Your Skin But Nicer: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review

Hey guys!

I have been feeling so lazy these few days… not sleeping early and waking up later than I should. But, I hope that I’ll get my act together haha. Anyway, I am posting today about the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. I bought it a week ago and been using it every time I go out of my apartment. This is a new line of foundations that was launched in January. There are 12 shades to choose from and it claims to blur imperfections whilst minimizing pores and controlling shine. Also, it’s formulated with vitamins C and E and broad spectrum 30 SPF to provide antioxidants and protection.


I bought the color Alaska which is a light 2 and it’s described to have a good balance of both pink and yellow undertones. It’s actually a perfect color on me and so I was happy about that. The texture is like mousse but less stiff and powdery. It feels like dry oil, which I don’t like usually, but strangely this one is quite fine. It glides on like powder but has a wetness of a gel formula. It’s pleasantly weird. After it drys it does have a velvety touch and has a matte finish. But not a dry matte, it’s like your skin with oil control, you get me? to me it looks very natural. So if you’re the one to like a MATTE foundation then this might not be what you’re looking for. I rarely buy matte foundations, but this one was matte I could handle. Definitely not dewy, but natural looking and I would add that it is very comfortable to wear even with my dry skin in dry winter weather.


It’s quite pigmented so I only need a pea sized amount to cover my whole face. While I do say it’s pigmented, it is a lighter coverage than a regular foundation. I think that’s why it’s called a skin tint. But it’s a buildable coverage however I don’t think it could go beyond light-medium coverage. It let’s your natural skin show but a better version of it, so that’s why I was saying it looked very natural. If you have a lot of redness or have acne prone skin this might not be the best choice unless you are willing to do a lot of skin prep, correcting, and concealing. For me the only problem I have is uneven skin tone and the skin tint does a great job of evening out my tone while letting the ‘personality’ of my skin show through. I would also add that it looks better as I wear it throughout the day. I use my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer to cover up my dark circles together with the skin tint.


This is a winner in my book of foundations I’ve tried. It wears well, looks great, applies easily, and you get a a lot of product, 50mL/1.7oz. This would last me a probably more than 6 months. I paid 63,000KRW and in Korea there are 9 shades available out of the 12. It’s 44USD just for reference.

Have you tried the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint? If you have, how do you like it?

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