I love how NARS keeps improving their tinted moisturizers. This time around, the new Velvet Matte Skin Tint SPF 30 does a fantastic job with its sheer-medium coverage. Sometimes I get wary of using makeup products with a matte finish, but this one gives a soft focus effect with no chalky or flat finish. Hurrah!
Easy to blend with your fingers, there's no need for powder unless you have extremely oily skin. I also didn't see much shine throughout the day. Alaska (light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones) and Groenland (light medium with a neutral pink/peachy undertone) work best for my skin tone. I didn't see a huge difference between these two shades but if I get a light tan Groenland will obviously work better.
The pigments are pretty concentrated, so start with a smaller amount for light coverage. The oil-free formula doesn't dry skin out or highlight existing dry spots.
Available for $44 (1.7 oz) at www.narscosmetics.com, NARS boutiques, and Sephora.
For editorial consideration, review product was provided by the brand.