Monday, 25 February 2013

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - Review

Hi ladies! A few weeks ago now I purchased a foundation that has been on my 'wishlist' for quite sometime NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - I  haven't been living under a rock so obviously I had heard tons of great things about this foundation and so I wanted to try it for myself and see what all the fuss was about! I got the shade Punjab which is a yellow toned medium shade, equivalent to a NC30 in MAC foundations.

When I first tried this foundation I did not like it! It didn't look nice on my skin at all!  I couldn't get my head around why so many people rave about it and I came to the conclusion that it just wasn't working on my skin type which at the time was very dehydrated and quite dry - entirely my fault as I had been slacking on the ol' skin care front. So I stopped wearing it for a while and instead used my current favourite Laura Mercier Silk Creme (Review coming soon) which worked much better on my dehydrated skin, and in the meantime I stepped up my skincare game, applied lots of hydrating/nourishing products and got my skin back to its more normal state which is less dry/dehydrated and more normal.

Then I tried again with NARS Sheer Glow and as I thought it worked much better on my less dehydrated skin, before it just made my skin look bad which is definitely not what anyone wants from a foundation, but now I like it a lot more than when I initially tried it.

NARS Sheer Glow is described as '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' In my opinion it does have a slight satin finish but it is more on the matte side - which is one of the reasons I don't love it as I prefer a more dewy foundation. I would say the coverage is more medium/buildable than sheer, I like the coverage it gives and it lasts well on my skin throughout the day. It is described for normal to dry skin types and is also described as hydrating, which was why I was surprised that it did not work well at all when my skin was dry/dehydrated.

So other than the finish which is a little to matte for my liking, overall I do like this foundation but I'm not 'in love' with it! It has good coverage and longevity, looks nice on the skin. But I wouldn't recommend it if your skin is particularly dry/dehydrated.

Have you tired this foundation? What did you think?

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  1. I would like to try some NARS foundations. I think matte would be good for me though and i have been estee loyal for a long time now, would be good to try something new :)

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    1. Oh I haven't tried Estee Lauder foundations, heard good things about double wear xx

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  2. I was the same when I first tried it and also confused at the word 'glow' when it's so matte! Its great for a night out though :) lovely review xx

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    1. Yeh I wouldn't say it's glowy. Thanks lovely :) xx

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  3. I do love this foundation but it only looks good if my skin is hydrated, so I can see where you're coming from with that! It's a nice foundation and I do wear it most days. Maybe my skin is just too dry for foundation :/

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    1. Yeh I like it a lot more when my skin is hydrated :) xx

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  4. I adore Sheer Glow. My skin type is normal and hydrated so that must make a difference xx

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    1. I like it now my skin is more hydrated, I just prefer more of a dewy foundation :) xx

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  5. I am dying to try this foundation! It has so much hype about it, and I love your review! xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. I have seen this foundation everywhere and it is certainly one i want to try. I'm glad you done this post as all I've seen is hype and how everyone loves it, where now i'm not in too much of a hurry or will break the bank for it x

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    1. Thank you, it is a nice foundation just not as amazing as I was expecting :) xx

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  7. I need to try either this or their other foundation, the matte version? I'm relieved to see not everyone loves it though as when i get a product that's been hyped up and don't find it very impressive i always feel i've been let down!
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  8. Oh surprised you said you found it slightly matte, didnt think so. Ive been meaning to buy this for a LONG time now. Might just have to jump the bullet and get it.
    Rumbie| RumbieLove xx

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