Nov 5, 2013

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (Barcelona)

Since NARS is opening their doors on the 16th November 2013 to the Malaysian consumers at Pavilion, I think I will update a few NARS product reviews so you all can decide whether to purchase the products or not. Let's start with the Sheer Glow Foundation which I have been wanting to review for a long time.

What is it?
A glowing, natural radiant finish foundation finish foundation with sheer and buidable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother. Used daily, Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin's brightness and texture.
  • For normal, normal-to-dry and dry skin types
  • Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
  • Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin's radiance and tone
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free
Consumer Testing Results:
  • 100% skin felt soft and smooth

It has a very light formula. The coverage is sheer as the name suggest, however, it is buidable to medium coverage. Once applied on to the skin, it leaves a matte feeling.


1. I like it how it feels so light on the skin. It doesn't make you feel like you have one pound of makeup on your face.
2. The sheer coverage makes it look like it is part of your skin and makes it look so natural.
3. Because of the matte finish, you don't have to apply loose powder to set your foundation. And it doesn't make your skin look oily like other foundation.


1. I hate the packaging. The rubber-like lid is prone to stain and makes the bottle look really dirty. I'm sure I'm not the only who is complaining about this. And despite so many rants about this issue, NARS is still producing their products with those rubbery packaging.
2. If you have combination to oily skin, you might have to apply base before applying this foundation.
3. The bottle doesn't come with a pump. You have to purchase the pump separately.

How to apply:
I find the formula is a bit streaky. Because of that it is best to be applied with stippling brush or sponge applicator in dabbing motion, but it doesn't work well with flat foundation brush. I work it with just fingers and it is find with that.

Suitable for:
If you are looking into matte finish foundation and have normal to dry skin, this might be a good product to try out. It is also lean towards the high end price tag, if you are willing to spend on those price range it might be a suitable product for you.

Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Barcelona
Eye brow: Urban Decay eye shadow in Faint
Eyeliner: Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner
Mascara: Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express
Blush: NARS in the color Deep Throat
Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the color Stockholm


Street Love said...

Flawless finishing on you! I like that it's matte. Would be a good alternative for oily skin people like me :)

Jerine said...

@Street Love: If you have oily skin, you have to put silicon base for this foundation. Or else it turns cakey. This foundation leans towards dry to normal skin.

Sabrina Tajudin said...

it looks so nice on you! so promising and so convincing! i want to buyyyyy

Jerine said...

@Sabrina: Yeap. No need to edit photo also look so nice.

NydiaAnies said...

u look lovely Jerine! is the NARS store already open? cant wait to go there.. :)