This confirmed what I feared...
I absolutely HATE a watery formula when it comes to foundation.
On my skin, a runny consistency immediately sinks into all my pores, fine lines, laugh lines & wrinkles. My skin ages about 10 years almost instantly. With the Nars ADLW Foundation, I also experienced serious cake face and patchy wearing after just the first couple of hours. Suffice to say, when it comes to a formula of this caliber, this product was the final straw - despite the lovely colour and coverage.
As previously stated by other reviewers, this does look marginally better if you use you fingers to apply, however I DESPISE this method as it feels unhygienic. Brush and sponge application was absolutely dreadful.
Great colour (shades are darker than Sheer Glow, for reference)
Luxurious, sleek packaging - with pump! Finally, Nars...
Very high coverage with not much product - impressive!
Natural matte finish with a slight luminosity - pretty!
Sunk into laugh lines, fine lines and wrinkles after just an hour of having the product on - aging features
Feels heavy on the skin as opposed to meshing with it
Wears off (badly) after 4-5 hours, causing a patchy cake face!
You have to use your hands to apply (a method I HATE)
Very over-priced - £35?! No thanks, Nars...
No SPF - for the hefty price tag, a little UV protection would’ve been a pleasant asset...
Contains some acnegenic ingredients including Isostearyl Isostearate, Retinyl Palmitate and Isostearic Acid - be wary! I had blemishes/clogged pores after just one use...
All in all, this is a very poor product at a highly over-priced tag line.
Don’t waste your money!