Thursday, January 13, 2011


Foundation. It's my life saver. If I was stranded on an island and was only able to bring one makeup product with me, it would be foundation. I've had my fair share of foundations, continually trying new ones. Looking for the perfect match and perfect consistency. My search is over. I would like to introduce you to my makeup soul mate, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.

I work in the beauty industry and know that products aren't always what they say they are. So, I was very skeptical about this foundation especially because of it's price point. To say I'm cheap when it comes to purchasing cosmetics, is an understatement. I can never justify spending 40 some-odd dollars on something that seems so unnecessary. Prior to discovering Sheer Glow, I was a hardcore Maybelline SuperStay 24hr Makeup fan. It has all the properties to contend with some of the most expensive foundations out there, and every time I wear it I always get compliments on how flawless my skin looks. And, at the reasonable price of 11 Canadian dollars, I can definitely justify my purchase. But like most cosmetic junkies, I needed a change. I wanted to see if there was anything better out there. And to be completely honest, I had ran out of SuperStay foundation and decided to try out a more expensive brand.

Wow. I can not believe how impressed I am with Sheer Glow. The consistency, the slick of the product, and the pigmentation of the foundation. OH MY GOD, the pigmentation! You don't even need a lot of the product to cover your entire face. The finish is really nice, because I'm one for the dewy look. I like looking like I have a little life in my skin, and dewy definitely is healthy looking. One thing I did notice with the foundation is that it actually hydrated my skin. I live in Canada, and winters are very dry and cold. Sheer glow foundation made my skin look and feel hydrated. Even when I don't have makeup on, my skin still looks hydrated.

There was one last factor that sealed the deal. Now, part of the perks for SuperStay foundation is that it's supposed to stay on for 24-hrs. And it's supposed to be sweat proof, transfer free - basically everything free. But, as it turns out that isn't the case. Yes, it stays on considerably well for a drugstore foundation, I will give it that. But it definitely isn't sweat proof, and it definitely isn't transfer free. I have all my crisp white t-shirts to prove it. The way I really test out a foundation is by performing the sleep-in-it test. Yeah I know, it's not good to sleep with your makeup on. But, I like to test out how well makeup stays on by sleeping in it. Gross, I know, but I don't do it every night. What I came to discover was Nars Sheer Glow STAYS ON. Yeah, it actually lasts.

I'm extremely impressed with this foundation, and I'm almost 80% sure I'll fork over the cash to purchase it. No, in all seriousness, if you're in the market for a GREAT foundation, definitely try out Nars Sheer Foundation. It comes in two finishes, glow and matte. Depending on your skin concerns and what type of skin you have - you can choose one or the other. Glow is more for a normal to dry skin type, where as matte is for a combination to oily skin type.

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