My New Foundation BFF

Some of you might have spotted the little impromptu haul that took place on one fine Saturday morning a few weeks back (FYI – if you missed it it’s here). One of the stars of the show that made it’s way into my daily routine has been the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Fiji. This one has been on my “to buy” list for well over two years now – after being “the thing” when I first started vlogging – how I managed to pass it by for so long is beyond me. When ever I’ve watched a Tanya Burr or Vivianna Does Makeup video and thought their skin looked particularly perfect, they’ve been using this, and I can confirm that I feel the exact same way about it on my face! I’ve been working on a lot of videos recently where this has been worn and it just seems to surpass anything else. Like magic – Nars have found perfection, bottled it and sold it *applauds*.

You’ve probably heard the spiel over and over – medium coverage with some serious glow. It works well as a light foundation when used sparingly, but for me medium coverage status is where it’s at (just don’t try and go any further as things can look a little scary). Its also packs an amazing glow, unlike anything else I own, more dewy than G.A Luminous Finish, but more glow-giving than YSL Touche Eclat – like a beautiful mix of the two.

My only gripe? It lives up to the break out warning that you see on so many reviews – my skin definitely gets a lot more congested with dewier foundations so if this is something you struggle with – I have a tip! I got sick of letting great foundations break me out a long time ago, and after some trial and error, I discovered that using the Dr Jart BB Cream under the likes of YSL and Nars creates a barrier between your skin and the foundation (and makes things look a whole lot more perfect too) – yes, it does mean purchasing a second product so you can use the one you already have, but I completely justify it by the fact that it allows you to make use of an otherwise un-usable product (plus it is the bomb on it’s own – but that rave train has been already).

Are you a Sheer Glow lover? Let me know in the comments as I feel like this is one of those marmite products (fortunately I quite like marmite)…


  1. Mandy Tula
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:17 am

    I find it drying on my skin when used in the uk but when used abroad it's fine. Annoying about buying the pump for it tho…

  2. Thats Hanelore
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:28 am

    I really want to try this foundation. Now I'm using Match Perfection Rimmel London and Affinitone 24 H

  3. Veronica Lew
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:35 am

    I tried it out in-store last week after watching your said video and am just waiting to make the purchase! I am also in the sade Fiji – high 5! I think i will love it like you do 😉

  4. Diemmy Michelle
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:45 am

    Really want to give this foundation a go!

    Michelle xo

  5. Gyudy B.
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:48 am

    I loved it when I first got it but now I can't wear it: not glowy skin, but drier that the Sahara skin! And my skin never does that with similar formulas. I can wear mat foundations without a problem but this sucks the life out of my skin… Such a shame!

  6. nueyork
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:56 am

    I've wanted to try this for the longest time, but as a matte lover I feel like I'm just not going to get the same amazing results because I'll powder it. If it does still look quite glowy with some powder, I'm all for it!

  7. sophiesmakeupblog
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:09 am

    I really love the sound of this foundation, maybe I'll try and get a tester first to see whether it breaks me out! x


    • sophiesmakeupblog
      26 Aug 2014 / 8:09 am

      p.s – I love your new blog header Suzie! x

  8. Dionne Thompson
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:33 am

    I've been using this foundation for a long time and love it!

    Dionne x

  9. Beautylyme
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:39 am

    I adore Sheer Glow! A similar foundation is MUFE HD Foundation!

  10. Lauren Parker
    26 Aug 2014 / 9:11 am

    I didn't like this, which shocked me. I found it really drying, and it started separating on my skin throughout the day even with a primer and powder. I think the matte version is better personally!


  11. Jodie V
    26 Aug 2014 / 9:31 am

    I keep hearing great things about this foundation! Definitely need to try it at some point!
    Jodie | La Lune Song

  12. Natalie Stubbs
    26 Aug 2014 / 9:44 am

    I struggle with YSL foundations and have just started using Dr Jart underneath too – I love the finish of the foundations so it's such a shame that they just don't seem to agree with my skin.

  13. Maddy
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:23 am

    I still haven't got round to trying this out, but it looks so lovely!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  14. Victoria
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:31 am

    I found my perfect foundation in the Max Factor face finity foundation, it is so beautiful! I will posts a review soon on my blog, I would love to try out the Nars Foundation but I don´t think I will like it that much.

  15. Ciara Pollock
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:46 am

    I've heard so many great things about Sheer Glow, I really want to try it!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

  16. Lucy-J
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:49 am

    I got a tester of this a few months ago and absolutely loved it, but I'm more of a matte finish girl so I actually bought their Sheer Matte foundation yesterday instead and I'm so excited to use it! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  17. Emily McCue
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:50 am

    I love this foundation too! My mum has it and I keep borrowing it from her..

  18. Megan Jackson
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:53 am

    I'd love to try this, so many people say great things about this but it worries me a little about some people saying it dries their skin out! Will have to give it a go instore first! 🙂 xx

    Megan /

  19. Charlotte Rollin
    26 Aug 2014 / 10:58 am

    I picked this up after seeing your haul (you're my biggest enabler) and so far I'm loving it! so glowy and perfect. shame about the now rather large hole in my bank balance, oops.

    ps.loving the new blog header!
    charlotte from x x

  20. Ella
    26 Aug 2014 / 11:35 am

    I'm loving your new header! I'm not really a foundation girl at all, I'm more one for things like the Nars and Laura Mercier tinted moisturisers, and the Dr Jart BB Cream has been on my wishlist for a while so I think that's next on my purchase list! x

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  21. Lux Veritatis
    26 Aug 2014 / 11:42 am

    I wish I was able to buy Nars products, but unfortunately they aren't available in my country:'(
    Is there any dupe for this foundation?
    By the way I've just started blogging. It would mean a world to me if you checked out my blog and maybe followed me if you like ti?? Thanks !

