Friday, 4 April 2014

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Hello Lovelies!

In my last months favourites I said how much I have been loving the new foundation in my life, and I wasn't going to bother doing a post about my Sheer Glow foundation but honestly...I love it too much not to tell you about it. Now you all know I love my higher-end foundations, Chanel, YSL, Clarins etc but they are all on the lighter coverage side. So I decided to go on a foundation hunt for a heavier coverage foundation that still looked nice and natural so I could use it for nights out. It was between this and the Gorgeio Armani Luminous Silk but NARS won out in the end. It was literally love at first application, the lovely girl at the counter matched me up to Monte Blanc which after being on the Findation website I knew was going to be a good match for me. As soon as she put it on my skin looked flawless- please note that this was halfway through a very sweaty shopping day in Dublin so my make-up was definitely looking worse for wear at that stage. It felt amazingly light on my skin but still covered my red cheeks that I had at the time. I had purchased in a matter of minutes.

I have literally used this everyday since getting it, and at €40 a bottle I probably should go easy on it but I just can't get enough. I am in love with the way it makes my skin look! It glides on and leaves the most flawless finish to the skin. I would say it is medium coverage but I can build it up if needed in places for a more full coverage. It is amazingly longlasting, in terms of wear the only foundation I could compare it to that I've tried is Revlon's Photoready which is the only other foundation that literally does not budge when I wear it. It leaves a very natural look to the skin, it is not too matte or two dewy. I would call it a "Satin" finish which literally looks like your own skin, so it looks lovely and natural for daytime and as I said before it can be built up for a more flawless look for nights out. On an everyday basis I would use 2 and a half pumps on the back of my hand and buff it into my skin using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and then set it using my Bourjois Healthy Balance powder.

The packaging feels lovely and luxurious, a gorgeous glass bottle with the Nars logo down the side and a matte black lid. The only problem that I would have with this foundation is that it doesn't come with a pump which you have to buy seperately which is a major pain considering it is €40 for the foundation you would think it would come with a pump! I did buy the pump because I couldn't be bothered messing around with pouring it on the back of my hand, because that just never ends well! When you have the pump on it though the lid doesn't fit on top so you have to be careful if you are carrying it around in your makeup bag everyday!

Overall I really do adore this foundation, I am so happy with the finish and the coverage it gives. If you are considering giving this foundation a go I really recommend you do! I just can't get enough of it. It is available online to buy here or at any NARS counter.


  1. I just love the sound of this and keep seeing so much rave reviews about it <3 I really need to get this ;) x

  2. I have had my eye on this foundation for quite some time. Think I'm going to treat myself to it, once I cleared my skin up. Great post.

    Lauren - Makeup By Lauren Marie

  3. I've been wanting to try this for aaaages so I might finally purchase it this month :) sounds like it would be a great Summer foundation :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  4. I have heard so many good things about this! I'm just a bit worried it won't be heavy enough to cover my acne scars and skin pigmentation :/ xx

  5. I need to get a sample of this! It sounds amazing, but if it's not right for me it's such a lot of money to waste xx

  6. I recently got this foundation too, how gorgeous is it? I feel guilty using it all the time though! x

    Amy / srslylou