Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Fantastic foundation - bring back Ceylan!
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!
Most Helpful Critical Review Good, but not hydrating enough
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.
Reviewed by 513 customers Love love love
HeyU from Houston
An absolute perfect foundation looks so natural and amazing coverage does not oxidize!
It's pretty good
neanie from Indiana
I got this foundation to replace my nars radiant long wear. The sheer glow has vitamin c which should help to give glowing skin over time. The finish of this foundation is more of a satin, which is fine by me. Today was the first day I wore the sheer glow and I feel like the shade Siberia is slightly different from the radiant long wear Siberia, but you really have to be looking closely to notice. The foundation wore well and looked even better after a couple hours. It's comfortable on the skin, but it did take a little more blending than usual. I have dry skin but I always go in heavy with skincare before makeup and I didn't have any issues with it clinging. I think it looks like my skin but better. It covers the spots I want covered.
Love this foundation!
Steph C. from Charlotte NC
I had some pretty prominent dark spots and this foundations layered perfectly to give me the exact coverage I desire. It's extremely light weight, it feels like I have nothing on. This will be my go-to foundation from now one. And the Ulta matching app found my exact match. Couldn't be more pleased!
Crys from Los Angeles
I used the meet your match tool on the website and was extremely skeptical and expecting to have to return it. NOPE! The match was perfect and I am so happy I used it. Make sure to use good lighting when taking your picture. The foundation makes my skin look fresh and natural with a glow!
Most underrated foundation
Michelle Lanh from Austin, TX
I personally love the Radiant Longwear and I have the Matte foundations in my kit. I needed something a little more versatile in my collection for my clients with dry skin or clients who don't care for full coverage. This foundation is super buildable in a way where you don't have to keep layering on the product. It covers well while still looking incredibly natural. I use a fluffy brush to apply and it gives a beautiful airbrush effect. The only drawback is that it doesn't come with a pump.
Nesha from Mississippi
The foundation matched my skin perfectly.
Molls from Pasadena
This is amazing and almost exact skin match love this thought it was way too pink in store but it's beautiful
Stephanie from Utah
I always get compliments when I wear this, just make sure your skin is hydrated and you really buff the product into the skin!! Solid medium coverage with a satin finish.
I would definitely buy this product again!
Katie from Ashland, KY
I love this product it has a medium coverage but you can build it to a full coverage! Also a small amount goes a long way!
Not what I thought
Reese21 from Murfreesboro, Tn
Not at all what I was looking for. I wanted something that kept my skin looking bright and lightly moisturized throughout the day. Not what I got with this formula it is definitely going back.
it was fantastic....tahoe NARS thank you so much !
Muni from Austin
It is Amazing !!! Loved tis
Happy with this foundation
EricaDSA from undisclosed
Good foundation natural look
Melissa Ann from Illinois
I'll be honest I wanted the other foundation in the shade I needed but they had this one in stock. Santa Fe is my shade... no denying it. But I just wish it was a little more full coverage
Beautiful from SJ, Utah
I tried it one time, liked the coverage and texture.
Because if the pandemic restrictions I wasn't able to try it in the store and the shade I got was too light. Also there was no pump, and I didn't want to get in there with a q-tip or finger.
FINALLY found a keeper that works with oily skin!
Newport83 from Newport Beach, Ca
I've been wearing sheer glow foundation for almost a year now and I'm still obsessed! I wish I gave it a try earlier, but with problematic skin I didn't think this would work for my skin, but it does! It's buildable coverage that does not sink into my pores. I never thought I could wear a liquid foundation because of my oily skin and this foundation does not make my skin look oily even after a few hours. I love the coverage, I love how the shade (I wear Punjab) goes on my skin and blends perfectly! A little goes a long way so you're not using too much product. Thank you NARS!
Not meant for people with DRY skin
Ashley C from Saratoga, NY
I wanted to love this. One of my favorite influencers raves about NARs foundation so I had been dying to try. As it turns out we have very different skin types. Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking the brand. I have purchased products I love. This is not one of them. I have very dry skin and my skin is a flaky mess with this foundation. No matter what I try I can't get it to look right and had to wash it off.
LindaE from Lafayette IN
Just as the name implies, the foundation gives you a sheer glowing look yet covers remarkably well. It covers my redness and dark spots without looking heavy and is hydrating for my dry skin.
Wendy R from Fort Lauderdale
Love this product. It works best with my skin type since I tend to be more oily. It is a great full coverage foundation.
Sensitive but Glowing Skin
Holly_with_a_why from Atlanta
I LOVE this foundation. I don't splurge on much but this is a need to have item. I've been using it for more than ten years and it is the only foundation that touches this face... that's because it's the only one that doesn't cause me to break out and it actually makes my skin look better even when I'm not wearing it. The coverage is light to medium, natural, and glowy not greasy. A little goes a long way. I'm 40, but people think I'm 28 and I'm sure at least part of that is because of this foundation + the creamy concealer.
Love this foundation
socee from D.C.
I have combination oily skin, so I was skeptical about purchasing this foundation, but Jackie Aina really sold me on taking the plunge. The finish on this is a natural satin, and while it does lose the shine when I set it, within a couple hours, it looks beautiful and skin-like again as my oils begin to break through. The areas on my skin that are oily get super oily, so I do end up blotting at about the 5/6 hour mark. I also tend to rest my chin on my hands, so the foundation does tend to fade in those areas, but it does so in a way that doesn't make it look as though I just forgot to put foundation there. It's also super lightweight and comfortable so you get the coverage without looking like you've got a mask caked on. Overall, this foundation is amazing and workable for so many skin types.
Best foundation ever!
Beckina0621 from New York, NY
Absolutely hands-down the best foundation ever. My skin looks flawless and natural. It has great coverage and makes my skin look even and amazing.
sorellina from Louisiana
This is one of my favorite go to foundatios. I have Combo skin. It gives my skin such a beautiful healthy glow. The finish is beautiful
Love this foundation
Cilla from West Palm Beach,
The sheer glow foundation is one of the best foundations; I have tried. First, it is completely weightless and so beautiful on the skin. I love the way it looks it's a (flawless foundation).
Not for dry skin
Elle from New Orleans
I tried this after my favorite foundation was discontinued. This one was recommended for dry skin and was beyond disappointed. I use a vitamin C serum, hydrating serum, and moisturizer. It looked so cakey and highlighted the dryer parts of my skin which made the dryness more noticeable.
sofia from LA
i've been waiting to try this foundation for awhile nice since it sounded like my perfect foundation. unfortunately i was disappointed. it is a soft MATTE foundation, almost no glow. and i do have dry skin so matte is always bad for me. but if you're looking for a soft matte medium coverage foundation you should try this.