Sunday, 29 December 2013

NARS SHEER GLOW

After months and months of wanting this foundation, i decided i would put it on my Christmas list and see what Santa new about make up. I was told by my mum that i indeed could get the foundation but i needed to be colour matched first as she didn't want to spend all of the £30.50 for it to be the wrong shade. I went into my local House Of Fraser where one of the workers kindly matched me up to be the colour 'Deauville'. Even though i would say this colour is a great match for me, the woman who matched me up was very disappointing: her application was poor, she used her hands -which i didn't have a problem with, but she didn't blend it in properly so i was left with a noticeable line on my jaw line and little patches around my nose where it wasn't blended in. Of course I didn't notice this until i was outside on my way home in the daylight and i'm not one of those people to go back and complain -even though i know i should have. Anyways sorry about the sidetrack thought i'd tell you about my experience there, Has this happened to any of you when you've been to be colour matched?.. Anyway onto the review! *cheers*






Nars sheer glow is one of the holygrail products of the majority of bloggers, youtubers and make up artists. Everyone and there dog has heard about it, So FINALLY after all of the hype that has surrounded the product ever since it first came out, i decided it was about time i gave it a go.

PACKAGING: The packaging like all the Nars products is super simple yet looks sleek and in a way expensive. I love the glass bottle with the famous Nars logo on the side. The only thing I don't like is that it doesn't come with a pump -unless you want to spend an extra £3.

COLOUR: My colour is 'Deauville' The forth lightest colour out of the 20 shades available -which i think is a great variety.

TEXTURE: If you own this foundation you'll probably know that the coverage isn't really 'sheer' like the name would suggest, but to me i like the coverage as you can create a light weight sheer base or a light weight base with a higher coverage which can cover any imperfections and blemishes- which i love! However the full coverage still leaves my skin looking natural and fresh! The texture is a thick creamy liquid which dries to a powder when applied, yet leaves my skin looking dewy without looking greasy.

MY THOUGHTS: I've only been using this for a few days and to be honest i'm still getting used to it, the finish is completely different to previous foundations I've used. The finish is a lot more powdery than i thought it would be. I did find by the end of the day that the foundation had separated a bit on my chin, but i think that was due to my skin being so dry and dehydrated due to the cold weather. However my face was kept looking matte throughout the whole day and the rest of my face and make up still looked pretty perfect. Overall I'm really glad i picked this up as it is a really versatile foundation: I love that you can achieve a sheer or full coverage and I personally love that it does't have an SPF as it makes it perfects for nights out or where a lot of pictures are going to be taken, meaning that the flash won't make you look like a ghost. As I mentioned previously I've only been using this for a little while so i'll keep you updated, I'm sure I'll be smitten to it in a few weeks like everyone else who has tried it?!

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Have you tried Nars Sheer Glow-What are your thoughts?

37 comments:

  1. Great review, i've also been debating whether or not to take the plunge and try it! My main concern was the shades and whether or not their would be one light enough (and of course the hefty price tag!!!)

    Jellsbells: http://jellsbellss.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thankyou, i think the best thing to do is to go to a nars counter and get them to try it on you and maybe give you a sample so you can try it out for a while before buying it as its quite expensive :)

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    2. I didn't even know they did samples! Will definately do that!!! Thank you! :D

      Jellsbells:http://jellsbellss.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I've never tried the NARS foundations but it sounds great and I look forward to hearing more about what you think of it in a few weeks time :o). Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. thankyou, i will defiantly update you guys! :p x

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  3. oooo maybe i should go ask for a sample from them

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    1. yeah defiantly try it out and see if you like it :)

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  4. I've been wanting to get this for a while, let us know how it goes :D Love the post! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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  5. This is my first time hearing about Nars nail polishes (hehe super late!), but I really like this shade :)
    xoxo
    -B ♡ MsBerryStylish 

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    1. haha, this is a foundation, they do sell nail polishes though :)

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  6. This looks so good! I've wanted to try it out for ageeees, might have to treat myself :)

    ♡ The British Teen ♡

    Heidi ♡

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  7. Fab post, really informative :) I tried this a couple of years ago so can't remember much about it except that I bought the wrong shade so didn't really use it much. Your post has possibly tempted me to revisit it and this time I'll get colour matched lol :) xx

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. Thankyou, yeah you should try it out again :)

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  8. I don't know how I lived without this!! It's hands down the best foundation I've ever used - hopefully in a couple of weeks you'll feel the same :) xx

    Youlooknicetodayxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah that's really good to hear! Yeah I'm going to keep at it! :)

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  9. I absolutely love Sheer Glow but it did take me a couple of months to like it. I initially gave it away but then ended up buying another bottle and falling head over heels! Great review x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Oh okay thankyou, I will defiantly keep trying it out, it's weird that I'm not sure about it at the moment but everyone loves it? Hopefully I will in a couple of weeks! :)

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  10. I've stayed away from this so far because I didn't think it would complement my oily skin but it couldn't hurt to get a sample :) great review.

    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thankyou :-) maybe try out there matte version? Might be better for an oily skin type, I think it's called sheer matte! :)

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  11. I haven't tried this foundation but I have been wanting to for a while! You've written a great review and it was really informative and answered all the questions that I had. Next time I'm shopping, I'll be trying this! You have a lovely blog :)

    Christina | Passion Obsession

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  12. I saw a lot of blog posts/ youtube vids about NARS product need to try some out. Which one's do you recommend the most?

    Great Blog xx Love Kinga,
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    1. I personally havent tried that many of there products. I'd say either one of there foundations or there blushers; the colours are so pretty! :)

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  13. Well guess who wants this now! Fab review :) x

    http://theressomethingaboutalice.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I really love NARS products, especially this foundation! It's such an amazing product xx

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    1. ah thats good to hear, hopefully i will love the foundation as much as you! :) x

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  15. Nars is such an amazing product!!
    http://fashionistacrissy.blogspot.com/

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    1. yeah, i really want to try some more of there products!

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  16. Lovely, looks ideal for winter :) x

    Happy new year x

    Flo

    http://holaflo.blogspot.se/

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    1. yeah, they say its great for dry skin, so great for winter. Thankyou and you! :)

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  17. I've been wanting to try this foundation for ages but I really don't like the sound of the powdery finish! x

    http://underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. maybe ask if you can get a sample of it and then you could try it out before you decide if you want to buy it :)

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  18. I want to try this foundation so bad I always hear good things about it!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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