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NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powders

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Let's create a thread for those too. :P It seems they're getting rave reviews!

 

 

Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Pressed)

[Available: Jan. 15 2013]

700

0.24oz / 7g.

 

 

Light Reflecting Setting Powder (Loose)

[Available: Feb. 1 2013 at Sephora / Mar. 15 2013 at NARS]

700

0.35oz / 10g.

 

 

http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2013/01/nars-light-reflecting-setting-powder-for-spring-2013.html

 

 

 

Reviews, pictures, swatches, etc:

http://www.beautyalchemist.com/2013/01/nars-light-reflecting-setting-powder.html

http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2013/01/nars-reflecting-setting-powder-review.html


Edited by MarieMary - 1/27/13 at 12:47pm
post #2 of 485
Thread Starter 

This is a detailed review of the Setting Powder in pressed version, with pictures and everything.

http://blog.flauntme.com/2013/01/11/come-to-the-nars-light-reflecting-setting-powder-review/

post #3 of 485

What's the difference between using a loose or pressed powder? I know personal preference is involved, but I'd like to know why you would choose one over the other. I still have very little experience using powders, but I'm interested in getting this one. I'm trying to decide which version to get.

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This is a detailed review of the Setting Powder in pressed version, with pictures and everything.

http://blog.flauntme.com/2013/01/11/come-to-the-nars-light-reflecting-setting-powder-review/

Thank you ! I am interested by the loose formula, I have a loose powder and Nars loose powders are really very good, I love the Chanel Poudre Universelle or Guerlain Les Voilettes but the Nars powder is just great.

post #5 of 485
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What's the difference between using a loose or pressed powder? I know personal preference is involved, but I'd like to know why you would choose one over the other. I still have very little experience using powders, but I'm interested in getting this one. I'm trying to decide which version to get.

It's mostly personal preference as far as I'm concerned.

I prefer loose powder, because I don't want to clean the pad used to apply pressed powder every day. If I want a somewhat clear skin, I have to have very good hygiene. And I feel like it's better to put some loose powder in the cap of your container and dust in on the face, than brushing the pad onto the powder, then onto your face than onto the powder again, thus potentially contaminating my powder with whatever I might have on my skin. Plus, I feel I'm more light-handed with loose powder than with pressed powder.

post #6 of 485
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

What's the difference between using a loose or pressed powder? I know personal preference is involved, but I'd like to know why you would choose one over the other. I still have very little experience using powders, but I'm interested in getting this one. I'm trying to decide which version to get.

In my opinion a loose setting powder is somewhat better, it works very well and gives a subtle result.

Here are the loose powders I have so far :

 

Chanel Poudre Universelle ( 4 )

Nars loose powder

Dior loose powders  ( 3 )

Guerlain les Voilettes

MUFE HD powder

Yves Rocher loose powder

 

I also have Benefit " Get Even " ( pressed ) which is very good too.

And others such as Estee Lauder Aeromatte ( very good pressed powder )

 

In fact, a loose powder is just more subtle but Aeromatte is a perfect setting powder too.

I haven't purchased the Nars ones but I guess the texture is close to perfection, Nars powders are highly good.

post #7 of 485
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Another glowing review of the pressed powder on Café Makeup:

http://cafemakeup.com/2013/01/24/nars-light-reflecting-pressed-setting-powder-in-translucent-crystal-review/

 

Thanks Anneri! :)

 

 

It seems they're testing the loose powder at the moment, and will post a review later. :)

post #8 of 485
Was surprised with a jar of loose reflecting powder by my boyfriend (along with the happening palette). I will play with them both in depth tomorrow while I'm getting ready for work, but so far the reflecting powder seems pretty nice.
post #9 of 485
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Was surprised with a jar of loose reflecting powder by my boyfriend (along with the happening palette). I will play with them both in depth tomorrow while I'm getting ready for work, but so far the reflecting powder seems pretty nice.


Lucky girl! Very sweet boyfriend. :)

 

anyhow, do any of you girls know when these will hit nordies? been waiting for ages! The Loose one is already available, but I'm particularly eyeing the pressed one. :)

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Lucky girl! Very sweet boyfriend. smiles.gif

anyhow, do any of you girls know when these will hit nordies? been waiting for ages! The Loose one is already available, but I'm particularly eyeing the pressed one. smiles.gif

Aww thanks! It was the most practical thing I could think of when we were discussing Valentine's day gifts ideas.

Also, my boyfriend was called by our most local Nordstrom (Tacoma, WA) that they had just received the loose powder and the happening palette (I'm not sure what else, since he was just looking for those two). So, if your Nordies doesn't have it in yet, they should any minute now.

Lastly, it really is like real life photoshop. I LOVE it.
post #11 of 485

I just ordered the Pressed Light Reflecting Powder & Via Appia eyeliner from Sephora.  I thought the pressed might be nice because you can throw it into your purse.

post #12 of 485

im going to check these out tomorrow. i cant waitttt

post #13 of 485

Hopefully we'll see some reviews of the loose powder. I'm about finished my MAC Blot Powder (hit pan long ago and just have a ring of product left). I'll have to try the loose powder to see how I like it - I used loose for years before buying the Blot Powder.

