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NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

What it is:A lightweight tinted moisturizer that evens skintone and provides a translucent veil of protection. What it is formulated to do:Infused with lush, naturally derived ingredients, this lightweight tinted moisturizer immediately helps thirsty skin feel hydrated. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation for a clearer and brighter complexion in as little as four weeks. Oil-free and luxurious, it obscures the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections while SPF 30 adds a translucent veil of protection. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: Natural polysaccharides from Moorea Island in French Polynesia hydrate, condition, and help support natural cell renewal. Mineral-rich seawater uniquely revitalizes and adds key minerals back into the skin. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps improve skin’s overall condition. Soft and smooth to the touch, skin looks natural and glowing. This oil-free, dermatologist-tested product is free of synthetic fragrances and is non-comedogenic. Research results:- 84% felt their skin was more radiant and luminous- 81% felt the product smoothed out the surface of their skin- 81% felt the product gave them immediate hydration
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Questions & Answers for NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Question
Is this better than Laura Mercier?
I've been going back and forth. Reading a lot of comments and searching about them but I'm still not sure. I have oily skin and was looking for something lighter than foundation but a nice coverage
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Vail, Colorado)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
6 answers
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answer 1
I tried both on in the store and I found the laura mercier tinted moisturizer to be quite sparkly/pearly which I did not like, but maybe you might. The Laure mercier is also very sheer. The Nars provides a bit more coverage while still being sheer and lightweight
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
lipqueenJ
answer 2
I have never tried the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer but as for the Nars one, I love it and use it everyday. It is very light coverage and conceals redness, evening out your skintone perfectly, but doesn't cover and blemishes like pimples too well. It works great for me as I generally have clear skin and don't need too much coverage. Hope this helps :)
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
AHutchison
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
I feel Laura has more coverage.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
MizCruz
(Edison NJ)
answer 4
having used both the LM tinted moisturizer and the nars, i think the nars is way better. Less oily, still dewy, really nice finish. i think nars is better!
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
beautylover0630
(houston,tx)
answer 5
I just switched from Laura mercier to this. I like it better as it still feels lightweight but covers well enough to just add bronzer and blush.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
robinnola
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 6
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is 100 times better than this NARS tinted moisturizer!!!
answered 6 months ago
Lex4
(Dallas, TX)
Question
What's the finish like?
Is this sparkly/pearly? Any sparkle or glitter in it at all?
asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
6 answers
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answer 1
For me i have a oily T-Zone and it has a finish that is not glittery at all and is not cakey matte. Really complementing and fresh.
answered 2 months ago
kenzieboening
(Floresville, TX)
answer 2
No sparkle/glitter at all. However, it is slightly "dewy" - not a matte finish. Very natural looking thogh.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
lipqueenJ
answer 3
There no sparkle but depending on how moisturizing your skin it can be dewy or be set to matte
answered 5 months ago
tiaracymone
(Waldrof,MD)
answer 4
No glitter, No sparkle
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
MizCruz
(Edison NJ)
answer 5
The finish is glory/luminous but there are no glitter particles or visible sparkles.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
FrizzyKab
(Silver Spring, MD)
answer 6
its a very beautiful glowy finish but and best way to apply it in my opinion is with a damp sponge if you want the super glowy finish its not sparkly whatsoever
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Lucaaay
(New York)
Question
Okay to wear to the gym
I want to be able to have a moisturizer on but with a bit of coverage, would this be good to wear to the gym or is it to thick?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
kemp726
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
Blended out very thin or mixed with moisturizer, gym-friendly. But applied normally it feels a bit too makeup-y for the gym.
answered 8 months ago
starrynight11
answer 2
Totally can wear this to the gym for hard workouts without fear of streaking. I sweat a TON and have no issues. I AM in the habit of keeping a towel close by and dabbing my face periodically, but that is with or without makeup; just a habit! I wear this all the time. Very natural looking.
answered 11 months ago
kathleenie331
(Auburn, WA)
answer 3
I would totally wear this product to the gym. I work as a waitress and many nights I am so busy I sweat, and this makeup stays put. It is pretty sweat resistant and it is lightweight, but gives you good coverage and evens out your skin tone!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
JessikaRae
(Oxford, Ma)
answer 4
I've always read that you don't want to even wear facial lotion when going to the gym.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
beanl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
You could wear to the gym. It is very light. Might make skin look oily though.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Tallahassee, FL)
Question
Is this an oil-free moisturier? And has anyone with acne-prone skin had any adverse reactions to this tinted moisturizer?
asked 11 months ago
LeeseP
(Florida)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
It is oil free (it's on the side of the box in a non obvious place) I have oily skin but it seems to make it clearer (at least in the dry winter)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
robinnola
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 2
Yes this product is oil free. I gave it to my friend to try, who breaks out all the time. She loved it!
