If there’s one makeup product that I am most picky about, it is definitely foundation.
When testing out foundations I look at the coverage, finish, wear times, and how well it works with my oily skin.
Since I usually lean towards foundations that are high coverage, satin-matte finish, and last 12+ hours, most of the ones that I try are misses.
In the past, my go-to was the Estee Lauder Double Wear. But, over time I grew tired of the “double wear” part, or how thick it felt on. It seemed like my skin couldn’t breathe under it. Looking for a more lightweight foundation that still was still medium-full coverage, I found the Nars Sheer Glow.
I swatched a few shades on my neck at Sephora and left with the shade Punjab / Medium 1 (medium with peachy + golden undertones). This shade is the best match to my skin that I’ve ever been able to find, so I LOVED it right off the bat.
- coverage: medium-full
- finish: satin / mostly matte with a soft glow
- wear time: ~10 hours, longer with powder touch ups
- designed for normal-dry skin types, but I found that it also works great for oily skin, I just like to set with a translucent powder (especially Laura Mercier’s)
- claimed to be hydrating, and I found that it is. In the past I’ve had combination skin, but using this in the fall has prevented my skin from being dry at all.
Overall, I couldn’t be more happy with this foundation. It’s like my skin, but better. It gives me enough coverage while having a naturally radiant finish. I can’t feel the foundation on my skin at all throughout the day, I love how lightweight it is!
I think it would work well on all skin types, and is available in a range of 20 shades.
This product is particularly perfect for the fall, when the colder air can dry the skin and thus hydrating your skin is often more important than in the summer.
I tend not to write blog posts all about one beauty product (unless I really loved it + would highly recommend it). So, you know that this product is really worth your time + money!
**Now – tomorrow Nars is offering 20% sitewide, sent to you when you submit your email on their website.
Regularly, the sheer glow foundation retails for $47, but is now $37.60 with code. Almost $10 off a high-end foundation is always a good deal (since beauty doesn’t go on sale as often as other items, like clothes).
Shipping is free over $25, free samples available & free return shipping!
Happy cyber Monday shopping!