As I was testing the famous NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, a little surprise appeared on my desk: the newly-launched NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint. Its reviews took over the internet and fast!
The only reason why I never really mentioned the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer on the blog is because it was.. meh: a love-hate relationship. I found myself using the the VMST a lot more often which made it clear that the PRTM was nothing really special. But more on that another time.
Wearing NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Groenland
Here’s the good and the bad:
The Good: The creamy formula dries to a skin-like finish and tends to blur out my large pores. It adds just the right touch of velvet and radiance to satisfy my oily T-zone. The buildable medium coverage acts as the perfect shield to redness, dark spots, and other unwanted blemishes. It blends pretty easily, contains SPF 30, and the shade selection is quite vast, so there’s something for everybody. I’m currently using Groenland (which is less pink than the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer FYI).
The Bad: NARS claims that the VMST controls (or should control) oil. However, it failed to do so. It oxidizes pretty quickly and my natural oils appear around 2 to 3 hours after application. Also, it tends to settle in my pores by dinner time. Not sexy. Nothing like a good primer to do the trick!
Velvet Matte Skin Tint or Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer? Definitely VMST. We have a winner.
Are you team VMST or PRTM? Leave a comment!
– Zein xx