Friday, 15 March 2013

Nars Sheer Glow!

Sadly I had to lay to rest my much loved MAC Studio Fix Fluid. Luckily I have other foundations that I could use whilst considering what my next everyday foundation should be. I was really in two minds about getting the Nars Sheer Glow because I've read very mixed review, with most people loving it. Ultimately I decided to put my Selfridges Gift Card to good use and took the plunge. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now, if not a month and here are my thoughts on it.


I got this product in 'Syracuse'. I didn't get matched up as I was already wearing makeup and I have been swatching different shades for a while. This was the best colour for my skin at the moment. The consistency isn't too runny, I would say the right type of consistency for a foundation, does that even make sense?


It's £30.50! It used to be £29! They keep putting up the prices!


I find that I get the best application either with my fingers or using my buffing brush. I just dot it around my face and then using my fingers or a buffing brush I blend it in. When I am having a good skin day (basically, when I have exfoliated and am treating my skin well) I prefer to use my fingers, it just melts into the skin.


I like this foundation, I find that it photographs well. The coverage is buildable, I would say that this foundation is medium to full coverage, I don't really know where the sheer part comes into it. I did however find that this does oxidise slightly, which personally I don't mind as long as I don't apply excessive amounts, but I would make sure that you check the match properly before purchasing.

I also found that my cheeks get quite oily after a few hours, which is never a good thing. The only time that I find that the oil doesn't appear is when I have powdered really well. I find that it covers my blemishes up really well, which is a massive thumbs up from me.

It really does feel like a second skin, it just blends so well that it doesn't look like you're wearing anything on the skin. My concealer/powder/blush all seem to blend into it well.

The major problem I have with this product is that it doesn't have a pump, I mean for a high end product you should expect a pump! Surely that's not much to ask for?

Overall I do like this foundation. I know they do a matte version so maybe when I finish this I will get a little sample of that to see how I like it, but this is a good replacement for my MAC foundation in terms of coverage and colour, which were my main qualms. If you have any tips on pumps or dispensing this product let me know in the comments! =)

Have you used this foundation? What do you think?



  1. I want this so so much! But I am worried because my skin can get pretty oily and it's so expensive so I'm worried it won't suit me and be a waste of money but it always sounds so good in reviews! xx

    1. Aw maybe if you use a primer? Or go to the counter and ask for a sample to try? I've got oily skin, but if you powder well with something like a loose translucent powder, I find that my skin doesn't get oily throughout the day. xo

  2. Ahh really want this!!
    Gonna have to splurge
    S xx

    1. Lol...yhh it's a good 'un, still annoying about the pump issue! xo

  3. I used to use sheer glow about two years ago, and I had a bit of a love hate relationship with it.I didn't repurchase it in the end but I do miss how easily it glided onto my skin, and also, I completely agree about the consistency! I used to use it with a beauty blender, but one of the reasons why I gave it up was because of the high price and lack of pump. At the moment I'm head over heels with Estee Lauder's double wear foundation. :)

    1. I totally understand what you mean. The price is a pooper! Ohh...I've heard amazing things about that foundation but the title makes it seem industrial lol! xo

  4. I really want to try this, love Nars make up so much. xx


    1. Definitely worth going there and asking for a sample. =D xo


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