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So NARS is releasing their new line of tinted moisturizers for Spring 2012.  I think these were first seen at NY Fashion week last autumn.

From NARS:

NARS founder and creative director François Nars is famous for his no-rules approach to makeup application. But when it comes to what lies beneath, his philosophy is clear:  Skin should shine through makeup.  To that end, NARS Cosmetics went about creating a tinted moisturizer unlike any other — a complexion-perfecting fluid with anti-aging and skin-brightening benefits.

Introducing Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++.

 Infused with naturally derived ingredients that instantly hydrate and even skin tone, Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ has been shown to reduce the appearance of discoloration and dark spots with regular use for a clearer and brighter complexion. The luxurious, oil-free formula obscures the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pores and other imperfections while providing a translucent veil of broad-spectrum sun protection.  The buildable formula can be used as an alternative to foundation — on weekends, when a more casual look is desired, or in summer, when a lighter consistency is preferred — or in combination with Powder Foundation for those who want more coverage and added hydration. As a result, skin is soft and smooth to the touch. It looks natural and glowing. Almost bare, but better.
The key to its effectiveness lies in ingredients derived from the waters of François’ beloved French Polynesia, where he spends much of his time on his island in the region. These ingredients include Kopara, natural polysaccharides that hydrate, condition and help encourage natural cell renewal; Oceana Saffron, a plant known for its antioxidant and soothing properties; and Galaxaura, a red deep-sea algae found in the islands’ lagoons that is known to be rich in calcium, vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene. Also included in the formula: sea water and Ascorbyl Glucoside, a vitamin-C derivative that brightens and protects the skin against free-radical damage, to revitalize and re-mineralize the skin. Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++ boasts a 100% naturally derived fragrance of Peony, Violet and Rose Water. And because sun protection is essential to maintaining the health and youthful appearance of the skin, it
includes SPF 30 to protect against UVB rays, and PA+++, the highest index level of protection against UVA damage.  After four weeks of regular use, 84% of testers felt that their skin was more radiant and luminous. 81% felt the product smoothed out the surface of their skin, and 90% felt the product gave them a healthy glow.*
* Based on a clinical test

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Finland, Alaska and St. Moritz

Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF30/PA+++ is available in nine shades to complement all skin tones.

  • Finland – Lightest with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Alaska – Light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • St. Moritz – Medium with a neutral yellow undertone
  • Annapurna – Medium with a neutral peachy undertone
  • Cuba – Medium with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones
  • Malaga – Medium dark with warm caramel undertones
  • Seychelles – Medium dark with golden olive undertones
  • Martinique – Medium dark with warm red undertones
  • Polynesia – Dark with warm chocolate undertones
Here are some more photos!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Polynesia

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Martinique

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Seychelles

NARS Pure Radiant Moisturizer in Malaga

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Cuba

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Annapurna

These moisturizers will be available exclusively to Nordstrom from February 1st, 2012.  On February 15th, they will become available online at narscosmetics.com.  It will retail for US$42.00.

I am excited to try these out!  I would probably use Polynesia.  Tinted moisturizers are great for those with already great skin or if you are just looking for a bit of eveness and moisture.  I also really like all the anti-aging ingredients that you get while protecting your skin.