This Natural-Looking Foundation Is Surprisingly Good at Covering Up Acne
If I told you there was such a thing as a natural-looking foundation that could somehow also cover acne, would you believe me? How about if I also described it as the "single base formula you need in order to fake perfect skin"? Well, my friends, such magic does indeed exist. (And, no, it's not Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk.) According to Mecca Cosmetica's website, on which it has over 800 5-star reviews, the foundation of our collective dreams is Nars' Sheer Glow. Labelled a "holy grail" product by more than one reviewer, our favourite assessment comes from Sarabara who says: "I would marry it if I could."
Recommended for normal to dry skin, commenters urge those with oily or combo skin types to still give it a go. Kat4 says: "I have slightly oily skin and do not find this foundation makes me look shiny at all." If your face does tend to eat your makeup, take Boppity's advice and layer a primer underneath: "I have been struggling to find a foundation that doesn't slide off—with a primer on first, it will literally stay on all day and night!" The formula is sheer and buildable, making it a winner for covering up breakouts, too. (Makeup artists generally agree it's best to go light on foundation then go in with concealer where needed when camouflaging spots.) Keen to try it for yourself?
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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($66)
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