My Favorite Foundation
I originally purchased the matte version of this and it was a disaster! After a few recommendations, I decided to give NARS another try and to go with the Sheer Glow foundation. This foundation goes on smoothly and is really buildable. I apply this with a flat foundation brush. The coverage is light to medium and looks really natural and glowing. It lasts all day and makes me feel flawless. This foundation is great for everyone but especially for paler skintones. Recommended!
Not Worth The Hype.
I went into Sephora today to get color matched to some concealer and also to pick up some things for my Mom. The SA who was helping me had lovely, glowing, yet slightly matte skin, and when I asked what she used, she told me it was this foundation. She went ahead and got me color matched to this in Barcelona which is a tad too yellow, but none the less was the best shade available for me. (Note: I have already tried this product before, and returned it after a day or two because I just thought the price surpassed the quality, but since the SA looked so good, I figured she could give me some tips.)
I had already taken all my makeup off on one side of my face so we could see how good the concealer I was getting, covered, and after we finished she offered to apply the foundation to the side of my face.
1. This doesn't have a pump, and for $44.00 dollars that is unacceptable. I won't pay a penny more for an extra pump, and I can't risk breaking out because of bacteria entering the foundation.
2. It covers well ( Medium and Buildable) and blends somewhat nicely, but it settles into my pores and gives me the appearance of fine lines that I don't have with other foundations.
3. It sits on your skin. The SA used a Sephora Brush similar to my F82, and it just SAT on top of my skin, making it look very artificial and plastic whereas my other foundation can be blended in with ease and made to look very skin-like.
I thought maybe it was just the lack of preperation I had given my skin before we applied this, so I took a sample pot of it home, used primer, mositurizer, etc and it looked exactly the same. Heavy, flaky, etc. I will be sticking with my MUFE HD.
Light to medium coverage and dewy finish
I really, really like Nars Sheer Glow. The colour range is really good. Luxurious consistency. Fairly light coverage, but definitely buildable. Looks best when really massaged into the skin with clean, warm hands. Beautiful, radiant, glowy finish.
Holy Grail Foundation!
This has been my favorite foundation for almost a year now. I have normal/combo oily skin and it has just enough moisture but doesn't make me oily. The color matches my skin perfectly and makes me glow from within! It looks so natural and flawless on the skin. It gives a solid medium coverage but is buildable. Although it is pricey, my first bottle lasted 9 months, and I used it about 4 times a week. The only downfall is it does give a little flashback in photography, but its a perfect everyday or night out foundation. I would definitely recommend the splurge!
The description for this foundation makes it sound so great but it is just horrible for skin. It clogs up pores and is greasy. If you are looking for a nice dewy foundation that has beneficial ingredients and makes you look youthful, I recommend Benefits "Hello Flawless" or Lorac's "Breakthrough Performance Foundation"
Sheer Yet Buildable
I am OBSESSED with this foundation. When you first see it you wouldnt think that it's going to do amazing things for your skin coverage wise since it's so then but the finish and coverage that is left on my skin is beyond amazing. It covers practically everything and leaves my skin with the most radiant natural glowing coverage. I would definitley not suggest it if you have naturally oily skin. My skin is combo and I set my t zone with a bit of powder and I'm perfect all day. I love love love this!
I've tried SO many foundations from different brands, and even though both MAC Mineralize and Select foundations are great, this is by far the best foundation I have ever tried. It just glides on so easily and is so blendable (of course, this would also depend on the type and quality of the brush you use). The salesperson gave me a sample when I bought The Multiple (in Orgasm, which is amazing) and I just fell in love. I thought that with my acne-prone and scarred skin that it would draw attention to my flaws but it covered everything perfectly, and made my skin glow in all the right places! I definitely recommend it (:
Pretty good.. buildable coverage and it leaves a dewy finish, i used it last summer and it did pretty well .. the color eventually got too light for me and i haven't bought another one since it is $40 /: a little pricey but if u like a dewy finish this stuff is pretty damn good!
I mean yea, it's good... but..
I was obsessed with buying this when I saw it on Kristina H. Her skin looked so amazing, I just had to have it. And while I was really pleased with the effect on myself, I wasn't nearly as giddy as I thought I would be. I know that everyone's skin is different and for me, it just wasn't AS awesome (but still pretty darn good).
The coverage is surprisingly full but doesn't dry heavy. The sheer glow factor is nice and delivers a more natural look.
I expect miracles, darnit! And while this didn't bring a tear to my eye, it covered the zit on my chin just fine.