I got a sample of this at Sephora the other day and what I really wanted was MUFE HD but they were all out of it. :P I put it on today and it is not what I was looking for at all. I put on a few layers of this and still couldn't even get what I would call medium coverage. I have NC 20ish skin and she matched me with Ceylon, which was perfect. If you want a very natural look, you may love this but I'm looking for something with med-full coverage. It is *not* worth $42 for sure and I have tinted moisturizers that I like more. The hunt for the perfect foundation continues.
I love this foundation! I went to Sephora the other day and spent like two hours there searching for a foundation that would seemed suitable for my skin type. I have combination skin, many dark spots, uneven skin tone, and acne prone. Basically I'm just one big ball of mess. I was deeciding on the Makeup Forever HD foundation so I asked one of the Sephora ladies and she was a sweet heart her name was Brianka by the way, anyways she asked about my skin and I told her about my skint type and she didn't recomend the MUFE HD foundation. I was super shocked. She said the Nars would be best for my skin type. I told her I was considering the Nars one but wasn't so sure because the ratings was not as good. But rest asure the Nars Sheer Matte Foundation is amazing! It gives me light to full coverage so it really is buildable. Except if I wanted full coverage I may look cakey. But all I have to do to remove the "cakeyness" is take a cosmetic sponge and soak it warm water, squeeze out excess water, and dap all over my face really lightly. I find this foundation to be verry natural looking and not powdery finish. In fact I think this foundation gives a slight dewy effect, like a glow. When I first wore this I got so many compliments and my face looked healthier and brighter. So many people came up to me and asked what was on my face and there was a lot of boys who asked for my number. LOL! This foundation is very pricey but its super beneficial so I'm willing to pay the price to get my face "fixed" and look amazing. This foundation does not come with a pump which I was super disapointed about but you can buy a pump seperatly thats what I did and thank goodness I did aswell. But I'm telling you this foundation is amazing if you have combination or oily skin, if you have discoloration, and if you have an EXFOLIATER! Exfoliating plays a huge role with this foundation. If you do not exfoliate the day before and before you put on your foundation all of your dry spots will look super flaky and nasty. You must exfoliate and moisturize, like MOISTURIZE! Also you will need a good primer. I didn't use a primer before and my makeup stayed on! No touch ups! I didn't even set it with powder! But I do think you need a primer if you have discoloration. The smashbox color correcting primer is the one I use. Hope this review helps you! (: I also forgot to mention I'm asian so I have yellow undertones. The shade I am in is Ceyclan which is light 6 with yellowy undertones. I also forgot that if a foundation color looks like it won tmatch you it probably will because this foundation just blends marvously in to your skin tone! Again hope this helps (: Best wishes!!!!!!
i really love the way this product makes my skin look. i think it's easy to apply and it does not bother me at all that there is no pump. i only wear foundation once every other week or so but i've notice that since i've been using this my chin/mouth area has been breaking out really badly. i'm not sure if it is the foundation or the primer (also nars) but i'm hoping i can solve the problem as i would really like to continue using this, i would definitely buy again if my face didn't look so awful after.
I thought this was an okay foundation. Application wasn't bad as long as you use a brush to apply it. I applied it with my MAC 187 brush, which didn't make it cake up. I also found that it had good coverage, if I needed to cover up a few spots, I just picked some up with a concealer brush. I then finished it with MAC blot powder. It didn't cause my skin to breakout either. My skin did get oily after a few hours so I used oil blot sheets through out the day. Some other downsides for me include the price, $42, the fact it doesn't come with a pump. The pumps can be purchased separately on www.nars.com for about $5. I also found that the color didn't match my skin well, it only looked better after I used the blot powder on top of it.
After having Sheer Glow, I went to buy again, but they had none at the counter in my colour (Sane Fe - am MAC NW20-25), so I decided to try the Sheer Matte instead (my skin is combination to oily), so I thought this might be a good match. After a few days of using it, I have decided that for my skin type, this is far better than the Sheer Glow.
It does not have the same coverage as the Sheer Glow (although I always use concealer anyway), but for me, this has a better consistency on my skin. It feels more like my own skin when on and it stays matte, but still with a bit of a glow. I don't have to re-apply powder after an hour or so like I do with my Sheer Glow and also it doesnt feel as sticky so am very happy with this product. Will be keeping with this one from now on. I may have found my HG!
This is a great oil-free, non-comedogenic foundation that dries to a matte finish. You do need to work fast when applying it as it does dry rather quickly but it gives a great finish to the skin! I recommend this for those with oily skin.
So I after buying a bunch of diff liquid foundation, I finally found my HG! I went to Nordstrom to buy MAC F&B and only MAC stores carry it. The girl at the MAC counter didn't try to sell me anything, just gave me 2 samples to take home and I wandared over to NARS.
Ok. So I wanted a foundation that just made my skin look good without being all makeup-ey and this is it. The girl tried a couple of different foundations on me before finding Trinidad. I'm a MAC NW45 & NW43 for ref. But because I'm a WOC, they always want to put me in NW45 which is too orangey.
This foundation is lovely! My skin looks so pretty and I cant tell I have makeup on but my skin just is gorgeous. So I say go with this one. Oh and you can buy a pump for $5 on the Nars website.
i didn't actually purchase this product but as the previous reviewers have stated, this foundation is expensive and that it does not have a pump! anyway, i got to use this product when the lady at a department store gave me free samples (6 sachet of foundation!) and it lasted me a whole month to finish it (note: i like to wear foundation everytime i go out which is mostly everyday! and 1 sachet = 5 uses).
this foundation can get pretty cakey when applied too much but if applied correctly its just amazing! i am planning to buy this product but i am trying to finish my revlon color stay first and i have yet to figure out what shade i am since the lady gave me the wrong shade (1 to 2 shades lighter than my skin) but i managed to work it out.
to make it short, this foundation is light-medium coverage which i prefer! its very light weight if applied correctly and it doesn't look and feel i have too much foundation on when i'm wearing it. it does not break me out, keeps my skin matte all day and it lasts for a very long time! i love this product! although i like this one i am still looking forward to try sheer glow because of the great reviews!
NOTE: i love this better than the oil-free bobbi brown foundation, i think this one keeps the matte finish longer than the bb one.
The coverage is what I was looking for. It is somewhat like diorskin nude foundation but NARS is matte. Sheer matte stays an average 4 to 5 hours on me without leaving me oily but the only downside is it breaks me out with mild acne and I was sold for the tag 'non-comedogenic'.
I woudnt use it daily but its a good product for its long lasting and matte features.
The coverage was exactly what I was looking for in the summer, but this breaks me out in tiny bumps all over my forehead. I keep shelving it and thinking something else is causing the bumps, but they always show up the day after I try to wear this. I haven't had this problem with any other foundations, so I'm not sure what the deal is. Pretty disappointing considering the price. Wish I would've returned it to Sephora the first time it happened, but now it's too late.