Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The perfect foundation? Nars All Day Luminous review

(Picture from here.)

I think I may have found the perfect foundation for oily/normal skin types. Like most people, I've been on the hunt for a foundation that actually suits my skin for what feels like forever - I'm not asking for much; just a foundation with decent coverage, that doesn't come off half way through the day and that doesn't cling to any dry patches on my face. If you have skin similar to mine (oily in the T-zone and normal everywhere else), this foundation does all three.

The official Nars website promises that this foundation has 'full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear' which I have to some-what agree with. This foundation does offer a natural look whilst still being a medium to full coverage foundation (especially if you use two layers - it's very easy to build up a stronger coverage) but I definitely don't think it lasts 16-hours - but what foundation does? It lasts closer to around 10-12 hours on my skin, which to be quite honest is enough for me. I have been using this foundation for a couple months now and I can assure you that it's also pretty waterproof, I have been to clubs and in the rain whilst wearing this and it has lasted through both.

I also have break-out prone skin and this foundation is yet to cause any issues. Nars All Day Luminous gives a satin finish, kind of in between a matte and dewy one, which personally I really like.

The Real Techniques stippling brush works really well in applying this, I have tried using my fingers but the formula dries very quickly so it doesn't work too well.

If you don't own this already I suggest you go out and buy it! This is my favourite foundation by far.

What's your favourite product at the minute?


  1. My favorite foundation is the anti-blemish solutions Clinique, since I tried it I've never changed! It seems that NARS is a great new option! Thank you this review x

    Camy xx

    1. I actually used to use that! I found it was really hard to work with but maybe that was just the way I applied it - also really struggled to find a match for my skin (I fake tan so it's quite hard) but did like it once I'd mixed it with the Mac Mineralise Moisture :)
      This Nars foundation is soooo lovely, my favourite that I've ever tried so far.

      A xxx

  2. I haven't tried this formula yet, but when I used the sheer glow or sheer matte I'd use my fingers to apply then a sponge or brush to blend it in. I'm curious to try this new formula as my favorite concealer is made by Nars!

    Thanks for the review! xx

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

    1. Both of my housemates use the Sheer Glow one and they love it, but I have such oily skin I just don't think it would work for me.
      I've tried using my fingers to apply this but because the formula is so fast-drying, it just didn't work very well - may just be me though!

      A xxx


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