Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint Review

Hello my lovelies! 
I really struggle with my oily skin and it's near enough impossible to actually find a decent foundation that doesn't rub off your nose after a couple of hours of wearing it! I wanted a foundation that was medium/full coverage, that has long staying power and doesn't involve me worrying if I've rubbed the makeup off my face because I accidentally touched it. 
I saw that Nars were coming out with a new foundation and I don't know about you but I'm an oily girl and I'm attracted to the words 'matte' and 'oil free' so I obviously had to give it a go! 

I ordered the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in the lightest shade 'Terre-Neuve' from the Space NK website and I was a bit hesitant as I'm very pale and the shade on the website looked a tad too dark but, I was pleasantly surprised as it seemed to be a perfect match

This is my face before I've applied any makeup to it, I have a lot of scars on my face and a few spots have decided to say hello so, I'm hoping that this foundation will cover it up nicely. I also have very dark under-eyes so it will be very interesting to see if the foundation covers those up as well!

This foundation has surprised me! It's more of a medium coverage but its buildable and literally feels like I'm wearing nothing. It has covered up some of the redness I had from a few spots and near enough covered my dark circles, I did apply the Urban Decay concealer under my eyes just for some added brightness but I am really impressed with how it looks 

And the best thing is

Now, I will no doubt have to powder my face later on but normally I have to set my entire face as it feels sticky or wet. This was completely dry on my face, it was like having nothing on at all. 
I applied this foundation at around 9am as I was off to work so it will be interesting to see how it holds up after an 8 hour shift.
I would just like to apologise about how tired I look in this photo, it was a very long day at work haha!
So, I had applied this make-up at around 9am and I finished work at 6pm and from what I can see the make-up itself has held up very well. I did have to powder my nose and my forehead in my lunchbreak because I was starting to look a bit shiny, but remember I didn't apply powder in the first place!
After I applied powder it looked as if I had just done my makeup again, I was so impressed because sometime once I touch up with powder my oily areas start to look cakey but I didn't notice that at all with this foundation

I took these photos at around 9pm at night and I can see that some of the redness from my spots are starting to show and in the creases of my nose I can see that its separated but, I am totally fine with that as the foundation only started wearing away once I had had a 3 hour nap (oops)

Overall I am really impressed with the foundation, it's long wearing, the perfect colour, combats the oilyness and just feels beautiful on the skin! I would recommend this to any of my oily skin girls!

Sarah x 

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  1. This sounds really good, I hate it when you get a foundation that only lasts a few hours so i'll definitely add this to my wishlist, great review :)

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  2. Wow, it looks like a perfect product! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow me and I'll follow your blog back ASAP!<3 http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

  3. I love this skin tint/foundation! I picked it up as soon as it was released and I'm so glad I did. It is an excellent product that I'm sure I will get plenty of use out of during the warmer months xx
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  4. Ooh hearing so much about this! I def will need to try it out! Matte skin is my absolute fave since I have oily skin!


  5. Oh my god the thought of not having to powder my face is like INSANE MADNESS to me! I'm such an oily beast, I am like running out to buy this tomorrow haha!

    Clare xx


  6. I didn't think this would have any coverage, I'm so surprised! I love Nars so definitely need to try this now! I have super oily skin too so glad to see it holds up! x

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  7. This looks amazing!



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