The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is perhaps one of the most talked about foundations on blogs and YouTube and I’ve been using the foundation for at least 18 months now and I recently repurchased another bottle and realised that I’d never even talked about it here on my blog. Obviously the fact I’ve repurchased the foundation will probably give you an idea of how I feel about it, but it’s both a love it and hate it product for me. The foundation contains 30ml of product, costs £31 and is packaged within a clear glass bottle with no pump. The massive downside of this foundation and the Sheer Matte Foundation is that they both don’t have pumps which is ridiculous when you’re paying £31, and it makes application a little messy and faffy and I’m sure we’d all be happy to pay £1-£2 more for it to come with a pump as it’d make it so much easier to apply.
NARS describe their Sheer Glow Foundation as the following;
A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.
- For normal, normal-to-dry and dry skin types
- Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
- Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone
- Streamlined packaging with ergonomic twist cap.
- Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free.
The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is available in a total of 19 shades, and I have the lightest shades; Siberia which NARS describe as light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones. I find that Siberia is super pale which I love as it’s so rare to find a true pale foundation like this, but it does lean quite warm in tone so I always have to be careful when applying as it can look a little yellow if I apply too much. I tend to apply a sheer layer of the foundation so that the yellow tone isn’t too strong for my cool undertone and then use concealer to amp up the coverage in the places I need it. I sometimes add the Body Shop’s Lightening Drops which have quite a strong pinky tone to them but I don’t like that they change the formula of the foundation so I tend to just stick with the foundation as it is. I know the next shade up; Mont Blanc is cooler in tone, but it’s also darker in shade so I just have to make Siberia work.
I really like the coverage of the Sheer Glow Foundation as it’s really not sheer at all unless you apply a very light layer, but it actually offers a pretty decent, buildable coverage which never looks cakey. My favourite aspect of using this foundation is that it doesn’t cling to dry patches or any facial hair so it looks very natural and skin-like, even when it’s built up to a fuller coverage and it’s never broken me out. The other downside alongside the lack of pump is that I don’t find that it lasts on my skin even when I use setting sprays and I rarely have problems with my foundation disappearing throughout the day but I do with Sheer Glow. It’s not enough to put me off the foundation completely hence the reason why I repurchased it, but it’s one I use when I’m not going to be out all day as it just won’t last but it’s still a really great foundation but I so wish NARS would sort the pump out..