NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
AN ARTISTRY ESSENTIAL FOR CREATING A UNIVERSAL, NATURAL GLOW. POWERED BY THE NARS COMPLEXION BRIGHTENING FORMULA, THIS LIGHTWEIGHT, BUILDABLE FORMULA CREATES A RANGE OF EFFECTS WHILE EVENING THE COMPLEXION AND IMPROVING SKIN’S TEXTURE AND BRIGHTNESS.
A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer, buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer, and smoother. An artistry essential for creating a natural glow, when used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin's brightness and texture. Ideal for evening the complexion with a natural, lightweight glow.
LEAVES SKIN PERFECTLY HYDRATED AND GLOWING
Glycerin, known as one of the most effective and well-known humectants, attracts and holds moisture, preventing dryness and ensuring all day hydration.
BRIGHTENS AND PROTECTS SKIN
Vitamin C derivative helps to brighten skin and diminishes the look of discoloration.
EVENS SKIN TONE
Turmeric Extract, a plant of the ginger family, improves skin radiance and evens skin tone.
Consumer sensory tests*:
96% says it evens out skin tone
100% says skin feels soft and smooth
92% says skin feels moisturized
79% says it hydrates skin throughout the day
HOW TO USE:
Always warm foundation in the hand and apply with fingertips.
A great clean-up tool—use with the #12 Cream Blending Brush under the eyes and around the lips to make sure lines are crisp and perfect.
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In terms of negatives, there are just a couple of downsides to this foundation that might prevent me from repurchasing: 1) it seems to get drier as the day wears on and can cling to dry patche, and 2) while it initially looks smooth and flawless, it starts to emphasize texture a few hours in and almost ends up highlighting flaws instead of concealing them. When I had a scar on my cheek, I found that the scar looked more pronounced with this foundation than it did without. It's a similar situation any time I use this while my pores are clogged: my skin looks fairly smooth before foundation, but a few hours after application it looks highly textured. Other foundations don't emphasize texture in the same way, so I think there's something about the way this one sets that can make it unflattering over time. When I don't have texture or dryness, this foundation looks absolutely gorgeous on my skin, especially in photos.
I looked up the recommended ways to apply Sheer Glow. NARS recommends using your fingers, so I did that. I used it over a primer, and I used it without. Both times it dried down patchy and parched. I tried using a blender sponge, with and without primer. No dice. I tried with a brush, with and without primer. Nada.
I wore this one day to work and I was horrified to see it clumping up and fading away throughout the day. I was so embarrassed with how my makeup looked. It was fading from my nose and chin, and clumping up everywhere else. I took it off immediately when I got home.
I gave this a two star rating for the shade match, which was spot on. But this joins the All Day Luminous and the Natural Radiant Longwear foundations in that none of them work for me, they all get gross and fade away, and disappoint me. I had such high hopes for this product, but for the cost, it's not worth the effort to try and make it work.
I have applied this with both a beautyblender and multiple types of foundation brushes. It always blended well and never looked streaky or cakey.
I can no longer use this because I need more coverage at the moment, but when my skin gets better I am definitely going to repurchase!
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