NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Review

Hey guys,

So sorry it's been a while, so busy with work.

As promised, this is my review on the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

What NARS says it is: "Your skin- almost bare, but better. This advanced, oil free formaula provides a translucent veil of colour and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feel hydrated....."

It comes in 9 shades and they are; Alaska, Finland, St. Moritz, Annapurna, Cuba, Malaga, Seychelles, Martinique and Polynesia.

My shade is Martinique/Dark 3 and I love this stuff! I have been using this for about a month, almost everyday and so far I haven't seen any crazy breakouts, cos I have very sensitive skin.

It retails for $42 (a little steep , I know) and is available at NARS counters, Sephora and Nordstrom.

I first got a sample and tried it out for a week before purchasing the full-sized product.


Blended out, can barely see it, it sinks into the skin.

The formula is not very runny like you would expect a normal moisturiser, it's quite thick, but not creamy per se. As this is a tinted moisturizer, it has very light coverage, but I like that it is buildable. 

I normally apply it with my fingers when I'm in a hurry. On days when I have a little more time, I dot in all over my face and blend in with a flat top powder brush, I use the ELF Powder brush. 

On days when I want a little more coverage, I build it up and then apply a light layer of MAC Studio Fix Powder+Foundation with my ELF powder brush and buff in.

If you want the fuller coverage but don't like the ''cake face'' effect after applying the Studio Fix powder+foundation, you can spritz on some MAC Fix+ or any water-based facial mist you have.

It gives a dewy finish, so since I'm not particularly a fan of the dewy look, I set mine with some MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural in dark.

I would recommend that you go to the counters, get colour-matched and get samples to test it out before investing in this. 

My only concern about this is the kind of sunscreen it contains. If you're acne prone, I have read ( I'm not a dermatologist) that it's better to use a sunscreen with Zinc oxide as it is less irritating to the skin. I'm acne prone, but this hasn't really caused any reaction to be concerned about. Just thought to add this for anyone who might be concerned with the sunscreen. 

As for ''reducing the appreance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation", I haven't noticed this particular product helping with that. I'm currently treating my skin with Proactiv, so I can't really tell. 

But if you're looking for something that evens out your skin tone with very minimal coverage ( especially if you're on of those who don't like wearing foundation on a daily basis) then I would recommend this.

So, check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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