Sunday 23 April 2017

The Beauty Post | Getting out of a rut with NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation

I never thought I would see the day that I sit on my tiny bed and write up a blog post about foundation. For the past few years I have given up wearing foundation. As a girl who once suffered from acne, I feel like it is wrong to cover up my skin with layers of a nude paste now that my skin has finally become clear again. 

But, lately I have been feeling very unsatisfied with my appearance and how I did my make up. I will spend an hour or two putting on make up and trying different styles only to hate it in the end and prefer how I looked before the winged eyeliner and badly contoured cheeks, which is good but surely the whole point of make up is to make you feel better about yourself, not worse (I made a post on these feelings here). So with that I thought maybe it was time to venture back to a foundation and actually become happy with how I apply my make up, and not a cheap drugstore one that I used when I was 15 no, a big girl high end one. 

The Product 
Having done my research I went out and bought myself the NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation and the shade I picked up was Punjab. The product claims to give a full but natural coverage, creating an instantly polished look. I paid 45 euro for it, which is pretty damn expensive as far as I am concerned but I loved how it makes other peoples skin look so I thought it was worth a try and seeing as I don't wear make up all that often I will probably get pretty good wear out of it. 

Does it work?
Yes. However, I do have some slight issues with it that I will get to later. To apply it I use my blending brush and then go back over that with a beauty blender to make sure that everything is as blended and natural looking as possible. The colour is a perfect match for my skin tone once I add one or two pumps of the body shop's foundation lightener, I got a shade slightly darker than my natural skin tone because I often wear tan and this way my face will always match my body. The foundation is a crazy watery formula and is really easy to blend on my face. It lasts pretty well, it does wear a little throughout the day as expected but generally it stays put. 

So to keep things short, I do like this product. It is blendable, it can be easily built up and it gives me coverage without looking or feeling caked. However, I slightly dislike the fact that it is high coverage. Although it looks natural and definitely does not feel heavy, my skin is pretty clear and could do with a lighter product. Another thing that I slightly dislike it is the fact that it is a little matte, this isn't a huge deal because I can mix a highlighter into it and give myself more of a glow but generally when I wear make up I like to have a dewy look and this product does not really give me that on it's own. 

Final Thoughts
To round things up. I like this product, I am glad I have bought it and with it I have been lifted out of my makeup rut, however I would probably not buy it again once it has ran out. I think this product is perfect for someone with acne or scarring that is looking to cover them up but for me this is not what I am looking for.

Maybe next time I will try their sheer glow foundation or maybe a different high end brand altogether, but I will continue on in my quest to find my perfect foundation. 

If you have any foundation recommendations for me please leave them down below, I would love for you to help me out! 

Have a lovely Sunday
Adele x



  1. I love NARS foundations. In fact, it's one of my favorites.

  2. Its a shame it doesn't have more of a dewy finish as I prefer that finish too x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  3. it has some really good products. thnks for shearing :)
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  4. I love Nars, such good quality.

  5. My skin is so sensitive I've never used foundation a day in my life. But I do know that NARS is the BEST so my aging skin might need it like stat! lol Great review!
    Thank you for the blog visit babe, hope to see you back for my latest!

    Xx- Julie
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  6. I enjoyed reading about your NARS makeup experience...I need to try it out at my local Sephora! :)


  7. Thank you for sharing! Will bare this one in mind for covering my acne scarring.

    Bethany xx

  8. I adore this foundation. I use the shade GOBI Light 3 and find it to be the perfect shade for my (way too) pale skin. I have pretty spotty skin and it annoys me to bits, but this foundation covers any blemish or imperfection with ease.

    Lovely review, beautiful!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx |

  9. I smiled through reading this cos this is the foundation I use and LOVE. First time I used it, I was blown away by how watery it was and doubted the coverage it would provide. I'm quite satisfied with it, it feels very weightless on my skin as against my prior foundation from MAC. Enjoy darling!

  10. everyday i using foundation and need a good brush...and your post really cute, I wanna buy too :))

  11. Finally. I made it to your blog! I truly very much enjoyed this post, as you kept me reading throughout the entire post--and it was only about foundation! I actually stopped using high end foundations a while ago, after trying out both urban decay and makeup forever and not finding it to my liking. If you are looking for cheap, high quality foundations of varying coverage, I definitely recommend different brands of Korean foundation cushions. They are of excellent quality, within the $15-$20 range, and definitely give off a very dewey look. I have combination skin, and am currently using an oil control foundation cushion-- for $14 mind you-- by a brand called The Saem. Not only does it control the oil on my face throughout the day, and it stays on-- its still dewey!

  12. I haven't tried this yet, but good to know that it has heavier coverage. I also suffered from acne and am actually in the process of clearing most of it, so I'm trying to go lighter on my coverage again. Especially for someone who washes off all of her make up prior to working out multiple times a week, heavy coverage is a no-no for me on casual days, but could be very good on special occasions.


  13. I really want to try this and sheer glow! x

  14. Great product! Have a lovely Day! 🌷🌷🌷🌻🌻🌻

  15. wow, cool product) I want to try it too!

  16. Really informative review - thanks for sharing! x

    The Belle Narrative

  17. I'd recommend Bare Minerals Bare Pro with Complexion Rescue underneath, I've had lots of compliments since I started using it!

    Lauren x bylaurenjane

  18. I've been looking at Nars foundations for aaages but I've never known which one to take the plunge with! I personally want a slightly matte look so this one sounds pretty perfect for me! such a fab review!!

  19. Thanks for the review! It sounds like a lovely foundation to try out. However, I think I would opt for Sheer Glow more if I decide to try NARS products :)

    - Leta | The Nerdy Me

  20. Thanks for your review! Haven't tried NARS foundations yet, but may try this one if it's not too mat for me. While I'm looking for full coverage foundation for special occasions, normally I wear BB or CC creams. Maybe it worth to try for your need?

    xx, Yulia

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