NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Review

Holla Guys!

How are y’all?

Finding the right foundation for your skin can be quite tricky and becomes a struggle at times. We’ve all had our share of bad experiences with makeup products that weren’t really meant for us. In fact, the first foundation I ever bought was not my shade and I never wore it more than once! So since then, I’ve been very careful when it comes to picking up a beauty product for myself. Coming to the point, today I’m going to talk about  this product that I started using a few months back and have fallen in love ever since. It is the new NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick.




Honestly, I wasn’t into stick formulas earlier and would always purchase a liquid foundation but after using this one, I don’t think I would have it any other way.

Price: $45 (Not available in India)

Shade: Fiji


About the Product

This double-ended stick comes in NARS’ chic, matte black packaging with the creamy foundation on one end and a removable blending sponge on the other.

The formula covers a wide range of skintones and undertones with an array of 20 shades in the brand’s familiar naming system.


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What I Think

One of the best foundations I’ve used so far. It has a super creamy texture and blends easily into the skin, leaving a natural matte finish. It contains powders to keep skin matte, elastomer micro beads to give the product flexibility and antioxidants to help defend skin against environmental damage.

The formula gives medium coverage and looks beautiful even on my dry skin. 🙂



(Find the complete tutorial here)

Talking about the sponge on the other side, its small, detachable and can be used to get into the difficult areas. But honestly, I don’t really use it much as I prefer blending with my beauty blenders.



  • No creasing or settling throughout the day.
  • Sheer coverage.
  • Very easy to use- just sweep and blend.
  • Evens out the skin tone, neutralises redness and hides minor imperfections.
  • Gives a very natural, flawless appearance.
  • Great for daily wear.



  • Less in quantity. More product instead of the sponge would’ve been better.
  • Expensive.


Would I repurchase it? YES  ❤

Do I recommend it? Yes ❤


This foundation gets me complements every time I wear it. No kidding! Have worn it to all kinds of occasions and it just never disappoints! This has undoubtedly become my holy grail product and I can’t wait to get my hands on it again. 🙂


Ciao! 😀



Author: Naina

I'm a Delhi based Blogger and Makeup Artist expressing myself and my desire and love for fashion and beauty through this blog!

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