lived up to my expectations.

Using foundation can help our skin look more consistent and brighter. This serves as a foundation for the cosmetics look. It conceals blemishes and, in most cases, alters the natural skin tone.

This NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation Mont Blanc Light 2 shade was sent to me by a friend. This foundation provides complete coverage and a matte finish that looks natural. It has a 16-hour wear time and inhibits oxidation-related color fading throughout the day. To assist prevent color shifting and to protect skin from pollution and blue-light damage, it features a special anti-oxidation complex. The New Hydramatte Balancing Complex, which combines micro-algae and Bio Hyaluronic Acid, regulates excess sebum while maintaining skin hydration. Superior oil-absorbing powders that provide the appearance of second skin are used.

According to NARS, this foundation has a TRUE COLOR OXIDATION-RESISTANT which means that the shades stay true all day and skin is protected with exclusive Anti-Oxidation Complex. It has a blend of botanical extracts and antioxidants that helps control the appearance of excess sebum to prevent shades from shifting due to oxidation. It also helps to protect the skin from pollutants, free radicals and blue-light exposure that can contribute to the appearance of excess sebum.

This foundation is a COMFORTABLE 16-HOUR WEAR and has unique powders that allow for a formula that blends easily, feels weightless, is shine-proof and transfer-proof. The complexion instantly looks smooth with a natural soft matte finish that wears all day. The Superior Oil Absorbing Powders or easy to spread powders, help absorb the appearance of excess sebum for a lasting mattifying effect so complexion stays fresh. It also has an Optimal Diffusing Powder, also found in Soft Matte Complete Concealer, that maximizes light diffusion with spherical surface powders designed to absorb and refract light for an instant blurring effect that creates a smooth, second-skin appearance.

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation has a FULL, NATURAL-LOOKING COVERAGE that provides high performing, full coverage that looks like skin, and mimics a healthy-looking complexion due to the skin-balancing benefits of Hydramatte Balancing Complex. It also has a sustainable Micro-Algae Extract that helps balance the appearance of excess sebum so skin looks renewed and perfected. The Bio Hyaluronic Acid this product contains help hydrate skin and maintain its moisture balance, so complexion looks bright and smooth.


🌸Medium to full, buildable coverage
🌸Natural soft matte finish
🌸16-hour wear
🌸Protects from pollution and blue light

How To Use

Dispense a small amount on to the back of your hand. One drop delivers full coverage with fingertip application. PAT product with fingertips Start at the center of the face and gently PRESS the foundation on skin Use a stippling motion to BLEND outward. Work in small sections, focusing on one area at a time.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glycerin, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Plankton Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone-2, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Alumina, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Sodium Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

I’ve been using this product for a while, and unlike other foundations, it actually complements my skin. I’ve read a lot about this product, and I’m astonished at how tightly packed the components are. I adore the package; even though it’s large, the foundation can be readily dispensed from it.

For me, this item is for daily use. Because of its lightweight consistency and gorgeous shade, you won’t even realize you’re wearing foundation, yet having medium-full coverage. Even though I didn’t feel like I was using it at all, it gave my skin an immaculately smooth appearance.

You can see in the picture above that my skintone and complexion are more even after I applied foundation on my wrist. I didn’t notice if it lasted the stated 16 hours on my face because of its lightweight texture, but what I really loved was that it didn’t make my skin break out like other foundations I’ve tried in the past. However, the most significant thing was that it had not even remotely melted off. In fact, I loved how my skin appeared at the end of the day since it was a bit more dewy than it had been in the morning.

The Soft Matte Foundation has a silky feel and is unquestionably extremely matte. In order for it to apply easily and prevent pilling if you have dry spots on your skin, I advise applying a primer along with it. The filtered finish amazed me. I’ve been getting breakouts around my lips and on my forehead for quite some time now, so having a product with such good coverage that blurs imperfections was reassuring. I particularly appreciate how it immediately masked the bigger pores I had. I was shocked to see that hardly any product had migrated to my mask towards the end of the day.

Definitely, I’ll make another buy in the future. I also wanted to suggest it to others who are looking for foundation that will blend in with their skin tone. 😊

My Overall Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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