Nars describe this product as "your skin - almost bare, but better" which is absolutely spot on. They claim that it is an advanced, oil-free formula which provides a translucent veil of colour and sun protection while helping to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots over time.
Whilst I can't comment on those properties quite yet, I have to say I am very impressed with the product. I find the coverage to be very decent, and I think it is very comparable to the famous Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser. It is also important to note that the formula is VERY pigmented! When I first started using it I would waste a lot of product because I squeezed far too much out. Honestly, a pea sized amount is enough for the entire face - I can see the tube lasting me a very long time! As the 'Pure Radiant' name would suggest, it is luminous and gives the skin a very fresh appearance which I like. I also noticed that the texture feels much like a serum and it does not feel like any other tinted moisturiser I've tried, but this is a good thing as it feels almost weightless on the skin. Oh and did I mention it smells great?! Sort of fruity.
Me wearing the Tinted Moisturiser. If you are scared to wear tinted moisturisers because you have skin issues then fear not - I have quite a lot of blemishes right now but a dab of concealer sorts them right out! Plus, I think it feels much nicer to let your skin breathe a little when it is breaking out.
Close up of the shade Alaska.
Alaska blended out a little. You can see how radiant the formula is already!
So to put it simply; I love this product and it is going to be an absolute make-up bag staple for me this summer. I used it every day for over 2 weeks in America and it didn't let me down once, not even in the pouring rain or the beaming hot sun. The fact it has SPF30 is a huge plus point if you are thinking of buying this to take abroad, it is unfortunately very rare to find products with such a high SPF and it essentially kills two birds with one stone in the mornings.
Have you tried the Nars Tinted Moisturiser?