Monday, 11 March 2013

NARS Sheer Glow Review

I have finally caved and bought NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. After seeing Tanya Burr talk about it so much and including it in a few of her favourites videos (alongside a few of my favourites) I decided that I needed to add it to my collection as it's seemed to tick all the right boxes. I have the colour Santa Fe which is a little dark for me but I actually prefer to have a slightly darker foundation that I can blend into my neck and chest as I am usually more tanned on the rest of my body anyway.

It is easy to be put off this simply because of the name. It is not at all sheer and the 'glow' doesn't leave you looking shiny, glittery or greasy. It is a medium coverage foundation and I have been using my Real Techniques expert face brush to apply it. NARS recommend that you apply their foundations with your fingers as the warmth makes the foundation blend into your skin better but it is really down to personal preference. I always powder my foundation as I have combination skin but over the course of the day the powder wears in a bit more and leaves my skin looking radiant with a lovely finish. It also doesn't oxidise once applied.

I was pleasantly surprised with the staying power of this, being a big lover of Estee Lauder double wear all other foundations have a lot to live up to when it comes to lasting power. Working long shifts and having no time to even look in a mirror let alone touch up my make up means it needs to stay in place, which it definitely does. Granted, after a 10 hour shift it doesn't look like it did first thing in the morning but it still has the lovely finish and coverage it had first thing.

For me the packaging is a bit of a let down. The lid gets dirty really easily which doesn't look attractive on my dressing table and it doesn't come with a pump. I always feel like I'm wasting a lot of the product when I have to pour it out instead of just using a couple of pumps. You can buy a NARS pump for £3 but since buying my Sheer Glow over a month ago it has been out of stock. 

Overall NARS Sheer Glow is up there in my top 3 favourites. As always with a high end foundation the price tag is a little scary costing £30.50 for 30ml but it is worth the money. I also love that it doesn't contain SPF so it's perfect for nights out when there may be flash photography. I'll definitely be buying this in a lighter shade as well so I have the option of wearing it when i'm not as tanned. 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this looks lovely I've been wanting to try this x


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