Nars Sheer Glow Foundation


Nars Sheer Glow FoundationIt’s been a long time coming. For pretty much every wishlist I have created on this blog, most of them have contained the Nars Sheer Glow and it looks like I have finally checked it off! When it comes to foundation I’ve always had a bit of a struggle. A lot of drugstore foundations don’t sit right with my skin, they are either cakey, not long lasting or stick to dry patches. So being a lover of Nars and with a well hyped reputation I had to make the splurge and I had pretty high expectations to say the least. After trying this out, I can definitely say it lived up to the expectations!

I picked this up from Space NK after gaining a little £5 reward on my card making the scary price a little less scary. The shade matching was a pretty easy job, I spotted my shade a mile away and the shop assistant was definitely in agreement. I tend to have a thing with the second lightest shade of foundations and it was no surprise after picking up the shade Mont Blanc (Light 2) to which the shop assistant also told me was the most popular shade in the store.

Now back to the foundation itself. The name ‘Sheer glow’ is a bit of a weird one. This foundation is anything but sheer, it does give the impression that it is very light coverage however it has a very buildable coverage. The foundation blends really easily too and creates such a flawless base that hardly needs concealer (for me anyway). The foundation is more of a dewy base but isn’t overly glowy, it makes the skin look naturally radiant and brighter.

The longevity is a major plus point when it comes to buying foundation. I really don’t want to come home with half my foundation worn away, lets be honest its not pretty! Nars Sheer Glow definitely offers a long lasting base. It lasts really well on my skin and after a full day away I always come home to a base that still looks super flawless! The only issue I have with this foundation is the pump problem. You may be aware that the Nars Sheer Glow doesn’t come with a pump and you have to buy it separately. However thats a whole other problem itself as no where seems to stock a pump! So for the time being I have to dip my brush in the bottle and hope for the best really!

Overall though, an amazing foundation. For the time being I can sacrifice the pump-less bottle for the guarantee of a flawless base. Without a doubt, the best foundation I have ever used (so far).

Have you tried the Nars Sheer Glow?

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51 thoughts on “Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

  1. I’d love to hear a bit more about how you get on with this, what you apply it with etc. I think I may of had a sample of this in the past and wasn’t keen but I need to try it again. I am so picky with my foundations it’s ridiculous. There are even things I would tweak about my beloved Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua! Never Happy! I’m glad you got to tick something off your list though! xxx

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    • Haha I am the same actually, foundation is something I am usually quite unhappy with although I love this! I always wear primer under my foundation usually the Laura Mercier one! Its something I automatically always do so I am not sure how much of a difference it makes without it in terms of applying it! I use it to help my foundation last a bit longer! I use my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage face brush to apply it which works great imo! I haven’t tried to apply it with a sponge or just my fingers yet so I don’t know how that would differ! Thanks 🙂

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      • Oh I’ve heard good things about that brush, I need to broaden my horizons a bit and try some brushes other than RT for my face lol! I’ve started wearing primers just to finish them off but as you say, I don’t really know if it makes a massive difference! Xx

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      • Its a great brush, I love it! Haha! I have heard a lot of good things about the Zoeva face brushes too but I haven’t got round to trying them yet! Yeah I find that some primers can help my makeup last longer but a lot claim to make it apply smoother but I am not really sure if it does!

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    • Foundation is one of those things that work on some people and not on others! Shame it didn’t work for you but glad you like the new one! I haven’t tried that one yet but I will definitely need to give it a go!

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  2. I want to try it to see if it’s ok with my oily skin. I hate that it doesn’t have a pump and it’s high end. C’mon! But I also feel this way about my fave drugstore one L’Oreal True Match foundation. But hey, I’m halfway through the bottle and never had a pump since it is a satin natural coverage that I love.

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    • It’s so annoying to not have a pump! You should probably try a sample out if you go to a counter! I have combination to oily skin but my skin isn’t terribly oily so I haven’t had any problems with it! You could try it with an oil free primer too! The L’Oreal True Match in the UK has a pump! It’s weird how you have different packaging but at least you can work with it!

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  3. Am going to purchase this after reading your review. I’m running out of my current foundation and was keen to buy a new high end foundation. I’ve had my eye on a few (including the sheer glow) but this positive review has convinced me. Lovely post! x

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  4. This is one of my favorites as well 🙂 So happy you love it!
    The pump thing is just a little silly: I want one but they are sold out almost everywhere! And I personally think a foundation this expensive should come with a pump, but fine. We’ll forgive it because it is so good.
    xx Anne

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