Tuesday, 19 June 2012

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review


It is not sheer. Nor does it glow. Poor naming decisions aside, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is amazing. It pretty much been my daily foundation since I finally took the plunge and bought it in the shade Deauville. This is a big deal for a foundation addict, such as myself.

It’s gives light-medium, but buildable coverage, with an incredibly natural finish. Once applied, it would be hard to tell that I’m wearing foundation at all, were it not for the evened out skin tone and covered blemishes. The name implies that the foundation gives a ‘glow’, which in foundation terms usually means a dewy finish, or some sort of sheen. Sheer Glow has neither, but it does give an overall effect of very healthy, smooth skin.

I get about 8 hours of wear time with this, before it starts to become a little bit patchy and faded. On the oilier parts of my face, it does start to move at around the 6 hour mark, but stays put with blotting and/or a little powder. Without this extra step, once oiliness occurs, the foundation becomes a little less than flattering, so I wouldn’t recommend it for those with oily skin.

It is quite a pricey foundation, with an RRP of $42US for 30ml. The only official stockist in Australia that I’m aware of is Mecca Cosmetica, where it retails for $68, if you are interested in having it colour matched with your skin tone. I bought mine from HQhair for around £29.50GBP plus £2.99 postage (about $50.25AU).

Aside from the price, the only major downside is lack of pump. For the amount of money you pay, it would be nice to get more than just a bottle that you unscrew and pour. It leads to a whole lot of mess, and I find that the foundation tends to bleed down the spiral on the screw cap and out the bottom of the lid.

Overall Score: 9/10

10 comments:

  1. Hands down my favourite foundation, it's seriously so good. I am also in the shade Deauville, I'm running out of it though so I need to get some more. Definitely won't be buying it from Mecca though, way too expensive. Great review by the way x

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    1. I think StrawberryNet have it in stock at the moment. They are usually pretty reasonably priced too.

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  2. thanks for the review Ellen! I agree, it really should come with a pump- that would make it more sanitary too.

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    1. It really is my only big complaint with it. I will check it out, thanks.

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  3. Thanks for this review, I'm a MAC addict who's been tempted to try NARS for a while...might just have to take the plunge! :)


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    1. Do it, you won't be disappointed with this one!

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  4. Lovely review :) I am really curious about the NARS foundation and tinted moisturiser xo

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    1. I haven't tried their tinted moisturiser, I'm considering getting it for when summer rolls back around though.

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  5. I agree- it's nor sheer nor flowy but I love it so far!!

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    1. I love it too, it just has the perfect finish for an everyday foundation. Thank you :)

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