For the longest time I'd been dying to try out a Nars product, with Laguna Bronzer or Sheer Glow that were non-stop raved about by beauty bloggers & not being the biggest bronzer fan it seemed logical to go for the foundation. I popped it on my Christmas gift list this year & my Mum was kind enough to brave the crowds at the Trafford Centre around Christmas to go into Selfridges & purchase a bottle for me. I didn't give too much thought to the shade I'd need as I am always the palest one so my Mum asked the MUA for the lightest one & she was given 'Siberia'. For some reason I always thought 'Mont Blanc' was the palest shade available so when I read Siberia on the bottom of the bottle I did panic slightly thinking it would be too dark for me. However it is actually one of the lightest foundations I've used & suits my skin tone perfectly! It's a neutral shade with a balance of both pink & yellow undertones, which is the right colour combination for me as I don't like my foundation to look rosey but I find yellow based foundations don't suit me either.
Sheer Glow is described by Nars as a glowing, natural radiant finish foundation with sheer and build able coverage that immaculately evens skin tone & completely agree with that description. It feels lightweight yet is able to provide flawless coverage, giving my skin a much needed glow. Thanks to the Nars Complexion Brightening Formula & anti-oxidants being included in the ingredients my skin is provided with the benefits of skincare through a makeup item which is a win-win situation for me. I apply the foundation with either a brush or my hands, depending on what mood I'm in really. I mostly opt for my hands because using a brush tends to leave strokes all over my face, meaning more work to blend it & buff it in & I'm lazy! The satin texture makes my skin feel smooth & soft, with a radiant, fresh look to it. I find that a tiny bit goes a long way, I always manage to get the coverage I desire with a small amount & having used it regularly since Christmas I've still got over half the bottle left. One thing I actually really like about this foundation that others seem to be annoyed about is the fact it doesn't contain any SPF. It means I can wear it on a night out/to a family event & I don't need to worry about sporting a ghost face when I have a photograph taken! If I'm wearing it during the day I apply an SPF anyway so it's not a problem for me.
Every single time I wear this foundation I receive compliments about my skin & I feel like I'm forever recommending it to anyone & everyone but I really do feel like it's worth the price tag! The one thing I'd change is for a pump to be included but as long as your careful it's not too bad. Next on my list to try is the new Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation but I'd also like to try a blush & one of the Velvet Matte Lip Pencils too! Oh & the Creamy Concealer!