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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." - Fran├žois Nars, Founder and Creative Director

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4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (19)
  • Goes on smoothly (18)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Matte finish (18)
  • Easy to apply (17)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (12)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (10)
  • Full coverage (5)
  • Normal skin (5)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (14)

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5.0

Perfect for everyday use

By Oily/Acne prone student

from Lake Charles, LA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

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

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

I LOVE this product. I am a CNA and also in nursing school so i need something everyday that is good enough to give me an even skin tone, with natural looking finish and a lightweight feel. For it being a skin tint, the longevity of the product is great. I have oily skin so i used to always set my entire face with powder. This product sets down quickly into the skin with a nice matte finish so i only set my face in my T zone where i get oiliest now. It's unrealistic to expect this foundation to stay matte for a full 12 hours if you're oily being that its only a skin tint. However, it still looks great and doesn't break down even in my oily areas. The only con is that this is NARS and NARS is expensive but its worth it for me.
This is a SKIN TINT. So do not purchase this product if you are looking for a full coverage product.

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By CC

from Ny

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • 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:

    Lightweight, good coverage for those to don't want/need it

     
    5.0

    LOVE

    By Ash

    from Porterville,Ca

    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

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      I've been using it everyday as a foundation pretty much!

       
      2.0

      Wouldn't recommend for oily skin

      By Cori

      from Boise, ID

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On

      Best Uses

      • Normal Skin

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

      I love NARS and am usually always satisfied with their products, however this foundation was a hot mess. For truly oily skin this is not mattifying enough, even with setting powder and a good primer. After about 3 hours of wear I started to notice areas where the foundation was breaking up, after 5 hours of wear the foundation had separated so badly on my skin it was embarrassing. Over all this foundation was just not right for me and my skin, this would probably perform a lot better on someone with a more "normal" skin type.

       
      5.0

      Loveeeee it

      By Chanel

      from New York, NY

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        This is amazing, I've been using it for months. Hasn't broken me out, great especially during the summer when it's hot & last all day. Hate how pricey it is though

         
        2.0

        No, I would not buy it again.

        By Linda

        from San Antonio

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Apply
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Heavy
          • Poor Coverage

          Best Uses

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

            I've tried it for a week and am still frustrated with the coverage and blend ability.

             
            4.0

            Love this!

            By Aakkbb

            from Anderson, SC

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pigmentation
            • Long-Lasting
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • Difficult To Apply
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage

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

            This product is super thick but it covers. It keeps me matte and I'm pretty oily in my T zone. I recommend a brush first for even application and a sponge to smooth it!

             
            5.0

            My skin looks GREAT! (Oily skin type)

            By Michy T

            from Dayton, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            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 have dry skin and my forehead tends to get very shiny throughout the day but this stuff keeps it matte! (I always set with powder and use a hydrating mist if it's looking too matte) It has a natural finish with light-medium coverage with one coat. Easy to blend. Feels good on the skin. Not cakey at all. My pores are diminished and looking good as well. The oil starts to show through about 5 hours into the wear but it looks like a healthy glow and not a grease ball :p Really like this overall!

               
              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!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

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                    • Q:

                      Hello! Do I need moisturizer before applying this product? If yes, what do you suggest? Thank you!
                      Asked on 11/7/2017 by min from Everett, Wa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        While it is not necessary to apply moisturizer before this product, we always recommend prepping your skin before any makeup application. A simple daily, lightweight moisturizer will work great to hydrate your skin before the application of our Velvet Matte Skin Tint.

                        Answered on 11/17/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I'm Terre-Neuve in your radiant tinted moisturizer and Mont Blanc in sheer glow and luminous weightless foundations. What shade would I be in this?
                      Asked on 11/1/2017 by Cara from OH

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you are Terre-Neuve in our Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer then I would try the same shade in our Velvet Matte Skin Tint as well.

                        Answered on 11/3/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      What is best method for application; sponge, brush, fingers?
                      Asked on 10/23/2017 by Holly from Marshville,NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend warming the product in your hands and then applying directly to the face with your fingers. The warm from your hands help to melt the product into your skin creating a beautiful, natural looking complexion.

                        Answered on 11/3/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      I use the NARS Luminous All Day Foundation in color Syracuse. What color should I use in the Velvet Tint Matte?
                      Asked on 10/20/2017 by Margirl7 from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        If you are Syracuse in our All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, you should try Malaga first in our Velvet Matte Skin Tint. This shade should work with your skin tone however if you need to go a bit lighter, try Cuba.

                        Answered on 10/23/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      I'm just wondering how I should go about choosing a shade when tanning. I figured I'd buy my shade. but idk how many shades darker I should go with a self tanner??
                      Asked on 8/30/2017 by corina from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I would say your tan/summer shade would be 1-2 shades darker than your normal skintone. Start with 1 shade darker and then go from there.

                        Answered on 9/7/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • Q:

                      How do you apply this, would u recommend using a brush or beauty blender?
                      Asked on 8/23/2017 by Adi29 from Sacramento, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi there! Our founder, François Nars, believe that our fingers are the best tools for applying complexion products. The warm from our hands helps to melt the product into our skin, for a natural looking complexion. To apply, warm a small amount on the back of your hand. Using your fingers, apply VMST starting in the center of your face and working out.

                        Answered on 8/31/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
                    • 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
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