I wanted to take my time in reviewing this product because it’s the first time I’ve ever used the Nars brand. It was also a product that has been raved about by many beauty bloggers and I wanted to give it the time to impress. I was sent the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation as part of my Feel Unique Haul that I won at Christmas and that I still can’t actually believe I won…
After some careful consideration, the Nars foundation made the cut and a helpful and well-informed beauty advisor suggested the shade I needed from past foundations I mentioned using.
The foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle. The downside to this foundation is that the product doesn’t come with a pump. I brought one because I knew if I didn’t, then I’d just use way too much product than what was actually needed. I definitely recommend you buy the pump which I believe was £3.00.
The shade Siberia, which was the one I picked, was unfortunately one shade too light for my skintone. I think if it were just slightly warmer, it would have been perfect.
The foundation is light but certainly shows off it’s high coverage. There’s no need to use a lot as it spreads very well. It certainly lives up to it’s sheer glow which almost seems to act as a reflector when the light hits it. This is obviously a great foundation for those who suffer with dark circles or generally dull-looking skin.
It’s best applied with a Beauty Blender and dabbed onto the skin as I found it provided me with more coverage than using a rubbing motion. I did find thought that it didn’t quite blend in on my nose and I’m not sure why that is. It wasn’t until I used some setting spray that it sorted itself out so perhaps it’s down to my nose being quite oily.
At £31.00, this is a top-end foundation and one I don’t hugely feel is worth the money. I much prefer the previous MAC foundation I owned a while back and I think if I were to buy another pricey foundation, I would go back to MAC. I do feel however that my opinion could have been swayed if I had a slightly darker shade. As someone who’s always struggled with finding the right shade to fit my skin tone, I’d love to actually go into a Nars store and try out a few samples of the foundation to see if using a different shade makes it better.
If you’re after good coverage for dark circles and dull skin, this is definitely a product you want to try. I’m not sure it would be great on dry skin though so take this into consideration before purchasing. Also another helpful tip, if you’re taking photos of yourself wearing the foundation, don’t use the flash. Too much light and a light reflecting foundation means you’ll end up looking like Casper.
The Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is on Feelunique for £31.00. What do you think of the Nars brand? Let me know in the comments below.
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