NARS Tinted Glow Booster Review & Swatches - Limited Edition 2020
By Ree

NARS Tinted Glow Booster Review & Swatches

6 Jan 2020

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Brand new for 2020 is the limited edition NARS Tinted Glow Booster. This is a very exciting new launch and right up my street as you know I am addicted to a bit of glow! Check out my review, photos and swatches.

NARS Tinted Glow Booster
NARS Tinted Glow Booster

What is NARS Tinted Glow Booster?

The product has been formulated to enhance your natural glow, whilst blurring imperfections and also priming your skin for extra long makeup wear. It has got a lot going on! You can use it alone, under makeup or as a highlighter.

Shade Light - KALVOYA Tinted Glow Booster
Shade Light – KALVOYA
  • Limited-edition customisable complexion enhancer
  • Smooths skin’s appearance
  • Visibly blurs imperfections
  • Enhances the skin’s natural overall glow
  • Formulated with skin-tone coloured pearls to help brighten and illuminate
  • Lightweight and layerable liquid
  • Can be worn alone, under foundation, or as natural highlighter on the highpoints of the face
  • Delivers immediate and lasting hydration using the NARS exclusive Jojoba Hydraglow Complex  (a dynamic combination of Jojoba Elixir and Jojoba Gel)
  • Pearlescent pigments create shimmering effects and a lustrous finish
  • Customized blend of yellow and beige pigments provides a non-ashy, golden glow on all skin tones
  • Extends the wear of makeup for up to 16 hours.
  • Available in four shades

NARS Tinted Glow Booster Shades

There are four shades to choose from depending on your skin tone:

  • KALVOYA (light)
  • SIMOS (medium)
  • TANGSI (medium deep)
  • BARBUDA (deep)

I have the Light shade Kalvoya, here are swatches of it:

NARS Tinted Glow Booster Swatch Shade Light - KALVOYA
NARS Tinted Glow Booster Swatch Shade Light – KALVOYA

My Review

NARS Tinted Glow Booster
NARS Tinted Glow Booster

I think this is a product that will be compared to the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter complexion booster, which is one of my favourites.

It is definitely very similar in that it feels hydrating on the skin, is naturally illuminating and really enhances the look of the skin in terms of eveness and texture. The NARS is a thicker consistency, but it melts into the skin effortlessly and instantly improves the appearance of my complexion. It seems to blur pores and lines very efficiently, perhaps even more than the CT, thanks to its slightly creamier texture.

Before & After Photos

I love how this feels on my skin. It feels super quenching and actually makes my skin feel firmer to the touch. It dries down really nicely and makes my skin feel moisturised without being too tacky, creating a beautiful smooth base for the application of foundation.

I actually layered it up a bit around the eye area where I have the most lines and it did a brilliant job of adding extra glow and a much smoother look.

After - using Shade Light - KALVOYA
After – using Shade Light – KALVOYA

I love how the blend of yellow and beige pigments works to instantly balance out the redness in my skin. I have a fair bit of redness and inflammation right now after the excesses of Christmas, and this is the perfect fast fix.

Today I am testing it under a pretty sheer foundation, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Foundation Stick, and will report back on how it performs in terms of wear time. I feel that it really enhances the look of the finish of the foundation, giving it a real boost in glow levels and making it look super smooth. I am very pleased with it so far.

Where to buy NARS Tinted Glow Booster

The new Glow Booster is £28 and available now at:

NARS Tinted Glow Booster
NARS Tinted Glow Booster

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