The Foundation Game Changer

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Last week whilst in Space NK shopping for a friends birthday Amelia started swatching a powder foundation, I wasn’t paying much attention until I saw the finished look (one side of her face), a wave of makeup fomo washed over me and I instantly started scouring for my shade. I’m usually Stromboli in NARS foundations, however in this one I opted for Santa Fe – a slightly lighter and less yellow tone. I played around in store and instantly fell in love with the no makeup makeup look it gave and instantly snapped it up.

Once home, I reapplied using the Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush in circular motions over my whole face (I did around three or so layers) and fell even further in love. Here’s what you need to know:

1. This is light to medium coverage so if you’re looking for something heavier I’d use this as a setting powder for an extra dose of concealment. However if you’re more comfortable with letting your skin show then this paired with concealer is the most awesome finish.

2. It’s super glowy but not dewy As the name is the NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation, luminosity is one of the top promises that it really does deliver. I adore the illuminating effect, yet if you’re a drier to more mature skin type then you may find this too drying and not dewy enough. As it is a powder foundation at the end of the day it’s not moisturising at all. I prime my skin with the Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel though to hydrate my skin and it works beautifully on top.

3. SPF 25 – perfect for day, avoid at night there is SPF in this so it’s ideal for these brighter Winter days however avoid it for evenings out where flash photography as involved as you will resemble Casper the friendly ghost.

Overall, this is my current favourite day to day foundation, it imparts gorgeous luminosity whilst controlling excessive oiliness without being matte. It gives a gorgeous amount of coverage, however I do use two concealers to help it (MUF and NARS) along its way. It’s also easily applied on the go and would be ideal for any of you commuter make upers (you know who you are!) as you don’t need any fingers and it’s mess free.

Oh and for any of you who are disappointed not to see any swatches/photos of this on me, I didn’t include as I wore the foundation in this video!

Have I tempted you?




  1. Shazia
    January 12, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I loooove Nars sheer glow and the tinted moisturiser. I think this going to be my next foundation. 🙂

  2. nueyork
    January 13, 2015 / 12:23 am

    This is a product I’ve had my eye on for awhile! I’m someone who likes a light to medium coverage and loves the ease of powder, so this seems like a match made in heaven.

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