NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

For spring-summer I was looking for a light alternative to foundation. The sales assistant recommended this NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. After using it for almost a month now, I am sharing with you my opinion. 

Let's start with the pros: 
  • Simple and light packaging, ideal for travelling
  • SPF 30, perfect for days in the sun
  • Mattifies in a noticeable manner
  • Good coverage
  • Works extremely well when used as a primer

The cons: none really. It's just that I felt perhaps a bit misled by the sales assistant. I had asked for a product lighter than foundation but the NARS Tint has the same consistency. 

I have to say that sometimes I'm a bit lost when it comes to foundations, primers, BB and CC creams, and tinted creams. There are just too many products to choose from. Have you tried NARS' Velvet Matte Skin Tint



  1. Good think I was looking for a new one, I might buy just this one then ! :)
    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.com/

  2. i've always been a little sceptical about Nars, apart from their eye shadows. There are now some great CC Creams on the market (the next level of a BB cream) who a thing in between a foundation and a tinted daycream. I found a great one from 'Bourgeois' @ Monoprix for a fraction of the price a Nars would cost.

  3. I must say that it looks exactly like foundation but good to hear that it works well

  4. Thanks for the tip; I will check it out when I get the chance. It's true that the one by Nars is a bit pricey.

  5. Jane Fitfabfun6/05/2016 6:52 pm

    I have to try this! Love NARS!

    xo, Jane

  6. Will have to try it!


  7. Siffat Haider6/05/2016 9:23 pm

    I'm obsessed with Nars products. I currently use the Laura Mercier tinted sunscreen foundation, but will have to try this one after I run out!

  8. I like to use lighter products during the summer months as well. I'd consider this if it didn't have a matte finish.

  9. I use powder or bb creams during the summer months!


  10. I haven't used the Nars Velvet Skin Tint. Too bad you didn't like it. For summer, I usually use the Laura Mercier tint moisturizer and Chanel CC cream works well for me.

  11. I do like it and would buy it again.

  12. I have never tried Nars products but I really want to now

  13. I have not tried Nars skin tint, too bad you didn't like it. I used the Clinique one and it was really nice.

  14. I like it and I will buy it again.

  15. I actually just brought this last week and started to wear it. I'm loving it myself, though when you mentioned light weight I had a double take because this isn't light weight lol! I think the sales assistant was probably referring to their new BB cream but got confused! You might want to look into that if you're still looking for something lighter. Or you could make your own BB cream by blending your normal foundation with moisturiser. I read about making your own on Pinterest somewhere, I've never tried it myself but if you want to give it a go let me know how it goes for you hehehe!


  16. No, I have never tried it, but I don't use foundation/BB creams at all.

  17. Yes I actually tried this for the first time today, it's a lovely light-weight foundation and impressed with it. My favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution foundation, another matte with more coverage.

    The NARS one is lighter than that, a great primer or just nice for a light-weight day look, I think the coverage is pretty good for a base!

    Laura xo

  18. Rhondine Natalie9/10/2016 8:11 pm

    It is one of my go to foundations. For a skin tint I find it very pigmented but very lightweight. I'm usually a Laura Mercier tinted moisture gal but this has been in rotation lately.
    Lovely pictures btw
    Rhondine | www.nappsandsass.com


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