I have been using my Nars Sheer Matte foundation for a month and I haven’t make up my mind on this yet. I got this with the 20% off from Sephora VIB sales. It comes in a luxurious packaging but it doesn’t actually come with a pump. If you want you can purchase the pump separately at Sephora or at Nars stands for 5 Euros. I think that for the price point, which is 47 Euros, it should come with a pump to make the application easier.
Nars claims that the oil-free formula delivers sheer, buildable coverage with shine control while also claiming to be long-lasting and evening out skin tone. This is a light to medium coverage foundation and definitely you need to get a colour match because it’s not something that you can really easily pick up your shade.
It does tend to dry quickly, so you need to work in sections on your face. That is because is a dry formula. You have to bear in mind that applying too much product can make it look heavy and cakey. I have seen lot of people using Real Techniques Buffing Brush for applying it but I prefer to use my fingers, which is what the girl at the Nars stand recommended to me.
I suggest you to apply some moisturizer and primer underneath this foundation if you want to avoid dry patches. It does give a matt finish but is still so beautiful on the skin, even though it tends to oxidize.
My main problem with this foundation is that I am not impressed at all. It is true that it helps to control the oil but it doesn’t prevent the shiny-face effect. It’s weird because I see the shine in my T-zone but it doesn’t feel greasy at all. For that reason I would recommend to get a tester before buying it.
Has anyone else used Nars Sheer Matte foundation? How did you find it?