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Liquid - NARS - Sheer Glow Foundation

rated 3.7(1436 reviews)

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  • 63% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 2.9
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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 3/24/2010 3:06:00 PM More reviews by xoxjulie21xox

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Straight, Other Eyes: Brown

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!!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/23/2010 2:16:00 PM More reviews by rocksteady

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

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.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/23/2010 4:43:00 AM More reviews by iris621

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

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

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/22/2010 10:14:00 PM More reviews by Eireenu

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

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.

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rated 4 of 5 on 3/22/2010 5:06:00 PM More reviews by alphabetpony

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown

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.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/22/2010 12:33:00 PM More reviews by hharper11

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

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. :)

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 3/22/2010 12:22:00 PM More reviews by golderappleoferis

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green

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
Good coverage
smooth application
nice wear
not cakey
All around good but not the BEST
I am still looking for my HG foundation darn it!!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 3/20/2010 5:47:00 PM More reviews by eurodivas

Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown

With Prescriptives going bust so suddenly, I was not quick enough to secure a few back up bottles of my favorite foundation. Some weeks ago, I decided to hit the pavement early in the search of replacements. NARS lip-glosses are some of my favorite things so I though I would give their foundations a go. When the make up artist at the NARS counter recommended Sheer Glow with my make-over, I quickly said no as Sheer never works well with my un-even and blemished skin. I normally need medium to full coverage - sad as it may be. She convinced me that this texture would be enough for me and she was correct.

This foundation provides a very smooth and even coverage in not time at all. The make up look is very natural and my face becomes radiant but does not shine. When I wear this I only have to powder my face once a day. I took one point off as this would have been best in a pump bottle. It is a little bit awkward getting the product out of the bottle. I tried using a foundation spatula but it was not able to fit through the bottle top so I use a cotton swab to get the product out.

In the foundation I use the shade Macao. For comparison, I am a MAC NC45, Laura Mercier Toffee Bronze and Guerlain Parure Make Up - No. 24 Dore Moyen or 006 Beige Tres Fonce.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/20/2010 4:03:00 PM More reviews by xxnataliapxx

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

i heard all the hype about this foundation so i decided to try it. plus i have normal to dry skin and the name sheer GLOW was perfect. when i went to buy it the makeup artist took my makeup off and moisterized and primed my skin for the foundation so when they put it on it was super nice and glowy. but when i got home and tried to do the same thing it was just a little too thin and drying for me. the coverage is medium to full, its pefect for me cause i only need to even out my skin tone but when i applied the foundation it was too streaky and i needed to blend it with my fingers after. over all i can see why this might be a good foundation for other people cause of the coverage and the lightness of the foundation but it just didn't work for me. its not the worst foundaton i've tried but since it is a very expensive product i don't think i'll repurchase.

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rated 4 of 5 on 3/18/2010 2:11:00 PM More reviews by ambrnazz

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I don't think that this product gives you a "glow" per say, but it definately has a very finish in my opinion. I think that it has about a medium coverage which is fine for me, because I only need to even out my skin tone and cover a few acne scars around the chin. I have normal/dry skin, but I still need a little bit of moisturizer before I apply this. I definately recommend that you try it on in the store and look at it under different lightings and wear it throughout the day before you buy. Its quite an investment!

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