NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation Review


  • Buildable, light to medium coverage
  • Works on all skin types, except on very oily skin
  • Satin finish that makes skin glow
  • Lightweight feel
  • 40 different shades to suit most skin tones


  • Oily skin may require finishing powder to last through the day
  • May look cakey on dry skin if used too much
  • No sun protection
  • Pricey


Number of ratings: 560

Average score: 4.5 stars

What reviewers say about NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

NARS Sheer Glow in
is a match for MAC NC42 skin tone.

“It is light, it covers blemishes flawlessly with little product.”

“Perfect amount of coverage without looking or feeling heavy. My skin glows and it does not break my skin out!”

“It covers up freckles and sun spots but doesn’t look caked on at all.”

“This foundation is super airy and light and gives just the right amount of coverage without feeling heavy. Recommended for someone who is looking for just the right amount of coverage to even out skin tone and to look flawless.”

Who should buy NARS Sheer Glow foundation

Buy this if you are looking for:

  • natural looking coverage that will cover blemishes, age spots and redness
  • a longwearing foundation with a satin finish

Who should NOT buy this

Don’t buy this if:

  • you have very oily skin
  • you need sun protection


The NARS Sheer Glow foundation is a high-end foundation that will cover most imperfections while looking natural.

It doesn’t settle into pores or wrinkles, and wears well through the day.

The finish is not overly matte or dewy, which works for most skin types except overly oily skin.

Satin finish with non-cakey coverage

NARS Sheer Glow foundation in Macao is a match for MAC NC45 skin tone.

This foundation will cover imperfections like spots, scars and redness without caking up.

The satin finish is somewhere between matte and dewy, which will look natural on most skin types.

Long-wearing formula with excellent shades

The NARS Sheer Glow foundation wears well throughout the day, although oily skin will benefit from a dusting of powder.

With 40 shades to choose from, finding the correct shade will be a breeze.

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Comparison to similar foundations

These foundations have a similar satin finish that cover well and look natural:

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation Review

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation Review

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick Review

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