Recently, I re-discovered my NARS sheer glow foundation. I bought it during the height of its hype, and after a few uses, I felt that while it is nice enough, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It has nice texture, but I am not sure, it just seems to lack all that jazz that got everyone raving about it. Perhaps I am expecting way too much?
How did I re-discover it? Well, because I wanted to use my NARS Loose Powder which I got way back last December. And the first foundation that came to my mind, is the Sheer Glow. I thought it would be nice to pair the same brand foundation and powder together. And I think the setting powder made all the difference. It gives the foundation more coverage, longer lasting power, all without losing that 'glow'.
When I came home this afternoon, I took a few pictures of my worn-off face, a good 8 hours after I first applied it. This is what's left, there is no oxidisation, slight oiliness, but other than those, the whole face is still fresh looking.
A closer look:
Here are some pictures of the products:
The loose powder is a whipping 35 grams of product! By far the most I have come across. Usually loose powders range between 25 - 30g. It is also very creamy and finely milled. Sort of 'denser' than say, the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.
It also comes with a huge setting puff, and great for pressing and rolling over the sides of your face, or you can fold it a bit to reach the corners of your face, around the nose.
Overall, I am glad to find a combination that makes me like using the Sheer Glow again, and if you are looking into getting some NARS, do check out their loose powder! Definitely worth the money, and something always overlooked in their collection, cos it's way too easy to aim for the blushes and eyeshadows.
Just one last shot of current foundations I am rotating. And I have another 3 NEW ones that are waiting to be tried out. Busy busy busy! :) I will be reviewing the Clarins one sometime this weekend. If you have questions about the others, just leave them in the comments below.
I like having a variety of foundations to choose and wear depending on my mood for the day, and I like them all, for different effects, coverage etc.
Thanks for looking!