The Nars Sheer Glow foundation has been one of the most popular foundations for the past few years. I never really felt like getting it, but about two weeks ago I finally did it. I bought the famous Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I’ve been testing it for quite a while now and now it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out whether or not I think it’s as great as everybody claims it to be, make sure you continue reading!
First things first: the packaging. We all know that Nars products come in pretty packagings. They’re very clean and simple yet very professional looking. I like it. I like the logo, I like the glass, I like the vibe. However, this foundation doesn’t come with a pump, you have to buy one yourself.
Because that pump isn’t the most expensive thing ever and it’s just terrible to work with this foundation without the pump I don’t mind buying it. However, what I don’t like is that when you put on the pump the lid won’t fit anymore and you’ll have to walk around with the pump just like this. I don’t really like that, but okay.
Because I’m very pale I decided to just buy the lightest shade available: Siberia. Nars does have a very wide selection of shades in this collection ranging from very pale to darker tones. I always think that’s a good thing, because this way everyone can use this foundation.
Because I heard that Siberia was extremely light and most people I follow that are quite pale like I am use a darker shade I wasn’t sure whether or not I made the right decision buying this shade. In the end I’m glad I did because this one matches my skin incredibly well and it’s pretty much the perfect foundation match.
The texture of the foundation is very different that what I’m used to. It’s very thin but not in a normal way. It’s nice because it feels very satiny on the skin and it’s very easy to blend, but for some reason it’s not my favourite. The foundation does blend easily, but when it dries down it will look slightly cakey for some unknown reason.
During the day this cakeyness will get worse and worse. Especially on places like in between my brows, around my nose, around the mouth area, on my chin and on the edges of my face. But of all places the nose has to be the worst. It just isn’t a good look and since this foundation is pretty expensive I don’t tolerate that.
The finish of this foundation is the one thing that positively surprised me. Because of the name Sheer Glow I expected a dewy finish but in the end it ended up being quite a matte foundation. It has a semi-matte finish and that finish will stay semi-matte all day, even if you have oily skin like I do.
This is actually the only foundation that doesn’t require me to use an excessive amount of powder in order to keep everything under control so that’s quite an impressive thing!
Coverage wise this foundation is okay. I usually apply two pumps (normally I’d apply three but with this foundation that’s just too much and that will look terrible) and those two pumps will provide medium coverage. It’s definitely a buildable foundation but because too much of it looks so funky I never really end up doing that.
When it comes to lasting power it’s like I said not the best. It’s not like it won’t stay on your face, it will, but it will get ugly. It will end up looking like you’ve been wearing it for three days straight. Right after applying it, it’s not too bad, but after 5 or 6 hours I don’t think you should take a very close look at your foundation because it just won’t look good.
Overall I’m not blown away by this foundation. It’s not as great as I hoped and expected and that’s just disappointing. Okay it’s not the worst foundation ever, but it could definitely be better and therefore it’s not a foundation I’d recommend getting.
That was it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have ever given this foundation a try. And if so, let me know how you like it!