Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review - Really Ree
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

18 Jan 2015 (Updated: 7 Mar 2016)

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OK this is big news!! Nars have a new foundation and anyone that cares about foundation will understand the excitement I have experienced with this!! So from 1st February 2015 the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation will joining us! Here’s the lowdown!!

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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

Righty! Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is all about creating that instant perfectly polished complexion look using a full coverage formula that doesn’t look like a full coverage formula! The claim is that  a “single, weightless drop” will deliver full yet extremely natural looking coverage that feels undetectable on the skin and lasts for 16 hours.

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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

It sits in the genre of the new, extremely fluid foundations like Maestro and YSL Fusion but I find a little creamier (in a good way) and much less watery which I love.  They are right – one drop goes a very long way so a bottle is going to last you a very long time. It is also buildable if you want more of a foundation look (we don’t always want to look natural do we?) but it never looks heavy or cakey, just flawless.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Before & After Photos

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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – Before Photo
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – After Photo
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation – After Photo

I don’t feel the need to set it with powder and it stays on my skin really well. Not quite 16 hours but definitely all day and I have had compliments on my skin. Speaking of powder, also launching is  Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder – more on that soon.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation uses a unique Weightless Long-wear Technology that mimics natural skin and moves with it which is key to its longevity. It uses coated pigments that allow the light feel yet super high coverage and they have low water and emollient absorption capacity which allows the light formula to be densely pigmented.

Even more interestingly for me, it contains Even Tone Technology that immediately neutralises redness, dullness and discoloration but it also has long term benefits. It apparently uses anti-pigmentation technology to deliver more even skin tone and tackle dark spots over time. It does this using a natural extract that limits the pathways of melanin to the skin. Considering that pigmentation is one of my main ageing concerns, I am completely signed up!!

I love the luminous finish that it delivers whilst being matte enough to skip powder. It really brightens my skin

It comes in a beautiful frosted glass bottle and also has a pump that delivers the exact amount you need for full coverage on the whole face. If you didn’t have much to cover, I’d say you could even get away with half a pump – a little goes a long way because it is so pigmented without being heavy.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatches – Gobi & Barcelona

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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatch – Gobi
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatch – Gobi
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatch – Barcelona
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Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatch – Barcelona

There are 20 shades available in the same as Nars Sheer Glow. It is advisable to get colour matched again however, as Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation may come up a little lighter as it is not as oil based.

I am a fan. I think I prefer it to all the other liquid foundations with a super light texture and long-wearing coverage. To me, it is slightly creamier, which is what I have been missing, and much less watery.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation launches is  £33 HERE.  The new Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder is £26.50. Find it in stock here.

Ree

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15 thoughts on “Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

  1. Can’t wait to try this. I’m a big fan of NARS, especially Sheer Glow, but with combo/oily skin it can be hard word some times. I’m hoping this will have greater longevity on my skin.

  2. I would love to try this, unfortunately it is slightly out of my price range. I am about to try Vichy’s dermablend which promises the same thing but I am not sure how it will compare at £16…
    x

  3. do you think it would be good for dry skin? I’m seeing different things some say it’s dewy and other have said its matte, I thought becuase it said luminous it would be more of a dewy finish.

      1. Thank you, I think I’m going to give in and get it im a sucker for foundation, especially when it says luminous and full coverage X

  4. I have just run out out of YSL and have been using Dior Star but this NARS really does sound like it could be for me. I am a big fan of foundation samples as I don’t get on with too many foundations and it”s frustrating to buy a bottle, only to find it’s not suited to my skin.

    I’m going to try to grab a sample of this as the before/after photos are fantastic.

  5. i know i am a few months behind here but i felt i had to comment and say how beautiful your skin is – throw that foundation out the window…you dont need it!! if i had skin like yours i would want the whole world to see it.

    1. aw thank you! That is so kind and has really made me smile! I think I was having a good skin day – it isn’t quite like that right this second! xxx

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