IT WAS AMAZING.
I have really oily skin, and I also have a medium/dark toned skin so finding a product that meets my needs is usually hard, but this stuff is just god-send.
the only thing working against this product is the pricing. Its about $62 CAD, and therefore incredibly expensive. that being said, I would purchase this product again if i ever ran out.
Holyyyyy. Most beautiful foundation I've ever tried. I have it in "Siberia", the palest shade and oh is it pale. I struggle immensely trying to find a foundation light enough for me (nc5 skin for reference) yet this is so incredibly pale it's amazing. It's really REALLY yellow toned though, I think all of the shades are, which works well for me, but for pinker skin tones the colour range probably wouldnt be great for you, unfortunately. It has a medium to full coverage texture that can be sheered down or built up to desire which is great, and makes the skin look so healthy and glowing and smooth and just beautiful. I have oily skin and this doesnt seem to turn me into an oil slick. Absolutely in love with this foundation and I will repurchase over and over again. Thank you so much for creating a foundation suitable for Snow White skin, NARS!
This foundation is really great. It covers all I want to cover, it stays all day without any primer and it looks great. Im thinking about wearing it in my wedding. The downside is that the packaging is made of glass, so its heavy to have in my purse, and it does not come with a pump...and non of the stores I´ve been to sells it.
I love all things glowy and this makes the list. The coverage is medium to full. I using my elf flat powder brush for this and I get a flawless finish. I just wish the lasting power was greater. It's also In dire need of a pump.you can order one separate but adds to the price.
This has been my go-to foundation for years!
I am an NC30 with combination skin. I use Santa Fe and find that color suits me the best.
This foundation is definitely not sheer, the opposite I would say. I prefer a lot of coverage as I do have a bit of acne scarring on my cheeks and this covers them nicely. This foundation is more of a medium coverage and I find that the smallest amount is enough for my entire face. The packaging is terrible, but NARS does sell the pump at their counter but I find that it doesn't make a difference because there is no cap for the pump. So this not a very good "traveling" foundation. I keep mine in a ziplock bag in my makeup box to avoid a mess.
This foundation also lasts quite a while. Even when I wear it out for long nights at a bar/club/lounge, I find that at 2am my skin still looks great. It does get shiny so you will need to powder but I prefer a less powdery foundation because it tends to look more natural. So if you are looking for something really matte this is not the way to go.
The bottle lasts a long time. I bought one in November and just used the last of it last weekend (July). For around $50 I think thats a good deal.
I will probably always go back to this one. It's one of my favorites.
I have young, sometimes spot prone skin, and as much as I can agree that this foundation has a great consistency, it didn't work for me. even when using a primer or moisturiser, I found it to crumble a bit on my skin during application. I found that using my Clinique foundation brush helped a bit, but aside from that every aspect of the foundation is incredibly and it is definitely worth the hype.
I have been using Sheer Glow (Deauville) for about 3 years now, it is my go-to foundation that I know will never fail me, for the past 3 years I have always thought this product is fantastic but there is just something not right with it BUT its the best I have found so far. I have finally figured out what is wrong with it, I have very porcelain skin and sometimes Deauville can oxidize and go a little bit too yellow for me, also sometimes it can set just a fraction too think that is why I am giving I'm rating it 4/5stars.......
But now I have found the solution to my problems, I recently purchased Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Terre Neuve, on its own I hate it! But combine one squirt Tinted Moisturiser with one pump Deauville and I have found my HG foundation and I am so excited that I want to tell the whole world how amazing it is! My foundation applies more smoothly, the colour doesn't change to yellow and it sets to the most amazing looking hydrated, flawless complexion. Amazing!!
I'm probably the last person on earth to try this foundation. I spent years looking for a foundation that not only matched my skin perfectly but also gave enough coverage. I've known about Nars Sheer Glow for years, but I never tried it because a) it's a little pricey for me and b) I thought it was sheer coverage and c) every time I tried a sample, the people who helped me at sephora gave me the wrong shade.
