Wednesday 6 November 2013

Nars Luminous Moisture Cream Review

I was lucky enough to receive the Nars Luminous Moisture Cream for my birthday back in September so I think it's about time I talk about it.
The moisture cream is my first and only product from this iconic beauty brand famous for its range of blushers with dirty names and Sheer Glow foundation, so I had high hopes for this little pot of decadence.
Nars Luminous Moisture Cream

My flatmate picked this up for me because he simply had no idea what to get me, knows I'm a beauty fiend and was cornered by some friendly Nars staff at Ha department store who advised him that the Luminous Moisture Cream had been used during LFW to give models 'luminosity without the need for foundation'.
Nars Luminous Moisture Cream instructions

Unfortunately I don't have the kind of skin that looks flawless with just a bit of sparkly face cream rubbed into it but I think that this is quite a nice moisturiser nonetheless.
To be honest, I didn't get a great deal of use out of this throughout September because it was still pretty warm and the Luminous Moisture Cream is quite  heavy. Hot weather + heavy creams = sweaty face for me, so I've only really been patting this on for the last few weeks since the Siberian weather has started to set in.
My face has positively been drinking this up lately and it's keeping things nice and hydrated, so I'd say it's more of a cold weather cream if you're skin is combination like mine.
You might be wondering what's so 'luminous' about this cream? Well that comes down to the 'light reflecting complex' floating about in it which adds a sort of subtle sheen to the skin.
Nars Luminous Moisture Cream Texture

Nars Luminous Moisture Cream Texture

The cream contains Beech Bud Extract that works to stimulate collagen production and antioxidants to combat damage from free radicals. Scent wise, the cream smells quite similar to Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base so it has a slightly citrus-like fragrance which I find quite pleasant!
The Nars Luminous Moisture Cream is thick, rich and luxurious and I can see myself reaching for it a lot over the coming months. Just a tip - if you do happen to give this ago, use it sparingly. It's so rich that you only need a little bit for the whole face.

The Nars Luminous Moisture Cream retails at £46 for a 50ml jar and is available in various places online and instore at Space NK and department stores.
Have you tried anything from the Nars Skincare range?


  1. I love Nars!!! I use for cheeck, bronzer and premier only nars

  2. £42!!!!!! Wow! Bless him for buying you this! They should have steered him towards a lip gloss or something! It sounds like an amazing cream, but for £42 I'd expect the world lol xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. loving all the skincare posts lately! I've never tried Nars skincare, this looks a little tooooooo creamy for my skin but liking the sound of all that luminosity :)

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