This product won't clog your pores. I use it without a primer and it’s perfect!
If your face is really oily, you may want to skip the moisturizer and only put a bit of serum or nothing at all.
answered 8 months ago
Karolina88
(CT)
answer 3
I have very sensitive; combination skin and I have had no problems with any breakouts using this product. It is not oil free, but very light. I love it!
answered 10 months ago
Shell08
(Orting, WA)
answer 4
Not sure if is oil-free or not, but it didn't make me look natural or radiant. It makes me look more oily as the day goes. By the 3rd day I use them I had to take it off because I can tell that my face is getting too greasy just by running my finger through my face.
answered 11 months ago
happyfish
(Indiana)
answer 5
It is oil-free. I get occasional acne and I have no issues with this product. I actually wear it to spin class!
answered 11 months ago
presidentdiva
(Ozark, MO)
Question
Does this cause breakout?
I have cominbation/oily skin. Thank you!
asked 10 months ago
marshiemallow
(San Francisco)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
I gave it to my friend to try, who breaks out all the time. She loved it!
This product won't clog your pores. I use it without a primer and it’s perfect!
If your face is really oily, you may want to skip the moisturizer and only put a bit of serum or nothing at all.
answered 8 months ago
Karolina88
(CT)
answer 2
I have a combination skin too. I have been using it for almost a week and so far it is great! no breakouts or whatsoever
answered 9 months ago
kkkyang
answer 3
I have oily skin as well. I love this product. This product give my face this glow and its beautiful. My suggestion would be to wash, moisturize and prime your face before adding the tint. It seems like a lot but adding a matte foundation products your skin.
answered 10 months ago
Mishin
(Hanover, MD)
answer 4
I have combination oily skin and so far it hasn't broke me out. I've been using it for 4 months now. Also, it's light on the skin and somewhat controls oil.
answered 10 months ago
bluupp
(Richmond, BC)
answer 5
Not for me and I have oily skin. Good luck!
answered 10 months ago
Annieways
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
primer
is a primer necessary underneath? if so, any recommendations?
asked 8 months ago
xostrawberry
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
Not necessary because it is a moisturizer but if you wanted to it would be fine.
answered 2 months ago
kenzieboening
(Floresville, TX)
answer 2
I have horrible skin texture due to rosacea and large pores with many bumps and tiny wrinkles from skin stretching and I find that this tinted moisturizer goes on very smoothly. I can't say the same for Smashbox BB Cream or Dr. Jart's BB Cream which are supposed to have a primer within. I also can't say that for the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. If you look at the ingredients, you'll see many types of silicones, and I would be afraid to add another in primer form.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Abs12
(NY)
answer 3
I didn't feel primer is needed. But I also feel primer is a personal choice. I have oily skin and prefer minal products pre- foundation.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
MizCruz
(Edison NJ)
answer 4
You definitely can use primer underneath, but I do not do so in a daily basis. When I do use primer, I use either Smashbox's photo finish or Sephora's primer. Both work nicely with the TM and give a more polished/finished look.
answered 8 months ago
starrynight11
answer 5
This is what I use for daytime wear instead of regular foundation. Since it has a moisturizer base, you don't need any preparation. It goes on smoothly and even out the color on my face.
answered 8 months ago
conlee
(Kansas)
Question
is this product good for oily skin?
I have oily skin and acne, scaring and hyperpigmentation and would like to not wear foundation on a daily basis. I am considering trying this product but my concert will be if its suitable for oily skin?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
dreatest
(Long Beach, CA)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
I think it could be a bit on the shiny side for oily skin, but it depends what kind of finish you like. I have combo skin so I put powder over my nose and forehead afterwards and that works for me. I actually like that the finish is more dewy than matte because it looks more natural that way, but powder will be a must on top if you have truly oily skin.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jremps
(NY, NY)
answer 2
I prefer a dewy finish as well and I have adult acne. I have had breakout since using this, but i was having them before so still trying to narrow if it may be something else. i would think if it caused breakouts,there would be some reviews about that. Anyway, If you are not interested in a more natural,dewy look, NARS makes a great oil-free matte foundation. My friend wears it and her skin looks gorgeous all day...too drying for me though!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 3
This product will be great for all skin types!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
I had the same concerns as you and was happy with the results. I have combination skin and tend to break out with anything too heavy. This has been fine so far. My only question would be, I like a dewey finish, if you are looking for something matte, it's not for you but otherwise I would give it a try.
If you're not sure why don't you go check it out at your local Sephora store and ask them to make you a sample? When in doubt that's what I do.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sabrinetta
(Montreal, Canada)
Question
Does this have broad spectrum sun (UVA and UVB) protection?
I'd really like to know if this has broad spectrum protection. I'm still mad about discovering that Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer doesn't, and I really don't want to make that mistake again.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
ElizaEm
(San Francisco, CA)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
@SHEEPY thanks, Zinc Oxide (also with titanium oxide) is the spf ingredient I'm looking for. I will use anti aging products underneath, need physical sunscreens. But it must work sunscreen wise, and it will be easy for me to tell. Plus it must have enough tint (I'm Black) to not cause a white cast on my face.
answered 7 months ago
MsFlirty
(MS)
answer 2
Kind of Interesting - but I have been reading online that it also contains Octinoxate which from what I understand is a chemical sunscreen that protects from UVB. But the packaging and Sephora's website doesnt have it listed. SO I sent a message to NARS to get to the source.

