I just got myself a new foundation from NARS! Was planning to get the Sheer Matte since I'm super duper oily, but when I tried both, I like the consistency and effect of the Sheer Glow, besides it's the one being raved about in blog and youtube reviews.
Please take note that Matte and Glow shades are not the same, well the names are, but the shades aren't. I am Barcelona in the Sheer Matte Foundation (in the pressed powder too!), but it's counterpart at Sheer Glow is just way too dark for me, I'm acidic, if i use it, I might look like wearing a bronzer all over my face. So I got Sta. Fe instead.
It's my 2nd day of using it and I'm loving it so far, oil mine production in my face is suspended for 5 to 6 hours! Foundation doesn't go dark on my skin too, yey! And a little goes a long way, it will take a while before I ran out of this.
Another plus point, it's easy to blend, I just use my fingers in applying this.
What am i not liking so far, hmmm - the packaging! As usual, NARS packaging is always a dissapointment for me. Yeah, it looks lovely and classy when newly bought but when you use it, uh-oh! - fingerprints and marks all over. Just look at the first photo, right?
Also, the bottle doesn't have a pump. It's just the plain old cap and no more. I've heard, the Matte one has an extra lid inside, why didn't they provide one for Glow? Anyway, this isn't much a problem for me as my favorite MA gave me one. She's awesome!
Overall, love this foundation. I like this one better than MUFE HD foundation (heck! I even like Maybelline's mineral liquid foundie better than MUFE haha).
For shade swatches, please check this link!
And oh, I also got myself a Laura Mercier Loose Powder in Beige! Will use this to set my foundation. Review for this in the coming days + an update for the NARS foundation.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation - Php 2,450
Laura Mercier Loose Powder - Php 1,550
Speaking of Lara, if you guys would like to buy this foundation, just look for my favorite MA in the world. She's the best promise! Very nice, accomodating and generous (to me lol)!
Here's Lara (thanks to Bec for the pic)!
and here's my other NARS purchases before the foundation that I wasn't able to blog about (yet!). Spot the GWPs on the 2nd pic haha!