30/01/2014

NARS Sheer Glow




After seeing this pop up in just about everyone's '2013 favourites posts and videos' I caved, I bought and by gosh it's worth the hype.


After a recent 'Bloggers chat' on twitter I discovered that quite a few of you still haven't tried sheer glow, there are many reviews on the world wide web, but I still thought this review may prove useful to anyone with a similar skin tone, concern or skin type as myself. 

Purchasing foundation online has never been a strong point of mine (I pick shades that are far too dark!) NARS Sheer glow is available in 19 shades, I must say visiting a counter is just essential for this foundation. The shade pictures on the NARS website differ to the actual foundation swatched hugely. Too prove I originally matched myself online too 'New Orleans' (see picture below) when I reached a counter I turned out to be 'Syracuse' which look at the pictures it's on a total different shade range and I would have never have picked 'Syracuse' online for the simple fact that it just looks too light for my skin tone.




Shade matching aside this truly is a beautiful foundation, I have no idea how it does it or the science behind it but it just gives me perfect skin. You can apply this with finger tips which I find to be the best application, you can also use a foundation or buffing brush (I opt for my trusty RT buffing brush) and again this applies like a dream. The primary reason I wear foundation is too improve the appearance of my skin, and to cover up my really bad pigmentation. This foundation manages to do both but maintains a natural, radiant, flawless undetectable finish on the skin, this never looks cakey, however much you build. The foundation has a semi-matte finish, manages to look radiant but never greasy or wet like some foundations I have tried. 

The picture you see above has no filter or editing- nothing. I got my make up done around 12pm and this picture was taken at around 9pm I didn't do anything to my face except add a lip colour as it just didn't need it! *Too see what I'm working with before foundation view these post pics here*

I have combination skin, that can get real oily through out the day. Regular powder touch ups, blotting, mattifying it just got happen. But with this foundation I literally do nothing all day. I'm usually a 'matte' kinda girl. Any foundation with the name sheer, radiant, glow I avoid! For the simple fact of not wanting to look like a grease ball. But this foundation is so long wearing and even at the end of the day skin still looks flawless, natural and not greasy. 

I can't recommend this enough guys, if your fortunate enough to live near a counter (I'm not I picked mine up on a recent London trip) I'd definitely make your way to a NARS counter and request a sample of this beautiful foundation.

Have you tried NARS Sheer glow? Any NARS recommendations I'm loving the brand at the moment?  
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26 comments

Erin said...

Sheer Glow's finish is so pretty, and it looks beautiful on you! Personally I really like their Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, which has less coverage but makes my skin look so healthy.

www.beautyloon.com

Natalie Y said...

Ahh you make me want to buy this soo bad! haha hmmm makeup being super expensive here in Australia, I'll have to resist the temptation for now. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this :)
Natalie♥
Yours Truly, NY


Stephanie Eva said...

Looks really lovely, I've been wanting to splurge and purchase this foundation, but I just purchased Makeup Forever's HD foundation so it will be a while before I splurge again ;)
Thanks for the post info!

Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva
www.stephanieheva.blogspot.com

Miss Louise said...

You look flaaawless! I really want this foundation now!

www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

Rinica Warner said...

Thank you for comment, and thank you ever so much I'm so impressed tbh as my skin at the moment really isn't great! I've had a bad flare up of eczema but this foundation just seems too make everything look flawless. I got a sample of the tinted moisturiser when I got this and I must say its lovely! I love it just as much as this :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment sweetie, aww I'm sorry I'm such an enabler :( ahh I hear make up is pretty expensive in Australia I wonder why hmmm :( not good perhaps one too add to the wish list :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Stephanie, thanks for the comment/stopping by...ooh it's so good it's my new favourite foundation my only bug bearer is no pump whats all that about! Forgot too mention that in my post it's so amazing though I can forgive it. Ooh wow I wish we had makeup forever here all I hear is positives things about there foundations you'll have too let us know if it's any good :D xx

Rinica Warner said...

Thank you for comment, I just love this stuff I've had really eczema and proper spotty skin lately and this still just leaves my skin looking flawless it hides a multitude of sins! Defo recommend, only downside is no pump but it's that good I'm not even annoyed haha xx

beautylovesbooks said...

I really want to try NARS products, but we don't have NARS here. This foundation sounds good!

Lauren said...

I really want to try this foundation, it sound great! x

http://myfashionkicks.blogspot.co.uk

Alex Quinn said...

I loved your blog so I nominated you for the liebster award on my blog :-)

www.fairytalesandlittlewhitelies.blogspot.com

xx

Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie said...

I adore this foundation, it has such a gorgeous finish. It looks stunning on you xx

Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment aww don't you? Unfortunately there's no counter where I live too! I got this in London ill have to order stuff online. Is so amazing though this is perfect shade for me too and the finish is just amazing my skins been horrible lately too and this just makes everything look perfect! Xx

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment/ stopping by :D I usually always buy into hype and I'm left disappointed but not with this I've worn it nearly every day when I bought it, or the NARS tinted moisturiser which is also amazing too :D just makes my skin look amazing (when it's really not haha) xx

Rinica Warner said...

Hey thanks for stopping by :D and thank you for the nomination :D x ill check out your post for details

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Gemma thanks for stopping by/ comment :D I usually give into the hype and get disappointed but this really met my expectations it just manages to look glowy but still matte, and it's my perfect shade too! Defo loving just about everything from NARS at the minute :D xx

Jen27 said...

Wow, this makes your skin look glowy and flawless! Glad you're loving it :)

-Jen

www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

Ellie said...

ah I love this product. Your skin is amazing, it looks so flawless! Thanks for the post Rinica

Ellie

http://elsie-bells.blogspot.co.uk/

Emily Knott said...

NARS is my favourite high end brand - I love so many of their products!

www.britishbeautyaddict.com

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Jen, thanks for comment/ stopping by! :D I love it, it's slowly taken the top spot in my fave foundations I just haven't tried anything before that works so well with my skin! I'm slowly turning into a NARS addict..sssshh…haha x

Rinica Warner said...

aww thanks for comment/stopping by I've been relying on this so much lately as well my skins been a spotty eczema mess but this is still making everything look lovely (thank gosh!) I think it's certainly taken the top ranking in my foundation collection :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Emily, thanks for comment, oh I know there stuff is just so good, I'm also loving a powder, primer tinted moisturiser, blush and eyeshadows from NARS (I went a little crazy-it's only because we don't have a counter here :( and I hate buying make up online!) I'm deco liking everything I've tried though they seem to just do everything well! :) x

Lily Rutherford said...

I want to try this foundation so bad, it look gorgeous!
lily xx
lilyannloves.blogspot.co.uk

Rinica Warner said...

Hey thanks for stopping by :D I love your blog. This has totally taken the top spot for me it jut covers up everything while still looking natural! This foundation Makes my skin look way better then it actually is haha ssshh x

Louise Mensah said...

I had this foundation on my wishlist for ages and then when when I went to the shop I bought the wrong one. I bought the Nars Sheer Matte insead of the 'Glow'-ing one. The matte one was fine, but I just wish I had got the glow one, as that is actually the one I was after. I'm now following you, please check out my blog and follow me too if you like what you see xx
http://louiseabenamensah.blogspot.co.uk/

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Louise thanks for stopping by, Oh no! I don't really get why they even have sheer matte because I find sheer glow to actually be pretty mattifying I have oily/combo and it's one of the most long wearing foundations I have :). Thanks for the follow :D x

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