As I said before I have dry / very dry skin in winter and slightly more well behaved skin in summer. I’m forever on the hunt for a matte finish foundation that won’t feel tight on my skin or highlight dryness. I’m truly loving the Bourjois 123 foundation (video review coming soon) but as usual I’m still on the hunt for something else. Call it a hobby.
Anyway, I thought I would give the Nars Sheer Glow foundation a go because, after extensive research, I found that the consensus was that it is quite a matte finish on drier skins.
It is indeed a more semi matte to matte finish and not really glowy as the name suggests. The packaging recommends that you use your hands to apply but that didn’t work as well for me as using a brush – the brush I used was the slanted Real Techniques foundation brush.
I also don’t find the foundation to be all that sheer either. I’d say it is more of a light to medium coverage; whatever it is, it is a beautiful finish none the less.
The packaging is 100% useless, pretty but useless. No pump in this day and age is unforgivable in my opinion. Colour range is good – I’m in Siberia which is pale and yellow toned which is a rare commodity!
To sum up: On me and on people with drier skin types this is not a glowy or dewy foundation. It is definitely more than a sheer coverage. I would really recommend it if you have dry skin and are looking for a more matte textured foundation without wanting to look like a prune 10 minutes after application.