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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review

08 January 2014

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to break up my long term love affair with Estee Lauder's Double Wear and try something new, i've seen so many people rave about NARS Sheer Glow so I quickly decided this would be the one for me!

I was matched up to the shade 'Gobi' which is the lightest shade with yellow undertones, as I have quite a lot of pink tones this really balances them out and gives me an even completion. The shade range has twenty different shades which is amazing, I was matched up at the NARS counter at Liberty's and the shade is a perfect match for me and my skin tone looks perfect, I found with Double Wear I was looking quite pink still.

The foundation has a medium coverage which is easy to build up to a fuller coverage, the formula of the foundation is quite light which sinks in to the skin quite well and doesn't leave your face feeling 'cakey' at all. It has a beautiful luminosity to it which laves your skin with a lovely soft and natural glow which isn't to over powering.

I was advised to applying the foundation using just my hands, however when I first tried this I hated it, the foundation didn't blend in at all and it just sat on my skin and looked awful and I found it stuck to any dry patches I had (even though its for normal-dry skin). However as soon as I went in with my trusted Real Techniques Buffing Brush I was a bit happier! I still find it quite hard to blend in, so if you've tried it before and have any tips let me know. I also found that my nose gets quite oily throughout the day and the foundation wears off which never really happens to me with any other foundations.

Overall i'm really undecided with the foundation, its a much lighter coverage the Double Wear and feels much better on the skin and gives you a lovely glow. However it is really hard to blend in, it doesn't last very long and it clings to dry patches. I recommend this to anyone who wants a foundation which ables you to build up a good coverage, but still gives you a healthy glow which isn't too overpowering, as for skin type I think you have to have normal-oily skin as it does cling to any dry patches.

Applied with fingers and heavily blended.

Applied with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush.

Finished look with the rest of my makeup for the day.

Have you tried Sheer Glow before, what did you think?

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