A glowing, satin-finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, skin is hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. This Sheer Glow Foundation enhances, without masking, your overall natural complexion The weightless formula hydrates the skin while complexion brightening properties improve skin brightness, radiance, and texture, leaving skin with a luminous, sensual glow. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves skin brightness, radiance and texture.
Suitable for normal, normal-to-dry, dry, and very dry skin types.
- Minimizes visible discoloration
- Brightens and clarifies overall skin tone
- Improves skin luminosity and radiance
- Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
- Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free.
- 100% says skin feeling soft and smooth
- 96% says even out skintone
- 96% says they would purchase it if it were available on the market
- 96% says they would recommend it to a friend
- 92% says skin looks brighter and more radiant
1.0 fl. oz. 30 mL
A pump is now available ($6)
PRICE:This costs $42 for 1.0 fl. oz plus a pump for $6. So you will be paying almost $50 (before taxes mind you) for ease of use with this foundation. This is considerably pricey for a foundation albeit a good one. The price is definitely off putting for me so I would recommend this for special occasions rather than everyday use.
PACKAGING:The foundation comes in a squared glass bottle again provided without a pump which has to be purchased separately. Without the pump you have to pour the foundation from the bottle which can lead to wasting a lot of product. I definitely recommend splurging for the pump to save yourself a lot of headache and product wastage. As for the glass bottle, I appreciate this over plastic since glass helps with boosting the product's shelf life plus it adds to the luxurious feel of the packaging.
SHADE RANGE:This foundation is available in 20 shades at NARS and NARS retailers (including Sephora, Macys, Nordstrom, etc.). The shade and undertone range is not the widest and some people has trouble finding the right color and may even have to mix two colors to get the right shade. They do however have very light shades and very dark shades so it's just the middle skintones that may have an issue. It is best to get matched to the correct shade in person but you can check out Temptalia's Foundation Matrix for what others have found to match. I'm shade Tahoe - MAC NC45 for reference.
AVAILABILITY:The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is available at www.NARScosmetics.com and NARS retailers (including Sephora, Macys, Nordstrom, etc.).
COVERAGE:Sheer to Medium to full coverage. The foundation has a very smooth creamy texture and glides like silk over the skin. It can be sheered out for a light coverage or built up to a medium or even full coverage. The foundation will easily cover discolorations and even skintone. It can even cover light scars and acne. And it does all this without being cakey.
FINISH:The finish of this foundation is absolutely gorgeous. It gives a healthy velvety look to skin and just the right amount of glow. The 'sheer glow' is perfect for a natural look without being too shiny or overpowering. This can even work on oily skin but you must set the foundation with powder in order to reduce oiliness after a couple of hours of wear.I can't say enough about the finish...it's gorgeous! NARS certainly got the glowy look down perfectly! Usually glowy for my oily skin means a greasy mess but not so with NARS Sheer Glow Foundation.
With Foundation / Without Foundation
WEAR:The foundation wears very well for 4-5 hours or more on oily without any sign of shine (which is very slight). For normal and dry skin I am sure this would work for 8 or more hours without fail. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth and, as NARS claims, radiant! One thing I will say is that if you use more than a sheer layer you can 'feel' the foundation somewhat on your skin but it's not a heavy feeling just a slight 'oh I'm wearing foundation' feeling. This is not so bad but something to note.
OVERALL:I recommend this foundation if you are seeking a luxurious feeling foundation with matching price. It works well with all skin types even though it's best suited for drier skin. Oily skin will need a bit of setting powder to ward off oiliness throughout wear. It's pricey and may not be for everyone. Maybe this can be luxury item to splurge on since it's worth it.....besides the one thing I will for sure splurge on is foundation. And be sure to get the pump which unfortunately adds to the steep price.