It wasn’t so long ago that if you wanted a base that had good broad spectrum protection you had to accept that your face would look a bit greasy and have a white undercast. Thankfully this isn’t the case any more and the NARS Tinted Moisturiser is a great example of a product that looks good and protects at the same time.
After a bad experience with the Clinique CC Cream where I initially liked it but rapidly went off it, I wanted to wait awhile before reviewing the NARS product. However, I’ve now been using it for about 2 months and I’m pleased to report that my positive first impression has lasted.
The ratings of SPF 30 and PA+++ means it offers good sun protection from both UVA and UVB rays if used sufficiently. To learn more about what sun ratings to look out for and what they mean you can check out my post on the subject here.
Because I’m extra cautious, I use a bit of moisturiser with broad section protection first but on cloudy days it should be fine to use on it’s own or over serum as it is a hydrating product.
It also claims to reduce the appearance of discolouration and dark spots in 4 weeks but as I haven’t used it for 4 weeks solidly and discolouration isn’t a problem for me I can’t comment on this. Also, my priorities for a base are sun protection and a good finish and I feel rather ambivalent towards the recent trend to include skincare benefits.
To sum up, I really like this product and I think the biggest endorsement I can give is to say that I will definitely be repurchasing.
Nars Tinted Moisturiser is £28 for 50ml and is available here – link.