The sent me the active sunscreen ingredients as well the ingredients which I will list for anyone's interest:

Dear NARS Client,

Thank you for your inquiry and your interest in NARS Cosmetics.

Per your request, below is a list of ingredients for the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

"ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE 7.4% • TITANIUM DIOXIDE 6.1%

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER • DIMETHICONE • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • PROPANEDIOL • DIETHYLHEXYL SUCCINATE • GLYCERIN • NYLON-12 • CYCLOMETHICONE • PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE • PEG-10 DIMETHICONE • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE • SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE • DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE • DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE • STEARIC ACID • PHENOXYETHANOL • POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE • FRAGRANCE • TRISODIUM EDTA • DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER • ALUMINUM DISTEARATE • ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE • POLYSILICONE-2 • VIBRIO ALGINOLYTICUS FERMENT FILTRATE • TALC • TOCOPHEROL • ALTEROMONAS FERMENT FILTRATE • SEA SALT • BHT • ALGAE EXTRACT • SODIUM METABISULFITE • HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE • CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT • POTASSIUM SORBATE • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN): TITANIUM DIOXIDE • IRON OXIDES] •"
answered 8 months ago
raiyaa
answer 3
P.S. If you do want a tinted moisturizer that contains zinc oxide, Jemma Kidd and Cargo make some.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Sheepy
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
Yes and no. It has UVA coverage provided by titanium dioxide. This is a physical sunscreen, and as such, some say titanium dioxide covers the entire range of UVA and UVB. Other recent data suggests that in micronized form (small particles) zinc oxide covers the UVA spectrum better than titanium dioxide. Depends who you ask, but most would consider this a broad spectrum product.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Sheepy
(Boston, MA)
Question
nc 45
what shade?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
dollymixa
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm NC45 and I use Malaga.
answered 2 years ago
spelmanbap
(GA)
answer 2
I use NC45 and Malaga worked best...Seychelles is the next best, but slightly redder
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
AestheticHedon
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 3
I bet Martinique.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
honestreviews
(Maryland)
answer 4
I think either Seychelles or Malaga
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
hiiio
Question
breakouts?
I have combo skin which is prone to adult acne and seem to have exrtra difficulty with sunscreens. Has anyone found that this product causes breakouts?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
4 answers
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answer 1
im very acne prone and this has never broken me out! ive been using it since it launched last year! :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
lachellyb
(greensboro,nc)
answer 2
No breakouts at all. I actually haven't had a single pimple after using this product for a month.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
nicoleskye
(Mililani, HI)
answer 3
So far no breakouts!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
AestheticHedon
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 4
My face is prone to breakouts, and I know from experience that it haaates oil free stuff.
But this doesn't bother it at all. Zero break outs.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
krunce
(Durham, NC)
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