NARS

Sheer Glow Foundation

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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a glowing, satin-finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, this NARS Foundation leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin's brightness and texture. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is ideal for norma, normal-to-dry and dry skin types. It hydrates for softer smoother skin leaving skin looking brighter and more radiant.
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my day wear foundation

this foundation I like to wear during the day feels great on skin and doesn't break me out at all. it is a bit pricey at $44 but I have been able to find a cheaper one like it but worth the price in my opinion

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Elle H.
Elle H.
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Eyes: Green

Skin: Fair

Hair: Red

Amazing

Sure, the name is a bit deceiving considering this foundation in medium to fuller coverage, but I bought this foundation well aware of this. Amazing colour ranges, I am a NC5 and Siberia is the lightest shade, a perfect shade for my snow white skin, it has strong yellow undeertones, lasts really well, (up to maybe 8 hours) - I have oily skin, so it does tend to fade around my t-zone depending on the weather etc, gives an amazing glow to the skin and is great for people who have acne prone skin like myself if you want to mask spots without making them look dry with matte cakey foundations and therefore more noticeable.

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Jes T.
Jes T.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair-Medium; Combination

Hair: Auburn; Dry, Coarse

"Sheer Glow"?

"Sheer glow"? What sheer glow? Theres nothing sheer or glowing about this stuff. Its a decent foundation, but its thick and almost has this matte feel and look to it. (I don't recommend this stuff to people who are prone to breakouts or acne).
I mean, the foundation itself has okay coverage and its a good color for my skin tone, but I just really don't get why its called sheer glow.

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Mercedes M.
Mercedes M.
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Eyes: Blue

Skin: Fair; Dry, Sensitive

Hair: Blonde; Dry, Fine

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!

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Cameron R.
Cameron R.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Olive; Sensitive, Oily, Combination

Hair: Brown; Normal

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.

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Susen F.
Susen F.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Fair-Medium; Dry

Hair: Brown; Fine

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.

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Samantha F.
Samantha F.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Fair-Medium; Sensitive, Normal

Hair: Brown; Fine

I love this foundation, it has a nice dewy finish and great coverage. I'm on to my second bottle of this! That's how much I love this stuff. Not to mention it is build-able and can be full coverage.

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Feb 02, 2013

Claire Di Matteo K.

How can I find out if this shade will look right on me?

Feb 03, 2013

Samantha F.

Hi Claire,
Well I was very fortunate that the lady at sephora helped me find my right shade. This shade is very light in the mac studio fix powder foundation I am a C2, if that helps in any way. But I would suggest going to your local sephora or nars counter. Hope this helps :)

Feb 04, 2013

Claire Di Matteo K.

Thanks for your help! being in the UK means that I dont have those stores to go try out the products :( looks really good on you though. x

Amanda E.
Amanda E.
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Eyes: Brown

Skin: Olive; Oily, Combination, Normal

Hair: Brown; Coarse

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!

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Maya K.
Maya K.
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Skin: Medium; Sensitive, Normal

Hair: Black; Fine

Clogs pores

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"

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Nikki Z.
Nikki Z.
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Eyes: Hazel

Skin: Fair-Medium; Combination, Normal

Hair: Brown; Normal

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!

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