Rated 4.26 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 548 customers Returned, color was off, felt weighted
THarri from Sun City Center Fl
Color was off, finish was not to my liking, looked like "make up" felt like it as well, i prefer a lighter "no make up" feel and this wasnt it for me.
Light and buildable
Alexandra from Chicago, IL
This foundation is the best everyday foundation. It's light weight yet buildable if you want a little more coverage. It's not greasy and looks like you are wearing nothing. I have acne prone skin and it does not make my face greasy or cause break outs. This feels like a second layer of skin. Love this foundation!
Best foundation I've used
Bri from Knoxville tn
I've used this foundation for years. I have dry skin. It's the only foundation that helps my dry skin.. you can't even tell that it's dry with this on! The coverage is really great. It's medium/full. I only have to do one layer. Best used with a beauty blender.
Sheer glow and loving it!
KarenDaniele from undisclosed
I purchased Valencia, medium 5, after consulting with a NARS advisor online...it's a perfect match!! It's now my absolute favorite foundation!
It goes on so silky and sheer , very easy to build if needed. It's now my everyday go to.
Best foundation for light/medium coverage
Syd from Vernon hills
It looks so pretty on camera! You don't need to wear primer if u don't have any. The formula is light and like color range is good too. Looks the best on my skin.
My New Go To
JGambill from NC
love this foundation. looks beautiful on and feels so nice
Love the Finish
Grace from Columbus, OH
I love this foundation. It has a great glowy finish and buildable coverage that looks great on my skin all day. The only reason I have it at 4 stars and not 5 is because there isn't a pump so its a little messy and I have to pour it onto the back of my hand.
Great natural looking glow
Shelby from Washington State
Shade match is great for me, evens out the tone in my face without completing masking my skin. Feels great all day, touched up with some powder once and still looked great overall. Don't use primer, just a finishing spray.
Jen13 from Gaylord Michigan
Love the coverage, good color selection.
Nyela from Cleveland, OH
Used this for date night! Comfortable under my mask, no crazy transferring as long as you set it well!
The bees knees.
Shawnice from WY
I love it. Buildable coverage. Lasts all day. Makes my skin more hydrated. Always gets compliments.
best foundation ever
Aloya from US
I love this foundation so much, it gives me such a beautiful and natural finish that when I wear it people always ask me about my skincare routine. I apply it with my fingers rather than using a brush or a beauty blender and this helps it melt into my skin so well. I can't get enough of it
Love this foundation!
Drelita from MD
Love the consistency, smoothness, and how well the color matches my skin tone. Great product! But I keep losing product out of my bottle. It gets stuck in the lid or drips down the sides. Any one else have that challenge? Or am I just doing it wrong. Lol. Any tips on saving product to get more use out of this great foundation?
Kelly from Norfolk, VA
I LOVE this product. Found my forever foundation
I loved this makes skin so glowy and natural
Riss from New Jersey
I just love how it matches skin tone so well
LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!!!!
Brilexi474 from Georgia
I totally love this foundation! My all-time favorite!!! Feels so light and stays on all day! I will definitely keep buying this!!!
My new favorite!
Niclowe1 from Illinois
I was able to get a perfect match using NARS online tools. This makeup is so light with great coverage. It is my new fav, switching after using other brand for 20 years. I look amazing wearing it.
Nice foundation. I like that it's not too cakey looking.
Rabia from Connecticut
Gives me a glossy natural look!
One of the best foundations out
Bunnie Sue from Greenville SC
I really love mixing this foundation with other liquids. It's a great standalone, but mixes well.
Lina from Colorado springs
I loved how smooth it looked on my skin . It's not too heavy or too little just the perfect amount and coverage.
Heather from Connecticut
I love this product. I do not like foundation, have only ever work tinted moisturizer but at 44 I realized I needed a little more coverage. This provides the right amount of coverage not too much or too little with a really nice natural looking finish. It's a little pricey but fully worth the cost.
FINALLY I have found THE foundation
Callie S from Florida
I have been looking for a natural-looking foundation that doesn't look cakey and is medium coverage as I mostly want to even my skin tone and cover some redness, plus I get oily pretty easily. I have tried a ton of CC creams/tinted moisturizers. I used the Lancome Skin Feels Good for awhile but it slipped around and would get patchy too easily, tried the e.l.f. dupe of the It Cosmetics CC cream but was way too thick and shade was terrible, Clinique Even Better broke me out... etc. etc. Decided to try one more thing before settling and saw that Hindash uses this a lot and it looks beautiful. It looks just as beautiful in person, shade Santa Fe matches perfectly to my olive/neutral skin tone that I can never seem to match, it looks so natural, and stays in place. Perfect amount of shine that isn't oily. I guess the lack of pump is the only downfall but it doesn't bother me since the product is great. I rarely leave reviews but had to on the off chance that someone needs the final push to get it :-)
The Worst Foundation I Have Ever Used
Spurry22 from Idaho
This foundation was actually on a few lists as being great for dry skin, and I really wanted to love it since I can appreciate the very yellow shades in this line. But this has got to be the single worst foundation I have ever used for my particular skin. No matter how much I moisturized, what hydrating primer I did or didn't use, or how I applied it, this stuff sucked every ounce of moisture out of my face, stuck to dry patches I didn't even know I had, and wouldn't stick to any spot of skin that wasn't a newfound dry patch. I looked like a spotted desert leopard. No, that doesn't exist. But neither does the imaginary world in which this foundation works for dry skin, and some quick Reddit scouting let me know that I was far from alone. I'd maybe recommend this for someone like a wrestler who needs to cut water weight fast. Put this all over your body and just let it suck 10 lbs of water right out of you in less than a minute!
best for natural and light face makeup
alissa from Blacksburg, VA
I tried this out randomly with the concealer and this is so light and easy to use. It's amazing for a light natural vibe and I can't wait to continue to use it for daily wear.
Oishy from Bangladesh
Really liked the foundation very much though i have oily skin. Only need to apply mattifying primer and loose powder. And it will be all set. The only problem is the foundation is a bit too pricy.