Friday, 6 February 2015

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and Soft Velvet Loose Powder

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation & Soft Velvet Powder
So by now you have all probably heard of the latest releases from Nars, I recently looked through my beauty stash and realise it was seriously lacking in anything from Nars cosmetics, what better way to rectify that than with a new foundation and powder. And boy, have I been missing out!!! Lets start with the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (what a mouthful), rumoured to be replacing Sheer Matte), promoted with the tag line one drop is all that's needed for flawless coverage.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
It promises to deliver Full, but natural looking weightless coverage (non longer an oxymoron in the beauty world) with 16 hour wear, due to the flexible polymers that move with your skin for breathability and comfort. It's said to be the first to market with treated gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-1 ratio, to combat dullness and neutralise redness respectively, they also manipulate how light is reflected off the skins surface for instant luminosity. Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps to reduce discolouration in the long run, leaving you with a more complexion.
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
 It's available in 20 shades and Macao is a near perfect match for my skin (think between NC45-50 or NW43), I initially thought it had too much beige in it and I was concerned it would make my more pigmented areas turn ashy and grey, but I was wrong, those pigments must be working overtime. I absolutely love this foundation, it is indeed weightless and lasts all day on me, although I would need more than one drop for flawless coverage. However for daytime wear one drop provides good medium coverage, bearing in mind one pump of this is about half the amount of a regular pump of foundation. I have never used Sheer Glow or Sheer Matte so can't say how the shades translate in this, or how the formulas compare.

Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder
Next up is the Soft Velvet Loose Powder, available in 8 shades I opted for the shade Heat, said to cater for the deepest true brown skin tones. Although I could have probably gotten away with a number of shades in this, but I ordered online. This powder is for setting your foundation, it helps to control oil and visibly blur the appearance of fine lines and pores with a soft-focus finish. I absolutely love this combo and of course the powder also works well with other foundations, helping to keep oil at bay, with no ashy caste.

I have also recently acquired the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel, so I feel like a true Narsissist (Yes, I know, I'm a little late to the party), this whole combo gives me a gorgeous finished and polished look. The foundation is £32 for your standard 30ml and the powder is £26.50.

I can't believe I waited so long to properly invest in Nars, I will definitely be looking into other products from the range, any suggestions?

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