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on 8/22/2012 7:04:00 PM
More reviews by CiaraAinsley
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I can't really give a full review of this because of two MAJOR issues--I couldn't find a good match because of the sub par color range.-It looked cakey, scaley, flakey, and all around disgusting.Besides those huuuuuge problems, -the name is deceiving. This is not for people with normal, dry, or combination skin. This is for people with oily skin. This is a matte foundation.-the coverage was medium-full and buildable.-it's pricey, but I'm willing to invest in a foundation, personally.-was patchy and oxidized after a few hours.Bottom line- I had a very negative experience with this foundation, but if you have oily skin this might work very well for you! Foundation is a very personal thing- this foundation just didn't work for me and probably wouldn't work for other people with dry or combination skin. I thought this was very similar to Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, so if you like this I would recommend that! If you hated Colorstay you'll hate this too.
on 8/21/2012 6:48:00 PM
More reviews by riceboxes
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is absolutely the best foundation I've tried so far.Nothing else compares.I'm a MAC NC35 and I have this in Barcelona.the color is a bit too dark, so I guess a better match would be Stromboli.The only problem I have with this foundation is the packaging.the lid gets dirty very easily (conventional NARS rubbery packaging) and it does NOT have a pump.You have to buy a pump separately for $6 which is ridiculous.The foundation itself is very pricey ..why should I pay an extra 6 bucks for a pump?
on 8/16/2012 1:54:00 PM
More reviews by ElektraS
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other
I bought this foundation last year when I was in Paris. I got matched to the shade Mont Blanc at sephora, OMG I have never EVER found a foundation that have matched mmy skin colour so well. I am cool toned but still not extremley pink...I find that many cool-toned drugstore foundations, fit me n.115 for example are too pink and dark...mont blanc are just perfectly cool toned and very pale. It is the perfect winter shade.I love the finish, it looks amazing when u apply it. The only problem I have with it is the staying power... I have not tried to set it with powder though...maybe it would make the staying power better.The shade mont blanc goes so well together with the Becca shimmering skin perfector in pearl! <3
on 8/15/2012 7:27:00 PM
More reviews by Moopeh
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Other, Kinky, Fine
Ah Nars Sheer Glow, If only my skin had a great texture, you would look lovely.My Skin and ExpectationsI wanted medium coverage in a foundation that matched my olive/golden undertones. I wanted an even skintone and to hide some of my scars. I wanted it to last 8 hours with powder. My skin is recovering from acne, I have weird hormones, so it's very oily in some places and very dry in others. I have surface dehydration but I exfoliate regularly. Because I get breakouts occasionally, when the breakout heals, there's dry skin where the cyst was (my cysts are deep and can be painful, I use a 3rd gen retinoid/BP product to get deep in the skin and clean out the cyst). When I exfoliate (chemically or physically) I look like I have smooth skin. Cons: This didn't look natural on me. It created dry flakes out of no where, Even when I warmed it up and used my fingers, it just didn't look nice. It made m blackheads look huge and after a few hours my monster pores looked AWFUL. Now my skin isn't great and is a work in progress, but despite wearing it very very sheerly, or over primer, I just could not get this to work. It caked on breakouts, it highlighted flakes, it even highlighted my baby hairs all over my face. With powder it would stay on for hours, without, oh goodness.ProsI bought this before my skin became awful, before the pores, the acne, before the flakes, and this looked lovely on me. Barcelona is too peachy but the perfect nc40 depth.PackagingThere is no pump. Hello Bacteria. The Glass Bottle is durable and heavy though, it's very pretty.Would I buy this again?No, I require a lot more from a foundation, this just didn't deliver.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/13/2012 11:10:00 PM
More reviews by LolaLovely
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Other
