Monday, July 5, 2021

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review


A lot of my followed Make Up Artists shared their love for Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.  I was one of those who would raise an eyebrow and say: “Yeah right, tinted moisturizers since they do makeup for actresses and they always have great skin to start with!”

I mean comment down below if you have the same thoughts as me!  Tinted moiturizers really are for people who are blessed with already-gorgeous skin right?

I know, I sound bitter.  I am currently sitting in the middle of living room sipping a cup of coffee to force myself to stay away and listen to K-Pop music as I type this article without even thinking.  I am literally BLABBING so please bear with me.

Shade: Auckland 

Light 2

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According to NARS website —-

Your skin, but better. Brighter. Protected. Purely radiant. Enhance the look of your skin with NARS’ iconic tinted moisturizer—now available in 16 shades for all skin types and tones. It’s the everything, for everyone—coveted formula smooths on buildable, oil-free coverage infused with SPF 30 and packed with skincare ingredients to hydrate, smooth, brighten, and protect. Vitamin C—rich in antioxidants—helps to protect against environmental aggressors and even out skin tone for a brighter looking complexion in just four weeks. French Polynesian Kopara helps to hydrate, condition, and refine the look of skin for a softer, smoother complexion. Lightweight hydration. A universal sensation. Reveal skin that is unlike anything else.

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I wished I had this product when I was actively doing makeup on clients.  I have a LOT of mature clients because I have been called the “Queen of Mature clients” in the Chinese community.  Guys, they were the one who gave me the title okay? Hahah

I am a master in mixing the right foundation with moisturizer thus giving my clients a healthy glowing skin with the right amount of coverage.  But the mixing process has a lot of trial and error so I wish I have tubes of the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer back then.

You are probably thinking: “Ah, so these are for mature and dry skin only?”

BIG NO!  The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer has a unique texture that works for ALL Skin Types! If you have oily skin, this won’t leave a greasy, slime ball face because the product will get absorbed into your skin in no time.  The only tip I would add is to set with your favorite translucent powder or face powder not because the product will grease you up, it is because of our hot and humid weather, you may oil up or sweat within the day thus may end up blaming the product instead of the environment.

Even with normal skin, I still set my skin with powder … ALWAYS.

Before and After
Half-Face Test
(No other base product used except Nars)

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I wanted to review this product properly and give the mention it deserves.  The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer isn’t just like most tinted moisturizers you’ve seen and heard.  This is a tinted moisturizer that honestly covers (minimal skin issues) and tones up and evens out your skin.  See how the “x” part of the photo made my skin looks dull and blah?  The “check” part is more lifted, glowing and healthy-looking.

And to amplify this test, I applied regular day time makeup look without any base makeup!  NONE AT ALL!  This is the effect.  

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And this time, I applied NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer using my clean fingers.

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Can you finally see what I am trying to say here?

A short video of application.

The Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer gives a sheer yet buildable coverage.  I can apply 2-3 layers and not feel heavy on skin.  Also, considering the product has SPF, it does not give off a white cast even with flash photography.  It stays that way for the whole day if set properly.  The glow just stays even with powder on top!  You got to try to believe AMW Friends!

Available in all NARS boutique and counters near you.  And if you use code NARSNIKKI for your first Purchase at the Beauty Butler, you get 15% off !

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  1. Hi, which shade did you use?

    1. It’s written there… Light 2

    2. But light 2 is alaska, not auckland.

  2. Wowww!!grabehan nmn tlga c nars!!super effctive sis..Galiiing nito..True sobrang nkkmoisturized ng fes..🤗Mjo pricey lng so never tried yet..Maybe pagipunan ko to!.loveee it.🎀💗


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