Nars Tinted Moisturizer Review: Does It Suit You?

(Last Updated On: August 8, 2019)

Aiming to reduce the amount of makeup you need and accentuate your real skin, Nars has come out with a tinted moisturizer to help you forgo the heavy makeup look.

Rather than using a moisturizer and a foundation, concealer or cover up, Nars’ tinted moisturizer aims to be “your skin but better”. Now, you just have to use one product which combines them all into one. But does it hold up to the claims Nars has made?

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Nars Tinted Moisturizer Review

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What It Is

Nars’ tinted moisturizer is a triple threat featuring not only a moisturizer, but a concealer and an SPF.


Providing enough moisture to last you all day without feeling gooey or drying out too soon, Nars’ tinted moisturizer will keep your skin feeling healthy and refreshed all day long.


Designed to create a satin-like finish that is not too dewy or too matte, Nars tinted moisturizer is designed to give you a more natural look that won’t look too caked on or fake.

If you have a lot of spots or discoloration, the Nars tinted moisturizer may not provide enough coverage for your needs. But if you are looking for some basic coverage that will create a smooth, satin finish, it is worthwhile to check out Nars’ tinted moisturizer


With a built in SPF that protects you from UVA and UVB rays, you can rest easy that your skin has the basic coverage it needs to stay healthy throughout the day.

The SPF 30 will give you what you need for a typical day to day sunscreen, it will need to accompany something stronger if you plan on spending a lot of time outside in the direct sunlight.

What Is It Made Of

Designed with ingredients that encourage natural cell renewal, Nars’ tinted moisturizer includes Oceana Saffron and Galaxaura as well as an SPF that covers both UVA and UVB rays.

The tinted moisturizer features Vitamin C to prevent against free radical damage and features all natural fragrances.

The natural fragrances are 100% plant derived so you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions to chemical perfumes.

The natural fragrances used include peonies, violets and rose water. But many say it also smells like oranges.

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How Many Shades Are There

There are 12 shades in Nars’ tinted moisturizer collection. Nars has designed them to complement all skin tones. The names reflect different regions around the globe to help you match your perfect shade. The shades available include: Terra Neuva: More recently added to the collection. Terra Neuva is lighter than the Finland shade to incorporate paler skin tones into the collection.

  • Finland: Previously the lightest shade. Finland is a pale color that features  neutral pink and yellow undertones
  • Alaska: Slightly darker than the Finland shade. The Alaska shade also features neutral pink and yellow undertones for a more natural look.
  • Groenland: Another newer shade to be more inclusive to all skin shades. Groenland works to cover those with slightly pink undertones and neutral yellow tones.
  • St. Moritz: A medium shade with neutral yellow undertones.
  • Cuzco: For those who fall somewhere between St. Moritz’s neutral yellow undertones and Annapuma’s neutral peachy undertones.
  • Annapuma: Medium shade with neutral peachy undertones.
  • Cuba: Medium with a balance of neutral pink and yellow undertones.
  • Malaga: A medium dark shade with warm caramel undertones.
  • Seychelles: A medium dark shade with golden olive undertones.
  • Martinique: A medium dark shade with warm red undertones.
  • Polynesia: Dark with warm chocolate undertones.

If your shade isn’t available, you should contact Nars. More often than not, they will introduce a new shade to the collection to have everyone covered.

How Effective Is it?

Free of parabens, phthalates and sulfates, Nars is aiming to create healthier, protected skin with their tinted moisturizer.

It works great for reducing the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and large pores. But it does lack needed coverage for those suffering from heavy break outs and major discoloration.

So if you are looking for a little extra coverage with protection and moisture all in one product, this product is the way to go.


If you use your fingers to apply the Nars tinted moisturizer, the oils in your skin can make the product look somewhat streaky on your face.

So I recommend you use a brush to apply and blend it in to get an even and smooth finish. Sponges can work well to apply the moisturizer to the ideal locations. But a good makeup brush will create the best possible outcome.

Where Can I Buy It?

So if you want to get the best deal for your money, I recommend checking out amazon.

Amazon has a large collection of Nars products and will offer deals when you buy related products Nars makes. Available in all 11 shades and providing verified reviews that will help you find the best shades and products for your needs.

You can check out Amazon’s deals on Nars tinted moisturizer here.

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a more natural look that won’t weigh your skin down, Nars tinted moisturizer is what you are looking for.

This Nars tinted moisturizer has plenty of moisture for your skin and includes an SPF. I love the lightweight feel. It’s a great alternative for those who want coverage without spending a lot of time and money.

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