Okay, maybe I was a little harsh out the gate.
Here’s the thing: the lack of coverage is the thing that stands out the most to me. But the actual ‘tinting’ part really kind of works if you do it right. A little goes a long way.
First, kudos to NARS for keeping the colors the same as the RTM, because I would have had a meltdown if I’d have to match all over again. The formula is a little odd, with it being matte with no coverage. So you really have to have relatively good skin to pull this off without any help. And right now my skin is cussing me out so I have to mix it with the RTM to get the coverage just right.
See how it disappears? I imagine this is a selling point for NARS, but the lack of coverage thing is really a trip. Before my skin decided to go completely insane, I managed to put it on with the Becca Ombre Rouge Palette (LOVE LOVE LOVE) for a daytime smoke thing:
I’ll keep messing with it, and I’ll keep you posted.