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Flawless Faces

April 9, 2016

To me, foundation is the most important part of a make up look. Having even, flawless, radiant skin is surely what everyone strives for. Unfortunately we aren’t all blessed with Gigi Hadid’s complexion, but we can turn to our most trusted base products to help us out. I used to put foundation on in the morning and by lunchtime it looked orange and patchy, which was certainly not the look I was going for. I tried endless different shades and formulae, but still I couldn’t find one that I could trust to sit nicely on my skin and stay on all day. That is until I started using Nars Sheer Glow about 3 or 4 years ago.

We didn’t have a Nars Counter in Sheffield at the time of my desperate hunt for a better base. When I was shopping in Leeds I came across the stand and having heard lots about the brand I decided to get a colour match and purchase my first bottle. Unfortunately I hadn’t taken into account I had a natural tan from my summer holiday at the time and so ended up being matched to a colour that I would only be for a few more weeks until I returned to my natural pale self. So half a bottle of the stuff sat in my make up bag for months because it was too dark for me to use and so I had written it off as still not being the right product for me. However after seeing yet more glowing reviews of the stuff across several blogs I decided to give it a second shot and made sure I was at my palest when I went to the counter in Manchester to get another bottle. I was matched to the shade Deauville and loved it! It was perfect and still is. I’ve used about three bottles since and it’s by far the foundation I recommend the most out of my collection. I could finally see what all the hype was about and like so many others I’m addicted to the stuff. The one thing that drives me crazy is that it doesn’t come with a pump, you can buy one separately but then the lid doesn’t fit on which makes is annoying to travel with. I’ll just about let Nars off though as the product itself is well worth the money and even the extra £3 to buy a pump.

My key bit of advice when looking for a new foundation would be to make sure you have the exact right colour. I know how hard it can be to find the exact match, trust me I have a weird yellow undertone that makes nearly all foundations too orange on my skin. As long as you take your time to Ensure its the right shade there will be one thats just right. I always ask the beauticians on the counter to match me to the shade they think and then without buying it I leave the counter and wonder around browsing the shops for an hour or so to make sure it doesn’t oxidise on my complexion and its still the right shade in natural light. The light in shops never giveS a true representation of the shade and you don’t want to spend your pennies to then realise you look like you’ve shoved your face in a packet of cheesy Doritos as soon as you’re in day light!

I hope this review and tip was helpful and I would love to hear what your all time most trusted and favourite foundation is? Please leave me a comment below as I love reading and replying to them all.

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  • leanne April 9, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    I recently picked this up – i quite like it! I really need to get a pump for it though. It drives me mad haha xx

    • Alex April 10, 2016 at 9:26 am

      I know they really should come with one shouldn’t they xx

  • Abi Hickling April 10, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    I have never tried any NARS foundation but I’ve heard alot of good things on the whole. I love the Dior Forever Foundation because it’s got great coverage but doesn’t look like you are wearing anything at all! And you’re right, getting the correct colour is key!

    • Alex April 11, 2016 at 6:46 am

      I haven’t tried the Dior Forever but sounds really nice, I might have to try it out xx

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