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NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill

What it is: A cream compact foundation with a lightweight, luminous finish. What it does: Combining the supple feel of a cream foundation with the sleek ease of a portable compact, this advanced emulsion formula blends seamlessly to create a weightless, buildable, medium coverage. Skin feels soft and comfortable and enhanced moisture levels reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What else you need to know: This versatile cream can also be used for touch-ups over your Sheer Glow Foundation. *Compact and refill sold separately. Research results: In a recent study: - 90% noticed skin looked brighter and more radiant. - 95% felt skin was smoother. - 93% felt the appearance of dry skin was improved.
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Questions & Answers for NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill

Question
Does this compact come with sponge and mirror. I ordered this and have not received it yet. The picture shows it as if its in a compact with 2 sides?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
sexynana
(New Rochelle, New York)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
9 answers
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answer 1
You have to purchase the compact separately and in stores.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LiviLou02
(Ankeny, Iowa)
answer 2
Comes with refill and sponge only. Compact sold separately.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
mathang1617
(Fayetteville NC)
answer 3
no mirror
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Tash216
(cleveland)
answer 4
No, you have to buy those separately.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
leamisu
answer 5
The actual foundation comes with a sponge but the case the foundation goes in is purchases separately for $10 and has a large mirror with it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Euzelianpiglet
(Memphis, TN)
answer 6
This product comes with a sponge. The mirror is part of the compact that sells separately for $10. The sponge won't fit in the refill case. You have to snap the refill in to the compact and the compact has a space for the sponge that comes with the refill.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
aubiko
answer 7
It comes with a tiny sponge and no compact. It says it's just a refil but you have to purchase the compact separately.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
midnightpoisvn
answer 8
Also the refill does not come with a mirror (it's just a black plastic lid as shown in the picture). It is very lightweight though.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
shellyn
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
This is a refill which comes with a sponge. The compact (empty) is sold separately. I wish I had known when I purchased mine. I had already left the store when I discovered this fact.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
hipmomof3
(burlington, IA)
Question
best way to apply on dry skin?
I was told when i bought this that it can be applied with a sponge(dry),sheered out with a wet sponge,a brush,or fingers. However the sales associate did not explain the differences in finish with different application techniques. I normally prefer the med coverage as we head into winter and I have dryish skin. Please help!
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
A makeup artist showed me how to apply it to dry areas by pressing down firmly with a foundation brush. Rubbing with a sponge can cause more flakiness.
answered 7 months ago
Jessica329
(Salem, MA)
answer 2
the designer of the product made it to be applied with fingers. look him up.
answered 9 months ago
mochicone
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I purchased the pink, egg shaped Beauty Blender and it works great. It makes application effortless - just lightly dapple the cream all over, as if you are sponging a wall with paint! The Beauty Blender is expensive, but I think it prevents me from using too much foundation.
answered 10 months ago
JMcBlondie
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 4
I am combo skin and I apply this foundation with a F80 Kabuki brush from Sigma. It gives me a medium-full coverage with this foundation. I would maybe recommend that you apply this with a beauty blender, since you do have dry skin. It will give you a great finish and apply flawlessly.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LiviLou02
(Ankeny, Iowa)
answer 5
This is in response to kitamad. Thank you for your advice. As far as applying the setting spray to your brush prior,what does that do? Also,I have chill and all-nighter. Do you use one of those?
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 6
I don't know how the different methods look compared to each other. I only know the way I apply it. I have dry skin, and I love this foundation because it doesn't emphasize any flakiness. First, I use Smashbox primer. Then I spritz my stippling brush with UD's setting spray and apply the powder with that. After applying concealer, I set with powder.

