NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | Review and Swatches

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This has been something on my shopping list for a while now, but i’m not going to lie, the price tag was the only thing putting me off, especially with my student budget. But during some late night online shopping I took the plunge and made a cheeky little order with Space NK. “Sheer Glow” is something that stood out to me with this foundation. Something that’s not going to be too heavy on my skin and at the same time giving me a ‘glow from within’ kind of complexion. I think this would defiantly be a winner for a few people, and I know now why there’s so much hype surrounding this product. The satiny finish leaves skin looking dewy, but not too shiny, perfect for those with more combination to dryer skin types.

Nars’ description of this product goes something a little like this; “Sheer Glow’s silky fluid delivers immediate hydration, evens skin tone and leaves the skin brighter and more radiant. Used daily, your skin’s texture improves over time, becoming softer, smoother and more luminous. Sheer Glow foundation provides weightless and buildable coverage, with a natural reliant finish”.

I think Nars hit the nail on the head, although i’m not completely convinced about the ‘softer skin over time’ statement, defiantly something i’ll have keep my eye on. I defiantly have noticed this is a buildable foundation, applied lightly giving you sheer to medium coverage yet layered up can leave skin with a fuller coverage. That’s what I love about this foundation, the fact that it’s great for all occasions. Perfect for an everyday lighter look, yet still ideal for more full coverage, occasion kind of look.


My Shade – Mont Blanc (Light 2)
How I Apply – Real Techniques Bufing Brush
Lasting Power – On me, around 6-8 hours
Shade Range – 20 shades in total
Coverage – Medium to full
Skin types – Perfect for combination to dry
SPF? – No SPF (great for flash photography)
Finish – Satin

Down Sides//

The only down sides I would have to this foundation is 1. THERE’S NO PUMP – Why oh why Nars is there no pump. I mean yeah, you can buy a pump for around £3 at Space NK, but this foundation isn’t cheap, let alone additional cost of having to buy a pump. Just a little feature that I think would make a lot of people much happier. And 2. I would like to see maybe a few more shades in the range. Although 20 does seem like a fair few, but their mostly all yellow toned, not great if you have a naturally flusher looking complexion.

Overall this is a foundation that I am seriously in love with. Defiantly one I’m sure i’ll be using a loving for a while to come.

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One thought on “NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | Review and Swatches

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