A Tint of Spring


I get it guys. Make-up is still a touchy subject for most. Some people prefer to wear it and some don’t. However, the stigma and labels attached to guys wearing make-up has called their masculinity into question, which is so wrong. Make-up should be universal. It allows people to bring their confidence to the surface, help those suffering from skin related issues and open the doorway for others’ personas to break out and have their moment.

I am lucky that I never suffered from chronic acne, psoriasis or other derma-logical troubles. I won’t lie, I do have scarring from acne, but it is nothing in comparison to some of those who really suffer with it. As far as my skin, I like to keep looking bright eyed and bushy tailed. Which is all well and good, but I am almost the same tone as Caspar the Friendly Ghost… Hence why I took to tinted moisturiser.

I’d like to think that my skin looks somewhat healthy and hydrated, however I am under no illusion that third year has kicked my arse: Nights out have resulted in de-hydration, the sleep that I don’t get has given my a darkness under the eyes, and there is a bit of uneven tones to the skin. This is where the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser comes in.

“A wonder product that can go a long way with a little bit.”

Formulated with natural botanicals, the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser is a wonder product that can go a long way with a little bit. Designed to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, this product has already aided my skin in looking smoother, softer and funnily enough, more radiant.


For the purpose of this post, I chose not to apply the product to my neck so you could see the difference between my natural skin tone and the enhanced version. It provides great coverage in small amounts so you can layer it up as much or as little as you want to. In terms of applying the product, I have tried using a brush, beauty blender and my hand, just to give a more well rounded answer, and in my honest opinion the best option is the beauty blender – just remember not to apply too much at once! Also, because it is tinted it will highlight dry areas – despite being a moisturiser – I would recommend applying a serum, primer or oil just to eradicate any dryness before you use the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser.┬áThis gem is oil-free, easy to apply and what’s better it has SPF 30, so you can achieve a more sun kissed look without taking UV damage!

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser is available at NARS, Liberty London, ASOS and John Lewis.

Photography by Jack Bradley

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