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I have heard so much about NARS foundation over the past couple of years that I figured I better give it a try since I am a NARS fan. I have some of their blushes, lipsticks and eyeshadows and have always loved “Laguna” bronzer. I mentioned in my “Makeup Counter Fun” post that I would be reviewing the foundation after testing it. The results are in!

I made 3 visits to Sephora and 1 to Nordstrom to get color matched for NARS foundation. I wanted to try both Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte and was matched to 3 different shades! They were…

1. “Deauville” (Light 4) described on the NARS website as “light with neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones”

Deauville

2. “Punjab”-(Medium 1) described on the NARS website as  “medium with golden peachy undertones”

Punjab

3. “Santa Fe”-(Medium 2) described on the NARS website as ” medium with peachy undertones”

Santa Fe

When it comes to formulation, I think they both look gorgeous. They blend well and dry to a flawless finish. There is not a noticeable scent to the products which is nice. I think the Sheer Matte would be better for the warmer months of the year and Sheer Glow is perfect for the dry cooler months of fall and winter.  There was little to no oxidation throughout the day and it was still looking great when I was ready to go to bed each night ! I was nervous that the Sheer Glow would make me look greasy because of my oily skin but it never did. It made my skin look supple, healthy and youthful! The coverage is light but buildable and looks very natural.

Here is what the NARS website says about the Sheer Glow Foundation…

 Sheer Glow Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.

  • For normal, normal-to-dry and dry skin types
  • Hydrates for softer and smoother skin
  • Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free.

And here is what NARS says about the Sheer Matte…

Sheer Matte Foundation improves the skin’s brightness and texture.

  • For normal, normal-to-oily and oily skin types
  • Oil free; absorbs oil and controls shine
  • Contains powerful anti-oxidants to protect against damaging free radicals and turmeric extract to improve skin’s radiance and tone. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance free
I didn’t find too much of a difference in the 3 shades I was given. The”Deauville” was very neutral with a good balance of pink and yellow. I was matched with this shade twice out of my 4 visits. “Santa Fe” was borderline too pink even though NARS foundations tend to run on the yellow side. “Punjab” was definitely more yellow and I actually enjoyed the way it looked the most. SO I believe I will be purchasing a bottle of the Sheer Glow in “Punjab”! This is truly amazing foundation and I see why people rave over it. I must mention again how much I like the fact that it has antioxidants which improve the tone of the skin over time!! Two big thumbs up from me!
~Chelle
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