NARS Sheer Matte Foundation Review

by Bee on March 8, 2014 · 31 comments

NARS Sheer Matte Foundation Review

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I have never been a fan of foundations. For some reason, every time I wore a foundation, my skin felt so congested that I wanted to rip it off my skin. But that being said, for special occasions, I like to keep a bottle of MAC’s pro longwear. A few months ago, I was getting a “makeover” at a mall where I was randomly selected and the MUA had applied this on me. It was since then on my radar as I was really impressed with it’s look and staying power.

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Shade : Stromboli -medium with olive undertones.

Price:

$45 + tax.

My Take on NARS Sheer Matte Foundation:

Stromboli is a small exquisite island near Sicily. That is exactly how it looks – like something in a rich woman’s vanity. The day I purchased it, I kept looking at it for some reason. No wonder, hubby thinks I’m crazy. The SA at Sephora did a skin match on me and it showed 4 brands that were a perfect match and when she applied Stromboli on me, I realized how perfect that software was programmed. It was so perfect on me, every critic in my mind shut up! Nars claims that this oil-free foundation delivers sheer, buildable coverage with shine control while also claiming to be long lasting and evening out skin tone. Check, check and check. I wore this so many times summing up to 3 different scenarios:

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1) lightly just over my moisturizer while going out and about – in the sun.

2) heavily as full coverage – While visiting a formal dinner, a full day mall visit.

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Let me say again  – it stays and stays. It gave me more than 6 hours of wear even in 80 deg F. I just had to dab once on my nose but my nose is my oiliest zone. I roamed the entire afternoon and went directly to a late dinner and still ended up getting complimented. It honestly looked all fresh. My main happiness is that I really like the finish; it’s neither flat nor dewy. I hate matte products because they make me look all matronly. Sheer Matte also claims to have skin care benefits which deliver luminosity and smoothness to the skin. I don’t know how that works with makeup but so far, this is the best thing I have used.

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Summing up:

Pros of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation:

  • Staying power.
  • Best for oily skin.
  • Not cakey but buildable.
  • A vast shade range.
  • Blends seamlessly into the skin.
  • It looks fabulous.

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Cons of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation:

  • The price 🙁
  • Why does it not come with a pump, even Rati mentioned the same thing yesterday, it’s a pain getting it out.  You either have to use a makeup spatula or those candy sticks.
  • I do not want them to commercialize this – NARS, give them for free dammitttt!

Verdict:

If you have an oily skin and don’t want cakey and melty makeup, then definitely check this out. I have pics to prove it 😉

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Shafiya March 8, 2014 at 10:27 am

Perfect review on Women’s day:) Love it completely Bee *puchhi*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

Thanks so much Shafiya *puchhi* *thankyou*

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Rati March 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

Beeenoooo you look absolutely gorgeous in the second pic especially and this is such an amazing foundation. My sheer glow is also sooo amazing but that pump thing really pisses me off. I can’t stop wearing it myself. *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:43 am

Hain na..l i’m converted as a NARs fanatic now *powder*
*puchhi* *puchhi* *puchhi* *thankyou* *thankyou*

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jomol March 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

Bee…you are looking all glowy *whistle* *woot*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

*puchhi* *puchhi* love u Jomo…

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Mini March 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

U look amazing..nice product n well written review

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Thank you Mini *happy dance*

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Neetu March 8, 2014 at 11:39 am

wow,, the difference is well visible.. u look all glowing n gorgous.. *clap* *clap* Totally loved d make over.. u r pretty bee.. *puchhi* *puchhi* happy womens day.. *pompom* *happydance*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm

*thankyou* *thankyou* hugggs Neetu …. I’m loving it so much

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Kadambari March 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

u luk ahhhmazin *puchhi* superb pics n review *clap*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Thanks a ton Kadambari *powder*

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Ramya UrsGorgeously March 8, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Amazing..but the price…. 🙁 I want a Sephora and NARS foundation one day 🙂

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:44 pm

You should try oncee… Even i used to be scared to spend too much but I figured, buying one is better than 2duds

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Shikha March 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

What lipstick and blush are you wearing? You look beautiful!

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tanvi March 8, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Ya…pls pls let us know the lipstick shade and blush shade. They look gorgeous you and yet very natural.

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:41 pm

*thankyou* Shikha and Tanvi… I’m wearing clinique ginger pop blush and covergirl heavenly lipstick :))

Hugggs

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Dhara March 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Have heard soo much abt this it goes in my wishlist, u looking very pretty 🙂

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm

*thankyou* You should try oncee… Even i used to be scared to spend too much but I figured, buying one is better than 2duds

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princessmascarenhas March 8, 2014 at 6:23 pm

You look so beautiful Bee!! *woot* *woot* The foundation is amazing isn’t it *woot* but the price *cry*

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

*thankyou* dear

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Rashmi March 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm

You look super gorgeous in pics dear… 🙂

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm

*hifive* thanks Rashmi

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Devie March 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm

This is great, Bee! You look lovely as ever : )

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm

*puchhi* thanks Devie *happy dance*

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Mayuri March 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

you look beautiful babe :* this foundation looks perfect and will suit my oily skin perfectly.. nice detailed review

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Bee March 8, 2014 at 10:50 pm

*thankyou* Mayuri… Do try it

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KK March 9, 2014 at 12:07 am

This has been on my radar too for sometime now…i had read about the pump thing, so have been avoiding. Apparently, you can buy the pump separately but it too tends to clog. so…..

You are looking gorgeous in the pics! Well reviewed!

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Bee March 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

Thanks KK *hifive*
*happy dance*

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Sabrina (Sandra) March 9, 2014 at 5:25 am

Hi Bee….looking beautiful and all glowy in the 2nd photo, and you have totally sold this foundation to me. Will try & send for it from abroad soon.

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Bee March 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

*thankyou* Sabrina… Long time babes… Miss you *puchhi*
It will look lovely on you…. You have pinkish skin naa…

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