Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer provides a little more coverage than most tinted moisturizers, but far less than standard liquid foundations. This makes it perfect for minimalist and "no-makeup" makeup days. It gives a beautiful, natural-looking finish that nevertheless provides a comfortable blendable surface for powder face products (like blush, bronzer or highlighter). The range of shades is somewhat limited in comparison to full-coverage foundations, but it melts so seamlessly into the skin that it adjusts to match the wearer's tone. (I am very fair with very cool undertones, but Finland is plenty fair enough and its neutral undertones even out my own complexion and make it more friendly to all colors without looking unnatural.)
Although the coverage is sheer, it does an excellent job evening out the complexion, minimizing the look of hyperpigmentation and blemishes. I highly recommend this product for anyone looking for this tier of coverage and skincare, and I'm thrilled that Ulta is now carrying a limited collection of NARS staples.
i have combination skin: i was looking for a bb cream with light coverage that would also offer me some skin benefits, since my skin has been pretty clear: i only wanted a product to even me out quickly before work/events. however, the first time i tried this i noticed that it felt uncomfortable and adhered to all the wrong spots. the second try, i had similar greasiness/heaviness problems, and by the next day i was breaking out in bumps and blemishes. not for me but may be great for someone more dry!
lk from wy
bad product there are much better ones
Nacara from Sumter, SC
This product is so light and last all day! Great for arrans makeup when you're not going to be at a special event that requires a full face. It sets well and gives a summer sun kissed vibe! I over love it!
Karen from Lake Forest, IL
Pleased with the way this tinted moisturizer with SPF works for my dry, mature skin.
C from Clarksville, TN
Ive always loved products that looked natural, and this has been my absolute favorite. It is lightweight and has a beautiful finish, my skin but wayy better! Of course having a good hydrating skincare routine, as well as double cleansing at the end of the day will ensure you dont break out, which is true for every makeup product. I have very acne prone skin, and this product has never given me problems. I couldn't recommend it enough!
Donna from Woodinville
Love this product although a tinted moisturizer it gives nice coverage, stays all day too.
Sweetrin from Florida
Every time I use this I wonder why I don't use it more often. It's beautiful with just a light application but it can be layered and still looks natural and amazing. Good coverage without looking like makeup and it works well with whatever moisturizer/primer/serum that I pair it with. I have dry skin so I always start with a good moisturizer but a primer isn't necessary. It never looks like too much and I don't need to set it but I usually do since I live in Florida. My holy grail tinted moisturizer used to be Chanel Vitalumière Aqua but I definitely prefer this one. Maybe one day I'll decide to stop unnecessarily trying every new tinted moisturizer and foundation and just stick with this one. Maybe.
Kira from UT
Moisturizing and non-irritating on my sensitive face. Looks like skin and gives a beautiful glow. SPF works, tested outside this summer. Repurchased twice and will continue to ise daily. My skin looks better than ever after montha of use.
Jaime from New York, NY
I've used this product, near daily, since 2010. It's important to note that it is not a foundation, it's a tinted moisturizer, so it's not really meant to apply over a primer, which where I feel some of the negative reviewers went wrong with their application. However I did stipple it on with a brush, once, over Tatcha The Silk Canvas solid primer when I forgot to pack actual foundation for a wedding, and my face looked completely flawless! Probably would not have worked out if I used a rubbing or painting motion, though.
I otherwise have only applied this product with freshly washed hands, after I complete my regular skincare routine (over my daily moisturizer), first working it in with sweeping motions; then patting firmly with my palms all over, and pressing it in with my fingers around my eyes, nose and mouth before it's completely absorbed. The finish is beyond seamless and just looks like good skin (even-toned and dewy). Again, its not foundation so it's not meant to completely cover imperfections (though it does have amazing pigmentation for this type of product), which is another way I think negative reviewers went wrong with their expectations. I've found it best to just lightly tap concealer where I want more coverage, then lightly dust the smallest amount of By Terry Hyaluronic Loose HydraPowder all over for oil control without any of the dryness/cakiness that other setting powders tend to create. If I want some oomph/color, I use Anastasia Brow Wiz, tap on Nars The Multiple in South Beach and Orgasm before dusting on the hydrapowder and apply Benefit 24-hr Brow Setter as a final step before I leave my house. No one ever asks me what makeup I use, they only ask how my skin always looks so good.
