Can you believe this? I have have NEVER owned a cream compact foundation before! I honestly don't even know if I've ever even worn a compact formula! I had intentions to purchase NARS' Tinted Moisturizer on my last visit to Sephora and in the midst of choosing my shade, I had an epiphany... "Why not try something you don't own already?"
It was then that I saw the NARS Radiant Cream Compacts right below the tinted moisturizers. I took a leap of faith and walked out with my first ever cream compact foundation!
I first want to talk about the shade I chose, which is "Ceylan - Light 6" (pronounced JAY-LAN). I snapped all kinds of fancy close ups before I rubbed my hands through it. However, as you can tell from the photo, once touched, the shade transforms into a completely different tone than the untouched layer appears to look like.
Ceylan is definitely more on the warmer side of foundations. Right now it is a perfect match for me (My winter color for Bare Minerals is "Fairly Light" and "NC20" for MAC". )
This compact is literally so creamy that the foundation seems to melt right into your fingers or sponge upon application. I always think of cream foundations as being thick and cakey, this one is anything but! The texture is phenomenal and the application is smooth and flawless - A+ in both of those areas!
The only negative aspect about buying this foundation is that is that you actually have to buy the REAL compact separately from the actual foundation refill (what I have photoed above). I read on a blog post that the full size compact wasn't a necessity so I just stuck with the refill which is expensive enough ($38)!
Overall this foundation has surprised me in so many different aspects. The coverage is buildable and has a natural finish (neither dewy or matte). I think it would be great for all skin types!
The texture is fabulous and although I haven't tested it out in the touch up department, based on the creaminess, I don't see why it wouldn't work well for daily touch ups. However, I haven't found the need to do so.
What are your thoughts on this foundation? I'd love to know!