To celebrate the launch of NARS’ new All Day Luminous Weightless foundation, the NARS + Temptalia Foundation Matrix is back and better than ever with the introduction of our Color Discovery technology to help you find your perfect match in the new formula! The All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is described as a “long-wear foundation” that has a weightless feel with “full, natural-looking coverage.” There are twenty shades available to choose from.
Full Shade Range
- Siberia Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
- Mont Blanc Light with pink undertone
- Gobi Light with yellow undertone
- Deauville Light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
- Fiji Light with yellow undertone
- Ceylan Light-medium with yellow undertone
- Punjab Medium with golden, peachy undertone
- Vallauris Medium with pink undertone
- Santa Fe Medium with peachy undertone
- Stromboli Medium with olive undertone
- Barcelona Deeper medium with golden, peachy undertone
- Syracuse Medium-dark with brown undertone
- Tahoe Medium-dark with caramel undertone
- Cadiz Medium-dark with caramel and red undertone
- Macao Medium-dark with deep yellow undertone
- New Guinea Dark with red undertone
- Trinidad Dark with warm, yellow undertone
- New Orleans Dark with yellow undertone
- Benares Dark with golden undertone
- Khartoum Dark with espresso undertone
What is Color Discovery? In a nutshell, we digitally analyze a photo of your face to figure out your skin tone and undertone. All you have to do is upload a high quality photo featuring your beautiful face and away we go! When this information is used with the Foundation Matrix, we can give you better and more refined matches.
Color Discovery uses a combination of face detection and facial point detection to allow us to analyze your skin tones and undertones. We took our knowledge of all things foundation, such as how shades match skin tones as a spectrum (not always as a single skin tone) and what makes a shade a match. We considered how the community looks for their perfect match, whether they visit a makeup counter, larger retailer, or use online tools like the Foundation Matrix to help them get to the right shade. This is the mindset that we came from when we developed the algorithm, logic, and rules that made Color Discovery possible. We spent the past three months going from a mere crazy idea to development to testing hundreds of photos across skin tones.
When you upload your photo, we look through thousands of pixels for possible color values, take our initial findings and analyze them, because we’re looking for specific data that we know to be more accurate at predicting your coloring, and then we organize it in a meaningful way. We reference the data against our database of skin tone values (there are over 4,000 different assignments of skin tone and undertone). When paired with the technology that powers the Foundation Matrix, we’re able to further refine and improve the types of matches you get by as much as 50%.
For example, foundation shade A is a 90% or better match for fair, light, and light-medium skin tones–that means there are quite a few matches out there for you, because you could easily be any of those three skin tones. Without any algorithms in place, there might be nine matches in a formula that had 20 total shades! The Foundation Matrix and its algorithm might narrow potential matches down to five. Once we add in Color Discovery, we can narrow the list down to three shade matches. The refining happens through logic and rules, so it’s never random, which also improves the quality of the matches you do get.