Getting the base right…
Those of you following my blog for a while will know I’ve loved Nars Sheer Glow for some time. And that hasn’t changed but I still get the foundation itch from time to time. However, no matter how many foundations I’ve tried (and trust me that’s a lot), there’s just aways that something missing that has me reverting back to what I know and love. Which of course is the sensible thing to do, only I’ve accumulated somewhat of a foundation stash that I’m just not ready to admit defeat on! The solution…? Mix them with a little bit of my Nars Sheer Glow of course. Some people warn against this as each base comes with its own formulation and consistency and mixing it up ruins things so to speak. Well that may be but I’m also a firm believer that if you find something that works, then why not?
At the very least it means that my products are getting good use and mixing it with a base I know works for me gives me a bit of what of I’m used to. Anyway, it doesn’t work with every foundation, but I’ve got a base combo going that works for me right now; and like I said it gets me using products that otherwise were just going to waste.
The foundation I’ve been mixing with my fave Nars Sheer Glow is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation in shade 240. Now in truth this is a pretty good foundation even on its own, it just doesn’t quite match Sheer Glow but all in all is a close contender.
I normally stay clear of anything that states hydrating. I’m not an oily skin type, but I just don’t want that type of finish so I was a bit skeptical to say the least. I needn’t have worried though as the beauty of this is that when I have worn it on its own I don’t need a powder to set it and that’s a first….ever. It’s a bit thick in consistency but blends into the skin quite well and the colour is ok – not as good a match as Sheer Glow, but good enough.
“…the shade range is impressive”
So still sticking to how this fares on its own; the finish is natural and not overly dewy which is what I prefer and this has medium, buildable coverage. However, I’m not a fan of building this up and one and a bit pump is more than enough. The shade range is impressive but that said my closest match is a tad warm.
When I mix it with Sheer Glow, I get a better colour match and consistency to work with. There’s no real compromise on the finish just a bit more of what I’m used to but I do need powder to set it. The problem with that though is Sheer Glow works best with my Chanel powder whilst the Fenty Pro Filt’r works better with no powder. What to do….?
The Perfect Powder
Luckily, as well as a bit of a foundation stash I’ve built up somewhat of a setting powder stash too and after some trial and error the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light is perfect for this base combination.
For that lit from within glow without any cakiness, this is ideal. It meshes everything into the skin beautifully and helps my makeup last all day.
Of course my love of just Nars sheer Glow on its own will never go. The perfect colour match (I wear the shade Punjab) and the natural skin-like satin finish makes this an absolute winner. But for the sake of making use of makeup that otherwise would be sitting idol, a little bit of mixing never goes amiss. And this is one base combo I am definitely on board with.
So what about you, do you mix your foundations together? x