After reading many "glowing" reviews of this product, I decided to give it a shot. A sales associate matched me as Mont Blanc and gave me a sample. When I first applied it in the morning at 8am (over Lorac's AquaPrime) and set it with Cargo's HD pressed powder, it looked amazing. Illuminated with a glow that was truly sheer at first, my face looked healthy and revitalized. However, when I looked in the mirror two hours later, I was horrified--my glow had metamorphosed into a greasy mess. I delicately used blotting sheets, which partially remedied the situation, but I noticed that the foundation was not staying on too well--it had creased into my laugh lines and I had strange lines on my forehead--which I have never experienced. The strangest thing happened once I reached the evening--my fiance, which a scared look on his face, asked if I was feeling alright because my face looked green. I looked in a mirror myself, and found it to be true--the light reflectors in the foundation were causing my face to appear green. I washed the foundation off, and swore it off. Perhaps individuals who use a darker shade will not experience this last situation. However, I do not feel that this is a suitable foundation for those with combo or oily skin, for it seems to overmoisturize. Additionally, I found that it emphasized my dark spots. If you are on the fence about this one, get a sample first before shelling out the big bucks.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 8/4/2012 12:26:00 PM
More reviews by dmastra
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I was so excited for this foundation. I'm a fan of nars blush and I felt they are well established with their makeup tht it would be a good idea to finally try out the foundation. I'm a huge fan of liquid foundation, I love the smooth, clear finish of liquid foundations. For reference I'm 23, am an esthetician so my skin is pretty clear overall, sometimes I do get some blemishes on my cheeks. This foundation is well with coverage. It is build able ...What makes me upset was that I spent 42 dollars on a foundation that makes my face extremely shiny after 3 hours. It melts off even when the weather isn't that hot. The color I have is Barcelona. I got Barcelona because I'm tan in the summer and it's a good choice a little bit darker but makes you look orange of you don't wipe with a paper towel or tissue. Overall huge disappointment
on 8/2/2012 5:21:00 PM
More reviews by littlestarface
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This foundation is very expensive, and bare in my mind if I'm spending the amount I did for this on a foundation I expect a pretty great foundation.This was not a good foundation.For a start, I was matched by one of the girls who worked at the Nars counter. I didn't realise until I started using the foundation the next week how off she was. The colour was way too light and made me look like a ghost. I have an asian/olive skin tone. It lasted about 5 hours with a primer. It's very expensive! I paid £29.50 for it. I have combination skin - more to the oily/shiny side, especially my t-zone, in photos my face looks like it's sweating and this did nothing to help that. I understand that the sheer matte may have helped with that, however I have dry patches on my cheeks so was advised against buying that by the Nars girl. Overall, not happy at all with this.
on 8/2/2012 2:31:00 PM
More reviews by kitajenn
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I have oily skin, but Sheer Glow works a lot better for my skin than Sheer Matte. (Something in the Sheer Matte formula irritated my skin.) I have to mix the two lightest shades to get a good color match, but besides that minor annoyance, this is my go-to foundation for the warmer months. It doesn't break me out, doesn't oxidize and doesn't look fake or heavy.
on 8/1/2012 6:36:00 AM
More reviews by Emilee26
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I only got this because I keep getting Space NK vouchers and there aren't lots of products I really like in there, so thought I'd try a foundation from Nars.I don't like the packaging and the fact that I need to pay extra for a pump, when this isn't cheap in the first place. Nice colour selection, goes on really nice and gives good coverage with a sheen, needs careful & quick blending - all in all v nice effect. Buuuuut, a couple of hours in, it all starts to decompose and melt away in top of my skin. While I have combi, my skin is not v oily and plenty of other - cheaper foundations - last much better than this. Nice foundation but def not worth the money, would not buy it again, even with a gift voucher.
on 7/31/2012 7:39:00 PM
More reviews by ChocolatCake
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Is it just me or does this not come with a pump? I had a great skin match with Deauville, BUT after about 30 minutes it had oxidized. :( Not only that, but it was definitely not good for my combination skin. To be fair, the Sephora SA reminded me of that before my purchase but I told her I was okay with a little dewyness. This got oily almost right away. So sad since it's such a lovely finish. It does not have that "flawless" finish I've been looking for, though. I was much happier with MUFE HD.
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