I get asked on an almost daily basis which foundations and concealers are the best for pale skin tones, and this series is going to explore all different types of products from varying brands and at all price levels which will hopefully help you to make a decision on which foundation and concealer is right for you!
In universal skin tone terms.. I'm an NC15 in Mac. However, Mac isn't really doing it for me at the moment, so i'm on the hunt for a replacement that will be the perfect foundation for My Pale Skin.
Packaging: The foundation comes in a thick glass bottle with a matte black screw cap. The foundation does not come with a pump, and you will have to purchase one separately, I didn't now this when I purcahsed it, so just a heads up. The packaging feels luxe, however I'm not a fan of porous black matte packaging on foundations - purely down to the fact that they take so long to clean and remove any signs of product which has made it's way onto the outside of the lid.
Coverage: I find the Product gives a medium to full coverage. It's a buildable foundation, and applying in different ways will give you a different coverage. For a sheer look, try using a beauty blender and for a full coverage, try using a brush such as the real techniques expert face brush. I like to buff mine in using a buffing brush such as the Nanshy flat top buffer.
Colour: The Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Siberia is the lightest of the entire range. I'm so happy to have found this foundation, as it seems to be the perfect shade for my pale skin, with no orange tones to be seen!
Finish: Although it's called 'Sheer glow' I find that when you first apply it, the foundation does have a dewy glow, however, after buffing I find that It does seem to transform more to the matte end of the spectrum. If you're looking for a dewy foundation, you may find yourself disappointed with the glow not being overly obvious in this one.
Final Verdict: At £31.00, The Nars Sheer glow foundation is the most expensive I've ever purchased, and certainly one i'd recommend you swatch and test to make sure you're happy with before splashing out on it. I love the coverage, and the subtle 'glow' which is more of a sheen, that this product gives. The Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia (Light 1) I'm happy to report has PASSED the pale test with flying colours.
As Always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this foundation or what you'd like me to try next, let me know in the comments.