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Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Written on Thursday, February 14, 2019
Pros: big size, matte-velvet finish, spf 30
Cons: issues with application

It’ll be easier to tame a polar bear than to apply this product.

I needed a foundation of medium coverage, which would look imperceptible on my skin and not like a mask. I didn’t even expect super mattifying properties or my freckles concealing from it at all. And the key factor for me about purchasing this foundation was actually the SPF30/PA+++


Size: 50ml


Made in the USA


Price: $45


Product says:

An oil-free skin tint to protect and perfect with medium, buildable coverage and a soft-matte finish.

This oil-free formula wears comfortably, maintaining skin’s natural moisture barrier while working to control shine throughout the day. Transparent Blurring Powders help to blur imperfections, even the look of skintone, and smooth the appearance of pores and fine lines. The powders’ unique, spherical shape compresses like a cushion, delivering a velvety-smooth, touchable feel and superior comfort on application. Vitamins C, E, and broad spectrum SPF 30 protect against free-radical damage caused by environmental stress.

Simply touch and go for an effortlessly perfected look.


This is where all the mumbo-jumbo begins! I’ve tried all possible ways of application. The product just refuses to be applied with an even coverage. It can be applied more or less bearable only with a damp beautyblender.



Velvet and matte, though make sure to give it some time to set.


About my skin


  • normal, mixed
  • freckles
  • enlarged pores

with a moisturizer on
with a moisturizer on


  • In the picture, you can see how the product defined all my flaking skin patches, even though I applied it over my moisturized skin.


Staying power

It stays on relatively well over my normal-mixed skin. I can wear it for 5-6 hours without setting with a powder. I always set my foundations with a powder.


Impressions of use

I don’t like the way this product applies. Besides, the coverage defines my flaking skin bits and the texture of my skin. In my book, this foundation still looks like a mask on my face. Even though the pores look blurred.

I can’t say that the product is light.

I’ve tried to use it during summer, fall and winter.

In the summer, I struggle a desire to wash it off within a couple of hours of wearing. For me, such coverage is too detectable and I feel it.

It’s more or less bearable in winter but it’ll give you up as soon as it can. So, use it only if your skin is fully moisturized.

As for aging and mature skin, I won’t recommend it.


Have a good shopping day!

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jasmina_al doesn't recommend NARS Velvet Matte SPF 30/PA+++ Tint

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Type: Tint
Brand: NARS
Category: Make-Up
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