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Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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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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4.1

(based on 48 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (34)
  • Easy to apply (34)
  • Goes on smoothly (31)
  • Lightweight (31)
  • Matte finish (30)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Difficult to apply (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (26)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (15)
  • Full coverage (10)
  • Normal skin (8)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (27), Budget shopper (7)

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5.0

OILY SKIN HOLY GRAIL!!!**** Sufferers from (PCOS Must read)

By YESE GREY

from ALBUQUERQUE, NM

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • NONE!
  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

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

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

***First of all, i see you NARS!!!
And i ain't never letting you go ;)
So i am in ok terms with the liquid foundations i own and used because i have tried everything and nothing works on my complicated skin that is OILY, POROUS, PATCHY SKIN PIGMENTATION, due to my PCOS (PolycysticOvarySyndrome) Lets just say my skin is a hot mess. When they girl at Ulta told me this Foundation would work wonders for me i was like "Sure" (I heard that before with all my other failed foundations) But she wasn't lying!!! Later that night i blended it expecting the usual disappointment and BAM!!!!!!!!!! It was like when Amy Schumer said "IM BEAUTIFUL" (From her new movie I Feel Pretty) This foundation ladies who suffer from what i do is NO JOKE! Ive worn it every single since March and i LOVE IT!! Its magic silk on my skin, it lasts me all day but im not going to lie just like any excessively oily girl i do spritz once in the middle of the day with my mattifying setting spray from Too Faced Peaches and i am good to go for the rest of my work day. Sorry for the long review i just really really love this foundation. Oh and i've had it since March 2018 to now May 2018 and still it's full and a little does go a long way ya'll. It's pricey but it's so worth it. Like Rihanna said ya'll better Work, Work, Work, Work! :)
NARS people if you're reading this THANK YOU for making a formula for people that have PCOS!
I LOVE ya'll!! < 3

 
5.0

Nice coverage. Wonderful texture

By M

from Bay Area

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    Great product. A new favorite

     
    3.0

    very light coverage

    By PSew

    from Washington DC

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    I asked for a good coverage as I have scarring on my face. I was shown this foundation. I tried it on but should have applied it myself and not rely on the associate.

     
    5.0

    Smooth and long lasting

    By Beautyblender

    from Albany

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • 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:

      This foundation is heavenly! I use the Ulta matte primer and the real techniques beauty blender dry to apply this foundation. I have acne prone skin and this foundation doesn't break me out probably because of the salicylic acid in the Ulta primer. I use this foundation for work and it doesn't move or get oily.

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Anna

      from Houston

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

      I usually avoid sheer products because I have redness from acne scarring. This product is amazing as it evens out my skin and has decent coverage. It is definitely build able but I like the natural finish of it. Lightweight as well. I hope this is not limited edition as I love to use it on a day I don't want a full makeup look. Primer, skin tint, fix + and done.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      TRASH

      By SpicesAndStuff

      from Kansas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Difficult To Apply
        • Heavy
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

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

        Terrible. Heavy, greasy, settled into every pore and line even with primer. And it caused a severe breakout of cystic acne. Trash product.

         
        4.0

        Would definitely buy again!

        By 415 Native

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • A bit pricey

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage

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

        I first bought this last year and have enjoyed using it ever since. It's a light formula, which evens out my skin tone, doesn't feel heavy, and to me, has a pleasant scent. A big perk is the SPF 30! This skin tint is definitely not for someone who wants more coverage as it's very sheer. My freckles still show through, which is fine as I want a more natural look. I apply my daily moisturizer, Benefit's PoreFessional, then the Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I just place a dot on my forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and blend with my fingers. It keeps me relatively shine-free throughout the day. I haven't even needed to use oil-blotting papers. Took off one star as it's a bit on the pricey side but I feel it's worth it. For those who want to just even out their skin tone, desire a sheer finish and have the added benefit of a high SPF, I would recommend this product.

         
        3.0

        Beautiful texture...but...read here

        By Brainbodywash

        from NY

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

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

        Got the lightest shade. Fast application and really did smooth skin. Helps with texture smoothing too. Really sad the sunscreen caused breakouts. Every. Single. Time. I try sunscreen in products.

        I think products shouldnt just add sunscreen knowing it causes cystic acne. It really does. Dust on a mineral powder. Ouch. Too bad.

         
        3.0

        Needs more shades!

        By Sandra

        from Atlanta GA

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

        I like the consistency, finish, and longevity of this product. I dislike the smell and color selection.

         
        5.0

        Light weight

        By MNB

        from Gilbert, AZ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

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

          I really liked this tint because it is very light weight. I used it to even out my skintone. If you are looking for a medium coverage this is not for you. If you are wanting something quick and great for the weekend this the right product for you.

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          • Q:

            Does this product have flashback? People say the NARS tinted moisturizer does not have flashback even though it has SPF so I was wondering if it was the same for this product.
            Asked on 4/17/2018 by andzz from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Our Velvet Matte Skin Tint does not have any flashback and will be photography friendly!

              Answered on 5/7/2018 by Official Answer from NARS from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            How is this product different then the pure radiance tinted moisturizer?
            Asked on 1/13/2018 by Jessica from Atlanta, Ga

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please reach out to gethelp@ulta.com for assistance. Thanks!

              Answered on 2/13/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • Q:

            What would be a comparable shade to Punjab? Or even a tad darker for a summer shade?
            Asked on 1/10/2018 by Brianna from NV

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              I would try St. Moritz in our Velvet Matte Skin Tint. If you want something a tad darker you could also try Cuzco.

              Answered on 2/7/2018 by Brand Expert from NARS
          • Q:

            Is this product oil free?
            Asked on 1/1/2018 by jillian from Detroit

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Sorry for the delay answering your question. Please contact us at gethelp@ulta.com. Thanks!

              Answered on 2/5/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
          • 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 received a sample in the mail and love it and the color, but the packaging did not state what color the sample is. I'd love to order the same one. Do you know what color it might have been?
            Asked on 10/4/2017 by JJ from Tucson, AZ

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi there! We are so happy you love our Velvet Matte Skin Tint! You received the shade St. Moritz in the mail so that would be what you should re-order.

              Answered on 10/5/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
          • Q:

            I love this product! I received St. Mortiz as a sample but I feel like it is a little too orange-y. Would trying Groenland potentially be a next step that might match better?
            Asked on 9/8/2017 by cgs05 from US

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Groenland will have a little more pink to the shade and could work for you if St. Moritz is a bit too orange. If you are still unsure, I would head to an Ulta store and ask an associate to help match you so you can get the perfect shade for your skintone.

              Answered on 9/25/2017 by Brand Expert from NARS
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