by corinne iaia

June 14, 2014

A GLOW GETTING BASE COMBINATION


It's no secret that a dollop of the Nars Sheer Glow foundation results in a shimmer free yet luminous, fresh look. I tend to use this foundation alone and not even need much else, other than a swipe of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes for good measure. This past week my eye has been drawn to the Nars Hot Sand Illuminator*, and naturally I've been trying to find different ways to work an illuminating product into my everyday routine. I love a good illuminator, but my makeup mantra tends to be on the more natural side of things, so it can be hard to find ones that don't have chunks of glitter in them. 

Surprise, surprise Nars does it again (do they make anything that I don't like?) and this is one beaut of a product. It is a gel based product that has no large sparkles, just a hefty dose of lit from within glow. I have been amping up my usual Sheer Glow base with a half-pea size drop of the Hot Sand Illuminator, and I don't think I will be turning back. The combination results in a glowing and youthful look not too far off from that of the Jouer Luminizing Moisture tint, but slightly more natural. I like that this one doesn't have sparkles and even in the daylight it isn't too much of a giveaway. This is the perfect duo of products to use on a vacation or holiday because it creates a light, dewy, and flawless look. Take my recommendation and you too will look exactly as if you are coming back from an island getaway, well-rested and refreshed. 

Do you guys use either of these products, or perhaps, both? Let me know your thoughts!
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6 comments

  1. Hello, I nominated you for Liebster! Let me know if you complete it :)

    Liebster Award

    lorrieloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Lo,

      I really appreciate the nomination - thank you! If you scroll down a bit I have already completed one this past week, though. Good luck and thank you again!
      xx,
      Corinne

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  2. Love it! I haven't mixed an illuminator into a foundation in FAR too long. Thanks for reminding me of this magical combo plate! :)

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    1. Hi! I know - me neither, but I saw on Nars instagram account that they recommend mixing a bit in with foundation and I thought it was a great glowy combination for summer. Hope all is well!
      xx,
      Corinne

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  3. Ohh the hot sand illuminator looks gorgeous! I still haven't tried Nars Sheer Glow! I don't know what's wrong with me! haha

    Nikki and Things

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    1. Hi Nikki,

      I swear you will love it - I don't think anyone can go wrong using this foundation. Good skin in a bottle basically!

      xx,
      Corinne

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