NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review Macao

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Just a few weeks ago, I introduced you to my new NARS Cosmetics purchases.  One of the purchases was the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. It’s one of the most raved about liquid foundations on the market right now, and rightfully so.  Keep reading to learn more about the foundation, and how well it worked (or not) for me.

NARS describes the All Day Luminous Foundation as:

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.

If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been testing out the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation since I picked it up.  You’ll also know that I am a huge fan of it, for many reasons:

– It’s lightweight

– A little goes a long way

– Provides excellent coverage without looking cakey

– It’s long-lasting without having to do any major touch-ups

– It works well with my oily skin

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Macao

Normally, due to some discoloration on my face, which is more prominent on my right cheek, I’d have to use a color corrector prior to applying my foundation.  Using this NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation doesn’t require that step, which reduces my makeup application time.  That’s a total plus if you ask me.  Also, did I mention that instead of using who knows how many pumps or dime-sized amounts of other liquid foundations, I only have to use one, ONE drop of the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in order to achieve the coverage and look that I want? Yup! So just imagine how long it will take me (or you) to get rid of the bottle.  You’re definitely getting your monies worth.

Speaking of the bottle.  I’ve mentioned many times before that I love simplicity.  The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is beautiful in all of its simplicity with it’s sharp lines, matte black cap, and frosted bottle. Simple and chic – just the way I like it.  The pump dispenser releases just the right amount of foundation needed as well.  I know that there are some instances when dispensers release too much product, which can lead to waste. We don’t want that.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Swatches

Usually, as a woman of color, it’s pretty hard finding foundations that are a perfect match for my complexion.  They’re either a bit too dark, the undertone isn’t right, which can make us look muddy.  However, with the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, I was able to find my “perfect” match in the shade ‘Macao’, which is described as medium dark with yellow undertones.

After applying the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, my skin looks naturally radiant. I’ve received many compliments on how good my skin looked, too. I also liked the finish. It wasn’t dewy nor completely matte. My skin didn’t look dry nor did it feel tight.

And just to touch a bit on wear, I can see how the foundation may last 16-hours.  I haven’t yet had a reason to wear it for that amount of time, but, I did notice that after my hour-long commute, and 8-hour workday, the foundation is still in place, even on my nose where foundation seems to always disappear.  Surprisingly with my oily t-zone, I’m not even shiny by the end of my work day either. The most I’d have to do is use a blot paper once or twice, and that’s it. The real test comes once the weather warms up.  If it doesn’t pan out, I still have my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

Overall, I am in love with the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. It applies flawlessly, and makes my skin look amazingly radiant.  If you’re in the market for a full-coverage, lightweight foundation that lasts all day, and is great for all skin types, I suggest checking out the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.

The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks and more in 20 shades, and costs $48/1 oz.

Tip: To find your perfect foundation match, instead of swatching on your hand or wrist, swatch the product on your neck.  Your face, which is oftentimes a different shade than your neck, should match your neck once foundation is applied.

Have you tried the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation?

What do you think?

31 comments on “NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation ‘Macao’ Review”

    • I read your review of the Gabriel Cosmetics foundation. It sounds like something I can use. Your face looked great with it on (and without). Yes, definitely get a sample before trying.

    • Yes, I was surprised when I met with my friends late one night for dinner, my face was not an oily mess like it is usually.

    • Hey Kay. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Yes, I love it. I'm hoping I can get away with wearing it once the summer hits, too.

    • Thank you. Erika, you should definitely get a sample. $48 is a lot to spend on something you may not like.

  1. wow! Looks great. You had me at "one pump" ONE PUMP! that is amazing. That says that even though it is expensive it should last you a long time which makes it worth the price.

    • Thanks, Shannon. LOL I'm serious you only need to pump it once…maybe half. But, yeah, it's definitely worth it.

  2. It looks great on you. I am looking to try other brands of foundation besides Mac. I may have to try this out.

  3. I've been wondering about this foundation. I generally stick to powder because most liquids look too thick and cakey on me, or my oily skin causes it to "move around" on my face which looks awful. You touched on all the points that are my general questions, so I'll have to take a look

  4. You've convinced me to go test this out. I need to find the right shade.
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  5. You've convinced me to go test this out. I need to find the right shade.
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