NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: Seychelles…

…is too red for me. 😦 Looks like I’m going to have to go with Malaga anyway. When NARS International MUA Uzo did my makeup, she showed me how I tend to reach for ‘redder’ foundations as I correct ‘down’ — especially when I feel like I’m in between shades. She’s made me more conscious of paying attention to foundations that pull more ‘yellow’ on me. So I knew, as soon as I saw Seychelles against my skin, that it was wrong.

The tube is a decent size… about an ounce. And the product is very loose, so you don’t need much to cover a large area. I learned, when I popped the top, that you need to be careful not to prematurely squeeze because the product will come rushing out. It’s secured with a seal (to prevent it from popping open during shipment), but you’ll need to be cognizant that the top is always securely shut when you’re not using it because I can see this product getting everywhere.

That’s a really little dot (I’m zoomed in). You’d be surprised how much that little bit covered on the inside of my arm (which is closest to the color of my face). Now, as you can see, the color is very warm… and too red for me.

I’m actually glad that there’s such a disparity in color in this case, because you can really see the coverage of this tinted moisturizer. It’s a solid medium coverage… .like a lot of foundations. It’s also not really ‘oily’ so I can see this working on a wide range of skin tones (even my oily skin). I also don’t think that dry skin girls have much to worry about, because this formula seems very balanced.

That’s the full swatch. So yeah… this color is not for me. But the formula definitely is. I’ve already contacted NARS about returning it. When I get Malaga (fingers crossed that it’ll work for me), I’ll (once again) swatch it all to be damned, and let you guys know what I think!

*In case some of you are wondering why I haven’t tested these in person, they don’t appear to be available at any of my local retail outlets. I’ve found them online, but haven’t physically seen them at a counter or in a store yet.*

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3 comments

  1. Too bad it's the wrong shade. Hopefully NARS is good with returns. The coverage and finish look amazing though!

  2. NARS is actually excellent about returns. You have 30 days, and the returns are free. However…I've decided to give it to my little sister instead. It's her perfect shade. Turns out my perfect shade is Malaga.

  3. Jasmine says:

    Okay, that's great. I just came from the NARS site where ID'd Malaga as my color. I've said before that you are my skin color/tone twin so at first I thought maybe I'd gotten it wrong. I'm looking forward to seeing it on you.How does it compare to Face Fabric? I'm considering choosing between the two for the summer.

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