Finding the right foundation for you can be really tough. Over the years, there have been so many I’ve bought due to blogger hype only to be left disappointed. I’ve experimented with all different types from cheap to high end, matte to dewy and light to full coverage. When it comes to foundation, it’s the one product I’m prepared to pay a bigger price tag for than mascara, lipstick etc as it’s the base and staple of my makeup. I’ve tried some lower end of the scale brands and found some amazing finds but I feel they don’t last all day no matter how much primer I wear and don’t give my makeup that wow factor.
NARS All Day Weightless Luminous foundation has been on my wishlist for months, thanks to becoming obsessed with beauty vlogger Teni Panosian. Her makeup is always flawless and I loved a look she recreated in one video, with this foundation being her base. After a few months of always hovering over add to basket on ASOS, I went into House of Frasers and was appropriately colour matched.
NARS claim this is a ‘full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly.” It is also oil free, which works great for me as I have an oily T-Zone. In a nutshell, it is what I desire in a foundation. I love high coverage but i hate the cake like feeling that most can bring. As you can imagine, my expectations were high.
I was matched with Medium 1.5 as I do fake tan quite a bit and as you can see from the above swatches, it compliments it very well. It has a watery consistency which I wasn’t prepared for but it applied like a dream. On my first time using this, I applied with my fingers and the second time with a brush but i’ve since found that applying with your fingers and then blending out with a beauty blender is the best way to achieve that truly polished look. My skin looked flawless, it covered all my blemishes and felt so light on my face. Thumbs up so far.
When it comes to lasting power, 16 hours is a big promise for any foundation! I put it to the test when working what was a long day to see if it would stand the test of time. By lunchtime, my skin still looked as I had applied it in the morning but by the time i got home, I could see my t-zone starting to become quite oily which then resulted in this starting to wear off. I didn’t top this up, which I would normally do with some translucent powder as the day progressed but I wanted to see if this lived up to the claim. Since though, I have adapted my usual application of powder in the afternoon and since, have noticed that this does make a big difference.
Overall, I love this foundation. I love the coverage, how light it is on my skin and the lasting power. NARS claim it suits all skin types but if your on the oily side, I would definitely recommend topping up with some powder as the day goes on to ensure it looks as flawless. At £32, this is more on the pricey side but I’ve really enjoyed how my makeup looks since using this. Is it holy grail status? I feel like this is one of the best foundations I’ve used but I’m not sure if i would give it that title just yet.
Have you tried NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation? If so, what did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts below or tweet me @whatamydidblog.