Australia’s number one foundation of the year has been revealed after hundreds of thousands of beauty fans voted for their favourite products.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, retailing for $75, has been crowned the winner in the ‘best base’ category in the annual Mecca Beauty Election 2020 awards.
Touted by makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts, the fan-favourite formula has been praised for leaving skin with a ‘healthy glow’ without ‘masking your natural complexion’.
‘I love this foundation because it’s a light-medium coverage with a believable, second-skin like finish. It’s my go-to foundation on set,’ Niko Lopez, Nars lead makeup artist, said.
And it’s hard not to see why the product has been named the best on the market.
More than 3,250 women have shared their glowing reviews on the beauty chain’s website, with many swearing by the foundation for offering a natural-looking lightweight glow and great coverage that lasts all day.
Described as the ‘holy grail’ of foundations, many said they have been using the product for years, while others said it’s officially a ‘staple’ in their daily makeup regime.
‘This foundation is an absolute staple in my makeup kit. It gives full coverage, a little goes a long way and you can always add more if you want a more flawless look. It sets beautifully on the skin and gives a slight glow,’ one fan said.
Another shopper said: ‘I absolutely adore this foundation. It is by far the best foundation I have ever tried to looks absolutely flawless and lasts all day even though it fades slightly it still looks amazing.’
One super fan revealed she has been using the same foundation for nearly a decade.
‘I have used this foundation for almost 10 years now and have never looked back. It provides the perfect amount of coverage, yet looks incredibly natural,’ she said.
Many said the formula makes them ‘look years younger’ while others explained how they it ‘feels like you’re wearing nothing’ when they apply the foundation.
Despite its expensive price tag, many said the bottle lasts a long time because you only need ‘a tiny bit’ of formula for your face.
‘A tiny bit goes such a long way too I find one bottle lasts me about a year with regular usage,’ one woman said, while another added: ‘You don’t need much product – little goes a long way with this one.’
Suitable for all skin types, the luminous foundation with buildable coverage comes in a range of 40 different shades.
‘For extra glow, mix a small amount of liquid illuminator into your foundation before applying it,’ Tiffany, in-house trainer at Mecca Maxima, said.
The runners-up in the foundation category includes Too Faced Born This Way, Mac Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF15, Bare Minerals Original SPF15, Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting and Urban Decay Weightless Liquid.