NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation with SPF 24 Review

Recently NARS has introduced its new collection of All Day Luminous Powder Foundations with 15 Silky and ultrafine shades. These powde...

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation with SPF 24 Review

Recently NARS has introduced its new collection of All Day Luminous Powder Foundations with 15 Silky and ultrafine shades. These powder foundations are super-sexy and super-lightweight especially for women having olive/golden skin complexions. These products are best to be carried as Medium cover and come with a Sponge Puff having quite-unique-features.


In the line of top rated powder foundations, NARS offers you the flawless of shades to achieve a gorgeous skin complexion to cover all your blemishes and imperfections. These versatile powder foundations are designed to give volume and weightless coverage for up to 12 hours. Confined with all natural SPF 24 and Light Reflecting Complex this foundation will promote healthy cell turnover as complexion game changer. Enriched with multivitamin formula and 17 amino acids the new in line PUNJAB medium cover with golden/peach undertones from NARS will nourish your skin protect it from hyper-pigmentation from inside out.


NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundationp Packaging

The NARS all day luminous powder foundation with SPF 24 comes with a stylish and compact square package having a mirror at front and a super fluffy sponge on the bottom. Want to know what's special about the sponge? Well, believe it or not, it comes with two unlike textures.

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation Two sided sponge

Yes! One super-soft surface for a velvet touch and another side is a bit thicker with a surface like a sponge. I personally prefer using the spongy side, ask me why? Because the spongy side will carry more product that you can easily apply onto your skin with a single swipe. Plus! It gives more volume and coverage of the product on your skin with a buff looking texture on your skin.


I do not know a lot about the ingredients of NARS powder foundations but for viewers I thought it would be worth sharing.

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 4.9%, Titanium Dioxide 8.3%; Inactive Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Diphenyl Dimethicone/Vinyl Diphenyl Dimethicone/Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cellulose, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aluminum Distearate, Sorbitan Sesquiiostearate, Chlorphenesin, Magnesium Stearate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine, Sea Water, Water, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, BHT, Barium Sulfate, Alanine, Lysine, Arginine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Threonine, Proline, Isoleucine, Histidine, Leucine, Algae Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, [+/- (May Contain): Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride].         


Testing NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

After testing the NARS Punjab medium cover over several foundations, I found this product to be irresistible as being the “standalone product” that works perfectly with any moisturizers and primers. To better utilize the commendable shades of this product, I'm using a layer of SK-II Cellumination Cream Illuminating Moisturizer with NARS Light Optimizing Primer for an even and non-flaky coat on my skin.

NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation Swatches

The reason I found it super lightweight on my skin is its ability to stand alone on my skin without added coats of the foundation. It is incredibly smooth and has long wearing power of at least 12 hours, trust me you will not need to carry this product with you every time for occasional touch-ups.


You can use this foundation with dry or wet application.

For Dry Application

If you are looking for a natural look, then you can use the thicker sponge side for better coverage and a matte look. If you are looking for a luminous finish, then you should go for the super soft fluffy side of the sponge.

For Wet Application

You can use a slightly dampen sponge for an extremely polished touch to your face. The wet application can be ideal for party makeup with an extended coverage.

Quick tip:  For an even and smooth coat, get yourself the square sponge or round puff separately from NARS.

“After testing these products on my skin I found a minor difference between applications with sponge and puff. If you need a super smooth and lightweight coat, go for the brush otherwise for a non-fluffy and heavy-looking coats of foundations I suggest you to choose sponge only after preparing your skin with a moisturizer. “


For this particular foundation 10/10.

Moreover,! do also check out the standalone moisturizers like NARS Radiant Cream Compact, Tinted Moisturizer and Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide from NARS.


After testing this product on my sensitive skin for weeks, I give this product 10/10 from my side. Ask me why? Because neither its smell turned me off, nor this powder foundation caused itchiness or irritation on my skin. Plus, its hues work perfectly on my skin. The new NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation Punjab medium cover is confined with luscious peachy hues with yellow undertones that blended easily with my skin tone. These new shades are neither too pinkish nor too warm and guess what! You can give your skin a gentle gliding surface with an acceptable finish anytime and every time you want.


This NARS all day luminous powder foundation is easily available at any NARS outlet or franchise. You can even purchase this flawless product online at, or you can visit a drug store at Tariq Road (if you are living in Karachi). I bought it from one of the drug store here and it cost me around 4,800 Rs. The foundation is a bit expensive but trust me this baby is worth every penny.

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