NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer : Review


Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in the shade St.Moritz (Medium 1). I bought this before leaving Japan since NARS isn’t available in India and I really wanted to try this out as its so raved about!

Price : 4800 JPY + Tax (US $43.00)



NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz


NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz





NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review

The tinted moisturizer has a light creamy consistency and it spreads really easily on the skin. Its easy to blend with fingers and doesn’t need any extra effort or tools to blend flawlessly. It gives light coverage that is just enough to even out my skin a little bit but it doesn’t cover pigmentation, spots etc. like a foundation would. The idea behind using a tinted moisturizer is to get some light coverage while retaining a natural, skin-like look. I think it works great in that regard! It has a dewy, glowy finish which ladies with dry/mature skin might like more but on my oily skin, it leads to shine on the T-zone and inner cheeks in a few hours. So I’ve been using this with the Revlon Photoready primer underneath and a powder on top and that seems to sort out the oiliness issue.

It stays on my skin for a good 7-8 hours which is fairly good in the summers. It doesn’t vanish by the end of the day but does seem a bit faded. I love the mild pleasant scent of the product, it feels refreshing. It feels quite hydrating and contains botanical ingredients, Kopara and mineral rich sea water that help hydrate, soften and brighten the skin. I haven’t used it for long enough to see any skincare benefits though. But my skin does feel really soft when I’ve worn this all day.

The SPF 30 and PA+++ is great for everyday wear but if I’m headed out for longer periods of time, I make sure to use a higher SPF sunscreen underneath. This is available in 11 shades from pale to very deep. I picked the shade St.Moritz which is labeled Medium 1 and is a lovely warm/golden toned shade for medium complexions. Its a tiny bit dark for me but since its not very high coverage, it just adds a nice warm glow to the skin. I think ladies around NC40-42 complexion would find this shade a good match.



NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz


NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz



Downsides? Not the best pick for very oily skin. I also wish NARS did something about the packaging. It looks great when its new but tends to get dirty very quickly!

Overall, even though this isn’t the most mattifying base for my oily summer skin, the super blendable consistency, light natural coverage, broad spectrum sun protection and good staying power makes it really great for quick everyday makeup. Its also oil free and doesn’t irritate my acne prone skin in any way. Even though its expensive, you need barely a pea sized amount for your entire face and the 50 ml tube is going to last a long time!

Rating : 4.25/5



NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer St.Moritz


NARS St.Moritz Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
NARS St.Moritz Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer



[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer? Which is your favorite everyday base product? Share your comments below! [/note]




  1. i don't apply makeup in such a hot weather .. using FE rose & marigold light day lotion & Mac select sheer pressed powder to control oil at T-zone…

  2. Nice product looks ideal for my skin. hey what's on ur nails it looks like crystalized yummy jelly..
    I have seen nd loved the pics nd videos on Instagram but missed u on those lovely scenarios pls post some of ur pics also…..

  3. Not for me but I love products which give light natural coverage. I have been skipping base products all together due to humidity in my city, but I like Lakme CC cream for light coverage 🙂

  4. I guess you are going to miss nars products in India. You should stock up your favourite nars products while you are still in Japan.

  5. i have been thinking of getting this one but sa at sephora told me that it will not work for my oily skin….thats the reason i didn’t got it and im glad i didnt because i have super oily skin and i dont want anything hydrating the climate in delhi is so humid!

    1. I definitely won't recommended this for oily skin in humid climate. But I have to say that it gives a very natural look to the skin and feels really hydrating and good on the skin!

  6. hey ankita,

    Pls make a video on summer skin care routine of urs.I requested the same earlier too.
    i m sure many of oily skin ladies would like to know the summer skin care routine.

    1. Hey Anjali, summer is only starting now here in Japan and my skin is more combination with dry patches here so my routine is different as well. And with the packing etc since earlier this month, my routine has been a bit haphazard so skin isn't feeling too good. I guess I'll do a proper routine once I move back and settle in Mumbai next month.

  7. I have been curious about this because KaushalBeauty loves it and it seems to be a great product. I only wonder if one will be able to finish it within its shelf life, i.e 18M. And yes the packaging is awesome, nice pics!

    1. ACTUALLY KAUSHAL DOES NOT OWN this,i am her regular watcher so i know,u r talking abt the sheer gloow foundation that she uses in every video

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