This Tinted Moisturizer Made Me Swear Off Foundation for Good

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Whether you're a frequent foundation user or an every-once-and-a-while kind of person, this tinted moisturizer is the secret to achieving a more natural beauty look without heavy makeup.

Nars Tinted Moisturizer

I never thought the day would come where I said goodbye to foundation for good. I love makeup and its ability to make my face look as flawless as an Instagram filter. Recently, I've wanted to treat my skin really well and experiment with more natural-looking makeup. Stumbling upon samples at Sephora, I tested the Nars Tinted Moisturizer, curious to see how much coverage it would actually provide. Ever since trying a small swatch that day, I haven't stopped using it.

I have fair skin and use the shade called St. Moritz, a shade for light to medium skin tones—I like to look a little extra tan. I love how this tinted moisturizer gives me just enough coverage to be close to a foundation, but not too much to make it look caked on. It's the perfect in-between product that I was looking for. And I'm not the only one who's obsessed with it. One happy shopper even called a "holy grail" product and said she loves how its lightweight, long-wearing formula looks on her skin.

Some of the notable ingredients in the Nars Tinted Moisturizer include mineral-rich sea water, kopara, and vitamin C derivative, all of which help your skin to have a healthier, glowier complexion. To make the deal even sweeter, this moisturizer not only provides a serious dose of hydration to thirsty skin, but it can also reduce the look of dark spots and discoloration after a few weeks of daily use. I wanted to be kinder to my skin by using high-quality products that would still allow me to enjoy a fresh makeup look, and this tinted moisturizer by Nars helped me do just that.

To buy: $45; sephora.com

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