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Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by NARS

Velvet Matte Skin Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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A weightless, all-in-one, oil free, matte skin tint with broad spectrum SPF 30 and shine control that transforms the look of skin immediately and over time.

Key Benefits:

  • Mattifying
  • Brightening
  • Longlasting
  • Smooth
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Redness Relief


Fragrance, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilylcarbamoyl Pullulan, Dimethicone/PEG-10 15 Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Calcium Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isododecane, Octisalate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octinoxate, Water, Sodium chloride, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hydroxyapatite, Iron Oxides, Adipic Acid neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Aluminum hydroxide

Ratings & Reviews

4.174% of 2039reviewers recommend this product

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Sephora user
February 28, 2016

Product returned

Color Purchased: Alaska-I wear the same color in the tinted moisturizer. Skin Tone: I am a light-medium with neutral yellow undertones. Other Foundations I've Used: Estée Lauder Double Wear and Perfectionist-2N1, Double Wear Light-Intensity 2, Cover FX (drops, powder foundation, natural finish foundation)-G30, Smashbox Studio Skin-2.1, AmorePacific CC cushion-204, AmorePacific Tinted Moisturizer-104. Skin Type: Normal-My skin can be slightly drier or oily depending on the weather. I tested this tint out for 2 days. The first day, I applied it without a setting powder. The second day I did. Either way, it didn't last all day for me. I generally wear foundation about 13 hours during a day. About 6-8 hours in, I can see it start breaking up on my chin and under my nose. After a few more hours, it's gone from the bridge of my nose. On the second day, I tried to apply some concealer to the areas it wore down and powdered extra, but still the same issue! Upon first application (I applied it with my fingers and beauty blender) it looks beautiful! It reminds me of Estée Lauder Double Wear but with a bit more luminosity. This one is, as it's called, "matte velvet" in finish. I just wish it had the longevity of the Double Wear. I also did notice that on my second day, certain spots on my face looked dry upon application. I don't have dry skin, though. I gave it one star for the color match and another star for the SPF 30. It just didn't work out for me. « less user
September 20, 2017

Hope this one works

After finding a perfect match foundation in Fently Beauty Foundation in 350 tan with neutral undertone , I felt it was a little too perfect so I needed coverage for the little everyday things like running errands without looking too made up. A sales rep with the appearance of bare, clear, beautiful skin told me she was wearing this so I decided to give it a try. Now I may be about 10 to twenty years older than she was with older skin problems but the product did not disappoint. Experimenting with Fently Beauty primer on one half of my face and just bare skin on the other side the product smoothed on almost identically proving it was versatile enough to wear with or without, dress up or dress down. The primed side was just this side of more smoother, held the makeup better, and my contours delivered show worthy quality. I also compared Nars Matte concealer in Caramel on the primed side and Fently Beauty Matchstick concealer in Walnut on the unpromed side. While both concealers blended well and are near identical in color, the Nars concealer which I purchased at the same time, blended better, plumped the skin under the eye to give me a more youthful and radiant appearance. Nars Matte Tinted Moisturizer is light weight but I did not feel it was moisturing as a facial lotion might be but that's ok because I don't intend to use it as a facial moisturizer. It works as a foundation, better than any I've tried in the last year on my extremely active oily skin. It covered and blurred imperfections, did not feel heavy and pore clogging. I can even forget I'm wearing it. It dried down to such a smooth matte finish I didn't feel it required setting powder. I will powder blott when I'm oily. Also, when I splashed water on it, it looked really sexy and the seemed water resistant. This may be good for wearing when swimming or even working out as the moisture just beaded on top. It's a keeper and I definitely recommend for oily skin or if you just seek a velvet matte finish. « less user
January 15, 2016

