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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

NARS

Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

1.7 oz Item 2510318

Color:Alaska (light w/ a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones)

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The effortless application of Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protects and perfects with a soft-matte finish. Transforms the look of skin immediately and over time. Oil-free. All-day wear.

Instant Results:
  • Soft-Focus Effect: Transparent Blurring Powders instantly enhance the look of skin by helping to diffuse imperfections with a powerful optical effect.
  • Soft-Touch Feel: The powder's unique, spherical shape compresses like a cushion, delivering a velvety-smooth, touchable feel and superior comfort on application.

Long-Term Benefits:
  • Refined Pores & Shine Control: Rose Fruit Extract visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, while controlling shine.
  • Antioxidant Defense: Vitamins C, E, and broad spectrum SPF 30 protect against free-radical damage caused by environmental stress.

Test Results:
  • 98% of women agree the formula felt comfortable and breathable on their skin*
  • 93% of women agree the formula gave their skin a natural look*
  • 86% of women agree the formula controlled oil and shine throughout the day*

*Claims based on a 2 week independent U.S. consumer study of 61 participants.

"Foundation is the key to modern makeup. By balancing color without masking skin looks flawless and healthy." - François Nars, Founder and Creative Director

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4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (13)
  • Goes on smoothly (13)
  • Easy to apply (12)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Matte finish (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (9)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (7)
  • Normal skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Finally found the perfect foundation!

By KC

from Houston, Tx

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

      It only took me 40 years to find the perfect foundation! I love it!!

       
      5.0

      Natural-Looking Skin Makeup, Best for Oily Type

      By AMoez

      from Portland, Oregon

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Great for Oily Skin
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

        I used the Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer for many years before NARS came out with this product! I love it!!!! People think that my skin is this pretty on its own! I have oily/acne-prone skin and this does not break me out. Also, as a Dermatology RN I get many clients with different skin types and also recommend this product or the one I stated above. It is always well received.

        It is buildable for light to medium coverage and does not look overdone.

         
        5.0

        Best yet!!

        By Rose

        from MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage

          Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

          Honestly my favorite product on the market! I love the way it feels on my skin. Although this is labeled as a tint, it covers VERY well. The soft matte finish gives me an airbrushed look. Make sure you pick the right shade and I would caution first time users to not panic about the color at first application, the color blends and settles beautifully.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Hope this one works

          By Suncakes

          from Seattle, Wa

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Feels like mouse
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • A little yellow on tan skin with olive undertone

          Best Uses

            Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

            After finding a perfect match foundation in Fently Beauty Foundation in 350 tan with neutral undertone , I felt it was a little too perfect so I needed coverage for the little everyday things like running errands without looking too made up. A sales rep with the appearance of bare, clear, beautiful skin told me she was wearing this so I decided to give it a try. Now I may be about 10 to twenty years older than she was with older skin problems but the product did not disappoint. Experimenting with Fently Beauty primer on one half of my face and just bare skin on the other side the product smoothed on almost identically proving it was versatile enough to wear with or without, dress up or dress down. The primed side was just this side of more smoother, held the makeup better, and my contours delivered show worthy quality. I also compared Nars Matte concealer in Caramel on the primed side and Fently Beauty Matchstick concealer in Walnut on the unpromed side. While both concealers blended well and are near identical in color, the Nars concealer which I purchased at the same time, blended better, plumped the skin under the eye to give me a more youthful and radiant appearance. Nars Matte Tinted Moisturizer is light weight but I did not feel it was moisturing as a facial lotion might be but that's ok because I don't intend to use it as a facial moisturizer. It works as a foundation, better than any I've tried in the last year on my extremely active oily skin. It covered and blurred imperfections, did not feel heavy and pore clogging. I can even forget I'm wearing it. It dried down to such a smooth matte finish I didn't feel it required setting powder. I will powder blott when I'm oily. Also, when I splashed water on it, it looked really sexy and the seemed water resistant. This may be good for wearing when swimming or even working out as the moisture just beaded on top. It's a keeper and I definitely recommend for oily skin or if you just seek a velvet matte finish.

             
            4.0

            If I could give this a 4.8 I would

            By Brand new Nars babe

            from Baltimore, MD

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

              This was my first nars purchase and I loved it so much! My only concern is, as an accutane user, it tended to look a little cakey in the dryer areas of my face due to my treatment. But in other areas it looks absolutely flawless. I'm holding onto it since my treatment will be over soon, but if you're dry, really hydrate your skin before applying this. Otherwise, it's amazing.

               
              5.0

              This foundation has improved my skin and protects from sun!

