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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
20 varieties available

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

BY NARS #19 in Liquid Foundation

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars62%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.46 / 5 based on 3,618 Reviews

Product Description


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.

Glycerin, known as one of the most effective and well-known humectants, attracts and holds moisture, preventing dryness and ensuring all day hydration.
Vitamin C derivative helps to brighten skin and diminishes the look of discoloration.
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

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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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
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Génesis M.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Deauville (light w/neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones) more...
This is a great foundation for everyday usage, with its natural medium coverage and light formula I am in love! It gives a nice natural glow to the face instead of a matte finish that can often look heavy and chalky on the skin. As I have very oily skin especially during the summer, I would shy away from products that claimed to be “glowy” or “dewy” as I really was not in any need of the extra shine, the oil on my face gave me enough of that! But I have to say it doesn’t disappoint, I am not left too shiny by the end of the day, although there is no doubt there is still some shine going on, but I expect that anyway from any foundation, nonetheless, a powder is an easy fix for that! Unlike past foundations, such as the ‘Fit me’ liquid foundation by Maybelline that would completely melt off my face and onto the collars of my shirts by the end of the day, the Nars sheer glow does seem to impress. What I would suggest for those with more oily skin, mix the foundation with a little bit of your favourite drug store matte foundation, mine being currently the ‘stay matte’ by Rimmel, this way you’re still get the nice texture and glow from the Nares but you don’t get oily so easily. Be aware that this foundation is not a heavy full coverage foundation but it can easily be built up to a more full coverage.
Caitlyn S.
Bolton, MA
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Mont Blanc (light w/pink undertones) more...
I would give this a 4.5 star but can't lol. I love the shade matches my fair skin. It's great for any skin type. It says sheer glow but don't let you throw you off, it's not sheer and doesn't have a 'glow' to it, imho. I definitely recommend. I told the girl at Sephora that I am looking for a foundation that is medium to full overage, won't cake or make my lines and dry skin look worse.....well. It's great except that into recommend a moisturizer or primer before or it will make both those things look worse. I also learned that their foundation is made to put on with your fingers, not a beauty blender or especially a foundation brush! I had been using my foundation 'paint brush' and it was coming out all streaky. I went back, told the girl. She explained fingers, and a dry beauty blender for some spots. Now I'm using those new paddle brushes that are all over Instagram and those are working great too.  I have this in Monte blanc- love it! 
jules W.
151 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have this foundation in the shade Santa Fe which is a medium 2 shade. Out of any foundation I've ever tried this one matches my natural skin tone and undertones the best! you really can't tell when I have it on and it blends and matches perfectly with my skin. I really don't even have to put any on like my neck or chin to make sure that it blends in... even in the daylight because it's that close of a match. I really like the foundation however I do feel that if you have enlarged pores it doesn't do the best job at hiding them and you're really going to have to try and cover them with a primer that is pore mattifying and or a concealer that will help cover them before this foundation or you will definitely see him through. Like I said though totally love this foundation definitely love the color I am a darker end of the light skin tone realm or anywhere in the medium skin tone around my very depending on the season that were in living in Northeast Ohio. I also have a cooler skin tone with some rosey undertones that I like to hide.
Maggie S.
Tucson, AZ
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Syracuse (medium-dark w/brown undertones) more...
I’ve never bought a high end foundation due to the price points. I never understood why any foundation would cost that much until I actually tried one. I went to Sephora and asked for a sample and tried it for a week. I then decided to purchase it with a GC given to be by a friend. And let me tell you I LOVE IT! It’s totally worth it. I have extremely dry skin and every other foundation always enhances my dry patches along with my acne. This foundation smooths out your skin and even covers acne scars without the need to spot/color correct. I would recommend this for anyone looking for something that’s long lasting, covers scars & dark spots and smooths out texture. I’m definitely repurchasing this foundation in the future. The primer I’ve found works great with this is the hourglass veil mineral primer.
