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The perfect Summer Foundation - NARS Sheer Glow

When it comes to summer makeup, this season has changed my direction on what I need in a foundation. As I’ve gotten older the more natural my base make up is, the better-- especially for our Canadian summers. It’s muggy, humid and sweaty outside and it takes all I have to wear clothes, much less a full face of glam.
I’ve been down the road of tinted moisturizers and BB creams but for most of my days, I need something that has more durability and coverage.

I’m not normally one for high end foundations but I’ve been curious about NARS foundations for quite some time and have seen the beauty community rave about them. Since I was new to the NARS base game, I decided to pick up the most classic in the range, SHEER GLOW.

My first impression was on how light in texture it actually is. While the formula is brightening and luminous, it did a fantastic job at evening my skin tone with building coverage successfully in certain areas. I’m also prone to skin sensitivity and this foundation being alcohol and fragrance free is a huge win.
The final finish is a satin, medium to full coverage with a natural and radiant look.

I was surprised at how much a little goes a long way. You can literally do the entire face with less than the size of a quarter. Since I have dry skin, I prefer to apply using a dampened beauty sponge. I have also tried a buffing brush and it goes on just as well, so it's brush user friendly too. 
In terms of how my other products applied on top, I found I still had to set with powder. This is a step I rarely skip but I found I needed less translucent powder than usual. My bronzer, blush and highlight applied as usual with no streaks or patches.
I noticed a 7-8 hour wear with this foundation. Since it is a hydrating foundation with one of the base ingredients being glycerin, I found no separating or caking around my trouble areas; which are around my nose and chin.

The other impressive aspect was the shade range. With 20 shades that range with pink, yellow and brown undertones will complement any skin tone. From the fairest skin to the deepest dark skin, you'll find your perfect match.

Rachelle Xo

NARS Sheer Glow is available at Sephora/ and fine department stores across Canada. 

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