Sunday, 7 August 2016

Nars Velvet Skin Tint - A Quick Review


Yes, I'm a little late to the game when it comes to this new foundation but I wanted to let the hype die down a little before I decided to purchase it. I wanted to have a neutral view and test it properly for a few weeks before telling you guys my thoughts on it, as I have done in the past with a few other foundations. 

This is actually my first Nars base as in the past I wasn't able to find a good match for my skin tone since I seem to be in between shades. Many sales assistant jokingly said I should buy both shades and mix them up to form the perfect one, but there was no way I could splash out so much money when I knew that with other brands I was able to achieve the same result with half the price. 

There was something though, with this foundation, that called my name. The packaging, the consistency..I just wanted to test it so bad. Eventually, a month ago I decided to go for it and I came home with my own Velvet Skin Tint so here's my two cents.

Price: £30 
My Shade: Groenland
Packaging: I love it. It's perfect for travel as it's light and you can squeeze out the product so you get complete control on how much you want to use. It's also sleek looking which is a bonus. 
Application: I have tried applying it with fingers and with a brush but the best results come with a beauty blender/sponge in general. I suggest working it in small quantities to give the skin enough time to settle it before adding layers. It gives a custom coverage so you can rock it light but you can also build it to an almost full-coverage base. I double it up on me as I like the flawless look, but I can definitely still see the skin underneath and it doesn't look cakey. 
Staying Power: I would say 5 hours with great staying power and afterwards it starts showing oils so you'll need to blot/powder for sure. Keep in mind I have oily skin. It's worth noting that it's not a transfer proof foundation so careful if you wear white clothes etc as it will transfer. The bronzer and blush are still visible by the end of the day by the way, which is great!
Final Thoughts: I like it a lot. It's perfect for day to day use but I wouldn't go for it if I had a special event as I like heavier foundations that are not easily rubbed off. I would suggest using a setting spray or a powder if you have oily skin like me, just to prolong the staying power. 

FINAL SCORE: 8/10 








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17 comments

  1. I really like the finish of this, though I also didn't find it had the best longevity ever either. I really need to get using it again!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Yeah it does need some help! It's not bad at all though :) Definitely get it out your shelf! xx

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  2. I have this and love it. I have very oily skin so no matter what foundation I use I need to powder once during the day. The finish of this is love. I apply mine with a flat top kabuki brush.

    Loving your new header too!

    Emmy | EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin

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    1. I find that Estee Louder double wear doesn't need any re-touching :) Don't know if you tried it! xx

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  3. This sounds great for everyday use! I would love to try this!

    xx, The Makeup Feed

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    1. It's an awesome base :) Let me know if you test it x

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  4. this sounds good, i'd love to check it out :)

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  5. I always struggle with lasting power but I adore Nars and think this is well worth a go now! Your blog is looking gorge btw doll xxx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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  6. sounds wonderful for everyday! however, I would only splurge on a high end foundation that is my special occasion go-to..i have the estee lauder double wear light for that1 :)

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    1. Fair enough :) I mostly wear high end foundations xx

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  7. I think I would like this for summer! My skin is on the dry side so I usually hate matte foundations but I've heard this has more of a satin finish. Great review x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  8. I have heard so many good things about this, ive never tried a NARS foundation or a tint, yet!

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  9. It sounds as though you have got yourself a half decent product there.

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  10. I have super oily skin too and five hours sounds like a pretty good wear time to me! It's so frustrating when you can't find a shade match!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  11. Sounds like a good foundation! I have had my eye on it sometime and I have wanted to try one from Nars the longest time. I'm tempted of getting it x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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