For months, I was looking for a perfect tinted moisturizer for my skin. I needed one that offered a large shade range to fit my uber pale skin, one that wouldn’t break me out, one that gave a natural finish, but most importantly, one that lasted all day, even in the summer heat. I have finally found “The One.” Nars Tinted Moisturizer does all of those things and more.
I bought this a few months back in Sephora, after looking for an easy base to wear every day. I had been taking a long break from makeup, and I started to feel like all of my other bases began to feel too heavy on my skin. I got matched up to wear the shade Alaska, but it isn’t a perfect match for skin (thanks to the lights in Sephora). However, it isn’t a huge deal as it’s a tinted moisturizer that blends easily.
The formula of the moisturizer is oil-free, but it’s still very dewy. That being said if you tend to have a more oily skin type, I would recommend you pair this up with a good setting powder. The fragrance is very nice but subtle. I personally smell oranges but after further reading I’ve found out that the fragrance is actually completely natural and consists of peonies, violets, and rose water.
This moisturizer is very buildable, so you can either decide to sheer it out and only have a touch of coverage, or you can build it up to make it resemble a more foundation like finish. Either way, you’re not going to get any cakiness. This is also very moisturizing, to the point of some days I will even just use this on my own after I washed my face.
Overall I think this is an amazing product, and it’s definitely been one that I find myself reaching for every day. This may be a more expensive tinted moisturizer, but I really believe it’s worth the money. This is so lightweight and really allows my skin to breath. If you’re looking for a new base, I would definitely recommend this one to try out.