Several new products for spring 2015 just hit counters this month and one thing that caught my eye is the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation! NARS claims that this oil-free foundation is lightweight and delivers full coverage without looking cakey. Interesting, isn't it?
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I have the shade Barcelona which is a good match for me at the moment. I usually wear olive-golden toned shades when I'm tan (such as Stromboli) but I have a natural tan right now and my skin has much more pink undertones than when I'm using self tanners. Barcelona is similar to NC35 if you are familiar with MAC foundations.
This is a beautiful foundation! I love the slightly luminous, semi-matte finish! It doesn't mattify the skin, so you will need to use blotting sheets throughout the day if your skin is oily, but to be fair it's not supposed to be a mattifying formula anyway.
NARS claims that you only need one drop to do your whole face, but I didn't find this to be true. One pump isn't enough for me, I need 2 or 3 pumps. 2 pumps gives me medium coverage and I get medium to full coverage with 3.
It's surprisingly lightweight for a medium to full coverage foundation! The consistency is very thin and it dries and set very fast so you need to blend it quickly. The staying power was very impressive too, I even wore it during 16 hours and my skin still looked great (although I did need to use a blotting sheet)!
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Barcelona & NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard :
The best way to apply the All Day Luminous foundation is with your fingers! It looks great with a Beautyblender too, but I really prefer with my fingers because it's quick and easy and I don't waste any product (the Beautyblender will soak up quite a lot of product, since it's such a thin foundation!). I tried it with a brush too but it didn't look good.
The only problem I had with this foundation is that it can cling to dry patches, so make sure your skin is moisturized!
The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation retail for $57 CAD for 30ml.
(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)