When it comes to make up a lot of the time you can't go wrong with high street. With so many brands and options finding a killer mascara or lipstick should be easy to do. But for me, the one perfect product I've never been able to find is a good foundation. I'm sure they're out there, I've just never quite found one I'd happily use forever. So after a seriously bad week skin wise I decided to screw it and try a more expensive one, and after much searching settled on Nars Sheer Glow.
From twitter to youtube I've heard a lot of buzz about this £31 foundation, and although I'm probably quite late on the bandwagon I'm so glad I decided to try it! I don't live anywhere near a Nars outlet so decided to buy online from John Lewis as they have really affordable delivery rates. Admittedly buying a foundation without having seen it is pretty risky but I was lucky enough to have a near perfect match to my skin. They have about 20 shades to choose from so chances are they'll be a perfect shade for you, its just finding it! As I'm quite pale and cool toned I settled on the shade Mont Blanc after a lot of research online and watching tons of youtube tutorials featuring different shades.
Promising to leave skin hydrated, luminous, glowing and even, this one definitely didn't disappoint! It has an incredible mix of feeling so light on the skin, but also giving really good coverage, meaning that skin looks completely even and near flawless (at least compared to pre-foundation!). I have really dry skin at the moment, and some CC creams and foundations can leave my skin even drier and just look horrible, so I was a bit worried that I may have spent quite a bit of money on a product that might just not work for me. But I've found this to be fairly hydrating and provided I've applied moisturiser and primer (If I remember the primer!) this doesn't dry out my skin at all.
I wouldn't say this foundation is hugely glowing (which personally I prefer!), but rather gives a really natural, subtle finish which honestly just gives the illusion of having perfect skin. As a big fan of more natural looking make up this was right up my street, and I've literally gone from wearing only concealer to applying foundation nearly every day. One thing I would recommend though, is buying a pump for £3 as its a very liquidy foundation and personally I think it might be quite hard to judge how much is going to pour out!
Despite having quite an expensive price tag compared to more high street options, this foundation is completely worth the money for me! It applied so easily, give skin a subtle, perfect finish and completely evens out my skin tone. Its also really raised my confidence, so if you're having a tough time skin wise and want a bit of a treat I'd definitely say give this one a go!
What's your favourite foundation?