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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 broad spectrum SPF 30 protects skin. 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 noncomedogenic. 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
Best Application Method?
Fingers or a Brush?? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
duabbe
(San Bruno, CA)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a beauty blender. fingers make it look cheap and drugstore like
answered 11 months ago
SassyPenguin01
answer 2
I've tried using a buffing brush, beauty blender and my fingers and I love using my fingers. This is such a light weight coverage. It honestly covers nothing. Anyway I feel like working it in your skin will make the product disappear. I usually pat it on my skin all over so I can get as much coverage as possible. And I hate the upkeep of brushes and sponges so fingers is the easiest thing for me :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
JenniferMaguire
answer 3
I was using my fingers for a long time, but recently bought a buffing brush for applying foundation and decided to give it a try with this. It makes all the difference! While I was satisfied with the coverage of this TM, the large pores on my cheeks and blackheads on my nose were still pretty visible. The buffing brush makes everything super smooth and also seems like it goes on much lighter.

While applying this with your fingers may be less of a waste of product I just felt the application was too heavy and I'd have to press a tissue to my face afterwards or I'd transfer on to everything and halfway through the day the TM would melt off.

Ultimately, both work, but the finish with the brush is much better and lighter.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
thaisy
(Deerfield Beach, FL)
answer 4
You may lose some product with a brush, but I feel more comfortable doing that because I don't like touching my face. It blends really easily with a brush and my brushes don't seem to get too dirty (well even remotely compared to liquid foundation, which I normally use) by the time I wash them.
answered 4 years ago
limone
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
Fingers for sure!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
AestheticHedon
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 6
I use fingers. I think if you used a brush, you'd end up losing a lot of product. It blends really nicely, you barely have to do anything.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
krunce
(Durham, NC)
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 2 years, 5 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 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 4 months ago
AHutchison
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
I feel Laura has more coverage.
answered 2 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months ago
robinnola
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 6
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer is 100 times better than this NARS tinted moisturizer!!!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Lex4
(Dallas, TX)
Question
What's the finish like?
Is this sparkly/pearly? Any sparkle or glitter in it at all?
asked 2 years, 5 months 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 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 months ago
lipqueenJ
answer 3
There no sparkle but depending on how moisturizing your skin it can be dewy or be set to matte
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tiaracymone
(Waldrof,MD)
answer 4
No glitter, No sparkle
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
MizCruz
(Edison NJ)
answer 5
The finish is glory/luminous but there are no glitter particles or visible sparkles.
answered 2 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 4 months ago
Lucaaay
(New York)
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 4 years, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
i have extremely sensitive skin and this hasn't bothered me at all.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
naturalbeauty22
(Uniontown, PA)
answer 2
im very acne prone and this has never broken me out! ive been using it since it launched last year! :)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lachellyb
(greensboro,nc)
answer 3
No breakouts at all. I actually haven't had a single pimple after using this product for a month.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nicoleskye
(Mililani, HI)
answer 4
So far no breakouts!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
AestheticHedon
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 5
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 4 years, 2 months ago
krunce
(Durham, NC)
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 3 years, 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 10 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 3 years 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 3 years ago
beanl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
You could wear to the gym. It is very light. Might make skin look oily though.
answered 3 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 11 months ago
presidentdiva
(Ozark, MO)
Question
Does this cause breakout?
I have cominbation/oily skin. Thank you!
asked 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 months ago
bluupp
(Richmond, BC)
answer 5
Not for me and I have oily skin. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
Annieways
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
primer
is a primer necessary underneath? if so, any recommendations?
asked 2 years, 7 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 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 months 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 2 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 7 months ago
conlee
(Kansas)
Question
Finish?
Does this TM have a dewy finish because that is what I want.
asked 2 years ago
angeepen
(Maxton,NC)
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
michiganna
(Lansing, MI, United States)
answer 2
Yes it is very dewy. Too dewy for me as I already have slightly oily skin but it has a beautiful finish.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Melanieeh77
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
Yes this has a dewy finish...but use MUF HD Powder to tone it down...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Icelandgirl919
(Cumberland, RI)
answer 4
yes, i find that it does have a dewey finish. love this TM.
answered 2 years ago
slk218
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 5
Yes, very dewy finish. If that's what you like than this moisturizer is perfect for you! Although, without the use of a setting powder (which will take away most of the dewy finish) it can get pretty oily & cakey.
answered 2 years ago
Afranco412
(Dallas, TX)
Question
NARS vs. Laura Mercier
how does it compare to the laura mercer tinted moisturizer as far as coverage and finish go?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
atomicapple
on Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
5 answers
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answer 1
Recently found NARS and tossed my LM. The LM does nothing of the redness around my nose, streaks when I blend it in, and I just cannot get a good color match

The NARS (Groenland) is perfect, covers enough but not everything and sinks into my skin like a dream. I did try the Alaska which is very very similar in color to Groenland, but seems to have more of a yellow base

If you can't get a good color match no TM CC BB or foundation is going to look good on you.

NARS seems to have the best colors.
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
liz48170
(plymouth,MI)
answer 2
I'd totally go with the NARS TM. I have the one from Laura Mercier also and it looks like nothing at all on my skin. Nars provides really excellent (though still natural and undetectable) coverage and, unless I'm mistaken (it's a while since I even used LM), it has a higher level of SPF.
answered 1 year ago
dancingdream99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 3
I prefer Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer, hands down. I own both, and the NARS formula is very watery and provides significantly less coverage in my opinion. It also was not moisturizing and accentuated any dry flakes I had. The color selection is poor and I did not see any improvements in hyperpigmentation. Personally I opted for Laura Mercier, but I know several people who prefer NARS. It all depends on personal preference and skin type. I think NARS would be best suitable for those who want to enhance their already perfect skin and LM for those who have troubled acne prone skin like me.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
saeglopur
(Long Island, NY)
answer 4
The NARS one provides better (fuller) coverage compared to the Laura Mercier; however, it being a tinted moisturizer, the coverage is still rather light; it's on the sheer side of medium. Finish is definitely 'dewy,' as they say. I have combination skin and sometimes I don't set it w/powder because I love the beautiful finish so much. The LM is thicker in consistency and has a flat, almost matte finish, which looks unnatural when compared w/NARS'. Healthy, youthful skin is not flat but indeed 'glowy' – there's a freshness and radiance to it (just have a look at a little child's face) – this NARS product is appropriately named. I mean, everyone's preferences are different, but the NARS beats the LM in my book, no contest.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jam3
(OH)
answer 5
I didn't care for the LM TM because I felt it did nothing for me. I have moderate redness in my cheeks and occasional breakouts around my jaw line and when I applied the LM, I felt like I was throwing money away because I didn't feel like it covered anything and I was unable to build with it. The NARS is really nice and buildable - it covers up my redness remarkably and I am able to build on my blemishes without it looking cakey or feeling heavy. It is very light weight also. The only thing I would caution on is if you are looking for more "glowy/dewy skin" or not. I feel like the LM is intended to be more natural looking, while the NARS gives your skin a really nice glow - not a shine, but a glow. Don't get me wrong, the NARS looks natural, but it does give your complexion a "glow", while the LM just kind of looks blah. I highly recommend the NARS!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
barook84
(St. Louis, MO)
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