Leslie G.
Miami Springs, FL
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Yes yes yes! My favorite foundation and honestly everyone else will love it. I also get complement when I wear this foundation and it's just this is a great product. I believe it retails for $49 or $50 but trust me alittle goes a long way mine lasted for a couple of months so it was worth it for me. This has benefits to the skin while your wearing it so it doesn't irritate it and that statement is true. It's honestly one of the reasons why I can't break away from Nars and I don't think I will because they are worth the splurge you really get a great product for what they are offering so if you want to try something I would definitely recommend this
Holly K.
354 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Punjab (medium w/golden, peachy undertones) more...
This foundation's is a high medium buildable coverage with a satin finish that is absolutely beautiful. If you have normal to dry skin you need to try it! Setting with a powder and/or setting spray in hot weather will increase its longevity. The finish is one of the most natural looking foundations while still giving good coverage on my skin. I'd still have to spot conceal blemishes to make them completely disappear. It's a foundation I will definitely repurchase. It does last through a workout. Expect a good 8 hours of wear before it does start to break up a bit. Highly recommend!! NARS soft matte concealer is great to go along with this.
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Elm Grove, WV
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I liked this for a sheer foundation option. My only problem, as with most of NARS foundations (excluding their newest foundation), is that NARS only caters to those with more yellow skin tones. So the only shade that was the right depth was so yellow on me I looked clownish. I tried altering the color with custom cover drops, but this just turned it into a fuller coverage foundation, which defeated the point of picking up a sheer foundation for the days I want less coverage. If I could find a decent shade in this formula, I'd love to buy it again.
Sheela V.
New York, NY
236 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Cadiz (medium-dark w/caramel and red undertones) more...
wow!! Again, I didn't give this a fair shot, and I wanted to try it again. There's something about having a full bottle and being able to test it vs one pump in a sample container. I love this stuff. I applied it with a beauty blender and it went on very smoothly, didn't emphasize texture and is a medium coverage foundation. Its not too glowy or radiant, I'd call it a "natural" finish. It didn't break up on my oily parts and didn't cling to any dry patches(albeit they weren't severe). I only tested it for 6 hours and it held up great.
Courtney J.
El Paso, TX
8 reviews
Review for: Fiji (light w/yellow undertones) more...
I have been wearing this foundation for the last week, and I am falling more and more in love with the product.  It is definitely a light to medium coverage, and it feels so good on the skin.  SO lightweight, never cakey, not sticky like some foundations and my skin gets so many compliments when I wear it.  I never feel shiny (without intentionally doing so) and the wear time is great!  I love most of Nars products so I am not surprised that I loved this foundation as well.  NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Angela N.
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Syracuse (medium-dark w/brown undertones) more...

Seriously. If you are a medium-tan skinned yellow-natural undertone guy or gal and you have a hard time finding your foundation color, NARS is the way to go! I love this foundation so much because 1) I finally found a color that matches my skin without making me look like I’m wearing a mask and 2) the sheer glow foundation gives you a “glow” without looking OILY! I am an oily skin gal who struggles with hormones breakouts and this foundation is the best I’ve ever used! I literally only use it on special occasions because I don’t want to waste it. I was kind of hesitant because I used to use NARS Sheer Matte foundation because i have oily skin but since it’s discontinued I decided to give the sheer glow a shot and I am so glad I did because you can make it matte by setting it with a mattefying powder!
Veronica P.
17 reviews
Is this supposed to come with a pump or not? In store it had a pump but mine didn't?
Juliette M.
Saginaw, MN
10 reviews
Is the price worth the product?
Ashley R.
Jersey city, NJ
57 reviews
Is this foundation offers full coverage ? Is it good for oily skin?
christie p.
578 reviews
What is the best way to apply this foundation? I have a hard time blending this once on my skin.
25 reviews
Does anyone think this is good for scar coverage ive seen mixed reviews help!!

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