Review: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation...

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Unlike a lot of beauty bloggers, I don't own a lot of foundations and only actually started using it when I was about 16 as I'd never really needed it before. After falling out of love with my MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation, I decided it was time to invest in a new high-end one.

With a lot of choice out there in the beauty world, it was quite a daunting task and took a lot of research to decide which one I wanted to try. After watching endless YouTube reviews and reading numerous blog posts, I decided it was time to invest in Nars Sheer Glow, possibly one of the most talked about foundations EVER! The main reason I chose this foundation over others was due to the fact it contained zero SPF which, although scary to some, is exactly what I needed as my sixth form leavers ball was approaching and nobody likes flashback in photo's.

When my foundations arrived in the post, I couldn't wait to try it out so rushed upstairs took off my current everyday foundation and applied it immediately.  I'm not going to lie, my first impressions of this foundation left me dissatisfied, it just didn't give me the "wow" I was after. However, I decided to perceive and try it again the next day after I had deeply cleansed my face to ensure I had prepared the perfect base. This time I got the "wow" I was after. My skin looked absolutely flawless! And better yet, my skin looked like skin just without all of the imperfections! To apply this foundation, I've found that applying it with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush allows me to have a full coverage and then to buff it in a little bit more so it appears more like skin, I go over the top using a clean Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I've also found that the wear time of this foundation is tremendous lasting me at least 6-8 hours - even after endless hours dancing in nightclubs I've found my foundation has barely budged which is something that used to greatly annoy me about MAC's  Studio Fix Fluid.  

One thing to note about this foundation is the fact the shades appear to be predominately yellow based; however, I had no problem finding a shade to suit my skintone and I typically wear pink based foundations as I have cool undertones. The shade I currently wear is 'Mont Blanc' and I have found this blends lovely with my skintone which is quite fair. 

As much as I love this foundation, I don't use it everyday as I like to use a foundation which contains SPF so therefore use it on nights out, special occasions or general days where I feel my skin needs a little bit more coverage than usual. 

Here is a picture of how my skin looks when wearing this foundation:

My Shade: Light 2 'Mont Blanc' - Light with pink undertone
Application: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush & Real Techniques Buffing Brush 
Coverage: Medium (can be built up to full)
Finish: Not matte but not shiny - somewhere in between.
Cost: £30.50 (pump extra £4)

-Good, buildable coverage.
-Slight glow to the skin without looking oily.
-Only need a few dots on the face for good coverage.
-Easily covers imperfections.
-Good range of shades.
-Long lasting (6-8 hours)
-Nice packaging (Glass bottle)
-No SPF making it great for nights out and special occasions. 

-Doesn't come with a pump
-Little pricey but worth it
-Can cling to dry skin so moisturiser is a must before wearing this. 
-No SPF meaning it isn't great for everyday wear in my opinion. 

All in all, I am so pleased that I chose to invest in this foundation as it gives me exactly what I want from a foundation - full coverage, flawless looking skin with a slight glow that doesn't look oily. 

If you would like to purchase Nars Sheer Glow, you can find it at Space NK, ASOS, House of Fraser and a few other stores.  
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  1. Your skin does look Flawless! I've been trying to decide whether to get this or not and I think you may have just persuaded me!


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