Product Review: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

For the past week I’ve been testing out the popular NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. This product was recommended to me by a friend, so I decided to head to Sephora and check it out.

I chose the shade Seychelles because my skin has yellow undertones so the medium dark with golden olive was a perfect fit. During the matching process, I discovered the shade Martinique was too red for my skin and Malaga was too light. I run into this problem quite often.


Product description from the NARS website: Your skin – almost bare, but better. This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color 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. Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater revive and re-mineralize skin for a softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow. Skin is transported.

I agree with everything in this description except for it reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation because I didn’t wear it for four weeks to find out. My daily routine while using this product was: cleanse my face with the  Clarisonic Mia using Clinique’s 3 step system  Facial Soap in #4, next tone with the 3-step Clarifying lotion, and then apply the tinted moisturizer.

What I liked about this product after one week is:
•Has a SPF 30
•Gives great coverage for a tinted moisturizer
•Very lightweight – perfect for summer
•My skin really did appear more radiant

I did have two cons that are more personal than product:
• Even though the product is oil free, I felt like my skin was still getting oily.
• Not enough coverage for me. After day 2, I found myself putting on concealer then the tinted moisturizer.

Overall, I think this is a great tinted moisturizer. If I were a tinted moisturizer girl I would definitely purchase the full size product.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer retails for $42.


2 thoughts on “Product Review: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

    • Since it’s just a moisturizer, I would apply it with my hands. But, you can use a foundation brush or stippling brush. I wouldn’t use a sponge like the beauty blender because it’s a tinted moisturizer and product is already so light.

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