I would only use the sponge for touchups. I don't recommend applying with fingers.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
Question
when to apply concealer?
Would one apply concealer/highlighter before or after this product?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
4 answers
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answer 1
I use the concealer before. It doesn't blend as well after.
answered 6 months ago
Phranie
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
concealer should be applied after foundation.
answered 1 year ago
brical
(monmouth beach, NJ)
answer 3
You can apply your concealer before you apply the foundation or after. I like to after it apply my foundation, just to see if my foundation will cover up my blemishes. If you do not have to apply concealer, then I wouldn't.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LiviLou02
(Ankeny, Iowa)
answer 4
Apply after, just like any other foundation.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
Question
would like this foundation in a compact; not a refill.
I purhased this compact in a Sephora store. why cant i order it on line? It's only in refill form on line.
Please advise.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
tonysept
(Brooklyn, NY)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
4 answers
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answer 1
you have to purchase the compact and the refill seperately.
answered 1 year ago
brical
(monmouth beach, NJ)
answer 2
When I purchased it, the compact came as a separate purchase this was about a month and a half ago.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kayciereyes
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
That's what you purchased in the store. The little compact that fits in the larger NARS compact is the refill. If you didn't purchase the larger NARS compact that was $10, I suggest doing so.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 4
The compact and foundation refill are sold separately. The compact is a one-time purchase. If you already have the compact, you don't need to purchase it again. Simply replace the foundation refill inside.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Do the the shades for this foundation match exactly to the Sheer Glow foundation?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
desichic
(Calgary, AB)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
4 answers
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answer 1
It really depends on your skin. For some people, it is different, for others, it is the same. I am Monte Blanc in Sheer Glow and I am Monte Blanc in Radiant Cream.
answered 10 months ago
bridalwreath
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
answer 2
Not exactly. I wear Mont Blanc in Sheer Glow, but I was matched to Gobi in the cream foundation because the Mont Blanc turned a weird shade when she matched it. The Sephora SA said the texture can make it a little different.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
answer 3
No. I used sheer how in Stromboli although it was slightly too yellow, but found that Punjab was a better match in this cream foundation. Punjab in sheer glow was slightly too light and pinky.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
linnie
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
I found them to be. My shade in Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc and it was the same in the cream foundation. The shades look darker than usual in the pan, but it's just the initial first layer.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
krissy00417
(Austin, TX)
Question
different ways of applying?
I just bought this because I was anxious to try it out. The SA at Sephora mentioned that it could be applied with a dry sponge or brush. I forgot to ask her if it may cause a difference in finish? I have combo to mostly dry skin now that the weather is getting cold. Any recommendations on which may be better for me?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
3 answers
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answer 1
I've tried it with a brush and beauty blender and found that the beauty blender works the best for the most flawless and beautiful application.
answered 10 months ago
bridalwreath
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
answer 2
I use both a stippling brush and a Beauty Blender and I would say the finish it satin to matte. If I just use the stippling brush it's more dewy. The Beauty Blender adds more of a matte finish (which I prefer). I really love this foundation! I also add a little Ben Nye Banana powder on top and it makes it even more beautiful. I'm on YouTube. You can find me at makeupbyrosexoxo You can see for yourself :)
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answered 1 year ago
rosesiard
(Texas)
answer 3
Try the beauty blender. It is going to give you a flawless finish.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LiviLou02
(Ankeny, Iowa)
Question
Is this foundation good for Normal/Oily skin
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
chloebenyam
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
3 answers
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answer 1
No, you will look oily :(
answered 6 days ago
Superchk
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 2
I think it would work well. It sets to a lovely slightly luminous ..hard to describe..like one would want there "ideal" skin to look. Not greasy or "radiant",just a softness.but not gothic matte. I have combo to dry skin and I powder lightly only on tip of my nose,chin ,and top of my forehead. So you may want to try powdering more if needed. I use a hydrating primer and setting spray and this lasts all day for me. Just use appropriate skin care / primer/setting method and it likely will work well. Also,I am breakout prone and have had no issues.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 3
It works for me and I have very oily skin! You just have to set it with powder after you apply. I used NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting powder. Works like a charm.
I do have to admit that my skin does get oily - but my office's humidity levels are always off the charts. Outside of my office, my skin stays fresh all day when using it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
heysarajean
(New York, NY)
Question
I am Mont Blanc in Sheer Glow, what colour would I be in this??
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
sleepyjuless
(Leeds)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
2 answers
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answer 1
I am Monte Blanc in Sheer Glow and is Monte Blanc in this foundation however, I would personally go to a Sephora and get color matched, just in case.
answered 10 months ago
bridalwreath
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
answer 2
I think it would be best to be color matched just to be safe. But I wear Mont Blanc in the Sheer Glow, and the SA matched me to Gobi in the cream formula. She told me the texture differences accounted for the different shade.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
Question
breakouts?
I am 37 with combo-mostly dry skin which is very prone to breakouts. I was wondering if anyone with that type of skin has had luck or not with this product?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
2 answers
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answer 1
I actually have the same type of skin type and i\on top of it, my skin is sensitive. I have not broken out once since I've used this product as long as you follow normal face cleansing procedures to remove it (using a good makeup removing wipe - I suggest KORRES Pomegranate Wipes, or using Clarisonic with a facial cleanser and exfoliator by FRESH) . Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kayciereyes
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Answering my own ?. I've used this for a month plus now and I've noticed no increase in breakouts at all.hope it helps someone else!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
Question
Is this product good for people who has dry skin in the winter? And is this product good for those who have sensitive skin?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Saint Paul, MN)
on Radiant Cream Compact Foundation Refill
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! I have super sensitive skin and I get really dry skin during the winter. This foundation has been the answer to my prayers! Perfectly suitable for sensitive and dry skin :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
vinga
(Wyoming)
answer 2
I have dry, sensitive skin, and I love this foundation. I alternate between this and Sheer Glow. I love this because it doesn't emphasize any dry patches.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kitamad
(Pensacola, FL)
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