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4.23.2012

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted moisturizer SPF 30

First and foremost, I wanna start by saying that I am not one to wear foundation but I sometimes really need that extra bit of coverage to erase blemishes and redness. I used to always wear powder-form foundations such as the MAC studiofix or even the NARS powder foundation but the coverage did not last me throughout the whole day, for those yucky days.
I then discovered the world of tinted moisturizers. A tinted moisturizer is like having your moisturizer, your primer and your coverage all-in-one, but with letting your skin breathe, where as foundation usually clog up pores and can feel very heavy on the skin. The tinted moisturizer ultimately provides your skin with an almost bare effect but with still covering your tiny imperfections.
I present to you the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted moisturizer that contains an SPF 30 PA+++ providing great sun protection which is key for the upcomming summer months (which kind of sold me to be honest). This product is capable (so the description says) of reducing hyper pigmentation and acne scarring within 4 weeks.

I first started using the NARS tinted moisturizer about 1 ½ month ago when I attended the pre-release of this product at my TheBay counter. The makeup artist applied it and after a full day of shopping and running errands, my usually ''oily skin'' which consists of mostly an oily T-zone was now, not so oily. I went home with a pretty good size sample and used it for the following 2 weeks on a daily basis. I apply the NARS tinted moisturizer with the fabulous Real Techniques buffing brush which helps me create a wonderful non-streaky finish. I was very satisfied with this product because once applied it created a nice satin finish on my skin and also had a nice lemony smell. The satin finish effect was very important to me, because as one having an oily skin I do not want my skin appearing shiny like a mirror during the day. The oil-free formula is GREAT for combination to oily skin, since it does not oxidize throughout the day.

After my big size sample finished, I decided to go purchase this product full size at Sephora. NARS offers their tinted moisturizer in 9 different shades which covers a very wide spectrum of skin colors.  

In conclusion, this product works wonderful for me, it provides very quick application in the morning, which you may now know that I loooove hitting that snooze button in the AM. One thing I want to mention is that it did not necessarily eliminate completely my hyper pigmentation or acne scarring but it did reduce a tiny bit their appearance. The key element that really made me swipe the card and buy this product is the fact that it did not make my skin create excess oil throughout the day, On the contrary, it helped control my oiliness and keeps me fresh-faced, even during a full 10 hour day.
But the NARS tinted moisturizer is quite an expeez product retailing at 49$CAN, which is why I suggest for you to hit your nearest Sephora and ask the salesgirl to match your skin color and to give you a sample for you to try out. (Trust me Sephora-girls usually aren’t cheap with their samples, wink, wink !)
Hope this review helps.
K

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