06/04/2014

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Malaga

With my bedroom full of daffodils, and the sun currently shining, I can’t help but get that naïve (British) feeling that spring has sprung. For us make up addicts spring calls for a lighter base. Gone are the matte heavy finishes, out comes the dewy light coverage bases. That been said if you suffer from an oily complexion like myself you may still be reaching for those matte bases through summer. Luckily for me though I have my lighter base covered. 

As you can see from the picture it’s NARS again…yes it’s fair to say “My name is Rinica Warner and I’m officially a NARS addict.” But in all seriousness is there anything NARS can’t do Sheer glow is my favourite foundation, they produce some amazing pallets, the eye shadows are buttery, the blushes are pigmented and for lips…well take your pick. NARS seems to do everything and do it well and this tinted moisturiser is no exception. 

Tinted moisturisers and I have a love/hate relationship, I’ve tried so many from drugstore to high end and the majority have left me underwhelmed. Quite often they feel tacky on my skin, oil free formula's are difficult to blend, and some even leave me with a wet finish, looking super greasy come mid-day just isn’t for me. But my main gripe is in fact shade range, the majority are so limited. You have light, medium, dark even in higher end tinted moisturisers the shade range is a little off, paler shades are super yellow tones, darker shades are orange toned-so if you’re not a member of The Simpsons or an Ompa Lompa your pretty much doomed.

So, when the NARS Pure radiant tinted moisturiser was presented to me I was extremely hesitant. It started with a sample and within a week I just had to buy the full size. This isn’t tacky in the slightest; the texture is almost velvety and blends seamlessly. This doesn’t accentuate dry patches, but this also doesn’t leave my skin looking super greasy.NARS (as with all their products) have a wide shade range (available in 11 shades) and pretty much have the palest of complexions covered, with a variety of darker shades chucked in for good measure (which I like to see as ONE dark shade does not match everyone take note other brands.)

I find that this lasts and doesn’t shift on my face throughout the day, the coverage is light to medium, on application my skin appears more radiant (as the name would suggest) this definitely won’t provide you with full coverage, my dark pigmentation is covered nicely but spots may shine through however you can layer with this (without cakiness) to cover any pigmentation and spots are covered to some extent. I always go in with my NARS concealer to cover further redness.

Apparently there are skincare benefits with this, I’m not 100% sure how true those claims are as I have only used the product for three months. NARS claim that this brightens hyperpigmentation this may be down to the fact that it contains a high SPF30. 

If you haven’t guessed already I LOVE this. Skin can breathe, doesn’t feel cakey but I still achieve the desired coverage I want from a tinted moisturiser. All through summer, and my holiday I will be using this as I truly am smitten with it.

Have you tried the NARS Tinted moisturiser? Do you favour lighter bases when the sun starts shining? What are your favourite NARS products I need want more

P.S For anyone who may be interested I wear the shade 'Malaga' the picture above is the tinted moisturiser finish I haven't added powder. 
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18 comments

Erin said...

I really enjoy this one as well! I like to top it with a little of the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, especially on the center of my face. I do tend to get a little oily throughout the day when I wear the tinted moisturizer, and the powder is pretty good at controlling that. Both products make skin look really beautiful.

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Miss Louise said...

Your skin looks so flawless!!!! I might need to try this the next time I'm out and about.....

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Taslima Rahman said...

Need this in my life!

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Ana said...

This is such a beautiful finish on you, gorgeous! :) Xx

Uggynog said...

I never thought about trying a NARS Tinted Moisturizer, but now I'm incredibly curious! Lovely post :)

Allison S. said...

I really want to try this tinted moisturizer! It has such a lovely finish :)

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Ria said...

Great review! I've never tried any high end products before, but now I'm thinking it's abut time to jump in.

Anine said...

Oh my, you make it sound sooo amazing! I hate tinted moisturizers, because they always seem to wear off so quickly. I hate that you seem to have to go to the heavier coverage foundations just for it to last! But this sounds so good, I might give it a go... Thanks for the review!

xx Anine
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Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment Erin, I love the light reflecting loose powder too! I reviewed back in January sounds super dumb but I hadn't actually thought to try the powder with this tinted moisturiser (I usually use it with sheer glow) can't wait to try this combo :D thanks for the tip- I just love NARS at the moment! :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, I'm not working with the most fantastic of skin either, but this does make everything look super natural but flawless this pic is without concealer too can't recommend enough :D x only downfall is price :(

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, very rarely say but yes…I think you do! :) I usually hate tinted moisturiser and I'm usually disappointed with higher end brands but I love this so much :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for commend Ana :) I don't why but everything NARS create seems to make my skin look amazing! Trust it to be something expensive that works well haha :( x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment sweetie, I would have never even thought to try it if it wasn't for the sample I usually hate tinted moisturisers- I think I'm a bit NARS obsessed x

Rinica Warner said...

Thank you for comment, I just love it everything I try from NARS I seem to be impressed with :D . I do think this applies and lasts really well especially for a tinted moisturisers :D x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment sweetie, I'm usually left a little underwhelmed by higher end products tbh but NARS never seem to disappoint some of my favourites are from them although there pricey they last a long time too :D just a shame they can't be cheaper :(X

Rinica Warner said...

Hi Annie, thanks for comment, Oh gosh me too in all honesty I'm really not a tinted moisturiser kinda girl I excepted this to be a disappointment but I was realy surprised at how well it applies, this finish and how long it lasts on my oily skin :D I know it defeats the point you might as well just buy foundation! I do think this feels a lot lighter though in texture when I compare to things like YSL Touche éclat, or even sheer glow this seems a lot lighter :D x

Cluttered Closet said...

This looks amazing on you and is on my "to buy" list now!!!

Kal x
Cluttered Closet

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks Kal, iI've converted so many people with this tinted moisturiser it's just so good :D I seem to have a bit of a NARS obsession (oops!) X

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