I’m really liking all the new high coverage, light weight foundations that are popping up these days. Gone is the day that I can pull off a full coverage foundation without sheering it out with a serum or oil. With age, my skin is getting more textured, and my pores seem to be larger on the side of my nose. Enough of my skin woes. We all want great coverage, without feeling like we have 3459869 layers on our face, right?!
NARS has come out with an ultra light, oil free, full coverage, long wearing foundation. NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is said to give all day coverage within one drop. When I heard a beauty blogger friend mention that it really helped neutralize the redness in her skin, I knew I had to try it. I’m typically between two shades in NARS. (SO annoying.) Right now I’m using Mont Blanc, which is light with pink undertones according to Sephora. I haven’t been self tanning much, so this is a good match for my N15 skin at the moment. I need to try out a shade or two darker as well. I really don’t think this has pink undertones. It’s not overly yellow, but it does cancel out some unwanted pink in my skin. It does darken slightly (but not oxidize, if that makes sense) after the first hour of wear.
The best way I’ve found to apply this (it works for me, but you may have to try something different) is with my fingers. Surprisingly, it wears better for me when I don’t use primer. I just moisturize very well, as it will cling to dry patches. I found that this formula was so thin using a wet makeup sponge absorbed too much. It also dries so quickly, that I didn’t like the way it applied with a brush. I try to squirt out less than a pump on my fingers and tap and blend it into a small area. You have to work quickly, because it dries so fast. It sets to nice beautiful demi matte finish, and I don’t need any powder to set. That might be different if you have oily skin, or in the summer months. It does build up beautifully, if you find you need another layer of coverage. I pair this with a bit of my Vanilla Radiant Creamy Concealer on top.
what NARS says about the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation:
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.
This formula is oil and paraben free, and cruelty free as always. A 1oz glass bottle with pump is $48.
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