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on 7/28/2015 4:50:00 AM
More reviews by paralleluniverse
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
In my quest for the HG foundation, I came across this highly raved and much-loved foundation. Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. For reference, I have dehydrated combination skin with an oily T-zone and I have some dry patches on my cheeks, minor post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) and redness to cover. I have light, olive skin with very warm undertones which is around NC18-20. Other foundation shades that match me are Bourjois' Healthy Mix Foundation in 52 and Kanebo's Powderless Liquid Foundation in OC-C. I received a sample of this in the shade 'Deauville'. Firstly, the shade was yellow but leaned a little peachy for my liking and it was very difficult to get a hold of the lighter shade, Ceylan. After I had done my whole face, I could see a slight orange colour and a slight variation in colour between my neck, which is very warm and yellow, and my face. The foundation is medium coverage and the formula is buildable. It doesn't completely cover all my PIH unless I decide to heavily cake it on. It gives a beautiful satin finish when applied but I like to set it with powder as I tend to get oily. It does cling to dry patches but this is not the fault of the foundation - it is a skin problem. Wear time is OK. Foundations are really YMMV and for me, this made me oil up - fast. After 4 hours on a cold winter's day, my face was quite oily - cheeks, nose and particularly, my forehead. Thankfully, the foundation didn't separate everywhere. Overall, I found this foundation to just be alright. I couldn't even imagine wearing it on a summer's day as it would make my face an oil slick. However, I think people with dry skin and little to cover will find this a delight to wear due to its beautiful satin finish which mimics the natural luminosity of skin. Definitely try before you buy as it's quite pricey ($68 AU).
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/26/2015 8:11:00 AM
More reviews by shelbytonkin
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I gave into the hype and purchased this foundation in Mont Blanc. I must say that while it is one of the best foundations I have ever used, it is not my holy grail foundation as everyone promised me it would be. However, I would purchase again with little qualm on price for product because no matter what kind of day I am having skin-wise I can pop it on and it looks great.I would recommend it for everyone to try at least once.
on 7/23/2015 2:03:00 PM
More reviews by jaydensmama
Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium
Well, well, well. I FINALLY purchased this foundation after wondering about it for years. I love buying foundation, but recently I have been wearing Dior Flawless Perfection (or whatever it's called lol) in 031 sand. I was getting really low, so I decided it was time to switch it up. I went to Sephora and purchased MUFE in 123 and didn't like the way the color looked at all, so I returned it and got this in Stromboli. I LOVE this foundation. It makes my face look sooo good. I have decent skin to begin with, but I have pinkness on my cheeks and dry skin. This covers it well without being cakey and does not cling to dry patches. This just looks so amazing on and, for some odd reason, has made my always tough application of NARS blush look amazing too. It says in the instructions (I always read inserts just for kicks) to apply it with your fingers so the foundation can warm up. I don't though, I use a damp beauty blender. I think I have found my HG! I also bought the concealer in Ginger, so I'll be reviewing that soon!ETA: It does not come with a pump, which sucks! I had to go back to Sephora and buy one for $6. Doing this makes the lid useless, which sucks. I know I just have to turn the little thing to lock it, but I like my stuff to have lids! I'm already paying $50, so having to buy a pump separately is ridiculous. Who actually *likes* having to pour their foundation out?
on 7/22/2015 10:17:00 PM
More reviews by Cosmeticlyobsessed
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
MY NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION! IS HONESTLY AMAZING!! I completely love this product I have been through 3 bottles since my first and have never looked back! If your a girl who enjoys high coverage and foundation that lasts all day I highly recommend this product for you! It is so easily applied, I personally use a beauty blender or my Orange Real Techniques makeup brush for a photofinisher look. The only reason why i didn't give full marks for the packaging is because it isn't sold with a pump. You have to buy a pump separately for $15 which isn't that bad. However when you're paying around $60 for foundation you expect it to include the pump as would a $12 foundation from coles. xoxoxoxo
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/22/2015 9:28:00 PM
More reviews by crystella2007
Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Very nice coverage it gives you a luminous glow to your skin
on 7/22/2015 5:06:00 PM
More reviews by edie54
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse
I have very oily skin, but for some reason, this foundation made my face look AND feel dry and scaly. I normally apply foundation with a damp blender sponge and this one was just impossible to spread out that way -- it turned out very streaky. I found that the only way to get it on was to use my hands. But, this also meant using a lot more product than I am used to. Other foundations I've tried from Mac and Clinique spread very smoothly with a sponge and give me even coverage with a very small amount of product. This would probably work better on someone that has extremely smooth skin and small pores to begin with.It was also really hard to take off. Took me three cotton pads soaked in Bioderma micellar water, plus three rounds of soap and water, to clean the palm of my hand. So it certainly has lasting power if that's what you're looking for.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/20/2015 4:02:00 AM
More reviews by hubbawubba
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I love the foundation and the finish soooo much, I blend it with a real techniques bold metals 100 brush, which gives a flawless finish. Only one complaint - and I will probably be the only one saying this, Nars really needs to deal with their color selection ! Mont Blanc might be great for those "sort of pale but not super super pale" siberia is too yellow AND dark. Please NARS , bring a shade out for the super ghostly girls like me. (Bearing in mind Mac Nw10 runs dark on me, yikes)
on 7/19/2015 11:31:00 AM
More reviews by paine724
Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is one of the worst dry skin marketed foundations out there. I'll start with the pros because there aren't too many but NARS does have a great range of colors. Now, this foundation is called "SHEER GLOW" but it is neither sheer nor glowly. It ends up looking very matte on the skin and is medium-full coverage. It emphasized every dry patch on my face and emphasized textures on the skin I didn't even know existed. There is no hydration with this formula.Overall, this formula is certainly intended for someone with more oily skin.
on 7/17/2015 4:43:00 AM
More reviews by thevioletsea
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This foundation is no worth it! Very dissapointed. Its packaging isn't smart and its coverage is zero to minimal. i felt like i was using lotion or something. you really have to package and pound this thing on in order to feel like you're even wearing anything at all!!
on 7/15/2015 8:43:00 PM
More reviews by Liajr85
Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This foundation is my holy grail! It's mediem coverage to full coverage. I haven't came across a matte foundation that gives you the sheen look and in all honestly this foundation delivers it all!
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