So a few weeks ago, on a whim, I visited the Nars website (damn firefox history for suggesting it every time I press the letter 'N') and purchased Nars Sheer Glow. I know people have raved about this product for a long time, but I thought I'd put my two cents worth in.
I'll get the negatives out of the way first. Let me make it clear that I LOVE this product so far, and think that it comes close to being my 'perfect' foundation. However, I am not as enamoured with the bottle. The glass packaging and style is fine, I like that, it's just the top. It doesn't have a pump or squeezy but, so you just have to pour it out onto your hand (or wherever else you would like to pour it!) This means that it is very difficult getting out the right amount and I end up wasting it, which is a pain. I prefer pumps or squeezy tubes. Guess I could transfer it or buy a pump, but I'm a bit too lazy for that.
As you can see from the photo, I went for the lightest shade, Siberia. I almost went for another shade with pink rather than yellow undertones, but I'm glad I didn't as this shade is perfect for me (as predicted by a few lovely ladies on twitter-thanks!) It is just such a beautiful shade and gives me a nice dewy finish. Before this I was using Mac's studio sculpt in NC15. I have always thought that NC15 was the best shade for me, but in reality even that comes up a bit too dark.
Dewy and light. Medium coverage I would say, certainly on me. Compared to Mac studio sculpt it gave a much lighter coverage and less 'cakey' finish. I love studio sculpt, but it was always obvious that I was wearing foundation. It also accentuated any dry areas, which I have in abundance no matter how much I think I have moisturised every crevice on my face! Sheer glow does not stick to these areas, though I did notice dry areas on my forehead at times. I simply wiped it off with a wipe, started again and it was fine.
With this foundation it isn't obvious that I am wearing foundation and just leaves me with a nice, bright finish. So yay for that.
At almost £30 a pop, it doesn't come cheap. I do think that it is worth it, but I will see how long it lasts before I decide to repurchase. If it lasts for a month and a half (specific I know!) I will probably repurchase. I do want to experiment a bit with foundation though, so I might try something else after. Got any recommendations?
I have been rubbish at blogging at the moment, work has been soooo busy this week (and it's only Wednesday!) But I do appreciate your comments very much and will get back to responding soon!