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Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint | Daily Skin Veil For Humid Weather

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Earlier this year, around February or March, Nars introduced their new base product, Velvet Matte Skin Tint with SPF 30 PA+++
I have been away from BBcreams or skin tints for a long time now. When I saw this new release by Nars I was intrigued to give it a try. As because Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint contains SPF thought I would be perfect for everyday use.

It’s been around two months of using Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint, I build up a serious love-hate relationship with it. There are these days when I love it effortlessly and some days when I end up hating it. Am I sounds confusing?

Actually, this skin tint turned out to be a real tricky product to use for me. After two months or so I finally get the hold on how I can properly use it so I don’t end up hating it during the day.

Before talking about my experience let me give you some general intro about the product…

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Packaging Of Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint has a nice and sleek black matte tube packaging just like all other Nars product. The actual product is almost mousse-like so with the tube packaging it’s easy to dispense the product. The tube contains 50ml of product which is a lot compared to the standard amount (30ml) of makeup base product available in the market.

The packaging tends to get dirty and catch fingerprints so easily, happens with all other Nars product, I don’t really mind that I kinda got used to with this issue of Nars packaging.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Colour Range of this Nars Skin Tint/BB Cream

There are 12 shades available in the market but Nars Malaysia only had 9 of them as far as I can remember. I matched myself with the shade Annapurna (Medium 2). I would probably get the shade medium 1.5 but that swatched on my skin quite pinkish and pale. Although medium 2 definitely has a strong orange tone I thought I’ll be able to manage it.

The shade medium 2 is the closest one to my skin, it matches me well except for that orange tone which bugs me sometimes. Good thing it doesn’t go more orange over the time because it doesn’t oxidize.

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint Swatch

My experience with Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint has a mousse-like texture, glides on and blends effortlessly, has no artificial scents in it, lasting power is very satisfactory. The oil-free velvety formula gives a nice semi-matte, healthy finish to the skin and keeps skin oil free for 5-6 hours even in the most humid weather.

I took Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint with me during my Bali holiday as my beach essential and this product didn’t fail me at all. The sun protection in it did protect my face from sun damage and oil-free long-lasting formula of it beat the heat of Bali, kept me fresh throughout the day.

As I mentioned before I have a love-hate relationship with Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint main reason behind that is to apply the right amount. It gives a light to medium coverage and not buildable even a slight bit more by any means. If you layer it up it’ll end up being blotchy and cakey.

The product gives a nice tint, one layer is enough to cover redness and uneven skin tone. If you want to cover up your dark spot or undereye circle then follow up with a concealer.

How is the Nars oil-free BB Cream formula holding up?

Because of its formula, Nars skin tint doesn’t require powder to set on the skin. I’ve combination skin type and I’m normally used to set my base with powder. Sometimes I also layer up powder in my t-zone to prevent further oiliness. That method of mine didn’t work with Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint.

As because it doesn’t require powder to set this when I was layering powder to set the base it was turning cakey within an hour. I made some changes to my routine. Started applying just the amount of product I need, cover up further imperfections with concealer. Later set my t-zone only with just a touch of powder leaving the rest powder free. This makeup trick quite holds up so far to keep skin fresh day-long.

I find Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint applies best with the finger but I’m not good applying foundations with the finger so alternatively, a beauty blender is the best tool to me.

Overall, I do like Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint and it is my go-to face product nowadays. I love how it stays put in the hot weather without sliding off.  However, but because of its slightly overpowered slightly orangy tone, I’m probably not going to make a second purchase.

Have you Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint? How do you feel about it?

Shopping Info:

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint | RM170 / $44
Shop from Nars Boutique Malaysia, Sephora online.


  • Reply
    May 28, 2016 at 11:35 am

    This looks good – I quite like Nars’ illuminators, although I haven’t tried their BB creams before. I currently use a tinted SPF 50+ sunscreen from the Hamilton brand that I love, but I’ll probably look out for this next time I’m shopping – I really liked what you mentioned about how humidity affects it :)

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      May 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

      I never tried the brand Hamilton. Thanks for mentioning it dearie as I get to another good stuff to try out hehe

  • Reply
    May 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    This may just be a perfect option for my up coming Europe Trip as i don’t want to be wearing a full face of make up when sailing through Croatia or sight seeing through Italy.
    Such beautiful photos too.

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    May 25, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Ooooh! I have been wondering about this product. I’ve been currently using another Nars product – Sheer Glow, which I have really liked. It’s light weight and easy for my skin as it is sensitive. But being in SE Asia at the moment, the humidity is quite hard of my skin. It looks oily, so I have been looking at other products. I might check it out now and test it out. Do you find the product is easy for your skin to breath…like it doesn’t feel like it’s clogging up your pores?

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      May 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      The tint is very light weight you don’t really feel anything until when the oil comes through. Doesn’t clog pores either.
      I used sheer glow long ago. Although don’t remember how it use feel back then but I can compare the feeling of this one to Dior nude air, even feels more lighter than that because it’s completely oilfree

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    May 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I’m a massive lover of BB creams – I’ll have to try this one (in very fair for me!! haha).

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      May 25, 2016 at 7:49 am

      Oh yes, they’ve quite a few shades for fair skin. I’m sure you’ll find yours.

  • Reply
    May 25, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Sounds great in theory but not so much in real life huh? Would be interested in trying it still though based on your positive thoughts!

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      May 25, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Ha ha you totally got me on point! Love is there yet it’s a bit too much work to do for everyday. I hope you’ll like it.

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