After um-ing & ah-ing over purchasing a second tube of Nars Tinted Moisturiser (£29); I finally took the plunge.
I previously owned shade Alaska, which I bought for my sloth-based Costa Rica trip last year, but it is now far too warm for my pasty winter skin. I knew that the lighter shade; Finland, would be ideal & I also knew that I loved the formula, so really it was a no brainer. I had to have it. Here are some of my reasons for loving it so…
First up, it's incredibly lightweight on the skin. That could be something to do with the fact that you need so little product to cover your entire face! It's a lot more pigmented than any other tinted moisturiser I've ever tried, so a small blob is really all you need. I prefer to use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply it (foundation hands & white sheets don't go well together), but it does apply wonderfully with your fingers too.
Brace yourselves for my foundation-free-face...
above: no base, concealer or primer *shudder* - sorry! // below: one application of NARS TM
In terms of coverage; it's a very honest light-medium, it is, after all, a tinted moisturiser, so I wouldn't expect anything too heavy duty from it. Having said that, it really does a lovely job of brightening my entire complexion and it does still cover the majority of light scars & blemishes very well. My freckles still pop through, but I think that's one of my favourite things about this product; it's very 'skin-like'.
I know when I apply this that I won't have any issues with cakey-ness or oxidisation. It glides over my dry patches and yet it lasts unbelievably well on my oilier parts, even on warm/sweaty days (yum!). It's also oil free & contains an SPF - perfect for the (hopefully) sunnier months ahead. It does have a slight scent, but nothing that lingers on the face and I've never experienced any kind of breakout or blemishes because of this.
Overall, one of my favourite, easy to apply, natural coverage products that I know I will be reaching for a lot over the next few months.
Which is your favourite tinted moisturiser?