18/02/2014

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review!

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Despite reading so many rave reviews on this foundation, I don't know why it took me this long to pick up NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation has a deceptive name - it is not so 'sheer', it leaves light to medium buildable coverage. It is not that 'glowing' either, in the sense that it lacks sparkles that Revlon Photoready Foundation was notorious for.

But what it does though -- it leaves a matte finish that looks very natural on the skin while covering minor imperfections. It is not dewy at all which is great for me as I prefer the non-dewy non-oily look.

As with most foundations, this can settle on dry skin and make them look more prominent especially up close. I suggest exfoliating and moisturising your face well before applying the foundation to minimise any dry patches.


This foundation is perfect for flash photography


This product does not come with SPF, which makes it perfect for flash photography. SPF tends to give faces a white cast with flash. For daytime use, I suggest using a sunscreen or a moisturiser with SPF for some anti-aging UV protection. I currently use La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Anti-Redness Moisturizer that also works well to even out redness on my cheeks.

The foundation comes without a pump


The foundation itself comes with a pump bought separately, and using it without the pump can make it a bit messy to use. To use the pump-less foundation, I pour a little amount, perhaps a 5p coin sized dollop on the back of my left hand (I am a righty) and take my foundation brush, dip and apply it on my face. I pour more foundation on my palette hand as required. I have found this works well for me and preventing the mess!

For longer wear, use a face primer and set with blot powder


I have found the lasting power on its own to be sub par as by the 6th hour I tend to find patchiness. Using a good face primer and setting it with a blotting powder such as MAC Blot Powder definitely helps to prolong its wear to about 10-12 hours (on my on call shifts!). As far as primers are concerned, I currently love Maybelline Baby Skin Primer

It is paraben-free!


It is free of nasty Parabens, Benzoate and Aluminin which are known chemicals that can be harsh on the skin.

It has an excellent shade range


It has an excellent range of shades and it is particularly good for olive skintones with yellow undertones, which can be difficult to match with many brands that have colours that look too pink or too orange. I find that like MAC Face & Body Foundation, the thin runny consistency lets it easily blend with the skin.

I use the shade in Punjab that perfectly matches my NC30 skin. To find a good foundation match for my skin colour, I used Temptalia's Foundation Matrix that is an extremely useful resource for when buying foundations online.

Here's a glowy makeup look wearing NARS Sheer Glow foundation.

That concludes my lengthy review of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. If you have any questions, feel free to leave comment below!

Have you used NARS Sheer Glow? ♥
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34 comments

  1. my sis had a sample of this and she likes it. i felt it and its lovely. havn't picked up myself yet though

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  2. I so badly want this foundation! It sounds and looks gorgeous.

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  3. I love this one. It photographs amazingly. x

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  4. sherry ann gole cruz19 February 2014 at 04:45

    i love mac lipsticks
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  5. Ugh I want this so so so bad! T_T

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  6. MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo :)
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  7. lovely giveaway! I'm loving Mac Products at the moment x
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  8. Been reading so many good reviews about this. but I'm torn which one to get between this and Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation.
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  9. My current favorite MAC is the Mac Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick from the Retro Matte Collection.
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  10. The only MAC that I own is the RiRi Woo lipstick. I really want Ravishing and their foundation. Love the foundation the makeup artist used in my wedding day, but I didn't get to know what MAC foundation it was :(
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  11. I love their mineralized skinfinishes! it's the one thing i collect and can't get enough of!


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  12. MAC Lipstick in Hue is my all time favourite I wear it pretty much everyday :)

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  14. i love the mac pro longwear concealer.
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  15. My fave MAC make-up product is the Matchmaster found. It's a gorgeous foundation that I have repurchased four times now.

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  16. My favourite are the lipglosses :) my email is vanillacrush@gmail.com xx

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  17. I love all mac products! I would be thrilled to win this!

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  19. My favourite MAC product is the All that Glitters eyeshadow! :)
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  20. My favourite is MAC mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle x

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  21. Laila Hermosa Mercado26 February 2014 at 03:11

    my favorite is mac lipstick
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  22. Bernadette Zareno-Balino26 February 2014 at 04:52

    My fave items are MAC lipsticks and eyeshadows
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  24. My favourite item is Mac Lipstick in the colour Russian Red :)
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  26. I love MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

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  27. It's definitely MAC lipsticks! :)

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  28. Olivia Montgomery28 February 2014 at 00:06

    Of course I love the Mac lipsticks, but I also love the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer.
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  29. It's MAC lipsticks! for me :)

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  30. Rebekah Powley1 March 2014 at 01:10

    I love Vegas Volt, the lipstick! B xx

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  31. I love MAC Lipstick.
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  34. Mac Lipsticks x

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