10/16/2013

The Review: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

I have had this foundation pretty much since the beginning of the year. Unfortunately I didn't get to wear it for a while as I bought the shade which was a little too dark for me by accident, (I blame London Selfridges for their lack of free space in front of their little mirrors) So unless I was wearing faux tan- sounds a little more chic then 'fake' *snobs-r-us-over-here* or magically got a tan overnight, I pretty much had to wait untill early summer to start wearing this. So lets kick this off.




Now if I was put into a foundation category, I would definately be up there with the dewy's, the radiance's & the sheer's. Don't get me wrong there are times when I love a matte foundation, but I don't shy away easily when someone is product pushing their new dewy discovery. Nars Sheer Glow foundation is definitly a foundation that I have been wearing and loving throughout the summer. It has a medium-thick consistency however it feels really light on the skin. The finish is extremely flawless, and covers up all those unwanted blemishes, marks and spots. It is a very very sheer foundation, it literally looks like your skin is glowing. Now if you have oily skin and your sitting there thinking, ok I can tell already it's not for me, stop! Nars Sheer Glow is a very wearble foundation, I find that it only shows a 'shine' on t-zone (orhead and nose) which can easily be toned down with some transculent loose/compact powder. I personally only add powder to my t-zone when wearing this as I have particularly dry skin, but that doesn't always stop me shinin' every now and then.

Nars Sheer Glow I think has a good longevity, it does last all day, but for me having dry skin I like to give myself a really deep application of moisturiser underneath to stop it from clinging to any dry patches which can happen if the product has a thicker consistency.
I like to apply this foundation with my fingers, I think having the warmth from your fingers helps to break down the product, especially this one, and I think massaging it into the skin this way creates a really nice finish. If i'm not feeling getting my hands messy, I use a Real Techniques Stippling brush or the Real Techniques buffing brush as it doesn't require using as much product as it blends out really evenly and it also gives a slightly different finish. For me, a little more dewy and fuller coverage.

Onto the bottle. Now the packaging of this lets me down slightly. It is in a glass bottle, and for a foundation it is quite heavy. What I don't like about glass bottles is when you get to the end, it's not like you can cut it open and squeeze out the last little bit which I like to do with my other favourite foundations. However it is pretty large so I know I am getting a lot of product for my money. The other thing I don't like so much is that it doesn't have a pump. You have to pore it onto your hand/brush etc. The lid can get quite messy and because the packaging of the lid on the outside has a kind of satiny finish I think? Not too educated on materials but if you get some foundation on it, it doesn't always come off and it makes it look a little grubby. You can probably see this in one of the above photos!

But all in all, I absollutely love this foundation, I do love nars products but unfortunately don't own all that many. Which is sad. Oh the only other thing I will say about this product is that there isn't a vast amount of shades to choose from, and the ones that do I think are all yellow undertoned. So great for Asian skin etc, but be careful as you don't want to look like a yellow ghost!!

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