I picked up this little beauty from Sephora in NYC during the summer and I haven't looked back since. Sephora always have lots of travel sized products displayed as you make your way to the till, which is dangerous for someone like me so I ended up picking this up as it was such a cute little travel size, and perfect to delve into NARS bases since I hadn't tried any before. I bought the shade Alaska without testing it (I was in a bit of a rush, I literally had 2 hours until I had to leave for JFK and I still wanted to check out Central Park!) but luckily, the shade is bang on for my post-summer skin and thankfully my tan is still putting up a fight and I haven't instantly reverted to pale-as-a-sheet white. I've tried tinted moisturizers before, and I wasn't ever overwhelmed by them, so I didn't have high hopes for this offering, however I can safely say that I have been completely and utterly converted. This gives me the perfect amount of coverage, enough to leave my skin still looking like skin, no cakey-ness in sight and a perfectly glowing, radiant complexion. As soon as I tried this, foundation took a major back seat and I haven't looked back since. Paired with my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, this makes for a flawless base that actually boasts some pretty impressive wear time considering it's a tinted moisturizer. I can usually get through a whole day and even when it does start to wear, it doesn't do so in a patchy way and instead, I can just top it up with a little more concealer, a dusting of powder and I'm all set again.
I've been using this a lot since I bought it and, considering it's travel sized, it's lasted me pretty damn well. I feel like I've already committed myself to repurchasing the full size, and that's pretty rare for me as I'm not usually particularly devoted to any one base as I find myself constantly flitting between newer offerings - I'm a fickle being, really. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, you've changed me!