Nars All Day Luminous Foundation | Review



Firstly I apologize about the state of the bottle. I started to clean it up (the first picture as proof) but then I thought I would add the last photo to show one of the points I will mention in the review.

I had heard a lot about Nars Sheer Glow, and hearing that there was a new foundation from Nars I wanted to try it instead. The title Nars All Day Luminous made my eyes flutter at the excitement of a long lasting luminous foundation (everything I've been looking for).
I went to my nearest Nars counter and got colour matched by the sales assistant to the shade "Deauville". I was at my palest then, and wanted a foundation to match me when I can't be bothered to fake tan!!

I really should have stopped then before buying, and asked for a sample instead.

Let's just say I hate the foundation before you read any further. Typing this now I can't think of one positive point. Firstly the colour match is totally off. I did want a shade to match me when I'm my palest, not a shade to make me look like a vampire with a cold! I think Deauville is more of a yellow undertone and I'm a pink undertone.
Secondly the title of the foundation is WAYYYY deceiving. Rude. I mean I have dry skin, and so you'd think this foundation wouldn't want to cling to my dry patches.. well it does. After many attempts of wearing this to work to test out the foundation, I was worried someone was going to ask "what happened to your skin" because it looked that bad.
Thirdly the longevity of the foundation. I would say mediocre. I couldn't tell if the foundation was actually on by the end of the day because when I first applied the foundation I couldn't tell I had foundation on. (not in a good way). The texture is just horrid in my opinion.
Lastly the packaging. I actually do like the packaging, I think it looks expensive and it has a pump. I don't however like how the top managed to twist loose, therefore leaving the foundation to leak (3rd picture). This could be down to my clumsiness putting the top on or the top becoming loose itself. Who knows?!


I have tried to apply this foundation with a brush, my hands and a beauty blender. I would say the better way was with a buffing brush. I really don't know where I went wrong with this foundation, I really wish I could say I love it. I wish I had relied on the reviews I had read before hand about it drying out the skin.

Have you tried this foundation? Do you have any recommendations on making it work?

Love Laura xxx