I bought the oh so hyped up Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation; the whole name needs to be said to get the full effect of its greatness. This is one of those products that lives up to every last little detail that is written on the bottle. One of the main reasons why I never wear full coverage foundation is because it feels like I’m well…. fully covered. My first foundation ever was the Mac Studio finish and it made my face feel heavy and clogged. I felt like if I stuck with a sheer foundation( like my Nars Tinted Moisturizer) that I could get a more natural look and wouldn’t have to worry about my makeup sliding off my face. I will admit that sheer looks are easier to maintain, but this Nars Luminous Weightless Foundation (again with the full name) gives every foundation of all coverages a run for their money.
First off the packaging: Is anyone else swooning over this clear acrylic bottle! The nicest bottle in my whole foundation collection. This is going to be one of those ” leave out on the table for decoration” kinds of makeup products. I also like that I can see how much I’ve used, so I know when I’m close to running out( which will probably be never because the amount needed is so little). Which brings me to my next point.
Only a drop: The bottle says to use only one drop and that’s exactlyyy how much you need. Never thought I could do my whole face with something the size of a teardrop but one pump gives you the perfect amount.
Application: This foundation is recommended to use your hands however I don’t like using my hands to apply makeup to my face. I have applied it two ways. One with a buffing brush and second with a beauty blender. The buffing brush was too dense to properly spread the makeup( I don’t wear primer), so it was a little hard to blend. If you really want to use a brush, you should use a primer beforehand or spray with mac fix plus to help dampen your face. I also used the beauty blender which I like much better than my buffing brush.I’m finally understanding the powder of my beauty blender because I would have bet good money that nothing could beat my RT buffing brush. The beauty blender helped set it in my skin whereas the buffing brush sort of let it sit on top.
Color Match: The color that I have now works perfectly, but it took a few trial and errors to pick the right one. Here is something that people don’t talk when reviewing this product. The undertones matter! Boom! Just dropped some knowledge. I have 3 shades that worked for my skin tone, ( Macao: which was a yellow undertone and made me look a little too light, New Guinea: red undertone and made my skin look rich, New Orleans: red undertone but made me look a little too dark). Make sure when you sample this product that you are not wearing any other foundation. It is very difficult to pick your right colors(especially with Sephora’s terrible lighting). I love that Nars offers so many shades, but you really do have to be aware of your undertones to get the perfect color. I picked New Guinea.
Overall: This foundation is 100 percent worth the hype and every dollar that you spend. I know Nars may be out of some peoples price range, but this is really one of those products where you get what you pay for. It lasts all day and it doesn’t rub off or smear when I’m eating or doing something random where my makeup could smear. It is more on the heavy side so for my sheer girls this may be a touch too thick for you.