I am absolutely in love with Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I've struggled over the years to find a foundation that suited me - Im quite pale (NC15) with very pink undertones to my skin and prone to dry skin. I was never quite satisfied with MAC Studio Fix Fluid which was my foundation of choice but when I got this as a sample it just glided onto my skin perfectly and I went out immediately and bought the full size. The only draw back with this is the bottle it comes in not having a pump - I always end up with far too much product coming out and it often gets wasted which is a shame but I can live with it or the sake of the perfect foundation :)
I've been using this foundation for several months now and just purchased a new one. This is the closest I've ever been to having an HG foundation. I have been using Fiji which honestly is a touch too dark for me (NC20-ish) and Gobi would probably match better but I repurchased Fiji since it's coming up on Summer.
It covers well for a liquid without feeling cakey or looking masky. It's lightweight to where I feel like I'm not wearing anything at all. It's easy to blend and goes on quickly without streakyness and doesn't settle into my pores and it lasts all day. The only things I have to complain about are the lack of a pump and the fact that it's $42. With that said it has lasted me five months so that's only $8.40 per month which isn't bad. Anyway, I love it, it's the best liquid I've ever used.
I got a very generous sample of this from Sephora and wore it for a solid week before attempting a review. I honestly expected to love it since I have combo/dry skin and many of my favorite youtube gurus have been singing it's praises. Having said that, I don't get the hype?
The colour I got was Ceylan; which is slightly too yellow-toned for my skin, I can't fault the foundation for that but rather the match. [For reference, I'm a close match to Bobbi Brown Sand, or Armani LSF in 5.] Also, although I don't have a full bottle, I think the glass container, lack of a pump and tendency for the lid to get gunky and covered in fingerprints is a bit of a turn-off given this is a high-end foundation. As for the application, it's easily blendable but somehow highlights any dryer areas unlike other foundations I've worn. I can't imagine this is ideal for it's intended skin type [normal-dry.] The finish is rather masky and matte rather than "glowy" as the name suggests. Despite using very little product and buffing it well with a flat-top kabuki brush I could definitely feel this sitting on top of my skin rather than meshing with it for a more natural finish. Wear-time for me was just average. Overall, nothing special--glad I got a sample and didn't purchase a full-size bottle.
Love this foundation, i think it gives great coverage and doesn't look to cakey. I had heard a lot of good reviews about this product but also heard that it doesn't come with a pump, you would think they would sell pumps since all the testers have them. I asked the MUA if they had any extra pumps and he was kind enough to give me a pump from one of there testers! I didn't give it 5 lippies because I noticed did have to touch up throughout the day because I was a little shiny, but other then that great stuff!!!
I love this foundation. It looks absolutely flawless and natural. Its medium coverage but you can work it up to full coverage. The packaging (no pump) is annoying yes, but I can overlook that for the quality of the foundation. I find that it helps to keep my skin from getting too oily which is weird because its sheer GLOW. I can get through the day without have to powder or blot when I have this on and I usually can't get through 2 hrs without looking shiny. Its pricey as well but its worth it.
The colour is also a wonderful match. I wear it in Ceylan and I'm an NC25 for reference.
this is seriously one of the most expensive products that i've ever bought. i'm pale(nc20) and i hv it in deauville.
first thing i hv to say is...it's not sheer, neither does it glow. it provides a pretty high coverage and it dries to a semi-matte to matte finish.
the coverage obviously. it has a very liquid consistency and it has a surprisingly good coverage.it can cover up all my scars and i don;t have to use a concealer on top.
it also dries pretty quickly and i don't have to set it with powder in the winter.
the consistency was good, i wore it for around 12 hours and it was still there at the end of the day.
price..it was soooo expensive...that's why i don't think i would be buying it again...
it's a bit drying for my skin, i have to mix it with a bit of moisturizer for it to stay nice on my skin
I've been using this foundation for two weeks and I really wanted to like this product, but unfortunately I didn't, first broke me out, second got super blotchy and sticky during the day and third it looked cakey after a while, definitely not for me.
This is really nice! I wear mont blanc even though I don't have a pink undertone (I think it looks fine), Siberia would be too light. The weird thing is that I have combo skin and I actually have problems with this foundation on my driest part, my chin. My forehead and nose looks fine throughout the day, both places being quit oily. In conclusion I think nars should rethink their advice that this foundation is good for dry skin.
I love the finish of this foundation. It really is glowy and its very blendable. I do wish it had a pump instead of just the bottle. Ive found this foundation works best with a stippling brush. I will be buying this agian. :)
I have been using samples of both the sheer glow and the sheer matte for about a week now to see which one I would like better for my combo skin and honestly I love the sheer glow!! It gives a great coverage not too heavy which I like that a lot. I just pop a concealer under or over it. I really dont see the glow part to it at all but it most def isnt matte. The matte one feels so drying to my skin!! I am all for matte foundation but it made my dry spots come out more then the glow one!! The funny thing is that I compare this to the Revlon Photo Ready more then any other foundation! It has the same consistency and coverage. The first time I went into Sephora for a sample I just got the matte one and the women gave me the 2nd color from the lightest shade which i believe is deauville. Well let me tell you that color is super yellow LOL! I told her I wasnt the 2nd lightest shade but did she listen? NO! So I went back and got the lightest shade which is PERFECT for my fair skin almost transparent LOL! I knew that was the only color that would work for me. But yeah either way I like them both but I think they are WAYYYYYY over priced! I will be buying the sheer glow for the summer in full size but it is going to kill my wallet and then my BF is going to kill me LOL!
At the end of the day what I can say about this is
All around good but not the BEST
I am still looking for my HG foundation darn it!!