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)…