Review of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation by blyss
With many great claims, I was dying to try this out. I really liked the idea of a foundation with brightening properties and clarifies overall skintone. I have pretty good skin but I do have uneven skintone that requires somewhere between light and medium coverage to even me out. I really wanted to love this foundation but it really didnt work out for me.
I'm a MAC NC30 and BB Warm Sand. I was matched to Ceylon and possibly Punjab. To be honest, neither one matched me. Ceylon was the right tone of golden neutral but possibly a shade too light. It maybe good for NC25. Punjab was just the wrong undertone... it was a golden peachy shade. It was too warm/pink for me.
In terms of coverage and texture, this is the one highlight of the foundation. It did feel quite light but it did take a while to dry down. This might be from the hydrating properties. I'm not oily but I felt this foundation made my skin very oily. After 2 hours of wearing it, it feel.. slippery. Also the coverage is incredibly sheer. I was thinking it'd be like MUFE F&B but it's not even close. I would say the Sheer Glow has the same coverage as my LM tinted moisturizer. I was hoping it'd be a light coverage and buildable as they claim but it isn't easy to build up. Its possibly from the long dry time and it just didnt look right when I tried to put on a 2nd thin coat. The Sheer Matte was much better in adding a 2nd layer. For me, the first minute looked slightly natural dewy but it quickly shifted to just overly shiny within 2 hours.
The worse part about this foundation is the breakout that occurred nearly 3 days later. Horrible deep cystic pimples that were painful. I had to stop using everything immediately to clear it up. Definitely returned the bottle and won't touch it again. Another negative is the price. The price tag is also really high for such a small amount and I was shocked to see it had no pump! I sadly wouldn't recommend this.