I’ve been desperately in need of a new foundation recently, I’ve been using a cream to powder but I felt like as the weathers been getting colder it was just drying out my skin. So after reading a review on another blog I decided to head to Nars and picked up their Sheer Glow foundation. Honestly the buzz around this is so well deserved, I used to use it when I was about 17 and I’m really not sure why I ever stopped as I certainly haven’t found anything better since.
There are six light foundation shades in the Sheer Glow range, I went for the second lightest shade Mont Blanc (Light2). I’ve found this is probably the best colour match to my skin in any foundation I’ve ever used and it doesn’t oxidise either which can be annoying when you’re as pale as me. The coverage is perfect, you can build it up as much as you need to but even a light layer conceals my redness and blemishes without looking cakey or dry. The finish isn’t oily and it feels very soft and silky, keeping my skin hydrated without being greasy, a feeling which lasts all day.
I normally make it a necessity to buy a foundation with SPF but the lack of which is what gives the foundation a beautifully light weight, no makeup feel on the skin and it’s easy to find a primer or moisturiser with sun protection if you need it. It also blends really easily and I find it glides on perfectly just using your hands so if you’re not into using brushes or sponges this would be a great choice.
While at the counter I decided to get one of the concealer sticks too as the one I’m using at the moment keeps drying in big orange clumps (fabulous) and is also quite hard to blend. I am literally in love with this one already though, it’s got a luxuriously creamy consistency and blends effortlessly over blemishes without looking cakey or clinging to dry patches. I went for the shade Chantilly (Light1) which is the lightest but there are 10 shades in the range so it’s really easy to get a great match. I found that throughout a full day I barely needed to touch up and the finish stayed nice and smooth so even when I did it still built up the coverage beautifully. I love Nars packaging anyway but this little stick is particularly great as it’s the perfect handbag size and the angle of the product makes it really easy to apply. I also used it under my eyes and it didn’t crease or go clumpy either and is just as long wearing as the foundation. I can’t believe I ever lived without these two and I think they are definitely going to be a makeup bag staple from this point on so if you’re in the market for either I would give these a go.