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Pregnancy Safe Makeup and Skincare from NARS

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from NARS

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from NARS as of 7/28/2020. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Please refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, etc.

How to Request a Product Review

I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about NARS on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy Safe Products from NARS

AQUA GEL LUMINOUS MASK
AQUA GEL LUMINOUS OIL-FREE MOISTURIZER
AQUA-INFUSED MAKEUP REMOVING WATER
AUDACIOUS LIPSTICK (at Sephora)
DOUBLE REFINING EXFOLIATOR
• FULL VINYL LIP LACQUER (at Sephora)
GENTLE CREAM CLEANSER
ILLUMINATOR
LAGUNA LIQUID BRONZER
• LIP GLOSS (at Sephora)
LIPSTICK (at Sephora)
LIQUID BLUSH (at Sephora)
LOADED LIP LACQUER
LUMINOUS MOISTURE CREAM
MULTI-ACTION HYDRATING TONER
NATURAL RADIANT LONGWEAR FOUNDATION (at Sephora)
OIL-INFUSED LIP TINT (at Sephora)
OPTIMAL BRIGHTENING CONCENTRATE
POWERMATTE LIP PIGMENT
PRECISION LIP LINER (at Sephora)
PURIFYING FOAM CLEANSER
RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER (at Sephora)
SATIN LIP PENCIL (at Sephora)
SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION (at Sephora)
SMUDGE PROOF EYESHADOW BASE (at Sephora)
THE MULTIPLE (at Sephora)
TINTED GLOW BOOSTER (at Sephora)
TINTED SMUDGE PROOF EYESHADOW BASE (at Sephora)
VELVET GLOSS LIP PENCIL
• VELVET LIP GLIDE (at Sephora)
VELVET LIP LINER
VELVET MATTE LIP PENCIL (at Sephora)
VELVET SHADOW STICK

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

AFTERGLOW LIP BALM (at Sephora): Licorice Root
CONCEALER: Licorice Root
GENTLE OIL-FREE EYE MAKEUP REMOVER (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
• MONOI BODY GLOW (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
PORE & SHINE CONTROL PRIMER (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
RADIANCE PRIMER SPF 35 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root, Salicylate
RESTORATIVE NIGHT TREATMENT: Salicylate
SMOOTH & PROTECT PRIMER SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen
VELVET MATTE SKIN TINT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

ALL DAY LUMINOUS WEIGHTLESS FOUNDATION (at Sephora): Retinoid
INSTANT LINE & PORE PERFECTOR: Retinoid
SOFT MATTE COMPLETE CONCEALER (at Sephora): Retinoid

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30 Comments

  1. 2.26.20
    Jane said:

    Hello Dr,

    Thank you so much for your advice, May I ask if the ingredient in Nars make up products look good to you while we are pregnant?

    Thank you so much for your advice and kindness

    Here it is:

    1. LIGHT REFLECTING PRESSED SETTING POWDER

    SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · SILICA · CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE · GLYCERIN · SQUALANE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · POLYSORBATE 80 · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT · XANTHAN GUM · 1,2-HEXANEDIOL · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · SEA WATER/MARIS AQUA/EAU DE MER · ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT · MAGNESIUM SILICATE · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · POTASSIUM SORBATE · TIN OXIDE · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) ·

    2. LIGHT REFLECTING LOOSE SETTING POWDER

    SILICA · METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER · DIMETHICONE · LAUROYL LYSINE · TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · GLYCERIN · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT · SEA WATER/MARIS AQUA/EAU DE MER · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · MAGNESIUM SILICATE · POLYSILICONE-2 · WATER/AQUA/EAU · BARIUM SULFATE · ALUMINA · CITRIC ACID · CHLORPHENESIN · PHENOXYETHANOL · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)]

    • 2.27.20
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about powders, which is why they aren’t included in my lists.

      • 10.4.20
        Elizabeth said:

        Just noticed this comment! I’ve been looking for a few powders on here with no luck and this clearly answers that. Curious why we don’t need to worry about powders? I suppose blush powders would also fall into this category? Many thanks for the loads of helpful posts!!!!

        • 10.4.20
          Christine said:

          All powders fall into that category. More info about why not in this post: Pregnancy Safe Makeup

        • 4.6.21
          Yosi said:

          Hello, is the NARS soft matte complete foundation safe during pregnancy?

          • 4.6.21
            Christine said:

            I have already reviewed all products in this brand that I have access to their ingredient list, please refer to the post about how to request a product review. I need a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety and in the post under the heading, How to Request a Product Review.

  2. 2.27.20
    Jane said:

    Hello,

    Thank you so much for your review and response to my question. May I ask for one more product that is “LIGHT REFLECTING PRESSED SETTING POWDER” with the ingredient as:

    SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · SILICA · CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE · GLYCERIN · SQUALANE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · POLYSORBATE 80 · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN · CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT · XANTHAN GUM · 1,2-HEXANEDIOL · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · SEA WATER/MARIS AQUA/EAU DE MER · ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT · MAGNESIUM SILICATE · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · POTASSIUM SORBATE · TIN OXIDE · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) ·

    Thank you so much for your kindness

    • 2.27.20
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about powders.

  3. 7.10.20
    Phuong said:

    Hi doctor
    Thank you so much! I have been using your guide religiously to plan for my next pregnancy.
    I would like to check whether the following product is safe for pregnancy
    NARS velvet matte foundation stick
    CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE,HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE,DIMETHICONE,POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE,ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE,IRON OXIDES [CI 77499],POLYETHYLENE,MICA,SILICA,IRON OXIDES [CI 77491],IRON OXIDES [CI 77492],EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX,HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER,MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX,PHENOXYETHANOL,SYNTHETIC BEESWAX,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT,POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE,TITANIUM DIOXIDE [CI 77891],TIN OXIDE,ASCORBYL PALMITATE,RETINYL PALMITATE,TOCOPHEROL,
    Thank you!