  22. Tilly
    26 Aug 2014 / 12:23 pm

    I had this foundation a few years ago and whilst I loved the finish there was just no staying power for me! Even on my dry skin it would be gone in a couple of hours.

    Tilly Enn // A Beauty and Fashion Blog

  23. Aerie Berrie
    26 Aug 2014 / 12:50 pm

    Never tried this! x

    BerrieBlogs {beauty blog}

  24. Josie
    26 Aug 2014 / 1:16 pm

    I really love this and it's never broken me out – I always use Clarisonic though so maybe they cancel each other out!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  25. Lauren
    26 Aug 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Sometimes I find that even when I dont think I have any dry patches, this foundation accentuates them. How do you avoid this as you have combo/dry skin as well?

  26. Sara Fleming
    26 Aug 2014 / 1:37 pm

    This looks incredible on so many people, I'd love to try it out!

  27. Taslima Rahman
    26 Aug 2014 / 1:42 pm

    I really don't like this foundation!

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  28. Margery Ho
    26 Aug 2014 / 2:04 pm

    I want this so bad! It's bit on my wish list since forever as well!

  29. Katie Males
    26 Aug 2014 / 2:55 pm

    I really want to try this!! Think it may have to be bought soon!

  30. A Muslimah's Little Blog
    26 Aug 2014 / 5:20 pm

    I think it's time for me to finally try this!

    A Muslimah's Little Blog

  31. Hannah Burrows
    26 Aug 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I've seen so many people use and love this, it's on my wish list xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  32. Amy Burgess
    26 Aug 2014 / 7:15 pm

    I'd love to try sheer glow but I'm worried about it being too shiny on my skin as it's oily/combination, I might just have to bite the bullet and try it, heard so many good things!

    Amy, X.

  33. Claire Cozens
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Favourite foundation – still waiting on Mecca to get it back in my shade argh. I've not found it's broken me out though but I think that's because I use an oil based cleanser – doesn't leave anything behind to block pores 🙂 x

  34. Anna Bonanas
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Love Sheer Glow but hate how spotty it makes me!! So have to try your Dr Jartt tip!!

  35. Shree Rose
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:50 pm

    So unfortunate that it broke you out, as this is my favorite foundation (I actually prefer the NARS Sheer Matte Foundation because I already have oily skin). But good for you for not letting it get you down!


    PorcelainShree Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  36. Mariam Sesay
    26 Aug 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I really need to purchase a bottle and try it out! (Hopefully it doesn't break me out too!)

  37. Tori Russell
    26 Aug 2014 / 9:14 pm

    I have just purchased this foundation and I am also a big fan! Although I try and avoid dry patches if i have any on my face because it tends to cling to those areas. Thanks for the BB cream tip!

  38. Allison S.
    26 Aug 2014 / 11:46 pm

    I've just been loving my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint lately as my skin has been good for once!
    Allison from

  39. Madeline Rose
    27 Aug 2014 / 1:56 am

    I've never tried using BB cream under foundation. It would definitely help me!

  40. Katie Harding
    27 Aug 2014 / 2:29 am

    I'll have to get this foundation!

  41. Katie
    27 Aug 2014 / 8:31 am

    I loved this but it made me break out loads, so sad as I loved the effect it had on my skin. You can't beat NARS packaging either.

  42. Sara Chergui
    27 Aug 2014 / 11:13 am

    I heard this product is amazing !


  43. Kinza Shahid
    27 Aug 2014 / 11:50 pm

    My absolute favourite! <3 Incredible

    Kinza xx

  44. BonnieBeautyxo
    28 Aug 2014 / 4:15 am

    I love my Sheer Glow! It gives just the right amount of coverage I need, and long lasting. Also makes your skin look so healthy, while not way too dewy like some other foundation which melts off my combination skin. Definitely a favourite! <3

    BonnieBeautyxo ♡

  45. Charlotte Rumsby
    28 Aug 2014 / 11:17 am

    Although lusting over Sheer Glow for a good year or so now I'm yet to try it out. I find I stick to Maybelline FIT ME for summer just enough coverage and the right amount of glow.

    Charlotte x

  46. rxveur
    28 Aug 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Everyone raves about this foundation, I'll definitely be giving it a try sometime soon!

  47. Anayah Fifi
    28 Aug 2014 / 8:03 pm

    I love the Nars sheer glow foundation but my sister has a shade which is a bit too dark for me but I think I might purchase a white foundation and add it to the foundation. Foe me I feel it has very good coverage and I do have minor acne but I think it does really cover up my dark spot and scars. So yup I think I am a sheer glow lover 🙂

  48. Hope Butler
    29 Aug 2014 / 10:10 am

    It sounds like I need this foundation in my life, I am always on the hunt for a perfect foundation! H xx

  49. Sybil Mae
    29 Aug 2014 / 10:22 am

    I love this foundation, the finish is amazing 🙂

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