Nars Sheer Glow Foundation Review

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LINKS // Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Everyone and their pet goldfish and their postman raves about this foundation. It’s The Sheer Glow foundation by Nars. It’s been featured on millions of blogs and youtube videos and almost everyone loves it. Including me.

A few months ago I treated myself to some Nars stuff as a reward for doing well in my first year of uni. I picked up this, a Creamy Concealer and a Velvet Shadow Stick (reviews going up soon). I try and research the hell out of high end products before I purchase them. I don’t have £40 to just throw away on anything, so if I’m buying something high end I’ve got to make sure I really really want it and intend to use it.

Drugstore foundations, at least out of the one’s I have tried, just don’t work very well on my skin. I have combination skin and find some of my skin can be dry some days and oily others. I find foundations go flaky on my skin not long after applying. I’d tried many different ways to prevent this, from changing brushes, trying makeup sponges and beauty blenders, to exfoliating daily, to changing my skincare routine. But nothing worked. So I had to step up my game and try out a high end foundation.

I’ve heard mixed reviews about this foundation online. Some say it’s great for dry skin, other say it clings to dry patches and is only good for oily skin. As someone with both, I decided to give it a shot. This a silicone based natural finish foundation. It’s Dermatological tested, fragrance free and feels very light weight. Unlike a lot of foundations I’ve tried, this feels more like a moisturizer than a foundation. It goes on so smoothly and effortlessly, blending nicely, whether that be with a sponge or a brush, with or without primer. I got this is in the shade Siberia, which, as you can imagine by the name, is the lightest shade, because I’m a white ass Caspar the ghost bitch. I have to say it’s one of the only foundations that’s been anywhere close to my skin tone. 80% of the time with foundations the lightest shade is still way to dark, but I find with this it matches my skin perfectly. It gives good coverage, whilst giving me a nice natural glow, but without giving the appearance of accidental blackface. It’s definitely a foundation you have to build up, and gives I’d say a nice medium amount of coverage, so if you’re someone who doesn’t have terrible skin, but needs a little help giving herself a glowy complexion (and not that of a corpse), I’d recommend this, because it works great hiding that never-goes-outside skin.

The bottle is a small acrylic bottle with the Nars logo up the side and a black lid. It’s Nar, all it’s packaging is standard, plane but modern and stylish. It also came in the standard black cardboard box that all Nars products come in. I usually keep it inside the box, so in the case the bottle accidentally breaks I may be able to save my other makeup from being covered in foundation. My only problem with this damn bottle is that it doesn’t have a pump. The amount of times I’ve accidentally poured to much on my hand is stupid really. This retails at £31.00 for 1  Fl. Oz. 30ml on the Nars website, but on Feel Unique, which is where I got it from I brought it retails for £29.50. So only £1.50 less than every other website, but hey I got a free gift, free delivery and that £1.50 can go towards a dib dab and a bottle of pink lemonade lucozade (my favs).

Overall I really like this foundation. I know people say to avoid this if you’ve got any sort of dry skin, but I really like it. It’s goes on so easily, gives a nice finish and feels really nice on the skin. My only quarrel is the fact the bottle doesn’t have a pump, which means having to pour it out. But really that’s something I can live with, and hey if it bothers me that much I can always buy the £3.00 pump they sell on the website.

But apart from that this product is great, it’s a solid 9/10 for me and it’s just amazing. If you’ve tried this product, let me know what you thought of it below, especially if you’ve got combination skin, as I’d love to know how it worked on you.

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Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation Review

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I recently ran out of the foundation I was using and I really like trying new foundations. I think every time I run out of foundation I buy one I’ve never tried before just because I just really like trying new foundations. Anyway I picked this one up from Collection because I’ve never tried it before and it was on offer.

I’ve found this foundation to give quite a thick coverage, but in a good way. It seems to cover all blemishes and give a nice finish without making you look cakey. It apparently has 16 hour wear and I can say it does seem to last quite a long time. I never really wear my makeup for that long but it does seem to last for a pretty long time when I do wear it. I have it the second lightest shade, Ivory which is just a tiny bit darker than my skin tone.. I’ve learned to avoid the lightest shade of foundation simply because a lot of the time the lightest shade tends to have pink undertones which don’t go well with my pale skin.

Anyway this foundation has great coverage and great staying power. It’s oil free and apparently SPF 20, which is great because who doesn’t love SPF.

I’d probably give this a 9/10.

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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation Review

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So today I’m reviewing the  Rimmel London, lasting finish 25 hour foundation. As you can see from the picture it comes in a tall hard plastic 30ml bottle a white lid and white and red writing on it. I picked up this foundation because the previous one I was using, Rimmel wake me up didn’t suit my skin tone very well. This one which is the lightest shade of nude, suits my skin almost perfectly. It goes on so easy and well and doesn’t leave streaks or make me look cakey.

I’ve had a few spots lately and this works really really well in helping cover up my blemishes and get rid of the red. I definitely prefer it to the wake me up foundation. It also works very well against pale skin, so if you’re pale like me I’d recommend you try this because it just blends so well without making you look like your face is a different colour to the rest of your body. The only downside I’ve found with this is sometimes if it mixes with my concealer it cakes a little, usually around the underside of my eyelid. Apart from that it’s a brilliant foundation.

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Makeup Monday: Rimmel Wake me up anti-fatigue foundation review

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So I recently changed my foundation because the last one I was using, whilst good didn’t last very long and was a bit darker than my skin tone so after I finished the bottle I purchased a new foundation. I’ve seen a lot of people raving about this one so I decided to give it a try. It’s the Maybeline Wake me up Anti-Fatigue foundation in the lightest shade named Light Porcelain. It comes in a small glass bottle with a bright orange lid and comes with a handy pump. According to the front of the bottle it is a ‘Skin Brightening Vitamin C Foundation’ and it has SPF 15.

The fact it has Vitamin C in it and SPF 15 is always good, especially since SPF is something you defiantly want in any foundation as best to protect you skin. Even though I got this in the lightest shade possible I still found it wasn’t quite right for me. The foundation had slight pink undertones to it and whilst it did have a lot of very good coverage it made my look a little pink, which then required me wearing extra bronzer on top. The mixture itself though is not at all cakey and like I said earlier allows very good coverage and lasts for a long time.

I’m probably going to purchase this again although next time I might have to go up a shade purely to avoid the pink undertones the lightest shade comes with.

Rating: 9/10

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Makeup Monday: Revolution Matte Effect Foundation

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Another random revolution review. I swear I’m not sponsored by a lot of their product because their cheap and I’m poor, haha. Anyway this is the Revolution Matt Effect Foundation in warm beige. I had to blindly choose this based on the colour of the sticker due to the fact their were no tester available. It does however match my skin tone quite well. It’s quite a thick liquid but does blend really well. I use this daily over primer and under powder and it a good product. My only problem is that it takes quite a well to blend it in as it’s quite a thick liquid. It was only 3 pounds I believe, to apart from that small thing this product is great!

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