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sigh.gif I really want this loose powder, but then I don't because I just bought the Chanel loose powder a couple of weeks ago. I'd also like to buy that new, fancy palette, but I just ordered a MUFE palette from Sephora. I'm laughing at myself. It just never stops, does it? lol.gif
post #16 of 485
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Lol, no, and I wouldn't be surprised if NARS came up with new cool gift sets for summer like they usually do.

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sigh.gif I really want this loose powder, but then I don't because I just bought the Chanel loose powder a couple of weeks ago. I'd also like to buy that new, fancy palette, but I just ordered a MUFE palette from Sephora. I'm laughing at myself. It just never stops, does it? lol.gif

Can I laugh at you (& me too ) rofl.gif yeah baby, I understand. It doesn't ever stop.

 

How ya doing friend - I've missed chatting with you. friends.gif

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Can I laugh at you (& me too ) rofl.gif yeah baby, I understand. It doesn't ever stop.

How ya doing friend - I've missed chatting with you. friends.gif

I'm good and braving the cold that has finally hit. How are you?

I'm usually lurking until I really have something to say now. I gotta say, I have really been turned off by the Mac side of the board with all the wank about a certain site and what should or should not be posted there and all that drama, you know what I mean? So, I have to work myself up to browse that section, but I usually bounce in these "other" brand threads. Much less fanatical around these parts. greengrin.gif
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I'm good and braving the cold that has finally hit. How are you?

I'm usually lurking until I really have something to say now. I gotta say, I have really been turned off by the Mac side of the board with all the wank about a certain site and what should or should not be posted there and all that drama, you know what I mean? So, I have to work myself up to browse that section, but I usually bounce in these "other" brand threads. Much less fanatical around these parts. greengrin.gif

thdrama.gif lol.gif Totally know what you mean. I think I ventured out into too many "other" brands lately sigh.gif

 

I'm good, thanks dear! Freezing too.

post #20 of 485

Well I hopped in my car to exchange my light reflecting powder~ did I mention that Sephora sent me the pressed even tho my invoice clearly states loose?  Ah well I called and they told me it was in stock at my local Sephora.  NOT!

 

 I hate braving the malls esp on weekends and it was a wasted trip.  Except that I saw the Ronnie Red in person and think I will buy it when it comes out.  My sephora does not stock Illimasqua except for n/p so I wasn't able to try a few things that have caught my eye from beauty bloggers.  I did decide Nars Cruella is not for me and that was sadness.  Beryl liner and the fancy face powder at Chanel, the UD 24/7 liners {which seriously do NOT budge and I tried to rub 'em off to check}, Dior addict but they didn't have the purple one from a few yrs ago and I cannot remember it's name, none of the new Nars were in :sCowly face but well....

 

I was all over the place in mall and I just didn't find it in myself to whip out my debit card for anything.  I think all the peeps just threw me off my buying mojo cus I swatched lots of things that were nice.  Scary.

post #21 of 485
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Originally Posted by elegant-one View Post

I just ordered the Pressed Light Reflecting Powder & Via Appia eyeliner from Sephora.  I thought the pressed might be nice because you can throw it into your purse.

 

Could you please tell if it's any good - the light reflecting powder?  I have been wanting to buy the Chanel loose powder for a while now, and then NARS came out with these, and now I am confused...

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I'm good and braving the cold that has finally hit. How are you?

I'm usually lurking until I really have something to say now. I gotta say, I have really been turned off by the Mac side of the board with all the wank about a certain site and what should or should not be posted there and all that drama, you know what I mean? So, I have to work myself up to browse that section, but I usually bounce in these "other" brand threads. Much less fanatical around these parts. greengrin.gif

werd.gif

 

I expect to see all the drama featured on Fandom Wank one day. Sigh.

post #23 of 485
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I feel like I'm better off not knowing what you ladies are talking about. tong.gif

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Could you please tell if it's any good - the light reflecting powder?  I have been wanting to buy the Chanel loose powder for a while now, and then NARS came out with these, and now I am confused...

I will indeed. It should be here maybe wednesday. If I like it a lot, I will get the loose powder too.

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I feel like I'm better off not knowing what you ladies are talking about. tong.gif

Trust me, you are. Ignorance is bliss in this case sigh.gif

post #25 of 485

Thank you! :)
 

post #26 of 485
I wanted to aslo mention...

Today I woke up with a cold, so I look and feel like poo. I still have to go into work today, so I put on some tinted moisturizer and the loose finishing powder.

My coworkers can't tell I'm sick until I warn them to stay away.

I love this powder!
post #27 of 485
Just a quick question: how much product is there in both loose and compact format?

I've been using the NARS Loose Powder for years now. Originally, it used to contain 40gr of product, and now contains 30gr; I believe it's still the least expensive high-end powder on the market.
post #28 of 485
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Loose powder: 0.35oz / 10g.

Pressed powder: 0.24oz / 7g.

post #29 of 485

My delivery of the pressed powder came yesterday. I will test drive it tomorrow at work and report back.

post #30 of 485
Looking forward to both of your reports, mac_aiken and elegant!
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