I’ve been thinking about doing a review on this foundation for the past couple months – I’ve seen so many differing opinions on this one. It seems to be like Marmite, people either love it or hate it so I’d thought I’d put my two pennies worth out there too!
The Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (longest name in the history of foundation names ever) comes in 20 shades with varying undertones to suit most skin tones, I say most as even with a massive choice of 20 I am sure there are people out there that would be lighter than the fairest shade and deeper tones the options at the other end of the spectrum.
Nars promises to deliver 16 hours wear while feeling as light as air as well as giving you even skin without the mask look. The packaging is oh so Nars in a sleek frosted glass bottle with a pump….yesssss a pump. thank you the Nars gods you beauties!!
I picked the shade Fiji which Nars also call Light 5, my usual foundation of choice is Estee Lauder double wear in 2N1 Desert beige and I find this is a pretty good match albeit a touch too yellow but nothing I can’t work with. They claim one pump with cover the whole face in reality I find I need about 3-4 to give a good even base when buffed in but I do like quite a full coverage so I’d recommend starting with 1-2 and building it up. The texture is very light and water like which at first I didn’t like as I’m used to the thickness of DW. Once applied I find my base looks flawless but not cakey or mask like in the slightest and it really does feel very light on the skin while giving a luminous glow to the skin while being matte. I would certainly recommend that you moisturise and use a primer beforehand as it does cling to dry areas so those of you with dry skin may find this foundation wont work for you but if you are on the oily side then I’d give it a go.
I can’t find any SPF information on the Nars website but I have tried this using flash and it photographs beautifully and haven’t experienced the dreaded ghost face flash back which is a bonus.
The one claim I do not agree with is the 16 hours wear – with a good primer I get about 7-8 hours wear before it starts to breakdown in my oily areas. Some people have said that they have noticed that it can sometimes separate on their skin but I’ve not experienced this and I’ve been using the foundation now for a good couple of months.
Let me know if you’ve tried this or if there is any foundations I should pick up as I’m a huge foundation junkie!
Thanks for reading!