Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Foundation of Choice : NARS Sheerglow



It's always difficult to try and find that perfect, holy grail foundation, but one brand I keep coming back to is NARS.

I tried NARS for the first time last year after a holiday in Spain, having a little tan I was matched as Santa Fe... Fast forward to October & I'm as pale as a sheet again (and in need of a new winter foundation).

So a few weeks back, I headed off to Harvey Nichols. After a little chat with the MUA, I purchased Sheerglow in Ceylan (£29.50), aka : 'light six, for asian skin. light/medium with yellow undertones'

Clearly I'm not Asian, but this foundation is the absolute perfect match for my skin tone. It's obvious I have very yellow undertones, or at least to me, and so it was nice to find one that fit so wonderfully. 
Anyway, this foundation applies like a dream, generally I buff it in with my Real Techniques buffing brush and it gives a lovely finish. Once applied it feels light, it doesn't dry my skin & it is very long lasting. However, the finish is definitely more satin (not dewy, but not matte) than 'glow-y' although there is a little sheen in there. The coverage is medium, rather than sheer... So, if theres one thing not to go by; it's the name.

Despite that, I genuinely love this product. It is pricey but a bottle will last you a long time as you only need a small amount to cover your face. It is buildable, covers blemishes, isn't too heavy and is fairly long lasting... What more can you ask for?

To me, for now, this is as close as I can get to the perfect foundation.

What do you think? Have you tried Sheerglow?
xo

ps. just for reference, in the picture above I only have this foundation on; no primer/powder/highlighter etc!
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20 comments

  1. I've not tried Sheerglow yet, but I really want to. I'm a massive fan of NARS so I reckon I will soon!

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    1. I'd say it's definitely worth trying :) haven't found anything that compares so far! x

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  2. I would definitely try this! Thanks for the reco!!♥
    Love the eyeshadow you used in this look too!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. Thank you Shari! The eyeshadow is Soba by MAC :) x

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  3. I've been wanting to try this foundation! One woman at Sephora had it on, and her face was flawless, and it didn't look as if she had make up on. It'll probably be my next purchase. Thanks for the mini review!

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    1. You should try it out Miss Meliaa, it's a lovely foundation! :D
      xo,
      ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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  4. I've been wanting to try this for ages, you may have just sold me :)

    xoxo

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  5. Love your blog!
    I'm your new follower!!
    Would you like to take a look at my blog and maybe follow?!
    xx riannejasperina.blogspot.com

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  6. Another positive review on this, I don't see how I can resist picking it up much longer! It looks lovely on your skin. I love NARS packaging, I really want this but the price tag... UGH! haha This will be on my Christmas wishlist for sure! x

    http://www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  7. I've yet to try a NARS foundation so found this really interesting. Thanks for the post! Obviously suits your skin tone brilliantly! xx

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  8. I've been so tempted to try this and i think after this review I'm going to have to pick up a bottle!

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. This looks like such a great product, really want to try it!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  10. I'm yet to try anything from Nars but I'm so tempted to pick this up after swatching it in Selfridge's, It sound's like such a great foundation

    Sjmwell x

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  11. You're absolutely gorgeous and I love your blog :)

    http://floralfidelity.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I can't believe how beautiful your skin looks in the photo, it's enough to sell this foundation to me even without the great review hahaa you have such a gorgeous blog too and I'm now following :)xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I've had this on my wish list for a while now. It looks fantastic - I would be interested to read what you think of it in comparison to Vitalumiere Aqua. Also what colour foundation shade at MAC are you - you seem a very similar shade to me and I don't have a NARS near me.

    Thanks! :)
    http://champagnelifestyleonalemonadebudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Katie!

      I'm afraid I've only tried one Chanel foundation a while back now, and I'm not sure which it was! All I can say is that it broke me out, unfortunately!

      I haven't been matched for MAC foundations for a while but from what I remember I was maybe NC20!

      Hope that helps :) xx

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  14. I'm super pale. I always find it hard to get a perfect match :( x

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  15. Your skin looks flawless!!! I really want to try this but as I'm combination skin I'm not sure how it'll sit on my skin. I think I need to go and try it xx

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