NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | Worth The Hype?

The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a product that had been on my wish list ever since I started blogging in 2013. This was the one foundation that all beauty bloggers and vloggers seemed to swear by and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. SPOILER: I’m going to need to repurchase this.

At £32, the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation isn’t the most affordable foundation out there. However, I believe that a good base product can make the biggest difference to your overall makeup look and it can also affect the way that the rest of your makeup applies.

The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation promises to give you a medium, buildable coverage and a natural, radiant finish. It also claims to contain skincare benefits, so the more you use the foundation, the better your skin looks and feels. It contains powerful antioxidants to protect against damaging free radicals as well as turmeric extract to improve the skin’s brightness and it is designed specifically for normal-dry skin types. All this sounded great to me – but how did I really find it?


I totally got what the whole fuss was about from the first time I applied this foundation. It is quite liquidy compared to my usual Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, but it blends really nicely using a brush (I normally use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with this) and once blended, it is undetectable on this skin so you won’t look caked up in makeup. It gives a gorgeous, natural glow and one layer of this is enough to cover up most of my blemishes or any redness.

I found this foundation to be quite similar to the L’Oreal True Match Foundation in terms of consistency and coverage – however the NARS foundation is just a little bit more glowy and natural looking on the skin.

The only thing I don’t like about this foundation is that unfortunately it doesn’t come with a pump. However, as the foundation is so good, I decided to buy a pump for £3 as this is a foundation I’ll definitely want to repurchase!

Have you tried the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation?

*This post contains PR samples.*