Geesh, Mother Nature really needs some medication- I swear she’s bipolar! I didn’t think I would get this post done because the air raid sirens went off in our area, and we had had hail, which usually results in a power outage. No more than an hour later, and the sun is shining, without a cloud in the sky. Weird…
The advantage of the humidity we have now is that I really got to put a new product to the test! I had told myself I wouldn’t get the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint until I used up all my NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. But… well, we all know how that goes…lol!
Since it’s not quite summer, and I’ve been using stellar skincare, I went with a lighter shade, Groenland. It turned out to be too light for my medium skin, but since it’s light coverage, I was able to make it work by using NARS Laguna bronzer afterward, so no big whoop. According to NARS, the oil-free Velvet Matte Skin Tint lasts all day and has a soft matte finish.
First off, since I have oily/combination skin, I tend to stay away from “glowy” foundations, so a matte finish sounded great. But, since I started using Retin-A, my skin tends to peel at times, so I was a bit worried about the matte finish on my weird skin. Not to worry, I just grabbed my Kate Somerville Exfolikate and used it beforehand. Although I couldn’t use it as vigorously as I used to, it still took care of the flakes.
After applying my skincare, I used a foundation brush to apply the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, and let me just say, even with the shade being too light, the finish was BEAUTIFUL! I used to avoid matte foundations because I always found them to be too heavy, so I love that I can have a light weight formula with a matte finish. The only negative is that it does set quickly, so you have to work pretty fast. But, after using it twice, I got used to it and had no problems.
Now, remember that humidity I told you about? Well, down here in the South, this is par for the course. Even without a primer, this stuff has LASTED, and I didn’t get any weird orange oxidation. It has an SPF of 30, which is the gold standard set by the American Academy of Dermatology, so no need for an extra SPF. I also tried it without using a setting powder, and it looked just as fab, so NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is a time-saver, too!
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is moderately priced at $44.00 for 1.7 oz., so you get more product than you do with a foundation, for a few bucks less. Plus, it’s very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Definitely a winner and a great buy- click the banner below or at the top to check it out!
Other products I’m wearing: Sephora Gel Concealer, NARS Laguna bronzer, NARS blush in Final Cut, NARS Miss Liberty highlighter, Elizabeth Mott eyeshadow Primer, Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar palette eyeshadow, Urban Decay All Nighter eyeliner, Diorshow mascara, Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Posh Spice.
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