Thursday, 19 February 2015

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

This liquid foundation is finally available at Sephora. It retails for $48 USD ($57 CAD). You can also buy it online (narscosmetics.com) or NARS boutiques.

I really like the packaging! It's very nice and sleek. It's much better NARS Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte.

It comes in 1-ounce glass container and I'm glad they finally included a pump unlike with their other foundations.
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Product Claims
  • Full, natural-looking coverage 
  • Lightweight
  • 16-hour wear
  • Highly Pigmented
  • Even Tone Technology instantly neutralizes redness and dullness
  • Perfect for all skin types
Formula
  • Oil-Free
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Formulated without Parabens
  • It sets quickly, so it's recommended you blend in sections 
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How to Use

Shake well before using it it does separate.


It says one pump is good for the entire face but I used 2 pumps.


You can use your fingers or brush to apply it. I like to dab it on with fingers and blend it afterwards with brush. Work in sections because it does dry fast and blend upwards on areas where you have pores. I wouldn't recommend using a beautyblender because this is a liquid foundation, it will get absorbed easily by the beautyblender.


You can watch my video for demo and review of the foundation (my shade is Vallauris):


Here's a video posted by NARS on YouTube with a demonstration of how you can apply it with fingers.


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Shades
There are 20 shades but some of them might be different than NARS Sheer Glow or Sheer Matte. I'd personally matching in-stores but you can also refer to Sephora Color IQ 
I got the shade Vallauris. I'm glad I got matched in-stores because I was going to get Barcelona.

Only few NARS Sheer Glow shades have same Color IQ: SiberiaSyracuseMacaoTrinidadKhartoum.
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Mont Blanc - Light with pink undertones (Color IQ #2Y02)
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Mont Blanc 
 
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Gobi - Light with yellow undertones (Color IQ #5Y01) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Gobi 

  
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 Siberia - Light with neutral balance of pink & yellow undertones (Color IQ #4Y01)
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Deauville - Light with neutral balance of pink & yellow undertones (Color IQ #5Y02) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Deuville  

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Fiji - Light with yellow undertones (Color IQ #4Y04)
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Fiji  
 
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Santa Fe - Medium with peachy undertones (Color IQ #2Y05)
Corresponds to NARS Sheer Glow Shade Fiji 
 
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Ceylan - Medium with yellow undertones (Color IQ #4Y03)
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Ceylan 
 
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Punjab - Medium with golden, peachy undertones (Color IQ #3Y05) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Punjab 
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Vallauris - Medium with pink undertones (Color IQ #2Y07)
Corresponds to NARS Sheer Glow Shade Punjab  
 
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Stromboli - Medium with olive undertones (Color IQ #3Y06) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Stromboli 
 
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Barcelona - Medium with olive undertones (Color IQ #1Y06) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Barcelona  
 
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Syracuse - Medium-dark with brown undertones (Color IQ #2Y10) 
 
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 Tahoe - Medium-dark with caramel undertones (Color IQ #3Y10) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Tahoe 
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Cadiz - Mediuam-dark with caramel & red undertones (Color IQ #2Y11) 
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade Cadiz 
 
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Macao - Medium-dark with yellow undertones (Color IQ #1Y13)

 
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New Guinea - Medium dark with red undertones (Color IQ #1R12)  
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade New Guinea 
 
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Trinidad - Dark with warm yellow undertones (Color IQ #1R13)  
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New Orleans - Dark with yellow undertones (Color IQ #1Y14)
Different from NARS Sheer Glow Shade New Orleans 
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Benares - Dark with golden undertones (Color IQ #3R14)
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Khartoum - Dark with expresso undertones (Color IQ #4R15) 




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Review

Full Coverage: It's very close to being full coverage. It does cover my redness but not my dark circles. If you have large pores, then I'd also recommend using a primer to minimize the appearance of pores. 
Long Wearing: It's claimed to provide 16-hour wear but the longest I had it on was for 12 hours and it did look good by end of night. It started to wear off a bit around my nose and mouth and my T-zone was oily. If you have combination and oily skin, then I'd recommend setting it with powder.
Drying: I have combination skin and it felt dry on my skin. It also clings on dry patches, so I'd recommend exfoliating and using a face oil especially if you have dry skin.
Photographs Well: It looks good in pictures even with flash.    
Photo with flash

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Shade Reference
I know it can be hard finding a shade online, so I shared some photos/videos below for some of the shades along with the Color IQ. You can click on the color IQ number and you will be able to find more matches.
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Sephora Color IQ #5Y02


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Sephora Color IQ #4Y04

 

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Sephora Color IQ #4Y03

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Sephora Color IQ #3Y05

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Sephora Color IQ #1Y06



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Sephora Color IQ #1R13


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Sephora Color IQ #1Y14



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