Wednesday, 30 March 2016

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, Foundation, Makeup, Moisturizer

'THE NEW MATTE UNCOVERED. Introducing Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 Instant gratification. Effortless application. Protects and perfects with a soft-matte finish. Oil-free. All-day wear. 12 global shades.'

When I first saw this new release I was intrigued. As someone with oily skin, any product that describes itself as matte has me excited. The only problem was that I still had half a bottle of NARS All Day Luminous left to get through!

I have multiple foundations in my make up drawer but each new purchase has been caused by needing a new shade rather than just wanting a new foundation. It is expensive and I don't often find one I love.

So, when the lid of my lovely NARS All Day Luminous somehow became unscrewed and the product oxidized, sure I was upset but then I remembered how much I wanted to try this. Every cloud right!

I watched countless YouTube videos and read countless reviews on this, many opinions mixed, but the consensus seemed to be that although this is not marketed as a foundation it can give amazing coverage on it's own and I couldn't agree more.

Not wanting to wait too long before ordering I decided to 'guess' my shade, in All Day Luminous and Sheer Glow I wear Punjab. The NARS website has a 'wardrobe' option that allows you to add products to and review later, it also has an option t view all these products by swatch. I added Punjab t my wardrobe along with all the lighter shades of the Matte Skin Tint to compare and eventually decided on Light 2, Alaska and it is perfect.

I have been using this every day since it arrived. I apply after I have moisturized and primed using my Beauty Blender. I have tried this using a brush and my hands (which NARS recommends) but I didn't rate the finish or longevity. For me, the Beauty Blender gives a flawless and easy application. I only need one layer then I go in with my bareMinerals Bareskin concealer under my eyes, on my chin and around my nose just to give any dark circles and redness a little bit extra.

The most unique feature of this product though is the finish. Yes it is matte but it isn't flat, my skin still seems to have some luminosity but it keeps my shin well and truly at bay. I get a good 8 hours of coverage with this, which for me is extremely rare and with added SPF 30 I can't complain!

Have you tried the NARS Velvet Matte Skint Tint yet? What do you think?


  1. It sounds like an amazing product! I love my sheer glow so may have to give this a try too x

    1. You should give it a go. It's become my everyday foundation now! Thank you for reading x

  2. I really want to try some Nars butI haven't yet. Bet you were gutted about the lid being broken ;)

    Corinne x

    1. You should try the brand they are really good, if you want a sure fire way to be impressed give their blushes a go! I was, it is still sitting on my dressing table lol I can't bear t throw it away!

      Thank you for reading x