As you guys requested, here’s a review on the NARS Sheer Glow foundation. I will be pointing out the pros and cons of the foundation, and taking into consideration a few other key factors that are relevant.
So, I recently repurchased this foundation in the shade Stromboli. For quite a while, I could never find a foundation that matched my skin tone. It’s a recurring problem in the beauty industry, that most olive complexions with yellow undertones are often left at the back of the bus. NARS however, is one that I discovered to be AMAZING for people with yellow undertones. They have a range of foundations that cater to different skin types also, but the one that I really liked the sound of was the Nars Sheer Glow.
Here are a few things to take note on about the foundation:
- Liquid formula
- Medium to full coverage finish
- Glowy, satin finish
- Retails for £33 but can often be purchased on promotion
- No SPF (so apply some beforehand)
- Suitable for dry to normal skin types
- 30ml of total product
- 20 shades in total (I am in the shade Stromboli)
- Fragrance free
- Can be purchased from a lot of retailers, click any of these to purchase: Look Fantastic , Feelunique (click HERE to get £10 off your purchase), John Lewis, Net-A-Porter, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Liberty London, SPACE NK (this is where I purchase from, click HERE to get £10 off your first order + free delivery)
Wearability – TESTED!
Longevity – So I did do a test on the wearability of this foundation just before doing this review so I could clearly see what happens when I wear it. I did notice some break down in the formula around my nose, chin, smile lines and forehead; however it was something that a little powder could fix.
Wearing with a primer – I did see a difference in wearing this with a primer. The foundation seemed to last about 8 hours strong and still looked pretty good! I did use the Nip+Primer with it, and I must say I was impressed by that because usually I am not a primer person. Previously using the Benefit Porefessional primer, I can see why it’s important for some of you to have one. So those with dry skin, please make sure you prep your skin well before hand by using a good moisturiser (I can never stress this enough) and a primer if you really want flawless skin. I find its fine without a primer if you set the foundation with powder.
I’ve used various ways to apply this foundation, and the best I’ve come across so far is using the stippling brush and beauty blender combo. I will apply with a stipple brush (ZOEVA 125 brush, click HERE to see), using stippling motions (NEVER drag foundation) and then I use a beauty blender (Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge, click HERE to see) to blur out the tricky areas around the nose, forehead, chin and around my mouth. If you don’t have a stippling brush, I recommend the Real Techniques Expert Face brush as an alternative (click HERE to see); buffing brushes are a good choice for this foundation.
Here are the pros and cons of the foundation:
- Great colour range for yellow undertone skin
- Long lasting formula
- Blends easily into the skin providing you have the right technique and tools
- Does give a good glow to the skin (it does contain turmeric extract)
- Doesn’t feel overly heavy on the skin
- Flawless finish if applied correctly
- Buildable, so if you don’t want to wear concealer, this can be built in problematic areas, however do be aware of the cursed cakey effect.
- Doesn’t clog pores! (I’ve had this foundation for 2 years)
- Pump sold separately, and if you do buy a pump, you can’t put the foundation lid on
- Name of the foundation is a little misleading, the foundation is far from sheer, but has the glow!
- Some people experience breakouts, so do try and get a sample if you can!
- If not set with powder, it WILL feel sticky on the skin due to the dewy finish
- Quite expensive (but I do think the formula is worth it)
Overall, this has to be one of my FAVOURITE foundations I have ever tried. I can’t seem to find anything like it, and their shade range is one of the best for people with my yellow skin tone. I would really recommend this to people with normal to dry skin, most of the time it doesn’t make patchy areas stand out.
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Lots of love,