Saturday 11 January 2014

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

After receiving a Space NK gift card for Christmas, I thought it was the perfect time to bite the bullet and get colour matched to Nars Sheer Glow.

nars sheer glow foundation in mont blanc

I was matched to Mont Blanc (a rather pale shade) by a very helpful Space NK assistant in Richmond and was impressed enough to deduct £30.50 (!) from my gift card and give the much coveted foundation a whirl.

A liquid formula, the sheer glow foundation is touted as a satin-finish foundation for normal to dry skin types that contains a 'skin brightening formula' and delivers a soft, smooth finish. The foundation dries down to a soft powder, which I rather like because it sort of 'sets' itself without the need for powdering.
It's worth mentioning that the foundation contains anti-oxidants and tumeric extract to improve the texture of the skin over time.

I find that Sheer Glow is pretty easy to apply and blend however I can't give it full marks because of the lack of pump on the bottle. Apparently Nars sell the pumps separately but I think it's a bit cheeky considering the extravagant price point of the foundation.
Anyway, moving on, I do rather like this foundation and I can understand why it's so universally loved.
The coverage is medium but buildable, so it's a good staple foundation for everyday makeup and evening looks that require a slightly heavier hand.
Before                                                                                     After

In the images above, I used a penny-sized amount over the whole face and no concealer. As you can see, that lovely blemish in the centre of my chin is covered very well! Nice one Nars.
Overall, I like Nars Sheer Glow, though the £30.50 price tag might put me off repurchasing. Fingers crossed for another Space NK gift card next Christmas.

Have you tried Nars Sheer Glow Foundation? Let me know what you think of it below :)

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