Wednesday, 25 March 2015

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Gobi Review

NARS is a brand I have admired from a distance for quite some time now. I've heard so many rave reviews about their products yet never actually took the plunge and made a purchase. After realising my current foundation was far too dark for me, I decided it was time to try out a whole new one and NARS was at the top of my wish list. At first, I wanted to go for the much talked about Sheer Glow but I just couldn't seem to find the shade Gobi in stock anywhere so I eventually decided to go with their newer offering; All Day Luminous Weightless. And, well, I'm a little undecided...

I've never actually been matched up to a NARS foundation before but I chose the shade Gobi as it looked very light and yellow toned. As I have quite a rosy complexion, a yellow based foundation is always the best option for me. Shade wise, I chose perfectly. The colour is as close to my skin as I could have got it and it's very rare I find a foundation that matches my skin tone so well so I must give NARS major brownie points for this. 

Now, between the two, I would have preferred Sheer Glow. But I was in one of those moods where I felt like I HAD to buy something, there and then, and when Gobi wasn't available in SG, I opted for the All Day Luminous Weightless foundation instead.  In hindsight, I probably should have waited.
Luminous Weightless is a good foundation, overall. The shade is great and the texture really is weightless. I can't get over how thin it is and how easily it sinks to my skin. You barely need to buff it in, at all. 

Despite been thin in consistency, I would still class the coverage as medium. It conceals imperfections, evens out discolouration but still allows my freckles to peek through a little bit. It's definitely one of those 'your skin but better' base products.

However, I'm just not so keen on the finish. It just seems to sit there. It's not matte but it's not dewy. It's just somewhere in between and I definitely don't see any luminosity. What I loved about my previous foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle, is that it looked quite radiant and glowy whereas Luminous Weightless just doesn't have that effect all. So, presumably, Sheer Glow would probably be a more suitable option, for me, if I was to try out a NARS offering again.

If you're after a foundation that really is 'weightless', then this is the one for you. I can't fault it on that front. However, I just don't think it lives up to it's 'luminous' claim. Shade & texture wise, it sits on my skin like a dream, though, so I will certainly still be finishing the bottle (at £32 I'd be mad not to) and adding a bit of glow, in other ways.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, £32.

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