When it comes to foundation, I believe in the “tried and true” method. Since this is a product that is applied to the entire face and can have adverse affects such as an allergic reaction, acne, etc., I always use the same product for years on end. A few years back, I found the Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous foundation and I was hooked!
Now a few weeks ago, I ran out of the foundation and had a wedding coming up, so I definitely needed a long-lasting product! It became difficult for me to stock up on the product because I got lazy with ordering it online and it was only available in one store in all of Manhattan. When I was visiting my parents in PA, I decided to just get a quick foundation for the wedding and figured I could stock up on the Giorgio Armani after. After talking with a sales assistant and doing some research, I settled on the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundation.
|Long-Lasting||Slight orange tint (if you use too much product)|
|Feels very light|
If you read through the reviews on Sephora, you can see that there are some mixed opinions. This is why I would never 100% recommend a product for anyone and would highly suggest everyone get samples at Sephora before sticking to one product (you are allowed 3 free samples at a time).
Just to quickly go over my personal experience, the only con I have found so far is that there can be a slight orange undertone, but I use the Laura Mercier Setting Powder with all my applications, so that allows for a more natural color. Also, you only need to use a drop for your entire face, and the orange tint only shows through if you try to cake your face with too much product (image below shows the amount I use for my whole face).
Now for the pros, this foundation is incredibly long lasting! For one, you can see in the image later in this post that I only use one small drop to cover my entire face. I also applied this foundation at 5pm on a Saturday afternoon, had a long night of Indian dancing at a wedding reception, fell asleep (I would never suggest this, but I was exhausted and decided to take the risk this one day), went to brunch and I started to notice it wearing off around 3pm Sunday, so it lasted a good 22 hours! It also provided full-coverage and felt extremely weightless. Even with my oily and acne prone skin, the foundation stayed matte and did not further irritate my skin. Conclusion: I am in love with this product!