18 Jan NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
For most of last year I used the Black Up Full Coverage Foundation in shade HC04. It is a cream foundation that is REALLY full coverage- I still have a bit of scarring from blemishes so I only use full coverage foundation. It is a truly gorgeous product, it makes the skin look glow (you know how I feel about glow) and it is long lasting. I had seen a few reviews about the NARS foundation and asked my sister Mima Dough to get it for me to use during the day, as the Black Up one sometimes looks a bit TOO full on to go about my daily activities. But I never really got round to using it, the hold of the Black Up on my life was too strong. Everything was going swimmingly, until I stumbled upon a picture of myself on BellaNaija that was taken at the Zazaii store launch in December.
Flash can like to disgrace somebody oh. Clearly this foundation is NOT MY SHADE. And I just got a new tube. AND it costs almost N9000. So instead of going out to buy the HC05 and mixing it with this one, i thought I’d just try the NARS foundation.
I got it in the shade ‘Cadiz’. It is much more liquid than the Black Up which took me some getting used to, but it is also full coverage which is great. Because the consistency is light, it does appear ‘Weightless’ on the skin which is another plus, so you have a Barely There but Flawless base. It is also long lasting for us oily skinned ladies, leaves a dewy finish and is just genuinely a bomb foundation all round. I adore it.
(The one on the left is the Black Up, the one on the right is the NARS. Huge difference in consistency, the NARS is much lighter)
NARS says you only need one pump for the whole face (Lies, I probably use about 7). The instructions advise that you apply with your fingers, but I use a Beauty Blender obvs because this is 2016- if you are still not using a Beauty Blender you are on a long thing for real.
I had a quick look through all the popular Nigerian online beauty stores and the only one that seems it carry it is the ever sure Youtopia Beauty.
Oh, and here’s me with the NARS foundation on in the daytime (no editing or filter)
Has anyone tried either the Black Up Full Coverage or the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundations?
Let Me Know,