Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Update + Nars Sheer Glow first impressions

Hello there blog, long time no talk!

I am a full-time student, so I tend to get wrapped up in studying and work to blog regularly...I've been neglecting my little corner of the internet! I do feel bad about that, but I am a self proclaimed "lurker"...I've still been reading my favorite blogs to stay in the loop. I hope those on Thanksgiving break like myself are enjoying it! I finally have a chunk of time to devote to blogging :)

With my extra time, aside from reading, eating, and sleeping, I finally got the opportunity to go to Sephora. Then this happened...

In my defense, I have a gift card (burning a hole in my pocket). I've long been interested in trying out Nars Sheer Glow (left) and the makeup artist decided I should try the Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + (right) too, despite my explanation that I have dry skin and prefer dewy foundations in winter. I was told that Circe de Soleil performers use it as it is water/sweat proof. My fun fact of the day...she was persistent, I will give her that.

Wearing the Nars. Excuse my wet hair

Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc
NYC Sunny bronzer
Nars blush in Sin

I purposely didn't use any concealer to really test it out. It has a nice finish, and feels weightless on my skin. I would say it is medium coverage at best, but slightly buildable. I wouldn't build it up to full coverage however; I think it would creep into cakey territory there. All in all, I really love it but will continue to test so long as my sample lasts. A bonus is you don't need much foundation for a full face's worth. It has a very liquidy texture (aka gets messy though!).

So there is my first impression of my first truly high end foundation! I've only ever tried Clinique foundations before and of course drugstore. I am a little wary as the Nars retails for $42USD so it's an investment, but having a great base makes everything else look better in my humble opinion!

If you noticed Sin in the lineup, I will be doing a post soon on it as well as a shadow. Those were birthday treats from October. This post looks like such a Nars binge...which doesn't sound that bad?

xx Lindsay


  1. I just got on break too! I'm just hoping tomorrow is a sunny day so I can take lots of pictures! This foundation looks gorgeous on you!

  2. Oh nice, enjoy the time off! I'm hoping so too, going to crank out a few more posts x Thank you so much! It's really nice, think I may purchase.

  3. Love the way it looks on your skin! I have this and I didn't like it at first, but it's starting to grow on me. After you let it sit on the skin for a while, it looks fab!

  4. Thank you! I think it does look better after it sinks in too :) unfortunately I think it broke me out though :( I'm going to have to further investigate...I'm hoping it was something else because I really love the finish, coverage, everything x

  5. I've been wanting to try the Nars Sheer Glow for AGES! but I'm happy with my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua/Revlon photo ready! they're great for dry skin. The foundation looks lovely on you :) X


  6. It's a very nice foundation however I believe it broke me out :( Maybe I'll try the options you mentioned! Thanks for reading xxx