NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer for Spring 2012


NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer for Spring 2012

Per WWD, Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30/PA+++ will be available in nine shades and retail for $42. It will launch exclusively to Nordstrom first, debuting February 1st, and then narscosmetics.com and NARS’ Bleecker Street store on February 15th. The range will rolled out nationally and globally in full come March.

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They’ve been talking about this at NARS since I started in December. I’m really excited to see try this!! I’m not a tinted moisturizer fan, but I’ve been told this is unlike the ones that are on the market, in that it provides more coverage. Can’t wait to see the swatches!!

I can never tell the difference between “radiance” and “an oil slick on your face.” The model on the far left looks fine, but I cannot tell from the advertisement if it will turn my face into a slip ‘n slide.

This product really isn’t oily, the “radiance” is similar to that of their Sheer Glow Foundation. I have very oily skin so I understand, this tinted moisturizer works fine on me!

Thank goodness one brand at least has realised that it is not the case, all of a sudden that when someone swaps a foundation for a tinted moisturiser they aren’t also swaping NC10-100/NW10-100 skin for light/dark skin.

Always interested in new tinted moisturizers and I’m optimistic about the shade range. Any body know the ingredients or at least the sunscreen active?

Sephora stores do sampling. Any Nars counter should be glad to make you a sample too, it’s pretty standard for foundations. Just ask nicely.

I want to know ingredients. My lines and wrinkles disappeared with Hyluronic acid and I am Not Giving It Up!

I wouldn’t worry about that. This is NARS; they offer face products for the very pale to the very dark. The promo picture only shows 6 shades when there are 9 in total. Plus, look at the promo pictures for the new line of concealers: the lightest shade Chantilly appaerared way darker than it is in reality.
My main concern is that the palest tinted moisturizer would be too yellow.

I am a snow white as well and I work for NARS so I have tried the tinted moisturizer already…. it is not to dark at all! I was surprised also. It is a nice color, give good coverage, and also isn’t oily! I usually go towards matte foundations because I am oily but the technology NARS has is amazing! As for the comment asking about the SPF ingredient… NARS doesn’t use any kind of MICA of reflective properties in their products for their SPF like most brands… this is why they are the number one brand used now in print and fashion shows because you don’t give that white face look in pictures. I don’t know what they put in here yet for the protection though.

The same price as their foundation..? I’d rather just mix my Sheer Glow with my moisturizer. Or better yet just stick to my $15 BB cream if I want lighter coverage. $42 is just too much for a tinted moisturizer

The promo picture seems to indicate so. And Nars is one of the rare brands that offer face products for a wide variety of skintones.
If they don’t, then I’d be *very* surprised.

She was used alone and fullfaced in one of Nars’ first ad campaigns. Don’t make it a race thing. Francois Nars was the first makeup artist to create a foundation shade for Naomi Campbell.

exactly. Then again Nars isnt know for diverse posters anyway. EL is better in that dept. Yet, People still wonder why EL companies get most of the love

what about large pores and radiance? How do you hear and learn about these new products before they launch or can be sold I want this but now I have to wait till FEB.? boo hoo hoooo

As excited as I am about this release, I am not thrilled at the marketing. To me, this seems to take airbrushing and photo editing to a new level. The middle model’s neck doesn’t look like it could support her head, and the model on the right…I’m not even sure where to begin with this.

I just hope they include a dark color with red undertones. Too many companies presume brown women only have yellow undertones. NARS is pretty good about providing foundations with both undertones so I hope they continue the trend with the tinted moisturizers.

Well I know I will be trying this. Love that that Alek Wek(at least it looks like her) is featured in the ad. Smart marketing, if they have TM for her ebony skin, they are covering all of these bases.

I wonder if they actually have a shade for that dark model? Since there are no other very dark options (from anyone, at any price) I would be willing to spend $42.

They probably do. This is Nars; they’ve always offered foundations for a wide range of skintones, from the very pale (Siberia) to the very dark (Khartoum).

very first thought – Holy, photoshopped. Wouldn’t buy just because of that. How can I possibly know what the product will make my skin look like with an ad like that?

this looks pretty..I’ve been thinking about getting into tinted moisturizers for this summer and seeing how that goes, we move from Germany to Hawaii at the end of this year so with the climate change maybe a tinted moisturizer would be a good thing..beach, sun etc..I tried to use the foundation matrix and I gotta say that was way over my head. Are there any previous posts comparing tinted moistrizers? The brands they sell at our px are clinique, estee lauder, and lancome, I would def like to see how brands compare since I know clinique has made one and you have done a review on Lancomes aqua one..in anycase this one by nars looks beautiful, i look forward to seeing swatches and any guidence in this area would be great 🙂

dying for TMs for super pale skin! I hope one of the shades is like their Siberia or lighter. I’m willing to pay $42 if it’s good quality!

Look how much they Photoshopped out of that girls neck!! It’s freaky looking. The metallic looking shiny skin is cool, but anatomical deformities do not look good enlarged and put on a wall at the mall.

$42 is the same price as a Laura Mercier TInted Moisturizer yet nobody complains about that. Clients hand over money without thinking twice. This product is amazing and let’s face it, you get what you pay for, quality! NARS TM is oil-free, paraben free, and synthetic fragrance free. It’s got an SPF 30 and don’t worry ladies, Pure Radience does not mean your face is going to look like you just wiped KFC fried chicken fingers all over your face. It’s a very natural, luminous glow to the skin so it looks young and healthy. Give it a shot, you might be quite surprised!

P.S.- Every brand in cosmetics photoshops/airbrushes their images. Do you honestly think any of the mascara ads are actually real?

I went to nordstroms today to get something from mac and stopped by nars and the lady asked me if I wanted to try this because there launching it Feb 1st. and omg I must say its amazing I had this all day and I loved it. Im going back to get it when it comes out

I got a sample from Nordstrom today. The lady also said there was something in it that would lighten dark spots….that’s a good justification of the price IMO.

I got a sample from Nordstrom in Alaska (described as “light”) and it looks good on my NC-25 skin, although when the full range comes out I’d also like to try the next lighter shade. It has more coverage than Laura Mercier oil-free TM and feels great on and has a nice soft glowy look. It doesn’t seem oily at all, although I haven’t worn it all day yet so I can’t speak to wear time. So far I am very happy with it and may buy a bottle. Between this, the makeup removing water, and the upcoming eyeshadows, NARS is going to get a lot of business from me next month!

I just received a sample of this from Nordstrom in the shade Alaska. This is by far the best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever tried! It leaves a really pretty satin finish, and gives a perfect amount of coverage. My skin did not oily or shimmery..just healthy and radiant.

Will the foundation matrix be updating to include Nars Tinted Moisturizer?  In not..anyone have an idea what would be a good match/shade for NC43. Cheers

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