Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is said to be a “glowing, satin-finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.”
When seeking out a foundation I opt for one that provides a natural and glowing finish. What I expect from a foundation is for it to ultimately disappear into my skin giving the illusion that I am not wearing makeup at all, whether it is a light or full coverage formula. I just want to state that this can certainly be achieved from a foundation that still provides ample coverage. As a fan of NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, I picked this up as a heavier foundation for Autumn. I had rather high hopes for this foundation as it came highly recommended as well.
Nars sheer glow is a moist foundation with light buildable coverage. There is a light pleasant scent which ultimately smells of skin care. The formula is very creamy, of which I expected flawless coverage, but did not receive. I first applied this foundation on clean, moisturized skin, using a foundation brush then buffing it in with a stippling brush. The foundation was very hard to blend, resulting in a patchy/uneven appearance as well as a trail of brush marks. It clung to area’s where my skin was dry and settled into pores, making them appear more pronounced. The finished result was not ‘glowing’ in any respect and even powdery on some parts. I applied the foundation a second time using a primer which made application much easier. It blended better, however still clinging to the drier areas of my face (which are not at the current time relatively dry) and settling into pores. I was exceedingly disappointed with this foundation. I didn’t try any further manipulation, I don’t see it reason in working so hard to make a product work.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation comes in a great selection of 20 shades. I was matched with Deauville (light 4) by the Nars MUA who then grudgingly sold me my final selection, Punjab (medium 1). Punjab is for medium with golden peachy undertones, and suitable for my NC25 skin tone. There is no pump with this foundation, although I didn’t much mind. There is one available for sale separately.
(also wearing theBalm Time Balm concealer in light/medium under eye area, liquid liner, mascara, and gloss only – no powder)
NARS Sheer Glow available (here)
Have you tried NARS Sheer Glow Foundation? I would love for you to share your thoughts!