Good Afternoon all! I’ve been dying to review this foundation but I wanted to hold off because to make sure my opinions were FINAL. I picked up a sample of this in January. Yes, I’ve been holding out on your guys for 2 months! Don’t kill me! You’re gonna appreciate this review. Let’s get down to it.
I expected to hate this foundation because anything with “luminous” or “glowing” just makes me more oily looking – except the Giorgio Armani foundation. So, I was hesitant to even try this foundation. However, since there is no more NARS Sheer Matte, I figured what the hey. Sephora.com says, “Achieve full-coverage, lightweight foundation that leaves a natural finish. Highly pigmented and perfectly balanced, this breakthrough, full-coverage formula builds and blends effortlessly. Its Even Tone Technology instantly neutralizes redness and dullness, while it works to reduce discoloration for more even, uniform skin. Perfect for all skin types, it features Weightless Long-wear Technology, an exclusive blend from NARS with flexible polymers and treated pigments that move with the skin while providing 16 hours of staying power.” Also, supposedly one drop of this stuff is enough for you whole face. I don’t use my foundation in drops. I just put some on my finger and dot it on my face. However, the foundation DOES come with a pump if you’re about that “one drop” life.
What do I think of it? I FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!!! I would never expect to fall in love with a “luminous” foundation like I did with this one. I love Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk but that price – girrrrrlllll, I CANNOT. I’m not dishing out $62 for a foundation every time I run out. I’m not doing that – not even for the Vine. However, this foundation is high end too. It costs $48 but I don’t mind that at all. The consistency is very fluid-like. It’s very liquidy. It’s very lightweight and natural looking. A little goes a long way but you need more than one drop for sure. I wouldn’t use more than 3 drops though. The coverage is medium but I would say it’s buildable. The best way to apply it in my opinion is with a beauty blender. You will look FLAWLESS. It has a pretty good staying power and it has me looking like a radiant goddess. I used it for my makeup here. I absolutely loved it. For an oily beast like me to say she loves a luminous foundation is insane, but I do – it’s oil free!! I would recommend this to anyone! It’s the best HIT I’ve done!