Famous for his no-rules approach to make-up, NARS founder and creative director, Francois Nars, strongly believes that skin should shine through make-up. With this mind, Nars created a tinted moisturiser unlike any other – a complexion perfecting fluid with calming, brightening and anti-ageing effects that reduces discolouration and dark spots with regular use. Similarly, the Radiant Concealer is getting rave reviews, winning the best concealer in the world by Reddit, garnering a 4.6 rating out of 451 reviews on the Nars website – and 348 giving it the full five stars.
Although neither of these products are new launches, they have however created a stir amongst beauty junkies nationwide. In fact, one John Lewis customer swears “This is honestly the best thing that I have put on my face,” while another adds: “I absolutely love it and wouldn’t go back to using anything else on my skin.” With many more claims of cured scars and dark circles, these products are winning the praise they deserve.
So, what’s the secret ingredient? Why all the hype? Unlike many tinted moisturisers, Pure Radiant is oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it doesn’t clog pores – which, over time, can cause breakouts – so it’s a great choice for spot-prone skin and a great non-slip make-up base too. Meanwhile, the Radiant Concealer contours, highlights, reflects, diminishes fine lines and hide imperfections.
The big appeal, though, is not only the sheerness both these products give to your skin but the incredible coverage too. The lightweight texture of the tinted moisturiser allows you to build up coverage as you wish, while the serum-like consistency makes it completely fool-proof and easy to apply with fingertips.
But this is more than just a tinted moisturiser – the real magic lies in the skin benefits beneath the surface. Ingredients derived from Nars’s beloved home turf of French Polynesia include Kopara that hydrates and encourages cell renewal while Oceana Saffron works as an antioxidant; and Galaxaura, a red deep-sea algae pumps vitamins A, E and calcium into the formula – all of which help to reduce new breakouts and disguise scarring.
With 11 shades to choose from – all named after a different location and priced at under £30 – it’s well worth a shot just to see what all the fuss is about.