Wednesday, 30 August 2017

NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick

I quite like a foundation stick for times when you just need to slap on a quick base application and blend out with your fingertips. They are great for building a flawless finish or even spot concealing when you don’t want a full-face cover.


 The new Velvet Matte foundation stick is a medium but buildable creamy stick foundation. It has a great amount of slip and buffs into the skin easily. The finish is exactly as described, a velvet matte. It’s not flat but not glossy either. Natural, fresh and with a hydrated finish. The feel on the skin, as common with stick foundations, feels slightly tacky. It’s not unpleasantly creamy but you can still feel that there is a slight balmy texture, which remains on the skins surface. For this reason I would say this velvet matte foundation would be one for a dryer skin rather than combination or oily. If your skin is on the oilier side then this texture is going to make you feel that you need to powder and will therefore take away the gorgeous velvet finish.

I would say this might not be the best foundation if you have textured skin or fine lines. It also sits in pores so if you have open pores then you may want to apply a pore refining primer first.

The twist up stick foundation only actually holds about an inch of product so don’t be deceived in thinking it twists up from the bottom of the tube. In the opposite end is a firm, latex-free blender. It’s not the best at applying the foundation if you’re someone who likes to buff over your base. It’s best used with a dabbing action rather than a sweeping motion due to its firmness. Use in sweeps and you will remove your product as quick as you are applying it.  It is nice for patting the product into areas that require a little more coverage.

It has the standard line-up of shades that you may be used to in the other formulations (20 in total).

 We have 10 shades to share with you.

Available now for £30.00 here.



  1. NARS have some of my favourite bases, so I might have to try these out! Love the shade range they carry too :) x

  2. I'm a NW18 in MAC foundations, which one is better match according to you? Thanks for sharing ��


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