When I first started using this foundation I loved it. It looked so nice on my skin but the more I wore it, the worst my skin became. I guess I didn't notice it at the time but this foundation IS NOT OIL FREE. It gave spots in areas that I never got spots in. Yes, the finish is nice but it's so not worth it, because it will cause havoc on your skin. So expensive for a foundation that doesn't even have a pump! That was another really annoying aspect.
I have been using this product for a month and have no particular issues with it. It applies nicely although some times it feels blotchy but i think it may be my brush.
Annoying that you have to buy a pump separately, but it was only £3 so not too bad. if i want to travel with the bottle i have to remove the pump and replace whit the lid which ia also annoying. Despite this I would definitely recommend
I love, love, LOVE this foundation! Its my HG for sure... It leaves a satin finish I adore, provides excellent coverage yet is lightweight, and is the PERFECT color match for my NC25/30 skin (I use Barcelona). It provides moisture and does not emphasize my dry patches - a major plus. It works wonderfully for me with or without primer - another plus! Cons: This is EXPENSIVE. And the packaging is lame because there's no pump. Actually I was told there is a pump but you have to pay extra and IMO that's a big middle finger thrown at us by the company showing little appreciation for our support. Even so, this stuff just can't be beat for me, a gal who spends $$$ yearly to find color matches which rarely happens. I always end up going back to NARS Sheer Glow, no matter how broke I am. Even if I mix and match foundations, I always must have this in my staple ready to use. I do believe this is the best of all foundations.
I really wanted to love this foundation, but I just couldn't. The lightest shade is too yellowy on me, and the next shade up was too dark. I couldn't find the right colour and it was so disappointing. The foundation itself was nothing special; I like how it applied onto my face, but it really accentuated the dry spots on my skin and didn't have much staying power.
This foundation is my PERFECT shade. The only downsides are the $60 price tag, and the fact that it doesn't come with a pump.
I received a sample of this foundation first and used it for a week to ensure I wasn't going to experience any breakouts. Yay for no bad reaction!! After a week, I ended up purchasing the full size bottle in the color Ceylan. I really enjoy this foundation because the color match is on point. I'm Asian with extremely yellow skin and 99% of the time, foundations are too pink. I use this layered on top of my Skin79 Orange BB Cream and the results are a "my skin, but better" look. I def recommend this if you just want to even out your skin tone. The price is high, but honestly I haven't found anything comparable to it in regards to color and coverage so it wasn't like I had another alternative.
This foundation honestly disappoints the hell out of me and I wish it didn't. I bought this because I used the shade Deauville in the summer and it was just okay but I saw how light the shade Siberia was and needed it because my skin is really pale in winter. My skin is also dehydrated and flaky and this makes them look absolutely dreadful. In the summer I find this to be an okay foundation- definitely nothing special but in winter this applies really unevenly despite what technique I use (fingers, beauty blender, paddle blush, flat top kabuki brush). It also wears off unevenly too. This makes me so mad because it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to find a shade light enough for my skin in the winter and when I finally find it as I do this one....it just doesn't work. Grrr. Will not repurchase. If you have any flakes or dry skin, you'll probably hate this too.
I could write sonnets about this foundation. I love love love it. It makes me look glowy and dewy and lovely. It's best applied with hands I have found. I am not keen on it when I applied it with a brush. It did not irritate my sensitive skin, which is a huge plus. It's a great shade match for me too (I wear Mont Blanc). I highly recommend trying this foundation if you like your skin radiant and glowing!
I got a sample of this from sephora, which I was able to use 6 times. I didn't hate it completely but I would never purchase this.
I have an excellent primer that makes my make up go on beautifully and controls my oil all day. It plays nicely with every foundation I've used with it. NARS sheer glow manages to circumvent my primer and emphasize my pores (the sebaceous filaments on my nose OH GOD) and fine lines. It has a mask like effect and is pale enough but too yellow for my skin. When I tried to use less, it dried too quickly to blend. Like sheer matte, this dries extremely fast.
From a distance in a mirror, I looked flawless. This is VERY heavy coverage and you need it, you might not mind my complaints.
Before buying products, I usually like to do my research so when I was looking for a foundation, I looked up Nars sheer glow because I've heard so many good things on it. My biggest concern is breakout and coverage, as I'm sure many of us are. I recently recovered from a massive breakout and it left many, many unsightly scars and hyperpigmentation. And I'm quite fair (my shade is Ceylan in Nars Sheer Glow) which means my hyperpigmentation is more visible! I've been using this foundation for over a month now and I have to say I'm quite happy with it. It hasn't broken me out yet (unlike the makeupforever mat velvet + ) and it does a nice job evening out my skin tone. However, it doesn't cover up my purple hyperpigmentation (that's really my concealer's job) and it emphasizes my dry patches so if you have dry skin, I'd stay away from it. Of course, I've been told that its buildable, but I despise having a cake face and feeling like there's a mask on my face. Overall, it's a nice foundation and yes, I'd buy it again.
PS. I also brought that pump because I'm quite anal about hygenics and the amount of foundation I use, after all, this isn't a cheap foundation....