Friday! Yay! How’s it going, beauties?
Been awhile since I’ve done a high end foundation first impressions for you guys, so today I got one for you on the new Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundation. You ready to rock? Let’s do this!
So as you probably know (or may not know), Nars came out with this All Day Luminous Weightless foundation not too long ago. I’ve seen several YouTubers talking about it, so I decided to get a sample at Sephora to try out for myself as I ended up liking their Sheer Matte foundation more than I was expecting to (you can read my first impressions of the Sheer Matte foundation here).
This foundation retails for $48 (yikes!) and comes in 20 different shades.
Claims per the Sephora website:
What it is:
An oil-free foundation that delivers full, natural-looking coverage with one drop, for lightweight, 16-hour wear.
What it does:
Achieve full-coverage, lightweight foundation that leaves a natural finish. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough, full-coverage formula builds and blends effortlessly. Its Even Tone Technology instantly neutralizes redness and dullness, while it works to reduce discoloration for more even, uniform skin. Perfect for all skin types, it features Weightless Long-wear Technology, an exclusive blend from NARS with flexible polymers and treated pigments that move with the skin while providing 16 hours of staying power.
I got the shade Santa Fe to try (medium with peachy undertones) as that’s the shade I used in the Sheer Matte foundation, which ended up being a pretty good match. The foundation itself is very liquidy/runny. However, when you apply it, it is VERY lightweight (just like the name implies). It felt like almost nothing going on. At first the foundation looked a little too yellow for me (odd since it’s supposed to have peachy undertone), but once it set/dried, it looked a lot better. Despite this foundation having the word “Luminous” in its name, it actually dries to a demi-matte finish, which I really liked due to my combo skin. When I set it with my NYX HD finishing powder, it looked even better. It says it’s suitable for all skin types, but I’ve heard those with dry skin, it does cling to and accentuates dry patches, so if you do have dry skin and want to use this foundation, you’d want to moisturize really well before using.
So this foundation claims to wear for up to 16 hours. I had it on for about 10-12 hours and it held up really well. I had to do a light touchup on my chin and nose (the oiliest parts of my face), after around 8 hours, but that was it. So it’s definitely a long-wearing foundation as it claims to be. It always felt super lightweight and never looked cakey. The claim of just one drop providing full coverage though is definitely more than a little far-fetched, but a little does go a long way with this foundation, so you don’t need a lot. But you do need more than just “one drop”.
I ended up liking this foundation quite a bit. Unfortunately, the price tag of $48 is keeping me from purchasing a full size bottle at the moment. The only other thing I didn’t like about this foundation is how runny/liquidy it is, but that’s something you can always deal with if you like the results the product gives.
If you want to splurge, definitely check this one by Nars out. For now, it’ll just be on my wishlist.
Ok that should do it for today! Have you tried this foundation out? Tell me your thoughts below in the comments.
As always, thank you all so much for reading, You guys are the best! I hope you have a great weekend and I’ll see you again Monday with a new post! 🙂