Sunday, October 10, 2010

REVIEW: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in "Stromboli"


"The Immaculate Complexion: NARS reinvents foundation with modern formulations designed to enhance your natural complexion without masking it. This sheer weightless formula glides on effortlessly, blurring imperfections and evening skin tone for the ultimate sophisticated finish that allows your skin’s natural beauty to shine through. NARS’ exclusive complexion brightening formula evens and illuminates kin for an immaculate glow. Can be layered to achieve your desired coverage and finish.

Sheer Glow’s silky fluid delivers immediate hydration, evens skin tone and leaves the skin brighter and more radiant. Used daily, your skin’s texture improves over time, becoming softer, smoother and more luminous. Sheer Glow Foundation provides weightless and buildable coverage, with a natural radiant finish. For normal to dry skin types. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free."


Directions for use: Start by warming the foundation in the hands. Then, working with the fingers, apply a small amount of foundation in the center of the face and begin pressing the foundation on to the skin.

I've been using this for well over a month now so I feel I can give this foundation a proper review. I tried using this with different brushes and with my fingers, and I found the foundation melts into my skin better with my fingers than with a brush. The consistency is fairly liquidy which makes it easy to blend. I don't have to work hard with the product at all to get it blended in well. As I said previously, it melts right into my skin. This is the sheerest foundation I own, with one layer, but it definitely can be built up to a medium/medium-full coverage. Even though it doesn't give a completely full coverage, my natural skin shines through and has never looked better. I like how my complexion is evened out, yet my freckles still show through looking very natural. In addition to tone, I find my face looks very even in texture (i.e., my pores appear less visible). During and after use, my skin looks and feels incredibly smooth. My face looks dewy/glowy, not greasy or matte. It's the perfect satin finish.

The major downside is that it is very pricey. I would love to use this as my daily foundation, but I just can't justify constantly paying close to $60 CAD with tax per bottle. It would also be nice to have a pump with this foundation, but in all honesty, it doesn't bother me whether a foundation has a pump or not as long as I'm careful when I pour.

Is this a new HG foundation?! Definitely! I would like to get a lighter shade, such as Punjab, and see how my skin looks when I'm less tan. I find my skin looks better when I'm tan than when I'm not tan, so I don't want to attribute any positive changes in my skin to this foundation if it could just merely be all in the self-tanner.

If you like Make Up For Ever HD (like I do), you would definitely love this foundation. I use to think MUFE HD looked invisible on my skin, but NARS Sheer Glow is even better! I have an FOTD using this foundation... you can see how the product looks on my skin by clicking here.

16 comments:

  1. your skin is beautiful! I have wanted to try this foundation but I wear MAC studio fix powder and am hesitant to switch to a liquid because I really love the powder I use.

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  2. hi,could i what shade you are in mac foundations please

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  3. Sometimes I love this and sometimes I hate it. My face feels after using this but then im the middle and end of the day I see myself looking too oily. Maybe I need the Matte one.

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  4. Great review! Do you use a primer before Nars Sheer Glow?

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  5. Your skin looks flawless. Gorgeous!

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  6. Nice review! I am thinking of trying this when the Sephora Friends & Family sale begins.

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  7. I love this soo much. Yeah..down size is the freaking price. I went to Sephora for samples & the SA gave me a big sample thing of it...had it for over a month and I still have some left. I wear this shade too.

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  8. hmmm ,, awesome ,, thx for the review ,,
    now lets look up what mac nc45 would be in the nars sheer glow =D

    thx again hun ,, and i bet anything would look gorgeous on u =)

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  9. k i will def be looking into this foundation. Im using armani silk right now and feel it is a little heavy. Great review! xoxo

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  10. You look fantastic as always!!!
    Would you recommend for oily skin??

    XO
    Jolene
    jewelrybeadsbeauty.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this foundation!! I actually bought 2 shades, one for when I am tanned and not tanned :p I find using a brush is faster, but it just doesnt sit well on my skin close to lunchtime, I should probably start using my fingers more often!! Great review :)

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  13. it looks like you're wearing nothing! i def. have to try this!! & ya girl tell me about it...videos are so frustrating!!

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  14. Good news: Nars does make a pump for this foundation now ($6 on narscosmetics.com)!!!!
    Bad news: The pump is currently out of stock! :(

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  15. want to try this it looks fab on you xx

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  16. What powder are you using with this?

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