My Thoughts on Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Saturday, February 13, 2016

When the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint ($44.00) came out, I was hard-pressed to have it. I did want to swatch it first because there was only one true color that looked like it might be right for me and that was Polynesia. It sank into my skin like it belonged there and dried down beautifully matte. I had to have it.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia


Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
So here's the thing: I really romanticized this tinted moisturizer and I like it but I don't love it. I love some aspects of it, like the finish. After this dries down it looks so beautiful. I also like that it has SPF 30.

But I was expecting something different, and I think that's where the mild disappointment comes in. Now, I have never used a tinted moisturizer before because they don't seem to be readily available a person with my skin tone, and I have always opted for full-coverage foundation. But lately, for the sake of time, and on some days I just haven't felt like a whole routine, I put in my mind that I needed a tinted moisturizer.

When I got it I squeezed some in my hand and rubbed it on my face as I would a regular moisturizer... and this did not turn out well LOL. I soon found that this had to be applied with a brush, which was disappointing in some way, but on the other hand, having the color all over my hands was not the business! One other thing to mention, is that I have oily skin. I figured the fact that this was matte, would maybe make this somewhat oil-controlling. Well, it's not. By late afternoon, I am oily and the tinted moisturizer becomes slick-looking and kind of separated. I can see that most of it is gone from my cheeks. So ultimately, I need to use a powder and probably a primer with this. I feel like that kind of just defeats my main reason for purchasing this. Nevertheless, on to the pics!

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint - Polynesia
Overall, I do like the tinted moisturizer and I will be keeping and using it, especially in these cold winter months, but it probably won't e a repurchase for me. It's not full-coverage, as you can see some of my hyperpigmentation pushing through, but that's ok with me since that is what I was expecting. I think if you have dry skin, you will love, love, love this tinted moisturizer!




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