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NARS' Sheer Glow Foundation is an artistry essential that delivers light to medium, buildable coverage with a natural-looking finish.
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Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
I have combination, acne prone skin. I previously wore All Day Luminous and found it to break down quickly in my oily spots and not look great as the day progressed. I was afraid that Sheer Glow would be too dewy, but it's incredible. The finish is satin. Slightly matte, but in a luminous way. I do not need to set down with powder - it fully dries down and I only need to lightly powder my t-zone. As far as coverage, I'd call it medium, but I am able to build it in areas that need it. I don't have a color match in the current lineup, and I wish they would bring back Ceylan! I see that I'm not the only one begging NARS to return the shade to the line. I'm fair/light with cool yellow undertones. Gobi is the correct undertone for me, but far too light. Deauville is too peachy. Salzburg looked pink on me, and Fiji and Vienna are too dark and peachy. Ceylan is perfect. In this photo, I'm wearing a mix of Gobi (25%) and Ceylan (75%). Fantastic formula, I highly recommend Sheer Glow. Please bring back the Ceylan shade!
This review is coming from a very dry and dehydrated skinned gal... so if you're happy with your skin's hydration, don't let this review affect you.
I've been hunting for a glowy hydrating foundation for years and years. Yet because of my super dry skin even the most dewy foundations look duller and somewhat semi matte on me. This Nars sheer glow unfortunately doesn't look glowy on me as I'd hoped, it looks somewhat matte. I have the driest Tzone also, so it emphasized all those patches... It also sinks in my smile lines... Another con I found is it takes quite a lot of product for one application, so I went through half a bottle pretty quickly.
I used it on my girl friend who has normal skin, and it looks wonderful on her. Youthful, dewy, smooth... It's such a great product if you don't have the driest skin like mine.
So all in all, my personal stance on this Nars sheer glow foundation is it doesn't really work for me. If you suffer from very very dry skin like I do, you may want to look for another foundation.
A from Colorado
This was recommended to me by a sales associate in store as something great for both dry and sensitive skin--wrong on both counts. Exacerbates skin dryness to the point of peeling AND breaks me out. I expected much better performance at this price point.
Mirzonchik from Washington
I have used it in the past 4 years. The best formula that gives you great coverage, it is also very lightweight. It does give you some glow, but it is not dewy. Fiji is the color that matches my skin so well. The only thing, it does not go with pump; it calls separately and is reusable.
Shara from NM
I live in the Southwest and it's very dry. I have dry, flakey skin. I was looking for something that didn't settle in the fine lines and had a natural finish. It hit all the checks for me. I have olive/yellow undertones and I like the color matching. It's not glowy at all which I like (more of a matte finish). Provides good coverage without feeling heavy. I have sensitive skin and this makeup doesn't bother my skin or give me acne. Lasted all day, even after a 3 mile walk. Will definitely order again.
Kisha Carter from Washington, DC
This Foundation Is Outstanding , Pure Radiance !!!
AE from Florida
Wanted to try this out to get that natural glowy look but for some reason it looked super matte and dry on my face. It accentuated every flaw I had even when I prepped my face with moisturizer and primer.
JKKirchoff from WI
I probably chose the wrong shade...a bit yellow for me
billie from kentucky
this foundation- its amazing if you want little to medium coverage and if you have dry skin (like me) so beautiful and looks so natural, it covers my redness just enough to look like i have no makeup on. 10000 out of 10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND. this is also the only foundation that matches me perfectly and doesn't make me look pink with my pink/red undertones.
Penny from Columbia MO
I came into Ulta looking for the newest foundation from Nars, but "sheer glow" was the only product there, and what I meant to find was "Light Reflecting" which was not carried by the store yet.
The Sheer Glow is just a matte full coverage foundation, not what I wanted.
Kayla from Overland Park ks
I finally decided to spend some money on foundation and give it a try since I heard good things about this product. Definitely my new go to very light weight and looks really natural!
Kara from KY
I recently went to Ulta and needed some help finding a good, lightweight feeling foundation that didn't cake up on my dryer skin. I love the consistency and although some consider this on the sheer side, I find that it is a good medium coverage and can be built up. The only thing I notice is if I try to build up too much, it becomes a little patchy and looks darker in some areas, especially around my jaw line. Other than that, I love the way it feels and looks on my skin.
