Monday, 24 January 2011

NARS Sheer Matte Foundation

NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Siberia.

What it says on the website:
An oil-free, soft matte-finish foundation with sheer, buildable coverage that controls oil and shine throughout the day. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, skin is more luminous, softer and smoother. 

Used daily, Sheer Matte Foundation improves skin brightness, radiance and texture. For normal to oily skin types. 

  • Minimizes visible discoloration
  • Brightens and clarifies overall skin tone
  • Oil free. Absorbs oil and controls shine
  • Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Fragrance Free
Although I don't have oily skin... I do use a lot of  moisturiser before applying my foundation and I like a matte finish without having to use any powder.

I've never found a foundation quite pale enough for my skin, (especially in the winter months when I don't even have freckles) until now. NARS Siberia, where have you been all my life?!! To think, I'd never even tried a NARS product before, I'm most definitely a convert. I still love my MAC foundation, but I'll probably just use that now in the summer months when I've a little more warmth to my skin. Hopefully you can see from the below swatch just how good the NARS is on my skin, I've not blended the foundations in properly here so that it would show up better on camera :) ... I think it's the shadow on the right hand side of this pic making it look a tad darker than it is... and the fact its less thick than the MAC foundation...

The only down side is that the coverage isn't quite as good as my MAC studio sculpt, but that's to be expected as the consistency is completely different. The NARS foundation is much more of a liquid compared to the creamy/mousse texture of my MAC foundation. Despite this, I'd still rate my new NARS foundation as a 5/5, I've got plenty of concealers if I need to cover any blemishes!

What's your favourite foundation?
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