NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation Review
By Ree

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation Review

24 Jun 2019 (Updated: 12 Oct 2019)

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Oh my goodness. My heart skipped a beat when I found out that NARS were launching a cushion version of my fave foundation! Check out the brand new NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation. And guess what?! It has SPF50. Is this a dream?!

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation

I am not over-exaggerating my excitement. The original liquid foundation has been my longest love affair since I started blogging, and I am genuinely obsessed with how cushion foundations tend to look and feel on my skin. This is a dream come true! Also, I am obsessed with SPF and this one has my favourite variety…50!

What Finish is NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion?

This is a medium to full coverage foundation with a lovely glowy finish. Yay – just how I like it!

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation
  • Lightweight formula
  • Helps shield from sun and pollution
  • Brightens the complexion dulled by environmental stress
  • Full coverage for up to 16 hours

Key Actions

Powerful Protection Complex

  • Shields skin from urban pollution, the harmful effects of UVA/UVB rays, while preventing dark spots, discoloration & dullness.
  • Includes White Water Lily Extract for resilience against environmental stressors

Radiance Reviving Technology

  • Combination of flexible, lightweight polymers & moisturising polymer powders that help to revive a natural radiant look with each application

Skin Optimising Complex

  • Exclusive blend of Raspberry, Apple and Watermelon helps to support skin elastic fibres to smooth and improve skin’s texture over time for optimal radiance

How Many Shades in the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion?

I was surprised that there are only six shades in the collection because my shade is included and I imagined that that was because all the shades were there.

  • Seoul –  for fair skin with pink undertones
  • Mont Blanc – for fair skin with neutral undertones
  • Deauville – for light skin with golden undertones
  • Samcheong – for light skin with pink undertones
  • Vienna – for light skin with peach undertones
  • Punjab – for medium skin with yellow undertones
  • Barcelona – for medium skin with subtle peach undertones

So as you will probably have noticed, there are no shades here for darker skin tones at all. I have no idea what the thinking behind this is – maybe because of the high protection factor for fairer skins?? I don’t know.


I just have one shade to show you in the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion, my shade, which is Deauville. I think these pics give a good idea into the texture and coverage of the foundation.

NARS Cushion Swatch Deauville

NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Swatch Deauville
NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Swatch Deauville

I love the consistency – it is creamy yet light and blends effortlessly into the skin.

Before & After

I literally couldn’t wait to get this on my skin and I wasn’t disappointed!  In fact I love it. It melts into skin, gives brilliant coverage that is natural-looking and dewy – just how I like it.

Cushion Swatch Deauville
After – shade Deauville

It feels light and comfortable on the skin and is easy to build if you want to increase the coverage. It doesn’t settle into lines and pores and stays looking glowy and fresh. If you are not so fond of dewy, you may want to powder the t-zone, but I left mine and just kept the compact in my bag for touch ups.

Here it is with some more quick and light makeup.

NARS Summer Lights Face palette
NARS Summer Lights Face palette

I used the new NARS Summer Lights Face palette (review on that soon), the NARS orgasm lip oil, and a very light coat of the new Damn Girl mascara from Too Faced.

Where to buy NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion

The cushion is £25 (refills sold separately) and it is available online at NARS, and in the new Harrods beauty hall.

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5 thoughts on “NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation Review

  1. I’m so glad to see you review this, I picked it up last week when NARS was having 20% off. I didn’t see or even know they were coming out with a cushion compact. So I was very surprised to see it, I’ve been on the hunt for a new cushion foundation and was delighted to see this in one of my favourite formulas and the SPF 50 was just the icing on the cake! I’m absolutely loving it so far and your thoughts are exactly how I feel it’s leaves a beautiful finish and wonderful for my maturing skin lol! The only downside as you already stated was the shade range very disappointing but hopefully they will be expanding this soon.

  2. Hello, Miss Ree! Lovely review! 🙂

    Miss Ree, would say that this cushion has a white cast (usually because of the high SPF) that’s noticeable up close in person and in flash photos?

    And if you’ve tried Nars’ previous cushion (Aqua Glow), how does the latest one compare in regards to the finish and wear?

    Thank you so much, Miss Ree! Stay amazing! 🙂

    1. Hello!! Thank you!
      No white cast that I can see at all. Only had compliments so far. Sadly I have never tried the other cushion. Sorry!! xxx

  3. Hello, I want to buy it but I can’t seem to find the ingredients anywhere online? Do you maybe know where I can find the ingredients list?

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