Price: $58 CAD
Size: 1.0 oz
For the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation there is a definite pro and con for the packaging. Starting with the pros, the product comes in a glass bottle finished with simplistic labeling which gives it a nice touch. Looks and feel wise – the packaging is great. The con though is that the product does not come with a pump included. The packaging comes with 2 caps: a small twist off for the mouth of the bottle and a larger one to cover the first. Now I did do a little research and found that the pump is available in the US on the Nars website ($6 USD), unfortunately I do live in Canada and following my efforts to get a pump I came to the realization that it was just no worth it. So because there is no pump you are pretty much left to pour the foundation out on the back of your hand which always leads to either a mess or over pouring. Overall, the look and feel of the product is amazing unfortunately a pump for the foundation is not included making it ‘iffy’ for general daily use and traveling.
My frustrations regarding the lack of a pump aside, the foundation has actually become my staple for a dewy look. The product has a buildable medium coverage that has a dewy/glowly finish. The foundation therefore keeps your skin hydrated making it great for normal to dry skin types. Also because of the dewy finish the foundation helps to make your skin look brighter and illuminated which in turn helps to make your skin look healthy and youthful. The foundation does need to be set as it may slide around without powder however if done with the right product it will not look cakey. Before powder the texture will feel moist to the touch but definitely not sticky which is good. As for longevity the foundation (if set with powder) sits well throughout the day, it does not fall into fine lines (granted you have used a primer). Personally, though it was a dewy finish I did not find the need to powder through the day and the product did not look or feel oily at the end but this all depends on your skin. Side note: I did find that around my 6th hour of wear the product started to fade around my nose a little but nothing too significant. Lastly, the shade I purchased has a yellow undertone and matched my skin almost perfectly, they also have a large and diverse selection of shade that covers a good range. Overall, this is a great foundation for achieving a dewy or glowy look. It has a decent and buildable coverage that is great for daily makeup and even heavier makeup days. Besides the fading in small area on my face near the end of the day the product wears pretty well and does not feel greasy or oily.
Tip: for a smooth and flawless application use a beauty blender and set the foundation thoroughly with powder.
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