Tuesday, 6 March 2012

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser

I was at a NARS counter recently and was given a little sample of their exciting new base product; the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. 

This is now available from NARS online (and I'm sure it's at counters too) priced at £27 for 50ml.

The assistant gave me the shade St Moritz and I initially thought it would be much too dark for me. This is the third lightest shade and it does match me pretty well once I blend it in. I think that's mostly down to the sheer coverage. This product comes in nine shades so I think a lot of skin tones are catered for. 

The consistency is quite thick for a tinted moisturiser as I usually find them to be quite watery. I applied it with my fingers and did find that I had to use quite a bit (about a 5p sized dollop) to cover my whole face adequately. 

As you can see from the unflattering photo above the coverage of this product isn't great but I wasn't expecting that. My skin is pretty bad right now due to having reactions to a few skincare products so it didn't do much for me. However, all is not lost, for a tinted moisturiser, I thought this was pretty impressive. It did a reasonable job of evening out my skin tone and I liked the finish; it wasn't greasy at all. I think with a good concealer and setting powder, this would be quite a nice base product. If/when my skin improves, I would definitely consider picking up a tube to wear during the summer months.

Will you be trying this out?

Stace xx


  1. Im on the hunt for a good tinted moisturiser at the min will give this a try x

    1. This definitely has more coverage/less shine than others I've tried. I've tried ones from Stila, MAC and Laura Mercier before. xx

  2. ohhh may have to give this a looksy thnx for this review girl

  3. No problem, you're welcome!xx