Your skin – almost bare, but better. Infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals such as Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater, 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 4 weeks. Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic. Synthetic fragrance free.
The NARS tinted moisturizer is one of newer released from the brand. Featuring an SPF of 30/PA+++, this combines sun protection with sheer coverage of a tinted moisturizer making it the must-have product for the summers.
The reason I picked this up is most higher SPF products tend to leave a whitish cast on my skin, and while that gets sorted out with the foundation, around summers I live by the less-is-more rule with makeup! The promise of a tinted moisturizer that features a reasonably good SPF was just too much for me to resist.
The NARS Tinted Moisturizer is available in 9 shades, and if you are buying this online, the shade descriptions provided are quite helpful and accurate. I tried out samples of two shades from Nordstrom - Annapurna and Cuba - and finally settled on Annapurna. Here's the swatches:
|NARS Tinted Moisturizer Swatches|
Left: Annapurna - Medium with a neutral peachy undertone.
Right: Cuba - Medium with a neutral balance of pink and yellow
I do think a mix of Annapurna and Cuba would be my perfect colour, but Annapurna topped with a dusting of Chanel Matte Perfection Powder foundation in Extreme gives me quite natural coverage.
I have used this nearly every day for about 2 weeks and mostly on weekends otherwise, and I really didn't notice any reduction in hyperpigmentation. I did not get any breakouts with this, though. I bought this to use as a sunscreen and not for any coverage, so I am quite satisfied with it. If sheer coverage and a broad-spectrum sun protection is what you are looking for, you would definitely like the NARS Tinted Moisturizer.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ Ingredients
Ahalya from Bug's Beauty Blog has some before and after photos to compare the coverage level of the NARS Tinted Moisturizer. Do check :)