The Softest & Most Natural Tint EVER

NARS was TOTALLY AWESOME to have sent me this 'miracle' in a tube, just so I could review it. First of all, I just turned 56, and prior to that, my skin and eyes have been turning on me with horribly dry skin. These things are important to know, to write a good review. So, getting new skin care line just for my age. So, I used skin cream and then primer before using this tint. First of all the color matched my skin so perfectly, it just blended in. The shocking thing about this product, with all my very dry skin issues, I didn't think it was going to be moisturizing enough. As soon as I blended it in with clean/warm fingers, my face literally felt as soft as a baby's skin!!! I hadn't even put any powder over it, and didn't need to, it was that soft!! Another shocker: I put the tint on, did some eye concealer over very baggy dark eyes, then I felt tired and went to bed WITHOUT taking off my tint or washing my face. I know, a big makeup 'no, no'! I wasn't feeling well. Anyway, I woke up, went to the bathroom mirror, and I swear I saw an Angel looking back at me!!! My skin was luminous and glowing! There was no tint product on my pillows, it was all still on my face!! I do not have a vain bone in my body, so this tint is just amazing! The luminosity is insane, and I actually believe that if used over time, this product will make my skin better. I think it is pretty ironic that NARS sent me this product when my skin has been at its worst, and suddenly, ONLY after using this product, my skin looks this amazing. You can't feel it on, makes the skin incredibly soft, like you went to an expensive spa, and it protects against UV damage. Make sure you use it all the way down the neck and chest area, too. Only need a small amount, and I like to use my fingers to blend and blend. The blending gives good coverage, and also, gets the blood circulating to the face. « less

Sephora user
January 31, 2016

Nars shade in Finland

This was a generous gift from the Sephora team and of course Nars, thank you guys. I received 12 samples from this line. Bought this skin tint today 1/30/16. I have combination skin. Normal and Oily T Zone Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - My shade is Light 1 - Finland I applied this over an Urban Decay primer 'brightening complexion'. I applied it around 1:30 pm and it is 9:12 pm already, I didn't touch up whatsoever and I took a two hour nap as well. I applied this with my hands but I'm sure you can use a tool of your choosing, which I will try tomorrow or tonight once I remove this makeup off just so I can play with the other shades. This foundation made my skin feel velvety soft, when I first opened the jar sample I got a strong scent of alcohol but I was told by Malday that she didn't receive the same scent so it may just be that my jar was disinfected and immediately had the foundation poured in? I didn't touch up the whole day and my skin is looking the same as it did after the 1 hour mark. It didn't oxidize on me and the only part where I got a bit oily was my nose but it wasn't as intense as with my other foundations. This foundation never caked up on me either and one of my major problems is foundation gathering up on the sides of my nose which happened just a tiny bit but barely noticeable which impressed me to the core. Even with my nap, it did not rub off, it doesn't feel heavy, and my face looks the same as it did one hour after application, amazing. Next time I will powder my nose but that is the only one I have to do because my nose is just like that, I accept it. If you're still experiencing problems I'd suggest blotting paper. But I found I really didn't need that. It's cold out here so my skin turned a bit pink when I took the second picture labeled 'inside lighting'. I wanted to add that this product is buildable up to medium coverage. « less

Sephora user
April 8, 2016

Light and smooth!

Judging from the reviews, I think I'm going to be one of the first ones with combo skin to actually like this product. Granted, I've been using a sample, and sometimes samples and full products vary for some weird reason, but I love it so far! The sample came in Groenland, so it's just a hair too yellow for my skin, though I can wear it in public easily as long as I'm not applying multiple layers for heavier coverage. I think I'm more of a Finland, although part of me wishes I was the "Alaska" color since that's where I live ;) Despite having combo skin, I usually have TERRIBLE luck with matte foundations (they just dry my entire face out and make it look like I'm made of crepe paper!), but this one goes on very smooth and soft... it almost feels like a silicone primer, but not quite, and it's actually been keeping my t-zone matte! And not a gross, cakey/dry matte, but a natural "I have perfect skin" kind of matte! I've only used this with face primer underneath (I never put foundation or concealer on without primer because it just doesn't look good), so maybe that's why I'm having luck with it? While I do like that it offers protection from the sun, I seriously wish they made one that didn't have SPF in it so I could consider wearing this for my wedding. I'm pale enough as it is, the last thing I need is a white cast in photos. Luckily I do have a foundation I LOVE that I'm going to use, but this one keeps me just a bit less oily in the t-zone without drying me out or making my skin there flake, so it would've been nice to have that option without really needing to powder/blot every few hours. Long story short, it's a win for me! I love the coverage it provides, too. It's light, but not invisible/patchy. I'd even give it up to a medium coverage rating, depending on how many layers you apply. Just very natural! « less

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Wt do y’all think of the NARS Velvet Skin tint ?

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All @NARS stuff is high value to price IMO 😊 love this one!