Runx2 from Richmond, Va
Love how this makes your face look absolutely flawless. I use a sponge and spritz it with rose water before blending the foundation onto my face to give it a nice sheer coverage and it is absolutely the best combo! Definitely makes me feel like I'm looking at my best!
Used to be pretty from TEXAS
This gave me muzzle rash. I have no other reason to have it. Never had it before using this. Do not buy this foundation. My skin is deformed now.
C Smith from undisclosed
I like the foundation. It is hard to pick out the color online. This is not NARS fault, but I think I would like a small sample of a couple of the foundations before I buy. Once I receive the product and see that it's a little light or a little dark I keep it because it's close.But then I find I don't use it very much. It's a problem with all online cosmetics, not just Nars.
Vanessa1234 from undisclosed
Great light foundation
I have used this fiundation for years. I love it and recommend it to you.
MamaJill from PA
I've heard lots of hype on this foundation and wanted to give it a try. I used the picture shade matching and it matched me with Vienna which I thought was too peachy and I should have trusted my instinct because it was. After a few tries though and super helpful Nars chat I found my match, since there was free return shipping I wasn't upset. I am German/Italian with light medium cool olive skin and Salzburg was my match. I thought I was happy until I wore it for a full day. It separates like crazy on me, especially around my nose/mouth/chin area. I've tried it without primer, with a few different primers, setting it with Nars light reflecting powder. Every single time it separated within a few hours and I wasn't even hot or super active. I have combo skin but nothing too crazy as I'm in my late 30s now. It's just a no go. I don't get out much so I'm sure I've missed the return window before I got to do enough test runs to see that I just can't make it work.
Aayushi Jain from CA
Makes my pore looks visible after sometime of using it
Katie from Hollister, CA
beautiful coverage but gave me crazy cystic acne!!!! it took a month to figure out it was the foundation causing it. I thought it was from wearing a mask but now that i stopped using it my acne has finally went away after 2 months. wish i could return it
LindaR from Westlake Village,CA
A classic. I have been using this for years and it always makes my complexion look much better. I'm so happy there are enough colors to actually match my skin tone which is pretty fair!
Shae from Chicago
Smooth, nice coverage, natural, great shade match, glowy but not too glowy and it lasts well. I don't know how it could get any better. When I want to look flawless this is what I reach for.
Debsdeco1 from Pennsylvania
Best foundation ever!! Covers yet looks so natural
DryOlivePlex from NH
Have been looking for a match for my light/medium olive complexion forever. Finally found it with sheer glow in Guadeloupe! Blends very well, I would consider it a sheer/medium coverage depending on how you apply. Please don't ever discontinue this shade!
nicobel from undisclosed
Love this foundation, sheer enough for everyday but buildable over "problem areas". I did purchase the pump, which IMO should come with the foundation. My issue is, I'm Latina with neutral olive tones (it took me several tries to figure that out) and loved Mykonos tinted moisturizer but struggled to find a comparable foundation. I originally tried Santa Fe Longwear (too pale). Stromboli is perfect but I wish Nars provided a description of the different products and what is comparable in terms of skin tone. For those of us with hard to match skin tones it would be a lifesaver!
none from Los Angeles
Really glad I tried it on in shop before buying. The coverage is okay but not did not cover up all the redness. Felt sticky after drying after a few hours it started to irritate my skin and caused a little bit of break out. I didn't buy this one for the same price point I brought Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H instead.
May X from California
I have oily T-zone and normal cheeks and acne-prone skin without known allergies. This foundation works so well for me on most, normal days and would only cause a tiny bit of issue around areas where I over-used topical treatment for my acne on a bad day. I'm an Asian adult with fair skin and yellow undertone. The online tester recommended a few colors for me, including Light 4 - Deauville, which turned to be a perfect match for my face. I've used it once a week for months by now, and it alone never caused me breakouts. It fades quite a bit after 4/5 hours around my T-zone even after I set it with sebum-controlling power, but it feels breathable and stays in place for a whole day after I set it everywhere else on my face.