              By Amy007

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic
              • Sun Protection

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                Was introduced this at NARS in Las Vegas when my make up was done. Loved the matte shade and the added benefit of sunscreen. Have since been using this for almost two years. I feel the quality of my skin has improved as a result. I have hardly any lines/wrinkles on my face - better than before I started using it. No brown spots or anything since SPF in the product. Doesn't feel thick or uncomfortable like sunscreen. I highly recommend this product.

                 
                3.0

                I loved it but...

                By TX mom

                from Boerne, TX

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Lightweight
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                • Has alot of yellowish tint
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                I tried 3 of the lightest colors and they all consist of yellow tint. The product goes on great! And it keeps you looking matte for a long while!

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not for textured skin

                By annie

                from Rhode island

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                I like to write reviews since I myself read them and are helpful. I received a tester and tried I in a few days. My color was the St Motriz although initially I thought it was too dark. I think I may have to give up on matte creams, but this one has been the best I have tried. It did not sink into my lines as much as previous ones and kept me oil free. I'm 43 and my skin is very textured with large pores so and i didnt get a natural look so just no for me skin type. IT cc cream still is the one although I wished it had a bit more coverage and didn't transfer as much

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Finally!

                By kaydub

                from california

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                  I am so glad that I found this make-up! I am a NARS fan and love this Velvet Matte Skin Tint! Very good coverage and leaves your skin looking soft and smooth. Blends very well!

                   
                  5.0

                  Wish they had this when I was in my 20's.

                  By Sara's Mom

                  from Orlando

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Light To Medium Coverage

                    Comments about NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

                    I got a sample of this with my last order and wow what a great product. Even the color of the sample was a little too dark it went on like a dream and blended beautifully. It is a little drying for my 54 year old skin but I wish a product like this was available back when I was in my teens and 20's.

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                    • Q:

                      Is this product to be used as a foundation similar to Dr. Jart's day tint?
                      Asked on 7/20/2017 by Abby T. from Minneapolis, MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi there! Yes you would use this product as an alternative to traditional foundation. This product is a great all-in-one skin tint with in SPF 30 that has medium buildable coverage.

                        Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Is this transfer proof?
                      Asked on 7/9/2017 by samf from Hesperia, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Velvet Matte Skin Tint sets your complexion to a beautiful matte finish and should not transfer onto any of your clothing.

                        Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Is this sweat proof, water resistant, humidity resistant, anything like that?
                      Asked on 7/9/2017 by samf from Hesperia, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Velvet Matte Skin Tint is oil-free, fragrance-free, and helps to transform the look of skin over time. It contains a broad spectrum spf 30 which makes it the perfect product to wear in the sun. Unfortunately we cannot claim this formula as sweat proof, water resistant or humidity resistant, however this is a built in primer which will keep your face looking beautiful throughout the day.

                        Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Hello, My sheer glow foundation is Sant Fe, what is color should I buy for this Vevet Matte Skin Tint? Thanh you.
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by OANH from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi there! I would check out Annapurna or Cuzco for your Velvet Matte Skin Tint shade. Cuzco is a bit lighter and Annapurna is a bit darker but based on skintone and undertone one of those should be the perfect fit.

                        Answered on 6/30/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      I use NARS Punjab what shade will I be in this . How is it for dry skin type ?
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by Karen from Il

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I would check out the shade St. Mortiz in Velvet Matte Skin Tint. This formula works best for normal, combination, or oily skin. If you have very dry skin I would suggest trying our Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in St. Moritz as well. This is a lightweight tinted moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated and improves its overall condition.

                        Answered on 6/30/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Hello! My shade in the NARS tinted moisturizer is Annapurna, would I use the same color for the velvet matte skin tint as well?
                      Asked on 6/21/2017 by Karla from Georgia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi there. I would definitely go for Annapurna in the Velvet Matte Formula as well if that's your shade in our Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. As the formula is different there could be a slight shade variance but most likely it will be a great match as well.

                        Answered on 6/22/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for dry, very fair, sensitive skin?
                      Asked on 6/12/2017 by Makeup addict from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Our Velvet Matte Skin Tint works best for normal, combination or oily skin. The best formula for a dry, fair, sensitive skin would be our Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. This product is hydrating, has a broad spectrum SPF 30, and helps to improve skin's overall condition. It comes in the same 12 shade lineup as our Velvet Matte Skin Tint.

                        Answered on 6/22/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      My shade in NARS sheer glow is barcelona, what shade should I get in this skin tint?
                      Asked on 6/4/2017 by abby from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you are Barcelona in Sheer Glow, I would start with Cuba in our Velvet Matte Skin Tint. If this is too dark go to Annapurna, if its too light go to Malaga.

                        Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
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