Tinted Moisturizer by NARS Cosmetics

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

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CLAIM TO FAME: Skin optimizer with customized shades

FAST FACTS: Translucent, second skin coverage; infused with naturally derived botanicals; rehydrates skin; the line has specialized shades so you can choose one that adapts to your skin tone as well as undertones

PERFECT FOR: Everyday wear, especially as an alternative to foundation.

WHAT YOU GET: (1) tube Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Apply only where it’s needed for unnoticeable coverage.

Founded by makeup magnate and French artist, Francois Nars, this brand is well-loved by professional makeup artists, designers and beauty junkies alike. Francois is an innovator and creates products instinctively instead of following trends. The result: bold and sophisticated makeup and skincare that are runway to real-way ready. Infamous for provocative shade names like the best-selling blush, Orgasm, this cult brand is a staple for the fashionable set or for anyone looking to add a pop of color in her look.

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Top Reviewer


This product is the only tinted moisturiser that I use. It's perfect to use on days when you just need light coverage, almost to just perfect your skin and make it super natural. I also love how this product has SPF 30. I still use a sunscreen underneath, though. It feels natural on the skin!

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

One Of The Best!

I like this Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 compared to the infamous Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer because I find that this has a little bit of coverage compared with the latter one. I also love how its adds dewiness and radiance to my skin without the sticky feel

9 months ago
Top Reviewer
Certified Buyer

I bid bye to all my other base products for this!

Ever since I purchased this during the first quarter of the year, I never used any other base product. I'm surprised I haven't finished my tube yet! I use the shade Alaska, and it's perfect for my NC20-25 skin tone. It has a light-medium coverage, and it easily conceals redness, evening out my skin tone. I also noticed that my skin has become noticeably clearer and radiant with continuous use! My skin feels more hydrated more than ever, when I made the switch to this TM :-)

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer


Gives a super close finish to my skin!! It looks as if I naturally have healthy, spotless, and radiant skin!!! Once set with powder, it lasts the whole day too which is awesome as I have really oily skin and the weather makes everything last a little less. This is one of them no-regret buys even with the price!! I've always struggled with finding a similar skin tone color but this was satisfactory!!

7 days ago
Certified Buyer

Perfect for dry skin!

This tinted moisturizer is perfect on days that I don't need much coverage and it is hydrating, too. Good for the humid weather. It also has broad spectrum SPF 30 so I don't have to worry applying sunscreen. The shade Alaska was a perfect match for my skintone. Longevity wise, it lasts about 5-6 hours on my skin.

14 days ago

Worth the hype

I finally found St. Moritz in stock! I wore this for a whole day and it didn't fade or transfer, and there was sweating involved! I loved how it didn't make my face feel tight and the color match is perfect. It's great for building up too so that's a plus

about 2 months ago
Top Reviewer

Iridescent complexion for the win!!

I have this in Malaga and it's such a perfect match for my morena skin! Though at first, I feared that since this is a tinted moisturizer, it might not work in harmony with my only skin. I was afraid it would slide or melt off my face but it didn't. Granted of course that I use a primer prior to application. I love how it gives me that iridescent complexion that makes me look fresh despite being stressed most of the time. Hehe. Oh and it has SPF too so bye bye UV rays!

3 months ago

Great Product

I like how it glides into my skin and giving me the even skin tone that I want, it is also a plus that it has SPF! It just not too agreeable with my excessively oily skin this summer but on colder days, it works great. I will recommend this to friends because it is such a great product!

6 months ago
Top Reviewer

Best of Nars

This tinted moisturizer is better than laura mercier when it comes to coverage and smell. It can give you a medium coverage, enough to conceal some of your scars and uneven skin tone but still make it look like you're not wearing anything underneath. This is better than using a liquid foundation with major plus points considering the spf30 protection you're getting.

8 months ago
Certified Buyer

Good stuff

Love love loooove this stuff. I've repurchased this as it's got great coverage, smells pleasant, and isn't too greasy even when I apply it on top of my personal mix of a moisturizer and sunscreen (yes it does already have an SPF of 30 but I don't apply enough of the product for it to actually protect my skin). The skin on my neck is quite a bit darker than my face (always forget to put sunscreen there) so when I want to look tan I go for St. Moritz, a far cry from the actual shade of my face which is lighter than Alaska. Shows how even with the nice coverage it gives, it melts into the skin enough to look natural.

10 months ago
Top Reviewer


HG "tinted moisturizer". I originally bought this use on days when I couldn't be bothered however I've been using it every day and as my skin has improved its become the only thing I've needed. It has more pigment than is typical from TM's so a little goes a long way - I literally use a drop (not even kidding - less than half a pea size) to cover the whole face. I top up with NARS concealer if I need to and then proceed as normal with blush/mascara.

11 months ago
Top Reviewer


I absolutely love this! It feels so comfortable all day long, doesn't cling to dry patches, and goes on so smoothly and evenly. I use Laura Mercier's tinted one as well and I prefer the NARS version. It's silkier, offers better coverage while still being lightweight, and is easy to sheer out or build up depending on what I need. Loooove!

11 months ago
Top Reviewer

Love it!

This is my go-to product for a natural, flawless face when I need to run errands. It's extremely creamy and lovely to use. The SPF in this product also means that I can get away with just this product if I'll just be out for a short while.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Holy grail

Buildable coverage that doesn't cake!! Everyone's HG tinted moisturizer.

about 1 year ago

HG status

This is my holy grail. I always use this for my everyday no make up make up style or even important occasions because it gives you the most natural finish and the coverage is just what I need. If you don't have problematic skin you can totally get away with this as your base and a little concealer. This is product is bomb! One more great thing about this is that it lasts forever <3

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Cult classic

Probably the best tinted moisturiser I've tried. Almost done with my current tube because it's that good. You need to try this ASAP.

about 1 year ago
Top Reviewer

Tinted moisturizer and foundation hybrid

This is the only tinted moisturizer I like. The cult-classic Laura Mercier has no say on this product. The coverage is unbelievable for a tinted moisturizer, it's actually like foundation! The shade selection is also good, there's something for most people. On lazy days this is the only thing I would put on my face. With a little blush, mascara, brow pencil/gel, and tinted lip balm, you're good to go!

about 1 year ago

Light and Buildable

This is my second favorite tinted moisturizer (first is Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact). It's light on skin and has buildable coverage that makes me ditch foundation. It blends smoothly that it feels like I'm not wearing any makeup! I use this as base then just dab a tiny amount of translucent powder on top. The downside though of this product is I find it a bit oily especially during hot days. So if you have oily skin, I don't think this will be your favorite too.

3 months ago

Great tinted moisturizer! I recommend it.

I have been using this for more than 6 months now and I can say that I like it. It has a really good coverage for a tinted moisturizer. I use the shade Alaska and it's a bit dark on me. It evens out your skintone, tones down and corrects redness since this is leaning towards a yellow-toned base. If you're oily, you may want to set it with a powder since this is dewy since it's still a tinted moisturizer. I've tried Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer in Nude and the Nars one has a bit more coverage than the LM one. I like both though, I use one or the other depends on whether I want a light or fuller coverage. What I don't like about this is the shade range. The difference between Light 1 Finland to Light 2 Alaska is so huge. They should have a shade in between.

5 months ago

Holy Grail

Great product! i'm an nc20 and use the shade alaska. The product is best applied using your fingers. sponges seem to soak the product too much. the spf is a bonus too! my only issue is that it doesn't completely conceal any redness or blemishes. I believe concealer is still needed. for those fresh skin days, this is a must in your makeup bag!

6 months ago