Rated 4.2 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 456 customers LOVE this foundation!
Kelsey from Tennessee
I recently had to switch up my foundation due to being pregnant and this might be my new favorite! I've used several drug store and "prestige" brand foundations in the past and am pretty picky. I'd say it's a medium coverage foundation and truly looks like "your skin but better!" It blends beautifully and melts into the skin so well. I use it with the dermablend translucent powder and it lasts SO WELL throughout the day without breaking up and doesn't look cakey at all!! I also haven't had any issues with it oxidizing. Even more importantly, with my sensitive pregnancy skin it hasn't broken me out! A little pricey, but definitely worth the price. Literally, the ONLY complaint I would have is that I wish it had a pump (aka why it lost a star) but I will still rebuy this as long as its available!
Get ready for compliments
anonymous from NYC
Perfect match to my skin, great coverage. My boyfriend said you look great, did you get good sleep. I'm like I put on foundation for the first time in months. Gives me a healthy glow without being shiny.
I love this foundation!
Coll from Chicago
I'm a first-time buyer of this foundation and I absolutely love it. It is so lightweight,!silky smooth and provides nice coverage.
anonymous from Santa Barbara CA
Great coverage without feeling like you're wearing a lot of foundation
Love from Colorado
Love this foundation! A little goes a long way. Makes my skin look fresh and nice. ☺️
hales from Palm Springs CA
Best kept secret and has been for years now
K from Washington, D.C.
I've been wearing Sheer Glow for years (when I do wear foundation). I do not like heavy foundations or anything that makes my face look cakey. This is definitely a skin-like product. I've tried a lot of other stuff to replace it, but I always come back. Recommend the pump if you're going to purchase.
Flower Power from Little Rock, Arkansas
I was looking for something with buildable coverage that looked like MY skin and I found exactly that with this foundation!
I have been using Nars for almost 2 years and had to get a .
Jen from O'Fallon MO
I hated that your staff can't even open the product so you can see what you're really getting. Ulta is not super convenient for me to get to. Now I'm stuck with a expensive foundation.
I would buy this product again
Renee from Cali
Love that I only have to apply minimal and stays all day without touch ups
It turns dark
Nabs from Oman
I bought nars sheer glow punjab few months back have tried all ways to make it work it was my first night end foundation but it turns dark mess after a little while. I m indian with dry wheatish skin.never has any foundation looked so bad on me.
I want it to work thinking of buying lighter shade but its expensive and I m afraid it would turn out to be the same
kait from omaha
i use natural radiant longwear religiously but i wanted to give this a try since everyone on youtube seems to love it.. i'm SO glad i did. it's great for my dry skin and it gives such a beautiful, long lasting glow. it's like your skin but better! so worth the price.
Looks just like my skin but better
Kendra from Massachusetts
Although my makeup budget is more drugstore than prestige, I had to get this after I got a sample with a previous order. The color is perfect for my true neutral complexion, and when applied with a blender sponge it goes on sheer enough to still see some of my freckles. No foundation lines, orange tint, or caking/flaking.
My go to foundation
Ninabey from Boston, Ma
I started using Nars when I was introduced to makeup and I never got over the brand. I love the skincare line, and almost every product they have. This foundation is very light and airy, and you only need just a few dots and I feel it gives me the medium coverage that I'm looking for. I do have uneven skin so I use the concealer first in those areas but the finished product looks amazing and Dewey, which I love.
Debs923 from Williamsport
I LOVE this foundation!! So natural
Finally found a foundation that works!
Ginger from Hopkinsville
So I have normal/dry skin and some redness. This foundation covers my redness perfectly! Absolutely love it! Will definitely buy again & again!
Love this foundation
Nursemom7 from undisclosed
this is the best foundation ever! The coverage is awesome and doesn't feel like it's caked on your skin
Love it. So perfect
Found match despite my weird undertone from Northern Virginia , USA
Wish it came with a pump but the product is beautiful. My color is Fiji and I thought it would be too dark and it wasn't, it was perfect perfect perfect. You don't need much, make sure you mouisturize first if you have drier skin. This buildable product is so skin like too.
InesV from Florida
Love it. It covers all the imperfections. Great product. I highly recommended.
Cam from Bay Area, CA
This foundation is absolutely beautiful and long lasting.
Natural healthy glow. perfect shade
usually a tough match from Northern Virginia , USA
you can't barely tell that I am wearing makeup unless I really build it up too much and don't add some contour or something. it is the Perfect shade. I thought that this shade might be alittle too dark for me, even tho my skin/features looked alot like the model wearing it( Fiji, light 5) ,but I wasnt sure and the lighter color was sold out, so i was beyond happy when I got this and it wasn't too dark or light it was perfection. doesn't feel weighty , buildable, never matched a (foundation)shade so well! I made this purchase online and I really appreciated the models that Nars chose for each shade because I was able to find a shade that looked like me and compare( on nars site, ulta site didnt work great for that part) . I wish I could have easily purchased the accompanying pump for it . but product is 10/10.
HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION!
GabbyP from Tampa, FL
Wow!!! This is going to replace all of my foundations. I've been on the search for a permanent everyday foundation and this is it. Solid medium coverage but can spot cover blemishes easily. Love the feel- feels like I'm wearing nothing. I work in an OR and wear a mask 8-12 hours a day and my makeup still looks great at the end of the day. This is also one of the few brands that has a perfect color match for me! I'm very fair but Mont Blanc is a perfect match. Highly recommend. Only thing I dislike is there is NO PUMP. For the price they charge, you should get a pump (went ahead and ordered it separately so I don't have to fight with the bottle every morning trying to get it out).
kmackenna23 from Nashville, TN
I have been using this foundation for 5 months because I don't like to waste and there was no way to return it but I am done. I have really good skin and this foundation seems to make my skin look worse! Not only that, even when I moisturize and prime underneath, I either break out in little milia or I have an eczema flare up. I've tried my hands, beauty blender, and 3 different types of foundation brushes and still it looks funky and makes my skin reactive. I have tried every foundation from drugstore to luxury and this is the first to give me an allergic reaction. The one thing that I love about this foundation is the several shades and undertones for very light complexions. I'm usually the lightest shade and it's not light enough still for me but luckily this foundation had several shades an undertones for me to choose from. Which is unfortunate because I really wanted to like this product but it just does not agree with my skin.
Not worth it
Bray from Oklahoma
I meant to buy the other foundation by them that I love but they discontinued so I tried this. It is so thick and sinks into your pores. No very easy to blend and not buildable. Does not last through the day.
Loving this foundation
Smity from Triangle Virginia
Purchased this foundation and I love way it feels natural.