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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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1.7 oz Item 2510326

Color:Martinique (medium dark w/ warm red 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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4.2

(based on 55 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (37)
  • Easy to apply (37)
  • Goes on smoothly (35)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Matte finish (34)

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 (30)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (18)
  • Full coverage (10)
  • Normal skin (8)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (29), Budget shopper (8)

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

perfect coverage for oil skins

By justme12

from Orlando fl

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

love this product, I have oil skins and the velvet matte its exactly I was looking, been using this skin tint for two years now. love love love

 
5.0

I will buy this product again

By Tasha's mom

from Sarasota, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • container cap breaks off too easily

Best Uses

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

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

I needed something lightweight for daily wear that had no shine-bb & cc creams all seemed to be too shiny and also clogged my pores

 
5.0

Perfect for oily skin

By Janelle

from Seattle WA

Pros

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

    I prefer something really light and this is perfect. It is as velvety as the name suggests - weird how soft it is. I was looking for something that would even out my skin tones and still have a natural look and this is exactly what I was looking for. If you have dry skin though try their other skin tint - not the matte.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fave

    By H

    from Philadelphia

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

    I don't know why this product isn't more popular. I've (literally) used every mainstream foundation and this beats them all in coverage, color and durability. Love!

     
    4.0

    Love it, use a small amount and the coverage is good

    By Little River Donna

    from North Myrtle Beach, SC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • sunscreen

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

      apply lightly and blend well

       
      4.0

      More of like a full-coverage foundation

      By Meowry

      from Houston

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

      - beautiful matte and, like the name says, velvet finish
      - hard to spread/best applied with your fingers
      - dried out my normal/combo skin, so I think this is best for oily skin types
      - I didn't need to set it with any powder because it was so drying

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Holy Grail Product!

      By Nicole

      from Laguna Beach, CA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • 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:

        I have tried so many foundations/BB creams/tinted moisturizes in the past, but this one is my favorite by far. I was able to find my perfect match in its extensive shade selection. The coverage is perfect for day-to-day wear, and the SPF is an added bonus! I've struggled with oily and acne prone skin for a while, but this product manages to keep my face shine-free all day long and doesn't cause me to break out. I've gotten so many compliments on my skin and I owe it all to this skin tint! Could not recommend this product enough.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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          • Q:

            I use the shade Ginger in your concealer and its pretty spot on with my skin tone but I'm not sure what shade would be closest for this product.
            Asked on 6/13/2018 by annethc from kansas

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              If Ginger perfectly matches your skintone, I would try Cuba in our Velvet Matte Skin Tint.

              Answered on 6/26/2018 by Official Answer from NARS from Brand Answer
          • 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
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