Francois Nars has been all about the provocative shade names for his cosmetics for quite some time now (Orgasm blush, anyone?), so it should come as no surprise that he has decided to relaunch his base makeup collection as "The Immaculate Complexion". Central to the collection are two new foundations - Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte.
Sheer Glow is a satin-finish foundation with sheer, buildable coverage which gives a luminous finish and is ideal for normal to dry skintypes. Sheer Matte is an oil-free formula with a soft, matte finish which helps to control shine for normal to oily skintypes. Both products promise to deliver softer, smoother skin and to brighten the complexion and improve radiance with regular use.
I've been trying out both foundations and must say that both are very wearable on my normal to dry skin. I'd probably be more likely to wear the Sheer Glow in cooler weather when my skin is drier and the Sheer Matte in summer to keep shine at bay, but Sheer Glow is not overly illuminating and Sheer Matte is not at all dry or mask-like on my skin.
Both have a creamy formula which is easy to apply and blend and a little bit of foundation goes a long way, so these should also last quite a while, which is good news for bank balances. If (like me) you like a sheer finish to your foundation, then these two products are ideal, but they also allow you to build up coverage as required, so they are very adaptable.
Available now from Brown Thomas priced at €34.