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NARSVelvet 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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NARSVelvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (25)
  • Matte finish (24)
  • Easy to apply (23)
  • Goes on smoothly (23)
  • Lightweight (23)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (16)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (12)
  • Full coverage (7)
  • Normal skin (7)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (20), Budget shopper (5)

Reviewed by 32 customers

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5.0

My new favorite!!

By BusyMommy3

from Thermal

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

I love this tint! It has great coverage, I would have thought this is an actual foundation. It lasted for hours and hours. It does leave my skin looking matte and does control oil well. It does everything it says it's supposed to do. I love it!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I dont like it.

By Tammy

from Cypress, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply

Cons

  • Causes Breakouts
  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

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

    Have to return it.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible

    By Maren

    from FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Chalky looking
      • Doesn't blend
      • Heavy
      • Shows pores

      Best Uses

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

        Worse product I have used, first experience with this brand and probably the last. I use Moisture and face oils as well and a prime and it made every pore visible, not smooth at all.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Definitely my go to !!!

        By Inked MakeupBrush

        from New Jersey

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great coverage for a tint
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Need a shade darker maybe for summer

        Best Uses

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

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

        I applied product my hand then dabbed with moist sponge. It was very buildable, which I love

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pricey but had to invest in my skin

        By Gab

        from Dallas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

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

          Turning 30 and my skin is changing. I needed more than the $5 stuff to cover, protect and not damage. It covers better, smoother, feels light and my skin looks better without it too. I use a literal dab for my whole face, so this will last me a good long while, Amen!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I'm so disappointed

          By Elisa

          from Beaumont, CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Pigmentation

          Cons

          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

            I wanted so bad to love this as I've been looking for a squeeze tube foundation/tint for traveling. I heard good things about this from friends and I absolutely was disappointed in this product. It does have good coverage for being a tint but this comes off SO easily, with one little scratch you will have a dent on your face. When I first put this on I thought it looked amazing but then when I put my powder to set it, it immediately started to separate. I tried it without powder and it still looks bad. It also is setting into my lines on my forehead and I never really have a problem with that. I will be returning unfortunately.

             
            5.0

            I Wouk buy this product again

            By Aide

            from Tustin CA

            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

              • Full Coverage
              • Normal Skin

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

              I apply the product with a brush and it applies really good

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I 100% can imagine myself buying this again

              By guru in training

              from Lincoln, NE

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

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

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

              I have been using this like a foundation for about 2 weeks and I have noticed a difference in my skin. I love this product because it is so lightweight and it doesn't clog my pores ( no breakouts yet)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              my new fave product!

              By F

              from Chicago

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

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

                I had been using Two Faced Born This Way for the last 2 yrs and been wanting something new as it wouldn't last all day without making me oily. I got a sample of this and had to buy it. It lasts all day, keeping me matte and stays even on my nose without breaking up late in the day. For being just a tint it works pretty well as a foundation.

                 
                5.0

                Great spf full coverage foundation!

                By holly*

                from scotts valley, ca

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Smallish shade range

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage

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

                I purchased this foundation in alaska and groenland in my hunt for amazing foundations with spf. I love how this foundation performs. I wore this foundation for daily wear as well as to a few holiday parties. In all situations, the foundation evened my skin tone, looked flawless and photographed well. Once applied the foundation does not feel oily or even too heavy for the coverage it provides. I did end up needing to blend the two foundation shades for a better match which is a bit of a bummer (needing to purchase two tubes) but for the performance, im ok with it. I most likely will not use this foundation for daily wear as its not very gym/sweat friendly BUT i will keep it around for the weekends/special occasions.

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                • 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'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
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