    • 7.10.20
      Christine said:

      This has a retinoid, so avoid in pregnancy for sure and while nursing if you’re conservative

      • 7.12.20
        Phuong said:

        Thank you so much 🙂

  4. 9.1.20
    Coryn said:

    Hello! Could you please review the new NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation?

    Thank you!

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Glycerin, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Plankton Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone-2, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Barium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Alumina, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Sodium Succinate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

    • 9.1.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing! Let me know how you like it 🙂

      • 9.1.20
        Coryn said:

        Thanks Christine! Will do! 😃

      • 12.7.20
        Nicole Wolff said:

        I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!

  5. 12.11.20
    Alice said:

    Hi there, super helpful blog & lists! I see that the PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 is listed above as not safe for during pregnancy but would love to check if the version of this without SPF would be considered safe instead (or if I’m missing something!?) – Thanks!

    Water (aqua), dimethicone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, butylene glycol, propanediol, diethylhexyl succinate, glycerin, titanium dioxide [ci 77891], cyclomethicone, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, peg-10 dimethicone, aluminum hydroxide, iron oxides (ci 77492), diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, disteardimonium hectorite, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, polymethylsilsesquioxane, fragrance (parfum), dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, trisodium edta, aluminum distearate, iron oxides (ci 77491), ascorbyl glucoside, iron oxides (ci77499), polysilicone-2, vibrio alginolyticus ferment filtrate, talc, tocopherol, alteromonas ferment filtrate, sea salt, bht, algae extract, sodium metabisulfite, hydrogen dimethicone, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, potassium sorbate, nylon-12.

    • 12.11.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreen (ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) so still ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 12.13.20
        Alice said:

        Thanks Christine!

  6. 1.22.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi is this NARS Bronzing powder in Laguna okay ? I can’t tell if it has self-tanner in it. Are all the ingredients okay for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Talc, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Chlorphenesin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trisodium Edta, Tocopherol, Sodium Dehydroacetate [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)].

    • 1.23.21
      Christine said:

      This is a powder, so you don’t need to worry about it. Please refer to the bolded paragraph in the text for more information.

      • 1.24.21
        Alisa Davis said:

        Thanks – I can’t tell by the name “bronzer” if the ingredients have self-tanner in it? (I know you mention self-tanners are not okay for pregnancy so my pregnant brain is worried.)

        • 1.24.21
          Christine said:

          No, it’s a brown powder, no sunless tanner in it.

  7. 4.1.21
    Emma said:

    Hello,

    Would you be able to review these 3 products?

    ZELENS YOUTH GLOW FOUNDATION:
    Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dextrin Palmitate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Hyaluronic Acid, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Lindera Strychnifolia Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silanetriol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Benzimidazole Diamond Amidoethyl Urea Carbamoyl Propyl Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Sodium Chloride, Boron Nitride, Glycerin, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, PVP, Parfum (Fragrance), Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, [+/- (May Contain) CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].

    JO BROWNE BODY OIL:
    Ingredients:
    Organic Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rose canina (Evening primrose) oil, Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba) seed oil, Garcinia Mangostana oil, Citrus Aurantium, Bergamia peel (bergamot) oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower (neroli) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (palmarosa), Boswellia Carterii Gum (Frankincense) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower (Geranium) Oil, Citrus Grandis Peel (Grapefruit) Oil, Rosmarinus Ofcinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Oil, Styrax Benzoin Resin Oil. *Geranila, *Limonene,

    JO BROWN BODY SCRUB:
    Ingredients: Sucrose, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil ,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) ,Bambusa arundinacea stem powder, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Mangifera indica (Mango Butter), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate, Citrus Aurantium, Bergamia peel (bergamot) oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower (neroli) Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (palmarosa), Boswellia Carterii Gum (Frankincense) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower (Geranium) Oil, Citrus Grandis Peel (Grapefruit) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Oil, Styrax Benzoin Resin Oil . Eco Perservative (Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic acid, Glycerine, Sorbic Acid ), Brassica Napus Seed Oil, Zea Mays Oil, Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol Acetate, Tocopherol. Geranila, *Limonene, *Linalool, *Citronellol *Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

    Thank you!

    • 4.1.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing:
      JO BROWNE BODY OIL

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy:
      ZELENS YOUTH GLOW FOUNDATION: chemical sunscreen
      JO BROWN BODY SCRUB: salicylic acid

  8. 4.5.21
    Deserae said:

    Hello! Thank you for this extensive list – it’s very helpful! You have NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer listed as pregnancy safe, but then list “concealer” as not pregnancy safe but okay for nursing. Is this a different concealer than the NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer? I just wanted to double check.

    Thank you!

    • 4.6.21
      Christine said:

      Yes, it was a separate product, which they now seem to have taken down as it redirects to the main concealer page.

      • 4.8.21
        Josie said:

        Hello, is the new NARS soft matte complete foundation safe while pregnant?

        • 4.8.21
          Christine said:

          I have already reviewed all products in this brand that I have access to their ingredient list, please refer to the post about how to request a product review. I need a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety and in the post under the heading, How to Request a Product Review.

  9. 4.9.21
    allison said:

    Hi Doctor – is the Soft Matte Tinted Lip Balm ok?

    Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecanol, Polyethylene, Mica, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Triacontanyl Pvp, Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica Silylate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ethyl Vanillin, [+/-(May Contain/Peut Contenir): Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)].

    • 4.9.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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