I was recommended this foundation from a girl in Sephora and she applied it and I really liked it. I wanted something that would give my face a matte look and that was really sheer. When I got home it was a different story. I hate the consistency of the product! It is so thick and hard to come out of the bottle that even starting the application was too hard. It needs to come with a pump considering it is $45 CAD. I felt like there was too much yellow in the product after awhile as well and made my face looks slightly ashy. I'm not a really oily girl but i noticed that I MORE oily with this matte product. Maybe I should have tried Nars Sheer glow instead. I returned this item!
Perfect for oily skin
I decided to pick this product up at Sephora because I heard really great reviews about it being good for oily skin. I love this foundation! I have tried a lot of foundations, low end and high end but this color and finish is perfect for me. I have combination to oily skin and this really makes my face look matte. I have bad skin complete with acne, acne scars and blemishes but this product makes my skin look healthy and fresh. Whenever I wear it, people at work always compliment me on how good my skin looks. I also love the range of shades because I have a lot of yellow in my skin and a lot of colors geared towards tan skin makes me look like a tomato. If you have oily skin or just want a nice matte finish, give this product a chance!
I'm not totally in love yet.
I purchased this product with high hopes but it's falling short of my expectations. I really wanted to try a department store foundation, so I went to Sephora and shelled out the $42 for the Nars Sheer Matte Foundation. The sales associate matched me for Trinidad. In the store it looked like a perfect match, but once I got home and tried it on again it looked all wrong. The foundation made my face look pasty and ashy. It's not completely terrible but for $42 I would hope to be a bit more impressed. I may go back to Sephora and try to exchange for a different shade as I think that may be the issue.
"Makeup with Benefits" ;-)
I remember NARS Sheer Matte Foundation being the first liquid foundation I ever wore after coming from the Bare Minerals era in my teens. When I was match at a local Sephora, It seemed that Trinidad was lighter than Tortuga for me. I am always in the sun, so it matched pretty well, but to balance it on my neutral skin-tone (or more carmel than warm or dark), I wore a lighter power on top to set it.I noticed without the powder, the foundation is transparent & gets on everything,even earrings:-/
I find that the finish is very nice, I am oil all over, so I need/like a foundation with a matte finish and medium-full coverage. Using a dome or stippling brush works best for me. I love how the more you wear this, the better the skin tone, texture, and look is, due to the skincare benefits within the product. Overall, I love this as my summer /fall liquid foundation!
I have a love/hate relationship with liquid foundation. I always feel like they're too much for my skin however I decided to purchase this and I am so pleased with it! I had the sales associate at Sephora match me and it was the perfect shade for me and I'm happy that it's noncomedogenic. I don't use it everyday but when I do, it gives my skin a nice even coverage. The coverage is buildable, you can apply it with your fingers or a brush. It's my holy grail foundation! :)
Nars is one of the few brands that has a color light enough for my skin and doesn't make me look yellow, so I had to try it. I have dry skin and I feel that this foundation accentuates that so I am very careful to exfoliate and moisturize thoroughly before I apply it. But applying this foundation is not exactly easy even with a foundation primer. I like to use a brush for my foundation but the pump is sold separately so it's hard to use my brushes. When I applied it with my hands, I felt like it looked very streaky and set very fast, making blending hard. I'm not really a fan, I'll probably try a different formula from Nars next time I need foundation.
I use this foundation whenever I go out at night because it doesn't have SPF (no shine and you don't look shiney in photos). I do have an oily T-Zone...and the only part that gets oily when I use this foundation are around the creases of my nose. I use my hands to apply and for some reason it REALLY dries out my hands. It definitely gives you full coverage. Im not a fan of the packaging. I wouldn't say this is the best foundation I've used...considering the price, I won't be buying this product again.
I really don't like this foundation. I found it difficult to apply - it dries too quickly and ends up balling. Also really don't like the finish - doesn't look smooth, even with a small amount on, it looked cakey and like it was separating on my skin. Plenty of other foundations out there to give you a matte finish that work better than this. Major downfall from NARS.