About two months ago, I went on the hunt to find a light foundation that would provide me with good coverage as I didn't want to be wearing MAC's thick Studio Fix Fluid everyday in the European summer. Don't get me wrong, this foundation has served me well for a few good years, but I cannot wear it everyday as sometimes I feel as if I'm putting on another layer of skin, which can feel gross on an everyday basis. I usually only wear it on nights out and very long work shifts, while wearing Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser everyday.
After watching a few YouTube reviews, I thought I might try Chanel's Vitalumière Aqua, but then I watched a couple more and I still wasn't completely sold as some girls had said it was still quite sheer. Finally, I watched Kate's favourite foundations video here where she raved on about NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. I'd heard amazing things about this foundation myself, but never thought about it because the word, "sheer" put me off. I always thought, 'That must be a foundation for girls with amazing skin'. I used to suffer from acne really badly up until a year ago and as a result, I have a lot of scarring and hyper pigmentation on my skin. The way Katie described her skin sounded so similar to mine, so I thought I might give it a shot.
I popped into Mecca Cosmetica and told the makeup artist I was interested in the foundation, so she applied it on me and I absolutely loved it. It felt so light, yet didn't look cakey at all. The colour I was matched to, Santa Fe, suited my skin so well, unlike Studio Fix Fluid (I'm in the colour NC30), which can look slightly orange at times.
I use it on a regular basis now and I still love it. It's hard to believe something so thin and light can provide such amazing coverage! I usually love my makeup free days to let my skin breathe, but this foundation makes it feel as if nothing is on the skin - it's so silky and light! In addition, I only need the slightest bit of concealer to cover any scarring or blemishes. The only downside to Sheer Glow is that it doesn't come with a pump. I think NARS stores sell them (Mecca Comsetica, the only place where you can buy NARS in Australia, don't), but I managed to buy one off of eBay. I've stuck with Studio Fix Fluid all these years because I didn't think anything could provide me with better coverage and it just always worked, but it's nice to have a change and use something that's probably better for my skin. My only worry now is how much I'm going to tan while here in Europe (I tan very easily and apparently it's easier to tan in Europe than in Australia because the sun is different) and whether or not my colour is still going to match me after my splurge on this foundation!
Have you tried NARS Sheer Glow? Do you like it?