I have very oily skin and this has never caused a single clogged pore or breakout. The times I've strayed and tried other products over the years, thinking newer formulas might be better, I've always come right back to this. It is absolutely the best product for people who want to look polished, but still want their skin to look like skin!
Helen from Utah
Moisturizes instead of drying out my skin. Light coverage and not heavy but evens my skin tone very well! I would definitely recommend this!
Edie from Burleson Tx
This product is perfect for natural gals, minimalist makeup wearers. Not everyone wants to pile numerous products onto their skin. With this product you only need it alone, it's exactly what it's meant for, moisturizing and tinting..no need for other creams, foundations, sprays or powders. If you like a clean beautiful healthy natural look, this is for you. If you are wanting to pile other products on over it you may want to use a plain moisturizer instead, it defeats the purpose of this product to use others with it in my opinion. Enjoy the beauty of its simple and perfecting application.
Shannon from Carmel NY
This is probably one of the best products i've tried recently- I generally have dry skin and this stuff stays in place and keeps my face feeling a little more put together on more lazy days.
Rachel from Turlock, CA
For the price of this foundation, I was really bummed. It doesn't stay on for anything. Rubs off on anything and everything. Coverage was much less than expected. Just wasn't impressed. Didn't cause breakouts, just didn't even out my SkinTone at all or stay on all day. My sunglasses were coated on the nosepiece every time I put them on.
G from MD
light weight, medium covering, great math to skin tone, matte
Ammo from Chatttown
I have tried several of these now and returned them. This one is light, absorbs well and gives nice without being too heavy coverage!
Paulina from Los Angeles
This skin tint really changed the game! Coming from someone who only uses full coverage to cover acne scars/blemsihes, this takes the cake. It gives my textured skin an airbrush finish and doesn't sink in any lines. Most importantly, i havent broken out once since using this almost daily.
Black woman from Charlotte
80 shades of white and 4 shades of brown its just terrible
WMP Texas from Toledo, Ohio
Really liked the weight and coverage. Ulta's color matching did a terrific job!
S from Columbia, MD
I adore this tinted moisturizer! It's a "your skin but better" kinda thing. I apply a little bit with my fingers on clean/dry skin. It blends like a dream and isnt too dewy. If you use a regular moisturizer underneath as prep, its extra glowy. I use less product total and time for getting ready has really been cut down! No need to set it with powder either.
Kim from SC
As I've gotten older, I don't like the feel of a heavy layer of makeup, yet I still want a little something to even out my skin and look nice. This feels great on! Not oily feeling or too matte looking. It still lets my skin look like skin!
Melissa from Long Island, NY
Nice and light. Good coverage. Three products in 1. Moisturizer, concealer and SPF. YES! 10/10
Shelby from IL
It looks great indoors once applied alright, terrible in sunlight no matter what you do & it's a horrible process to apply. Sometimes it takes me forever just to get it go on evenly on my face & Ive tried so many different prepping methods, different brushes & techniques. I've never had an issue like this with other products. It shouldn't be so time-consuming. It was a big let down, especially with how expensive it is.
Janelle from Huntington Beach
I love this tinted moisturizer! It is so quick and easy to apply with a seamless finish. I sometimes prefer this instead of a foundation because of the weightless and natural finish. I am more on the oily side, so this product doesn't quite last the whole day… towards the afternoon I'm a bit more shiny than I'd like. But this product gives you the perfect polished look for on the go, work, or a half day event.
Jamie from Louisiana
I loved that it was a more sheer coverage than most SPF tinted moisturizers. The color selection was nice, warm and cool colors in a range of shades. It had a light scent that wasn't unpleasant, but not needed. After using for three days my skin broke out, not acne but small bumps from sensitivity to something in the formula. Overall I'll stick with Laura Mercier from now on.
60 yo from Louisville
I have tried so many foundations, tinted primer, tinted moisturizer and this is the best I have found out of anything.