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Written on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hi dear girls!

Today I’d like to tell you about a foundation or rather about a tinted moisturizer as the manufacturer calls it. It’s NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

I already had Nars Radiant Concealer and it worked pretty good for me. Therefore I’d decided to try the other products of the brand and purchased this foundation.

I was attracted by the positive reviews and the manufacturer’s claims about the moisturizing effect. I hoped that this cream would be my go-to and conceal all the dry patches, but what were the results I really had? I’ll tell you a little bit later.

General information about the product:


Your skin – almost bare, but better. This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots in just four weeks. Infused with lush, naturally derived botanicals and ingredients to immediately help thirsty skin feel hydrated. Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater revive and re-mineralize skin for a softer, smoother, and brighter natural glow. Skin is transported.

Price: $45

Volume: 50 ml

Made in the USA


I love the Nars design. It’s simple yet very stylish.

The product comes in paper package.

The ingredients:

Expiry date:


Inside there is a leaflet with the product description in different languages:

The tube itself is very ordinary. It’s a matte black tube with a transparent strip, through which you can see the shade.

Initially the cap was covered with a plastic film.

The tube is soft and the product comes out easily through the nozzle.

Shade, texture and smell:

The product is available in 9 shades and I have one of the lightest shades with a clear yellow undertone. It’s Light 1 Finland.

The color is quite light, but I’m not sure that it would suit all fair skin.

Here is the comparison of my shade with Givenchy Teint Couture Balm in the shade No.3:

The foundation is medium thick. It’s neither liquid nor thick. It doesn’t flow when I apply it to my hand.

The scent is unique and it’s the first time I have a product that has such a scent. It smells like a lemon pastry very delicately.

The product in action:

Unfortunately, this product didn’t live up to my hopes. The texture is very nice and seems to be really moisturizing, but it applies so badly.

I don’t have large pores, but this foundation somehow managed to settle in them.

Moreover, it emphasized peeling that was not even visible on my bare skin. You can see it in the before and after photos.

I think that this product applies well only to perfect skin without any blemishes. But, honestly… Who has perfect skin?! I think that such skin is in the minority.

By the way, I applied the foundation with a sponge, brush and even with my hands to be fair.

The result was always the same. This product is thought to be a tinted moisturizer and the manufacturer even recommends apply it as a makeup base, but I can say that this product is the real foundation. It’s not at all transparent and it can cover up redness and even out your skin tone.

The finish is somewhat dewy.

The staying power is medium.

On the bright side, it has SPF 30 and the manufacturer promises protection from dangerous sun rays.


Before and after photos:

I’m sorry for my creepy skin condition. I healed my skin for the time being.

The foundation looks quite decent in the total look, provided you don’t look at the picture very close.

Result: I don’t recommend this product to skin with dry patches. I think I’ll use it in the summertime, because I think it’ll work better then.


Thank you all for your attention!


LeDa ❤

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LeDa doesn't recommend NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 / PA+++

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