NARS Sheer Matte

3.1

301 reviews

47% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 2.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, PEG-5 Glyceryl Stearate, Isostearic Acid, Bentonite, Stearic Acid, Behenic Acid, Batyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, 1-Methyhydantoin-2-imide, Behenyl Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Potassium Hydroxide, Cellulose Gum, Ethylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Serralysin, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Trisodium EDTA, Glucosyl Hesperidin, [may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, iron oxides]


on 4/12/2015 4:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is not a very good foundation, which is surprising considering most of nars products are extremely good. Despite being a matte product this foundation tends to get very oily so you will have to powder very well, in terms of application this foundation can be hard to blend I used a beauty blender and it still became patchy. This foundation also oxidises fast and becomes darker as the day progresses. I was in the colour Punjab and I am a NC 25 in Mac, overall this product was not worth the price and I would not purchase again.



on 4/12/2015 9:36:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Not impressed with this foundation. Initially, I was to buy the sheer glow foundation in Syracruse (which they matched me up with) but my sister accidentally brought me Sheer Glow in Stromboli. I have to say - Stromboli is such a better match for my skintone, slightly yellow yes. maybe Barcelona would be the perfect match.

As I get very oily throughout the day, I went and purchased Sheer Matte without trying it first. Stupid me. £31 down the drain.

This foundation has a HORRIBLE smell. it smells like paint and spirit mixed together. it did seem to blend okay with a buffing brush however did not seem to last the day for me without me becoming an oil stick.

I wore my makeup at 8am and by 11am, my face was oily and felt disgusting.

I also do not have much problematic skin - just the oil. so, I liked that it provided a light/medium coverage however, even the coverage made my face look cakey and fake.

I could not wait to go home and scrub it off my face. definitely disappointed with the NARS line of foundations - i'm hoping their TM/All day luminous will prove me wrong.


on 3/31/2015 7:51:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Horrific product in every sense, this product is beyond overpiced for how poor it is, looks disgusting, feels disgusting, coverage is terrible, looks cakey, bottle doesn't have a pump and when you pay £30 or more for a foundation you would expect to have one. I would never ever ever in a million years rebuy this. Literally aside from the price tag attached its the worst foundation I have ever used.


on 3/22/2015 9:53:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is one of the worst foundation I ever used. First of all, I got matched to this product (but in Sheer Glow) in the colour Fiji by a Nars salesperson at Sephora. I told him I though it was too yellow and he was like ''noooo, that's fine'', try it! I asked for a sample of it first to be sure and ta-da, it was too yellow. I'm fair with pink undertones and red cheeks, and Fidji is really yellow on me. MUFE HD in 115 is a perfect match for me, and this is far from it. So I went back to Sephora, told them it was too yellow, and they told me that had no other colour for me in Sheer Glow but that they really suggested Sheer Matte. They matched me to Deauville, also really really too yellow!

Even if it was a good match, it's not a foundation that I like, It's thick, mask like and hard to spread, and it's SO STREAKY, omg I can't even! I've never seen a foundation that was streaky that much... I tried with a brush, a wet brush, a wet sponge, a beauty blender, a wet beauty blender, a wet sponge, my fingers... Everything! Still streaky, not matter what I tried... so I returned it too. I think I'm just not a good match with NARS foundation, so I'll look somewhere else!


on 2/21/2015 10:34:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

I bought this foundation with high expectations. This foundation isn't sheer, it has one of the thickest formula I've ever seen. I have an oily T zone, and the rest of my face is normal but this foundations dries my skin way to much! It looks cakey, and it doesn't look natural. I don't recommend this foundation to anyone. And also, it doesn't have a pump, I don't understand why, this is ridiculous! Seriously, for this price, you can buy a way better foundation.


on 1/28/2015 12:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is without a doubt my Holy Grail foundation. My skin is so oily, I mean like, I look like I dipped my face in grease halfway through the day. I had tried a few different Matte foundations but this one works the best for me.
I always moisturize my skin before makeup, I apply my Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer (again, my face is oily), I take maybe two pumps of this foundation and buff it into my skin with my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.
Depending on how irritated my skin is that day I may have to stipple a little extra on my problem areas. What I like most about this product is that I don't have to touch up from shininess all day long. It gives me a very natural look to my skin, which I love, but it can be built up for those nights out when you want full glam.
I wish it was a little less expensive, but I would still pay full price for it, especially now that I purchased the pump.

love this foundation!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 1/25/2015 3:29:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product was very disappointing. The consistency is so thin and difficult to get a nice even coverage. It is very streaky. It accentuates dry patches, but then again it is a matte foundation and I have combination skin. The best thing is the packaging and the wear time; it lasts about 6 hours without getting too oily. Although that's a plus, this product is not worth the cost. I won't be repurchasing.


on 1/9/2015 10:30:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Let me start this off by saying I have oliy/combo skin but pretty damn oily in the Tzone. I wasnt to sure about this foundation at first but thought I'll never really know how it reacts to my skin unless I grab a bottle. Picked this up at Sephora for 57$.... yeah.... WAY over priced for this foundation, its a nice light weight blendable foundation but its staying power is ok with a setting pray/primer and the colour range is ok as well because it leans more to the yellow side (which works in my favour) and it doesn't come with a pump. For 57$ I dont want to pay extra for a freaking pump. All-in-all I dont think this foundation is worth the price, I would probably repurchase for an ever day foundation if it was a heck of a lot cheaper.

$57.00 CAD
Favours to yellow skin tones
Staying power 4/10
No Pump
Coverage is JUST barely medium but can layer until full (waste of product)


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have oily skin and used a matte-ifying moisturiser and both Smash box light primer and Rimmel Stay Matte primer (both on different days; not together). Sunk into each pore despite trying it with two primers. Was SO PATCHY!!!! didn't blend well at all, looked awful! The formulation was very runny so when I tried to buff it into my skin it just smudged around my face. I wore it twice and then returned it for a refund. I would recommend NO7 lightweight foundation (in the black plastic squeeze bottle) or the MAC prolong wear foundation instead of NARS Sheer Matte foundation. So glad that I got a refund or it would have been a total waste if £31.00!!!


on 12/10/2014 10:25:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Let me start by saying I'm a huge fan of NARS products in general. However, this product was a total fail for me. I have combination/normal skin. This went patchy and sunk into every single pore and fine line and accentuated dryness that I do NOT have. I can't believe this product is $45. It does not blend, looks cakey, and caused the rest of my makeup to slip down my face. Just horrendous. The only good thing was the color matched perfectly (NC15 - Gobi) but the product itself was awful. And it was not matte, at all. So disappointed in this product!


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