You don’t see a whole lot of foundation reviews on my blog because I tend to wear the same base day after day. For the past few years, my foundation of choice was Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which I still like, but I’ve been thinking about getting something with a bit more coverage, especially for filming, as Healthy Mix Serum doesn’t cover a whole lot. I’ve been eyeing Nars Sheer Glow for at least a year now due to its popularity amongst the British bloggers, but I kept putting off the purchase because I wasn’t sure about the shade. Nars isn’t sold in Slovenia, so I could never get matched, and spending so much money on a foundation that might end up looking orange on me was a big no-no for me. So I waited and waited…until I moved to London and finally took the plunge. After trying it on first, of course.
So, my thoughts? I like it. It’s not perfect, but it gives me what I’ve been looking for, which is medium coverage and a skin-like finish. It is not ideal for the dry skin I have, because it does cling to dry patches, so I have to make sure my skin is properly exfoliated before I put it on. Also, I’ve noticed it loves to settle into fine lines, so I’m thinking about finally purchasing a beauty blender to use with this foundation. I have a feeling they would work great together. Dry skin problems aside, the formula itself is great to work with. It’s lightweight and can be buffed into skin very easily. You just have to work quickly and not let foundation sit on you while you’re trying to find your brush. Always happens to me.
As far as the wear goes, it depends on the skin type you have. Generally, all foundations stay on my skin for pretty much all day long, but I’ve been having a very oily T-zone for the past few months – just my luck – which is where this foundation needs some buffing in throughout the day. I don’t re-apply it. I just take a brush I use in the morning to put it on and make a few swirls around my nose and my chin.
Now let’s have a few words about the packaging and the shade range. The foundation comes in a sleek glass packaging and has NO pump, though you can purchase it separately. I decided to give it a go without one first and it’s working out perfectly fine for me as of now. And as far as the shade range goes, it’s one of the best I’ve seen, so I’m sure you can find a match for yourself. They cover everything from pink and yellow undertones to light and dark shades. I opted for Deauville.
I haven’t written a proper beauty review in what it feels like ages, so please forgive me if I missed any major points. If you have any more questions, though, I would be happy to answer them in the comment section below. Buying a new foundation is always a pain in the ass and you can never have too much information.