It’s LOVE: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation


Oh where oh where do I start with this review? First let me start by saying that I am SO BAD at picking out foundation shades. In the past I always assumed I needed the lightest shade in everything. Well, no wonder I couldn’t find the right shade as that was just blatantly not true. I never need the lightest shade, but it’s hard to get out of that mentality. I finished up one of my Project Pan items (MUFE Mat Velvet) and wanted a foundation that was a little heavier than a favorite (MAC Face and Body). Since I heard so many rave reviews about NARS Sheer Glow, I decided to get color matched at Sephora.

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I actually assumed that my shade was going to be Mont Blanc (the second lightest shade- light with pink undertones). The girl helping me at Sephora was like “Uh, NO.” (In a nice way of course). This particular clerk has helped me before and she is VERY nice and knowledgeable. Right away she grabbed Santa Fe (medium with peachy undertones) and applied a little bit on my jawline and said it was a perfect match. Trusting her judgment I splashed out the moolah for this stuff and headed home.

Well, I’m very happy to say that I have NEVER had such a perfect match for my skin, ever! I am so happy with everything about this foundation!


NARS Sheer Glow is a light to medium coverage foundation with a semi-dewy finish. It doesn’t feel heavy on my skin and it is very easy to blend. It looks totally natural on my skin and doesn’t feel heavy at all. I’ve read that the best way to apply this is with a Beauty Blender sponge, but I don’t have one as of now, so I haven’t tried that yet. I’ve been using the flat top ELF brush and that is working fine, but I don’t like how that brush soaks up so much product. I think my bottle will go farther if I get a sponge for application, which is a good thing because this foundation is $44 per one ounce. Still, for how long it will last, I don’t have a problem with that price.

Right now I don’t have a pump for the foundation, since my store was out of pumps. Unfortunately, the pumps are sold separately.  I found that this stays all day on my skin without oxidizing, which is a huge perk as well (nothing more mortifying than looking in the mirror and finding out that you have oompa loompa syndrome).

nars14Amazing shade selection, right?

Overall review:


  • A little goes a long way
  • Smooth, natural looking finish
  • Amazing color selection (16 shades)
  • Good coverage
  • Does not oxidize


  • Expensive ($44)
  • Have to purchase pump separately

I truly believe that foundation is one of those things where it is better to splurge and get the right shade/product for your skin, and NARS Sheer Glow is definitely worth it, at least for me! Have you tried this foundation? What do you think of it?


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6 Responses to It’s LOVE: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

  1. I do the same thing with foundations…it took me a while to realize I’m not as pale as I thought I was. I saw the pixiwoo ladies using the NARS sheerglow and have wanted to try it since- buuuut I have too many foundations right now to justify it 😊 great post as always!

  2. Luchessa says:

    Great review hon. Say, what is it about all the foundations and the pump issue in the states?? Why don’t they just already sell the bottles with pumps?

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