I know I'm late with this, every one has gone through the hype of Nars Sheer Glow already, and has probably died down for all I know. LOL but I just got the chance to try the new foundation, well not so new now, consindering that Chanel just came out with Vitaluimere Aqua. I heard pretty good reviews about that one too as well as the Vitaluimere original one. But pricey as usual.
Any ways, back to NARS... NARS sheer glow came out last year with NARS sheer matte. alot of gurus on youtube and people have review it. you can just type the name in youtube and find bunch of reviews. This foundation comes in a WIDE range of shades to choose from. Though I think more yellow shades than pink ones or even neutral ones. I prefer Neutral shades. Because I don't really know if I'm yellow or pink. thought I think i'm more yellow/neutral ish.
I got matched to the shade in Fiji, in the store lighting it looked perfect, but when I went out side into the natural lighting I had a look. OMG it's darker than my neck and looked horribly orange/yellow. I went back to the store they are nice enough to swap for me even though I lost my receipt. So I got matched again the shade Deauville. Perfect match, not too yellow, orange, too light. matched my neck perfectly too.
For reference I am
- Mac studio Fix Fluid NC 20
- Revlon Color Stay Buff (Sand beige is a bit too dark)
- Dior Extreme Fit in 020 (perfect match)
- Prescriptive Virtue Matte in 03 Fresh Vellum
- Estee Lauder Double Wear ( 2N2 Fresco though a bit too dark for me)
- Estee Lauder Double Wear Light intensity 1.0
This is what the packaging and bottle looks like. Unfortunately, the price you pay for doesn't come with a pump. TOTALY RIDICULOUS!!! if you ask me. For all that money you pay for NARS get a pump and a proper LID!!! This rubbery lid annoys me, it stains your finger prints and things on it. gets dirty so easily.
here's the Ingredit List, you can click the image to enlarge it.
This is what the foundation looks like poured out of the bottle. quick runny, but creamy.
This is the foundation a bit blended with Filled flash. It looks light here, but will blend out nicely.
This is the foundation blended out. I don't think this foundation is Sheer, It's Medium coverage though You can make it sheer depending on your application. I prefer applying with my fingers, not a brush. Also the foundation feels very creamy. Alot like my Coffret D'or Beauty Essence Foundation in Oc-C. Very similar finish too. Satin Finish with Medium Coverage, and Creamy. Might do a Comparison.
I tested the foundation under water and rubbed my hand. The foundation stays put. So if it rains and the water got on your face. you won't see streaks. But I wouldn't swim with it.
Lets put it to real test shall we?
Lets put it to real test shall we?
Here's my bare face, I have combination to oily face. around the centre of my face I get oily but dry on the out side. You care see sun spots around the eye area, and large pores. and acne scars.
Photos Taken with Natural Indoor lighting, no flash NO photo shop no touch ups.
So Here it is with the foundation, just one layer of it. NO PRIMERS. NO powder. just let it dry. It covered up my pores and 70% of acne scars and pigmentations I would say. I quite like the finish, Natural enough to let your own skin show through a bit.
This is what it looks like a bit far away. You can still see my pores, but there's no sunscreen or primer. I usually use Estee Lauder Cyber White SPF 50 ++, or Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to fill up the pores to make it smoother.
Covers pretty much every thing I would say. But can definately tell that there's foundation/make up on your face. and Less of the true skin shines through.
Though I would say it does cling on to dry patches a bit. so Moisturise WELL before you apply this. Also if you have super dry skin or dry skin in winter, I would avoid using this. the way it dries is really powdery, that's why it shows the dry patches. but I would think it's good for normal/combination skin. May be oily skin need to blot more.
The lasting powder on me is about 5 hours, It is middle of summer here and pretty humid today. So I might give it another test and see how it goes.
This is an initial review only. Not a long time term one. So I don't know if it will break me out, if I will keep using it. If there's update, I will post again about this foundation
Take cares all..~ I'm off to bed.