Nars Sheer Glow in Sante Fe
As some of you may know I have been on the hunt for my 'holy grail' foundation. Something that offers a medium but build-able coverage, long lasting with a natural almost glowy finish. After trying numerous foundations such as Chanel Matte Lumiere, Estee Lauder Double Wear and Jemma Kidd Light as Air I just couldn't find what I wanted. They were either too thick, too matte, looked slightly cakey and did not photograph well. Well girls, I think I have found what I was looking for after all this time - Nars Sheer Glow. I'm the type of girl that doesn't mind splurging out on products if I feel they work for me and are worth it. However when It comes to the more expensive products I like to get samples because I hate to waste money and the products themselves if I don't end up liking them. I had been looking to try this foundation for so long and I'm not sure what put me off, probably the snotty MUA on the Nars counter in Selfridges refusing me a sample... I don't think so. I thought I'd try my luck in House of Fraiser and was helped by the lovely MUA who gave me the shade Sante Fe, which is perfect! Its one of those shades that work when I'm on the pale side and can blend it down my neck without looking odd and also when I'm a little tanned. I just adore how this looks on my skin. It gives me that fresh glow and is flattering in harsh lights making me feel more confident. Don't be fooled by the name as it definitely isn't sheer. Its light in consistency but is highly pigmented. Oh and by the way, my skin type is normal/combination. However one of the downsides to this foundation is that its known for its weaker longevity, but used with Benefit Porefessional, this problem is solved. They are the perfect match! The other downside is that there is no SPF, which can easily be solved by using skincare with SPF so I'm not completely putt off. Just remember I'm talking about how this foundation works on my skin, everyones skin is different and even if you have the same skin type, foundations will react differently on different skins. So be sure to get a sample before buying and not to be let down if it doesn't work for you. Now this foundation retails at around the £29.00 mark. But seeing as its sold on ASOS who offer student discount, free delivery and the regular promotions it seems the best place to buy. I had a discount code and paid around £23.00 which I think is pretty reasonable for a foundation.
Whats your holy grail foundation?