Usually, I'm pretty loyal to foundation but rewind the clock back a fair few years and I had a love affair with tinted moisturiser.
Back then my go to was the Hard Candy Hint of Tint in the shade sugar cookie. It was the only base I used to wear, that was until Hard Candy got discontinued in the UK. Since then, I've mostly been a light to medium coverage foundation girl but recently I've been wanting to dip my toe back in the land of tinted moisturiser and I ended up purchasing the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in the shade terre nueve.
Being an oily girl (that sounds so attractive) I was a little dubious as how this base would hold up, especially in the current heat. Oily skins need to blot with this, theres no doubt about it - it doesn't control oil but its also a rather good base!
So what do I like about it? Well, the consistency is pretty thick for a tinted moisturiser - much more so than other tinted moisturisers I've used in the past. For me, it feels like a cross between a tinted moisturiser and foundation. It provides a small amount of coverage - blemishes and imperfections need concealing but it evens out my complexion surprisingly well. As its a moisturiser, it feels hydrating and leaves a slightly dewy finish. After 2/3 hours I need to blot as I start getting shiny, however I don't feel like it slides off my face either. It holds up most of the day fairly well.
One thing to mention is the spf. Theres an spf of 30 in here, which is great if you're in warm climate but maybe not so good if you're being photographed due to the flashback spf can cause.
Shade wise, terra nueve is perfect for anyone who is pale with a cool skin tone due to its pink undertones. It doesn't oxidise on me either, which is great - turning into an oompa loompa by dinner time is never a good look!
Overall, the Nars pure radiant tinted moisturiser is perfect for a lightweight, natural and fresh look. Its particularly ideal for anyone wanting to try a tinted moisturiser without having to compromise on coverage. Definitely one of my favourite base products!