NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 3

Fresh and luminous

For every day of February, I'll be reviewing a different complexion product.

Day 2: Nars Sheer Glow

Level of coverage

Offers a medium coverage but you can gently buff out a sheer finish depending on how much you apply.


This is luminous and glowing, you’ll want to set with a powder down the t-zone. Your skin will look healthy, hydrated and plump after applying this.


When set with powder this will last a full day, however I’d recommend having powder and concealer to touch up through the day if necessary.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation 2

Techniques that you might need to know

Sheer Glow works beautifully when applied with the hands so skip using a brush for this one. A primer will also go a long way to holding it in place – try prepping with the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.

You’ll like this if…  

–You are a busy mom or you need something really quick for the morning. Sheer Glow can be thrown on in 2 seconds flat with your fingers and still look amazing

– You want a glowing base that still offers coverage

– You are a bride. Fresh with no SPF which means super pretty photos

– This is especially flattering on a more mature skin, reflecting light and not sitting in any fine lines

NARS SHeer Glow

Avoid if…

If you don’t want to commit to a few small touch ups through the day, opt for the NARS All Day Luminous Foundation instead as it doesn’t move all day. Oily skin types will want to ensure that they prime and powder with Sheer Glow to hold it on all day. My good friend Clare and I discussed this today and she knows NARS inside out; she finds that mixing a bit of Sheer Glow with the All Day Luminous is the perfect option for a slightly oilier skin type.

Products that work well with this 

The glow from this foundation is beautiful so cream formulas sit really well on top of it. Team this with The Multiple in Copacabana to strobe the skin or Orgasm for a natural flush. For extra coverage layer the Radiant Creamy concealer around the nose, cheeks and chin.

Everything else I need to tell you

Everybody looks fabulous in Sheer Glow. It suits all ages, skin types and gives that fresh, no-make-up glow whilst delivering coverage. It’s especially flattering on a more mature skin; I once met a botox expert who told me that before she allowed a new client to commit to botox, she had them try Sheer Glow for a few weeks prior to treatment. Lots, she said, rethought the botox because it made their skin look so healthy and youthful. The crux of it for me is that Sheer Glow makes you look amazing even when you have to be ready in 10 minutes because it is so easy to work with.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

If I had to describe this foundation in one sentence…

A life saver when you are tight on time, you can throw Sheer Glow on with your hands and look glowy, dewy and radiant in seconds.

NARS Sheer Glow costs £31.00 and is available nationwide.

To read more of my foundation reviews, see the full #FoundationFebruary list HERE.

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alexa says:

everyone seems to love this but it clings to every dry patch I have, and I have oily skin! 🙁

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