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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review

Finally, I’m reviewing the NARS NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer! I fully admit that I’ve had this moisturizer for well over a (few) month(s), and I’ve been using it on and off, but I hadn’t fully made up my mind about it.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is a basic moisturizer, a light lotion consistency the coverage it provides is pretty light. It absorbs quickly and you can’t feel it once it is on, so it is pretty much perfect for spring/summer.

For some reason I found that the coverage was lightest in areas that I rubbed the lotion in a little more (was I rubbing it off? Probably.) so those spots that needed the most coverage… well, they actually got less. I typically had to apply a little extra concealer or even a little foundation in these areas to even things out, which was fine, but I was hoping to skip this step (hence why I was thinking about this review for so long).

Consistency: Light lotion
Blendability: Very easy! I can make it look perfect with just my finger tips.
Buildable coverage: Only slightly buildable. You’re better off using a foundation or concealer for areas you need more coverage.
Feeling on skin: Lightweight
Wear: 10-12 hours
Problems with wear: No caking or settling into fine lines
Shades Available: 9 colors, I used Alaska

SPF 30

You can buy this at Sephora or NARS.
Note that this tinted moisturizer is not pregnancy safe.

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  1. 5.3.12

    sounds very much like a traditional tinted moisturizer!

  2. 5.3.12
    Anonymous said:

    Thanks for this review. I've been so curious about tinted moisturizers and BB creams. I feel like I should be investing in one of these. Your review helped me to at least eliminate tinted moisturizers because it seems a light application of my usual foundation would be about the same. Now, as for BB creams, they seem to be the way to go because of the multiple benefits, especially the Asian varieties. I checked out the Smashbox version. A tiny tube is $39! It is very small for 40 bucks. I got a sample, but have yet to try it out. We'll see if it's worth the price.

    Tam tshawpayton@yahoo.com

  3. 5.3.12

    This is my new favorite TM! Love it…

  4. 5.4.12

    I just tried this moisturizer this weekend. It was ok im not sure if I would invest on it. I had a few samples I think I will continue my search for the best tinted moisturizer for my skin tone and needs