NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

3.7

1615 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene, Glycol, Glycerine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinal Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dis-Butydimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Glutamate, Sorbitan, Sesquiisostearate, 1-Methylhdantoin-2-Imide, Phenoxyenthanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polusilocone-2, Serralysin, Curcuma Longa, Glycuosyl Hesperidin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tocpherol, [ /- (May Contain): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Let me start off by saying Sheer Glow is the best foundation I've ever used. I have dehydrated/normal skin that's more on the dehydrated side. This foundation stays on the whole time I'm at school (11 hours) with or without a primer. It makes your skin feel healthy and hydrated when appling it. The finish is satin on my very dry skin but somewhat dewy on my "good skin days". It's medium to full coverage in one thin layer, and feels as if there's nothing on your face. And it's super buildable without accentuating dry areas. Also, it DIDN'T break out my sensitive skin. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that none of the shades matched. I'm pale and cool toned (pink/red) for reference. So upsetting because I've never found anything that compares ;_;

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Grey

Found a nice colour match in the shade Gobi and, using a beauty blender to apply it, this offered surprisingly good coverage and a nice, natural finish. Unfortunately it caused a tremendous breakout of cystic acne all over my face (right after I'd managed to clear up the last round of post-acne marks *sigh*) so I've given it away to a friend. Be careful with this if you're sensitive to silicones and make sure to patch test!


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Good foundation, makes your skin look beautiful and radiant. Long wearing but transfers and weirdly not the easiest to blend. I use my beauty blender for all my foundations however I have to use a flat top kabuki brush and stipple it on to get a flawless application. Overall works for my normal to dry skin. Colour does oxidize half a shade.

It seems as if for every pro, I am rebutting with a con. Nonetheless it's workable, I think just the fact that it makes your skin looks flawless outweighs the cons.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!! I prime my face with Too Faced hangover RX, apply with a beauty blender & finish with nyx dewy finish setting spray & it looks AMAZING!! it gives a very natural dewy finish. perfect for dry skin. I cannot say enough good things about it. I have the shade Mont Blanc & im obsessed. only thing that i would change would be the fact that it doesnt have a pump and its $45.00 :(

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I reluctantly brought this due to the price and this is the first higher end foundation I have purchased. I purchased the shade Siberia and despite looking yellow when applied to my hand or arm, it looks perfectly fine when applied to my face.

I am very happy with this, as it's the one foundation I have brought in the palest shade and has actually not looked bright orange and matches perfectly, hooray! I do however have to build it on my cheeks to cover up redness but this doesn't personally bother me.

Pros:

Applies nicely and blends easy.
Great finish, and doesn't look thick.
Caters to pale skin.
Comes with a decent amount in the bottle.
Good coverage.

Cons:

Quite expensive.
Enhances the dry skin on my nose.
Find it wears OK however transfers a lot.
You have to buy the pump separately, which is annoying for a foundation of this price.
Contains no SPF.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

gives a natural look, almost a "no-makeup" finish. Makes my skin feel very soft. First foundation that hasn't oxidized and gone orange! I used the shade "vallauris".


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is the first high end foundation I have ever had! And I love it!

I have normal to dry, fair, slightly sensitive skin.
This foundation gives me a good medium buildable coverage, feels moisturizing and looks natural on my skin. I really like its finish - it's not that glowy, but it gives you a demi-matte/ satin look, which I really like.
I like dotting it on my skin with my fingers, blending it slightly and then going in with a damp sponge.
The lack of a pump doesn't bother me that much, but I do think Nars could have put it on considering it is not a cheap foundation.

My main concern with drugstore foundation has always been the limited shade selection. I have very fair neutral to yellow undertone skin, and cheap foundations are usually too dark or too pink for me. Especially here in Italy, they rarely sell the full shade selection, but only the middle shades, and I really don't understand why!
So I went to a Sephora, initially to get the Born This Way Foundation, but unfortunately the lightest shade was too dark for me. So then I saw the Nars foundations, and I had seen many positive reviews on YouTube about them, so I tried the Sheer Glow foundation out! I got the shade Mont Blanc even though it has a pink undertone because they didn't have Siberia (neutral) or Gobi (yellow), but it still blends nicely into my sin.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this foundation. It is one of the few high end foundations that I have tried long enough to be able to write a review.

First of all coverage; Medium coverage, buildable, very glowy result. I have very oily-acne prone skin so I wouldn't completely recommend this if you are very oily but I wouldn't recommend against adding this to your collection. I try to use it on days where my skin is healthier and during the colder months so it doesn't melt off my face. I also find that It is very hydrating, so it is a lovely winter foundation. I'm not entirely sure if this breaks me out or not, my skin hasn't really seemed to like any foundation over the last few months but it has never broken me out terribly so I'll take that as a good sign. I do always use a power over this, though I try not to use too much as it does mattify the glow that this foundation is named for. Goes on lovely to start, I find it applies well with a foundation/stippling brush, wet beauty blender and fingers. It can oxidise throughout the day if I don't use a good moisturiser and after maybe 4-5 hours of wear it does begin to slide off my face, so it definitely requires touch ups every couple of hours. The thing I love most about this foundation is the coverage, it does cover up my freckles, acne and hyper-pigmentation really nicely with roughly two pumps of product. It smells like an average foundation, nothing drastic and the smell dissipates once on the face.

The packaging is simple and sleek, though without the foundation pump (that is sold separately) it makes quite a mess. The rubberised lid gets covered in finger prints after the first use and it is very hard to clean it well enough to make it look new again. The foundation pump in my opinion is overpriced (in-fact it should be included for free from the start) as it is quite cheap and flimsy.

The price is quite expensive here in Australia ($65.00). It is, in my opinion a little too expensive to be an everyday foundation when it isn't your go to. I've bought a few bottles now and will likely pick up another one when it gets colder. It is definitely a high quality product which has wonderful aspects to to, so I guess it warrants the high price.

I would definitely recommend this if you have normal/dry skin but for oily skin lovelies this is great to have in your collection, but probably not for everyday.


2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I really like this foundation. I think it looks beautiful, healthy and has a great dewy look and satin finish. People always compliment my skin when I wear this out.

The oil control isn't great. In the winter I can get away with powdering just the once and have it last well throughout the day, but during humid weather it needs a lot of powder support. That's fine, I was never promised it would be long wearing. It's my favourite foundation for going out or for parties, anywhere I don't need to really go the distance. It just looks stunning. My fiance, who doesn't like me wearing heavy foundation always notices when I wear this one.

The packaging is useless. I purchased the pump because I hate pouring out my foundation and wasting half of it. But purchasing the pump makes the lid redundant. I like the glass jar and overall shape though.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Poor packaging, I can't believe NARS still haven't attempted to change the bottle. It's heavy glass with no pump, and the black matte lid gets dirty easily.

The foundation itself never sets, even with the NARS powder. I bought the shade Siberia which was advertised as neutral, but it's slightly yellow. It's streaky and comes off the skin, especially in humid weather. I really can't understand the hype.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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