Worth the Hype? Nars Sheer Glow

Earlier this week, you might have noticed the Nars Sheer Glow foundation in my ‘Blogger made me buy it’ post. This foundation has received rave reviews by bloggers since it was released and I have wanted to try it for a long time. The only reason it took me so long? Nars doesn’t have a counter in the Netherlands, so when I visited San Fransisco earlier this year I jumped at the opportunity to get color matched.

Nars Sheer glow 3

I have been trying this foundation for the last couple of months and I have to say I totally understand the hype! This has great medium to full coverage, taking care of redness and slight imperfections without looking mask-like or dull. A small dusting of powder makes it last a working day, and if you combine it with primer and setting spray it simply will not budge until you remove it.

nars sheer glow

I was matched to the shade Deauville (light4), which Nars describe as ‘light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones’. This is a great color for me, ever so slightly too dark for my pale winter color but perfect for spring, summer, and autumn.

Nars Sheer Glow Deauville Swatch 2

I prefer applying this foundation with my fingers: the warmth of your hands makes it easier to apply. On my skin, I have found it needs a couple of minutes to settle properly before I blend it in by bouncing my Real Techniques sponge over my face.

Nars Sheer glow selfie

The only downside to this product is the packaging; in particular the lack of a pump. Like all the other bloggers that have complained about this, I find it irritating that I have to poor a high end foundation on my hand in stead of being provided with a little pump. Not a deal breaker, but slightly annoying.

nars sheer glow 2

I love the flawless effect Sheer Glow gives me, but for me this is a special occasion foundation. I personally prefer a slightly lighter coverage for my every day foundation, but the Sheer Glow is the one I reach for when I have a big day at work, a date or an event!


Misschien is de Nars Sheer Glow foundation je eerder deze week al opgevallen in mijnΒ  ‘Blogger made me buy it’ post. Dit is de favoriete foundation van vele beauty bloggers en ik wilde dit product dan ook graag proberen. Het enige probleem? Nars heeft geen verkooppunt in Nederland. Toen ik eerder dit jaar op vakantie was in San Fransisco, heb ik meteen deze foundation meegenomen.

Nars Sheer glow 3

Ik gebruik Sheer Glow nu een maand of twee en ik begrijp de hype rond dit product helemaal! Het heeft een fijne midden tot volle dekking en verhult roodheid en oneffenheden zonder er maskerachtig of dof uit te zien. Met een klein laagje poeder blijft het een werkdag lang netjes zitten en als je het combineert met primer en setting spray gaat het echt nergens heen totdat jij het eraf haalt.

nars sheer glow

De make-up artiest koos voor mij de kleur Deauville (light4), door Nars beschreven als ‘licht met een neutrale balans van roze en gele ondertonen’. Dit is een super kleur voor mij, misschien net iets te donker voor mijn superlichte winterkleur maar geweldig voor de lente, zomer en herfst.

Nars Sheer Glow Deauville Swatch 2

Ik breng deze foundation het liefst aan met mijn vingers: de warmte van je handen maken het makkelijk om aan te brengen. Daarna laat ik het een paar minuutjes intrekken om het vervolgens te blenden door zachtjes met mijn Real Techniques spons te deppen.

Nars Sheer glow selfie

Het enige nadeel van dit product is de verpakking: er zit geen pompje op. Net als alle andere bloggers die hierover geklaagd hebben, vind ik het irritant dat ik een dure foundation op mijn hand moet laten lopen. Geen reden om de foundation niet te kopen, maar wel vervelend.

nars sheer glow 2

Ik ben dol op het geweldige effect van Sheer Glow, maar het is voor mij geen dagelijkse foundation. Op werkdagen heb ik liever een lichtere dekking, maar Sheer glow is de foundation die ik uitkies voor speciale gelegenheden!

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44 thoughts on “Worth the Hype? Nars Sheer Glow

  1. ymorbeauty March 27, 2015 / 3:41 am

    This foundation has been on my list after I finish my MAC foundation cause the reviews are phenom. However, apparently the Urban Decay Naked foundation (the new one) is just as amazing! So many choices, not enough faces.

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    • Anne March 27, 2015 / 8:39 am

      I’ve heard that rumor about the new UD one as well… difficult choices. I have also heard the new Nars foundation is also really nice. Maybe try all of them before deciding πŸ™‚

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    • Anne March 26, 2015 / 8:43 am

      It is really nice. I have become quite a little narsissist, how about you? Any other favorites?
      xxx Anne

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      • Iclal Erman March 26, 2015 / 9:16 am

        Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I love them but they can get a little drying. And also their new foundation is amazing! I will write a review on that one very soon. Team Narsissist all the way! Have a lovely day!

