I finally sucked it up and bought the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation because my NARS Sheer Glow is running low. Very low. But, it has lasted me a year and three months. Hopefully, the new NARS foundation will last even longer because it claims that you can use one pump for your entire face. Many have said that one pump of the new foundation dispenses half the amount of a normal pump... Is that confusing?
From NARS: "Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough formula builds and blends effortlessly with just one drop—the result of exclusive innovation uniquely designed to deliver long-wearing full coverage, weightlessly. Shake, pump and blend in sections for complete coverage that's completely natural looking."
NARS offers this foundation in 20 shades. It comes in a frosted glass bottle and contains the standard amount of 1 fl oz (30 ml). This is also the only foundation that NARS has that contains a pump. You have to buy a separate pump for Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte, which is annoying. The pump can be messy at times. I barely had it for a few days and the bottle looks like a tester at Sephora.
I have this foundation and the Sheer Glow in Stromboli. You would think that the shades are the same, right? Incorrect! They are not even close! You can see in the picture below that the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is MUCH more olive than the Sheer Glow foundation. I normally wear Stromboli in the winter/spring because I'm not as tan, so I thought I would try this in Stromboli too. The first time I put this foundation on, I was so surprised at how much darker and olive-r it was compared to my neck. It looked like I've tanning my face. And only my face. The next day, I self tanned and tried it again. The foundation looked a little bit better, but it was still way too olive for me.
The texture of this is very interesting. It's just like Sheer Glow but thinner and more liquidy; it has a tendency to run/drip. It's similar to a lot of "fluid" foundations (these seem to be popular at the moment) where it's extremely thin at first, and sets to a semi matte, velvety finish when it sets. I actually really like the consistency of this. It's thin, meaning that I can blend it out evenly.
Can you really achieve full coverage with just ONE pump? Yes and no. Depending on how good your skin is, it may take two pumps. With one pump, I can just barely cover my entire face. I dot it all over and blend with a brush. I have to use an extra half pump to go back and add more coverage on where I need it, like my forehead and cheeks. This was bit of a bummer. But with a second layer, my skin looked even.
Does it really last all day? Sort of... I put my face on at 8:00 AM and at 5:00 PM, I can see it creasing into my natural forehead wrinkles. I even primed with Nurturing Force Blot Out and RCMA No Color powder. The foundation also starts to get blotchy after 5-6 hours, especially between my eyebrows and on my nose. Unfortunately, the coverage fades throughout the day as well. I see most of my blemishes peeking through. After 10-12 hours I just look like a mess. The foundation also starts to feel heavy on my skin too! No bueno!
On the bright side, the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless has a really beautiful matte but luminous finish that looks like skin.
The final verdict: I really don't like this foundation. I had such high hopes for this because I'm a hardcore #NARSissist. A lot of their products are absolutely amazing (orgasm blush isn't one of them). If I you like the NARS Sheer Glow, stick with it because you probably won't like this foundation. If only it lasted all day and wasn't so olive...
Disclaimer: I did not receive any money to talk about any brands mentioned above. I bought these products with my own money. All opinions are also my own.
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