5 June 2015

Review | NARS Sheer Glow Foundation



So I know that I am extremely late on the bandwagon by reviewing this foundation but I am so so SO glad I finally have it in my collection. Only having a few casual basis jobs that don't pay much and being a blogger sometimes is so incredibly difficult as you see all these amazing products being reviewed and then you look at the price and you're like woah! However, I did save up everything I've been earning over the past few months to treat myself to a few things, one obviously being this foundation. Life's too short right? So with that in mind I headed to Oxford Street around 3 weeks ago, popped into Selfridges where the lovely girl in the NARS section matched me and sent me on my way with this foundation! Keep on reading to find out my thoughts below. 

First thing I would like to talk about is the packaging. I absolutely love the packaging. I think it looks so sleek and luxurious in it's glass bottle. I will say that it is smaller than I expected it to be which I haven't decided is a good thing or a bad thing yet. Like with most other youtubers and bloggers I absolutely hated the fact it didn't come with a pump. However I decided to buy a pump alongside this foundation too as I was just way to nervous to walk away without one. I am definitely one of those people who will definitely end up pouring way to much on the back of my hand and wasting it all so a pump is definitely idyllic. The disadvantage of buying the pump is that the lid will then go to waste because it doesn't fit back on. One of my biggest pet peeves is not having lids on things properly. I know it sounds silly but that's just one of the things that annoys me a little bit. However it is definitely worth having as you don't have to worry about overusing the foundation. 


The shade that I was matched up too was Barcelona. This foundation is in their medium range and has slightly golden/peach undertone too it.  Probably one of my favourite things about this foundation is the name as it's one of my favourite places in the world. If you have been reading my blog for a long time then I'm sure you know my love for travel so the name of this really is perfect for me. The woman in Selfridges (I really want to mention her name but I can't remember it...Boo!!) actually took out two shades for me to decide upon. The other shade which I can't remember the name of oops, was slightly darker than my skin tone purely because the woman was looking ahead to when I go on holiday and stuff and said it would be perfect for when I tan. However I decided against that one as I'm not going on holiday at all this year so I pretty much won't tan at all. I absolutely love this colour though as it blends into my skin tone perfectly.


I was definitely gullible in thinking the name 'sheer glow' meant that it was exactly that sheer and glowy. I would definitely classify this as a full coverage foundation which is definitely something I am not used too. Did that put me off? No Way! I absolutely love the way this makes my skin looks. It leaves a not to matte, not to dewy finish on my skin which I absolutely love as I can just leave it like that or if I properly want to mattify it and keep it in place all day I can apply my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder on over the top which leaves a really radiant look and really does make my skin look amazing. I really do find that my skin looks a lot more hydrated and radiant and even the improves the tone of it as well. When doing my research for this post I found that this is down to the anti-oxidants within the foundation that, combined together, are there to basically improve the look and condition of the skin.

When I apply this foundation I find that one or two pumps normally does the trick. It also doesn't make my skin look or feel cakey which is a major bonus for me. This foundation definitely lasts a long time on the skin too and is perfect for those days out or evenings out. You definitely don't need to worry about this foundation slipping and sliding all around your face either which is a bonus especially if you want to wear this foundation on a night out. You don't really want to worry about popping to the bathroom every 10 minutes just to make sure your foundation is on properly. My skin is quite dry too which can be incredibly visible but like I've mentioned above already this foundation really does make it look more hydrated and radiant.


So in conclusion to this review do I think that this foundation lives up to all the hype surrounding it? Absolutely! Even though I was worried about parting with £34.00 (£31 for the foundation and an extra £3 for the pump) it was highly worth it. I have received loads of compliments since wearing it which I have absolutely been loving especially as my skin hasn't been in the best condition recently. No matter what your skin type I honestly think this foundation will be amazing for you especially if you love medium/high coverage. I don't think this is a foundation that I will be wearing every single day as I do want it to last a long time and save it for those special occasions however I still think it's an amazing foundation if you do want to wear it everyday. If you are interested in this foundation then you can head on over HERE to purchase it.

What do you think of Nars Sheer Glow? 
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14 comments

  1. I really want to try this but am worried it will be too oily for my skin. I quite like a matte finish but it seems that it combines the best of both! I love the name of it too : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. I honestly don't think it will be oily for your skin at all! :) It's honestly amazing! :) xx

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  2. I've just stumbled upon your blog and this post (amongst others) have made me happy that I have! I've been looking into NARS Sheer Glow for the longest time, I actually think a woman in Sephora matched me to Barcelona too, granted that was in winter and I'm a bit darker now. Hope you continue to love this foundation!
    x Nora

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    1. I definitely don't plan on ever falling out of love with it. It's a pretty amazing foundation :) xx

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  3. I'm glad to hear you found it to be a full coverage foundation. I've wanted to try it for a while now because I love a lot of other NARS products, but I was expecting it to be sheer too. I'll definitely have to try it out now!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Definitely! It's 100% full coverage so if you're after that kind of foundation this one is for you! :) xx

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  4. I've got this foundation and I absolutely love it, even with really oily skin I still find it to be amazing :) x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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    1. Yay!! :) That's amazing! A few people with oily skin have been sceptical about this so hopefully people reading this blog will come across your comment and be reassured :) xx

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  5. Great review! Don't know if I would be able to part with that much money either, but you've made me want to try it out!

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    1. I'd highly recommend it. I definitely think it's worth the price! :) xx

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  6. Oh my gosh, I have heard so many good things about this foundation and your review was so perfect! I think next payday it is on the list to get! <3 xx

    Prettyinpips.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you hun! I'm glad you enjoyed this review! Let me know what you thought! :) xx

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  7. I tried the sample size thanks to Sephora and I fell in love with it!! So light, so sheer, so natural on my skin!! I would like to buy the full size! ;)
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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