NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF30.

I'm all about perfect, natural looking skin for everyday; it's a hard look to pull off. From using a ton of skincare to get that perfect canvas and glowing skin to choosing the right makeup so you don't look overly made-up, it's just not an easy task. NARS has always been at the forefront of developing skin perfecting foundation products like their full coverage foundations to their best selling lighter coverage offerings and they always get it right. They have just launched their much anticipated Velvet Matte Skin Tint and I think it's my favorite yet. This light coverage tint (I don't dare call it a foundation) perfects the skin and offers beautiful natural looking airbrushed-like coverage in a flash.

Velvet Matte Skin Tint is incredible and offers a beautiful soft-focus finish with a soft feel to it. It's an all-in-one product with good-for-you ingredients too. The formula is enriched with Vitamins C and E and SPF 30. It has Transparent Blurring Powders in the formula that instantly enhances the look of skin by helping to blur away imperfections as it evens your skin tone all while looking completely natural. There is only a hint of tint here. The coverage is never flat, or mask-like.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is unlike anything I have tried before. It is so smooth while feeling like velvet out of the tube. Being in my 40's with very dry skin, I was hesitant to try a matte product, but this is not a typical matte product. This is a soft-matte and oil-free product and that's about where the matte ends. The finish is absolutely beautiful as I have not experienced any settling into my lines.  I tried applying with a brush, beautyblender and my fingers and I have found that it really looks best and applies really well with just my fingertips. The look is completely natural with a soft focus; it simply looks like perfect skin when wearing. The coverage is very light, like a tint, but more than average. You can add a bit more to build up a little if you need to blend out flaws, but you are not going to completely cover anything. For an everyday, natural look, Velvet Matte Skin Tint is my new go-to.

 NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
 NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint

There are 12 shades in the Velvet Matte Skin Tint line-up, which range from the lightest in Terre-Neuve to the very dark in Polynesia. I'm at the light end of medium with St. Mortiz, and that is the same shade that I use in NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint is available at NARS locations and narscometics.com right now and will be available at all counters and locations such as Nordstrom, Barneys New York and Sephora come February 1st.

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Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.