NARS Sheer Matte Foundation has been recommend to me by so many of my friends and fellow beauty bloggers and yet I couldn't quite pluck up the courage to purchase it. Why? Pure and simple the term "sheer", as someone with less than perfect skin I tend to stay well clear of anything that aims to deliver anything less than moderate coverage. Utterly foolish when I have tried NARS Sheer Glow Foundation and know deep down the term "sheer" is used as in ultimate rather than a hint of a tint. Luckily due to a make-up swap programme with beautyinbeta.co.uk I was kindly gifted a bottle of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation and can truly say it is well worth the splurge...
Straight out the gate I do want to state that not everyone is going to love the scent of NARS foundations. In my opinion they are a little like Bobbi Brown foundations in that they take a little getting used to. In my opinion the NARS foundation scent is a little like burning plastic (please don't ask how I know that) but once applied to the skin the fragrance does disappear fairly quickly. I must admit I am not a fan of the packaging - the rubber cap becomes grubby rather quickly which is only heightened by the fact that it comes with no pump. To dispense the foundation you do have to pour it out which is both impractical and a dicey procedure especially first thing in the morning when you are a little bleary eyed, one wrong move and goodbye contents. I have heard that MAC foundation pumps can be trimmed to fit the NARS bottles but I have yet to try that out (something I aim to remedy this coming weekend).
In a word I am a convert.
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation £31/30ml via Space.NK - link.
This post contains a gifted product.