NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review

Hey Beauties!

Its not often that i find myself wearing much makeup these days, i feel like my whole idea on makeup has changed quite a lot lately it was always my way of thinking as a makeup artist but never for myself. I have always been a firm believer in you never need a really thick heavy foundation because it removes everything from your face making it look like a mask, that’s not something i ever enjoyed doing on people.
When doing makeup your base specifically i would always do a light coverage all over this way you still see the skin shining through you get that youthful dewy glow, and you use a high coverage concealer on the parts of your face you dont like this works fantastically on people with acne because it makes it look as if your skin is perfect without covering it with a mask of thick foundation.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review
One of my favourite light coverage products to use is the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, you hear the words “Tinted Moisturiser” but surprisingly this has a good bit of coverage in it somewhere between a traditional tinted moisturiser and a foundation. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser comes in 12 shades for reference i am Alaska which is Light 2.
When i use this i always apply it with a Beauty Blender as i feel like this type of product does not apply well with a brush as you get a bit of streaking but when applied with a sponge it blend beautifully and almost becomes part of the skin itself.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review

Even though this does offer a fair bit of coverage for what it is, its not a foundation in no way shape or form it just unifies the skin tone so it looks more even as i was saying earlier in the post when using this i tend to apply it everywhere then use a thicker concealer like the MAC Studio Finish or the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer as these are both high coverage and will camouflage things with making my skin look like a mask.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review

When primed and set with a good powder i usually get at least 5/6 hours wear out of this before i would need to touch up, i find because my skin is on the olier end of combination skin i tend to get that but if you had a drier skin type you would get more as there arent as much oils to break it down.
Speaking of dry skin this is also a great base for those of you that do like a full coverage or if a foundation is to dry for you. This can be applied like you would a moisturiser and then applying a medium coverage foundation on top this will stop it from going cakey and looking dry on your skinNARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser Review

6/10 Overall


Suitable for all skin types

Looks great on the skin


Shade range is limited

Id prefer a pump bottle

Bit Streaky when applied with a brush

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser gives skin a beautiful, healthy glow, like your natural skin, but brighter, fresher and healthier-looking than ever before. It has broad-spectrum sun protection of SPF 30 and PA+++, the highest index measurement of protection against UVA rays.
Lasting Power

Even though NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser does contain an SPF 30 PA+++ i would still apply your daily SPF before using this as i wouldnt want to take the chance.

You can find this in House of Fraser as well as online here and in store at SpaceNK for £30.

Do you use a tinted moisturiser?
What do you think of this tinted moisturiser? 
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  • Chevelle

    I love tinted moisturizers. I haven’t tried NARS. I will need to check it out.

  • Jaemie

    I only use tinted moisturizers so I think I would like this, however finding my shade may be a challenge

    • I think they do have quite a good shade range but then again it isnt the best im sure you will be able to find something close as this isnt full coverage so the pigment isnt as intense as a full coverage foundation

  • Julie Torres

    This is a great product! I might use this sometime.

  • I love this stuff! It’s like my skin but better – I totally agree that on a day to day basis it’s best to go with a light base and a full-coverage concealer only where you need it 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Its such a good base! i wore it to an event yesterday but i used a bit of the new Lancome Stick Foundation and wow! it looked soo good it didnt feel heavy and it looked so natural

  • I’ve heard this amazing. It sounds like something I would really like. I have dry skin so also love bases that hydrate too xx

    • Yeah it would be fantastic for you, i like that you could use it as a base but then apply something heavier on top it makes it looks rather natural but with good coverage