Quickie: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
Love taking selfies? Then I'm sure you know that sometimes, filters ain't gonna cut it. Sometimes, you need a foundation that will have your back in even the most stressful events, something that will give a flawless finish no matter how sketchy your skin is at the moment. That's where liquid foundations like the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (P2,950) come in!
This foundation is indeed weightless and has good staying power (about 8-10 hours with retouching). It has a thin, runny texture that is best applied with your fingers and blended quickly before it sets. Once it sets, it fades minimally on my oily-combination skin as the day wears on.
The shade I have is Barcelona - a rich golden mid-yellow that is a weeee bit darker than my face's color. But you know what, it actually works! My neck is a bit darker than my face anyway so it blends nicely. The finish is surprisingly not at all luminous. It's more matte, with a bit of a satiny sheen when the light hits it.
I love, love the coverage and the finish. It covers so much with so little product that I don't even need to use a lot of concealer afterwards! This is ideal for those with a lot of blemishes and discoloration; you'll save so much on your usual concealer.
The catch: this weirdly makes me oilier than I normally am. It doesn't slide off naman but my t-zone shines like a spotlight in under three hours. Well. I just make sure to blot and retouch with powder whenever I get shiny.
I find the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation a nice buy if you're looking for the perfect, weightless coverage for your dry to at most combination skin. NARS also has a particularly good selection of shades for yellow-toned Asian skin! If you're oily though, you'll want something with better control. ^_^
I get my NARS from BeautyMNL.com, by the way. You must shop there if you don't have the time to go to a physical store.