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.
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