NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review & Demo


NARS recently released a new foundation, the All Day Luminous Weightless foundation. I decided to try it in the shade Cadiz, which is also my shade in the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. With this foundation, NARS promises full & natural looking coverage that lasts up to 16 hours. Not only that, but they also claim that the foundation will do this with only 1 drop and still have a lightweight feel on the skin. I’ve been testing this foundation out for about 2 weeks and I am ready to share my thoughts with you so if you’re interested, keep reading.

So for this review, I decided to do something a bit different. Because this foundation can be a bit finicky, I really wanted to show you how it applies and the best way that I’ve found to use it. For that reason, I pretty much did the entire review by video. Check that out below. If you just want to see my pros, cons, & final grade for this foundation, keep scrolling below the video!


  • beautiful naturally radiant looking finish
  • works well with powders for a more matte look
  • lightweight feeling on the skin
  • can be built up to full coverage
  • wide range of foundation shades
  • small amount of product goes a long way


  • doesn’t last 16 hours like it claims
  • price is $48 for 1 oz (not extremely expensive, but definitely should be a consideration)
  • won’t work for all skin types (best for normal to combination, may not work well on really dry or really oily types)
  • 1 drop doesn’t give full coverage like foundation claims
  • this foundation may take some working with to figure out how it best applies on your skin

Overall, I really like this foundation now that I’ve found the best way to apply it. It gives me coverage that is long lasting without being a matte finish. It can be built up to full coverage using more than one drop.

Final Grade: B

Have you tried the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation?


2 thoughts on “NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review & Demo

  1. I haven’t tried any nars foundations yet, though I have heard great things. I feel that the sephora collection foundations are great and usually half the price of the brands the store carries, so they have been my go to.

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