NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30

New from NARS, Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 delivers soft-matte perfection and protection. This oil-free formula delivers NARS’ signature natural-looking finish and shine control with the skincare benefits of an all-in-one treatment. I’ve been testing it and love it!

It’s no secret that I’ve loved NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 (review) since the minute it came out. So when I got the news that there was going to be a matte skin tint, I was interested to try it and see the difference. Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 has what I would call a “soft focus” finish. It’s matte, but don’t take that to mean it settles into fine lines—it doesn’t.

Since I’ve received my samples, I’ve worn Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 almost every day. The formula is breatheable on the skin, has a sheer-to-medium coverage, and has Transparent Blurring Powders in the formula to control shine. Some matte formulas can make skin look “flat”, but this doesn’t. I also was wondering if there would be any breakthrough shine because of the SPF 30 in the formula. I’m happy to report that I have not experienced this.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 comes in 12 shades. I found that I wear the same shade as in NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer; Alaska. For summer, I will switch to St. Moritz. Using this formula is not limited to those concerned with oil control, or breakthrough shininess with your foundation. Really, any skin type can wear Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30. Like any foundation (although this is so light, I hate to call it that), you can apply with a brush (recommended if you have acne-prone skin).

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 ($44) is available now in NARS boutiques and at and will be available in department store, including Nordstrom and Sephora, on Feb. 1st. Is this a product that you will be trying?


Disclosure: Press samples have been provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post; see Disclosure Policy for additional information.
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