The Nars sheer glow foundation, is one that has been blogged about over and over again. Many bloggers have hailed this as their holy grail foundation and that there is no other foundation out there like it. So the question I ask myself after using this foundation for over 2 months, is is the hype surrounding Nars sheer glow worth it? Oh Hell yes. Ladies this is quite simply an amazing foundation.
Shade Range: Nars Sheer glow comes in an impressive 20 shades, with shades to suit pale and dark skin tones. I wear the colour Punjab which is described as a medium colour with golden peachy undertones. To put that in context, I normally wear NC 25 in Mac and Punjab suits me perfectly. The Nars website gives a fairly comprehensive description of each shade to help you pick a shade that suits you.
Packaging:The packaging of the Nars sheer Glow is nothing special really. It comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a matte black lid. One thing that does annoy me a small bit, is the fact it doesn’t come with a pump. The lovely people at Nars have decided they would like to charge extra for a pump to fit this foundation bottle. I haven’t been able to get my hands on a pump yet, which really hasn’t been a major issue if I’m honest, but you can buy a pump for €4 on the Nars site.
Texture: As Nars Sheer glow is a water based foundation, you will find it is a little on the runny side. In saying that I found this to be a good thing. A little bit of this foundation really goes along way. I know you might hear that a lot about foundations, but I get more out of this foundation, than any other foundation I have tried. It spreads on the face like an absolute dream. I actually love applying this foundation, because it is so easy. You do however need to buff it into the skin a little more than other foundations, as due to the water base it does take a little longer than most to set on the face, but when it does set, it is beautiful. I use my beloved Sigma F80 brush to apply and buff this foundation into the skin and I find they are the perfect couple.
Finish: When it comes to finish, there is one small down side. This foundation needs a primer. When worn with a primer like the Smashbox photo finish, the finish on this foundation is out of this world. It leaves the skin looking smooth, and glowy. It is a glowy, not a dewy finish. In fact it has more of a satin finish to it, so fans of both dewy and matte foundations are strangely catered for here. When you don’t wear it with a primer, I find it tends to get a little cakey and powdery looking, while at the same time it can settle in fine lines. Therefore a primer is an absolute must, to see the real benefits of this foundation.
Coverage: The coverage is something that really makes Nars sheer glow stand out amongst all other foundations. This is described as a light to medium coverage, which I am inclined to agree with. However, I am normally a fan of full coverage foundations and I love this. There is just the right amount of coverage to cover blemishes, and inconstancy in the skin, yet at the same time I can still see some of my freckles, which I love. I don’t know how this is even possible, but it happens. Everytime I post a picture when I wear this, I have people asking me what foundation I am wearing, as it leaves then skin looking amazing. I do wear a concealer in the under eye area, when I wear this, however I don’t need anywhere near as much as I normally do with other foundations.
Skin Type: I am inclined to say that this foundation would suit most skin types. For the dry skinned ladies, the water base would stop it clinging to dry patches. While with a good primer, this could also suit oily skinned ladies. However, if you are either very dry, or very oily, this might not be the work for you.
Lasting power: The lasting power of Nars sheer glow, is seriously brilliant. I can wear it all day and I rarely have to touch up. Again I wear a primer and as always I set my foundation with the Hourglass ambient lighting powder. Setting any foundation with a powder is an absolute must if you want it to last.
Price: So with anything good, there is always a downside and for the Nars sheer glow the downside is price. This is saucy out. In Brown Thomas it retails at €42. Infact now that I think of it, Nars can only be bought in Brown Thomas Grafton street or SpaceNK Grafton street which is a real pain. You can however, buy it online at Feel Unique here. So once you have gotten your shade you can repurchase here.
I can not say enough good things about this foundation, due to the longevity, coverage, texture and the fact it has no SPF means it won’t flash back in photographs.
If you have tried Nars sheer glow. I would love to hear what you think about it in the comments section below
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