I have the shade Syracuse and it matches my skin better than anything else I've tried. For a long time, I thought that I was very very yellow and therefore obviously had yellow undertones. But the yellow-toned foundations were always too orange for me. Then someone finally explained that I have olive skin, and that changed my world. There are a ton of shades to choose from with this foundation, so make sure you get matched by someone who knows what they're doing!
I've tried applying it with a realtechniques expert face brush and with a beautyblender. I think it works best with a beautyblender, because it applies very sheer layers whereas a brush can be too heavy. It's more liquidy than most foundations I've tried, and I really like that because I can move it all over the face and blend it in without it setting too quickly. I usually go for a medium coverage. It blends in to my skin seamlessly. I've heard that this can be a full coverage foundation, but I haven't tried a full coverage look yet. I do have some acne scars and freckles that peak through the foundation, but that doesn't bother me too much. What I'm most concerned about is my skin looking even and glowy, and this foundation does that!
Oh, and I think the packaging is gorgeous. The only downside is that it doesn't come with a pump, and it can get a bit messy when you try to pour out the foundation.
All in all, I seriously cannot say enough good things about this foundation. If you can afford it, I highly recommend that you at least give it a try.
I don't normally write reviews (I've only submitted five since I joined more than four years ago), so for me to do so is a big thing. I'm the consummate product junkie that's always on the quest for HG products, regardless of price. Even when I find products I like, I'm still trying new stuff...just because. I can't help it! I'm addicted to beauty products & I'm not ashamed to admit it.
For reference I have combination skin that's oily on the nose & drier on the forehead & around my mouth. I often fall between shades in most brands (I've tried the majority of them), so finding a foundation is a major pain in the rear. I'm roughly an NC45 in MAC foundations (C7 in Face & Body), so the closest matches for me are Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Golden (sample only...don't love it enough to buy it), Giorgio Armani LSF in 9.5 (this shade is now discontinued) & NARS Pure Radiant TM in Seychelles (LOVE THIS STUFF!!!).
On to this foundation... I went to Sephora shortly after NARS launched the "Sheer" foundations & tried to find a color match, initially in the Sheer Matte because of my oily nose. Tahoe was too light, Cadiz was too light/too red & Macao was too dark. Despite the wide range of shades for WOC, I just couldn't make it work for me, & I didn't love the foundation enough to spend more than $80 on two bottles...especially when it doesn't come with a pump!
I went to a NARS event at Nordstrom in February 2012, saw the regional director looking in radiant in the Sheer Glow & decided to give it another try. She matched me to Cadiz & applied it with her fingers, saying the product needed to be warmed up first. It still looked a little too light to me, but I liked the finish so I bought it. I tried it at home, but I think I applied too much because I looked like a ghost. After several months of not wearing it, I took it back.
Fast forward to January of this year when Sephora had a coupon event (15% or 20% off, I think). I decided to try again & I bought Macao. It looked like mud on my face, so I took it back & exchanged it for Cadiz. I ordered the pump from Nordstrom & was determined to make it work. More months passed, Sephora's return window expired, & it continued to sit under the sink...until today. Since Giorgio Armani discontinued my shade, I now use 9.0 mixed with the #3 Fluid Sheer (PERFECTION!). I decided to mix #3 with Sheer Glow & voila...IT WORKS! I have a tube sample of #3, so I squirted a bit in my hand (probably the equivalent of half a pump) with 1.5 pumps of the foundation. I blended both in my palm to warm up the mixture, dabbed it around my face, wiped the excess from my fingers & blended. I topped it off with LM Loose Setting Powder & a few spritzes of Fix+ & OMG! The color match is PERFECT & the finish is gorgeous! I can't rate it a 5.0 because it's in a glass bottle (not great for traveling), it doesn't come with a pump & the shade by itself isn't an exact match; however, I've found a way to make it work & I will now add it to my rotation.
I really really wanted to like this foundation as I'd heard so many good things about it. However, it seems you have to have really good skin to be able to use it. I suffer from a sever combination T-zone - either really oily or really dry. This foundation settled into all my dry patches and my oily patches really broke it down. The color range is also not that great - they have a lot of options but not a ton in the light/pale end of the spectrum.
The other downside was the packaging - really pretty to look at but no pump which made it a bit of a mess to apply.