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        • Anne March 26, 2015 / 10:04 am

          Oeh good to know, might have to include some of those lip pencils in my next order…which will have to wait a while, I am on a self-imposed nars spending ban.
          Thanks for the suggestions, hope you have a lovely day as well πŸ™‚

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  2. avibrantday March 25, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    So when I purchase this, you’ll know that you’re the blogger responsible, LOL. :o)

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    • Anne March 26, 2015 / 8:48 am

      Right, sorry πŸ˜‰ You simply cannot go wrong with a Nars base though, their tinted moisturiser is great and I’ve heard the new foundation is lovely as well πŸ™‚
      xx

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      • avibrantday March 26, 2015 / 2:49 pm

        I absolutely love the tinted moisturizer. It’s perfection in a bottle (!!) which is why I’m so intrigued to try this one πŸ˜πŸ’•

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    • Anne March 24, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      It is lovely! Nars service is amazing if you happen to have a counter near(ish) to you!
      xxx Anne

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  3. stephieestie March 23, 2015 / 10:55 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! Some of the stuff I have purchased lately has come from bloggers’ recommendations. It’s a love/hate/love relationship, haha. πŸ™‚

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    • Anne March 24, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Definitely! Some of the stuff is amazing though, so worth the occasional mishap πŸ™‚
      xxx Anne

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  4. Talking About Beauty March 23, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    I was looking forward to reading about this one!! I’ve heard great things about this and now you’ve convinced me to go for it πŸ™‚ Really like your make up too πŸ™‚
    Annoying about the pump… would you know if the MAC ones you can buy separately fit this one too?

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Definitely give it a try if you are ever at a counter πŸ˜€
      They do sell a seperate pump, I just totally forgot to pick it up and the shipping is a bit much for just that… I also believe the new foundation they’ve just launched does have a pump!
      xxx Anne

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  5. annie'sbeauty... March 23, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Before the new Weightless Foundation this was on my list! Looks like a nice product but now I don’t think I need anything but that Weightless one! Lol One day maybe I’ll give Sheer Glow a go!…
    Lots of xx, Annie
    http://www.anniesbeautyblog.com

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 7:54 pm

      I can imagine, I am really looking forward to trying that Weightless version! Maybe next month…(A)
      big hug
      Anne

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      • annie'sbeauty... March 23, 2015 / 10:01 pm

        Can’t wait to see what you’re thinking about that one! 😁😁😁
        Lots of xx

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  6. Karen Rees March 23, 2015 / 6:16 pm

    It looks lovely on you Anne, as does your gorgeous red lippy! Shame about the pump – I’m surprised at that too!!! Karen xo

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 7:55 pm

      They do sell a seperate pump Karen, but who remebers to buy that straight away…and I am not paying shipping costs just for a silly little plastic pump πŸ˜‰
      xxx Anne

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      • Karen Rees March 23, 2015 / 11:32 pm

        Honestly they create such hoo-haa… I’d never think to order a pump along with it!! lol I’m so with you on this one πŸ˜€ X

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  7. plus+beauty27 March 23, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    It looks great on you!! Very nice!! πŸ™‚ xo

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  8. The Simple Beginner March 23, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    Looks very natural and flawless too! x

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much! xxx

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  9. sanaohmy March 23, 2015 / 12:16 pm

    After reading this, I think I’m sold. It’s time I took the plunge and bought it for myself… it looks absolutely lovely on you! β™‘ πŸ™‚

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks πŸ˜€
      I think it is awesome πŸ™‚ Nars has great service though, so just stop by a counter and have a MUA apply it for you. Best way to know if it works for you πŸ˜€
      xxx Anne

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Asolutely a great one πŸ˜€ xx

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  10. Sanae March 23, 2015 / 11:10 am

    Klinkt ideaal! Jammer dat ie wat lastiger te krijgen is in NL.

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Ja he! Ik vind het soms onbegrijpelijk dat merken niet tenminste een verkooppunt hebben 😦

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  11. Tanya March 23, 2015 / 8:54 am

    In love with your lip color!! πŸ˜πŸ’‹

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Thanks! It is Loreal’s Color Riche Blake’s Pure Red πŸ™‚ Amazing lipstick ❀

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      • Tanya March 23, 2015 / 9:30 am

        Oh!! Thought as much. It’s beautiful. β™‘β™‘

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        • Anne March 23, 2015 / 12:43 pm

          That lipstick has been on just about every blog, but the color is just awesome πŸ˜€
          ❀

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  12. Rachael | helplesswhilstdrying March 23, 2015 / 8:24 am

    I’ve been desperate to try this too! Their new one has also had really good reviews too! I don’t have a Nars counter and always get distracted by the bright colours of lipsticks instead! X

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    • Anne March 23, 2015 / 9:21 am

      Oh yes, the new one looks amazing well! I guess you only have to get color matched once and the service was amazing, so if you ever have a spare hour and a nars counter πŸ˜‰
      xxx Anne

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