NARS: Velvet Matte Foundation Stick

NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick 2

Ugh, how satisfying is this insta photo?! We know it suckered you in, too! NARS released their NEW Velvet Matte Foundation Stick today, 8.17! The foundation stick comes in 20 different shades & is available exclusively at Sephora for $45 each. The stick has the product on one end (of course) but also also comes with a blending sponge on the other, which makes for a pretty convenient travel packaging! I know we all secretly HATE the brushes that come with products but this one actually looks pretty awesome.

NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick Swatches

I must say, the shade range is pretty incredible. For a new launch, I am SO impressed! Often times, brands will start out a new product line with a select few shades just to test the market. But NARS is like “nah, we know this is going to be BOMB” (we looooove the optimism!), so they just dropped 20 shades real quick. They range from suuuuuper fair to pretty deep – we LOVE the options.

The formula was created to suit all skin types (which seems tricky but is totally possible) but dries to a velvety matte finish with medium, but buildable coverage. The product includes Matte Rebound Powders that enhance the blendability and comfortability of the foundation on the skin (sounds so cool!). But it gets cooler – the Elastomer Micro Beads (see? so cool), provide flexibility and elasticity to help prevent any creasing. This basically sounds PERFECT! Even the brush is sick – it’s a latex-free sponge that is made specifically for use with this foundation so you’re sure to get lots of use out of both ends of the stick!

As amazingggggg as all of this sounds, I have one pretty serious comment. The price. It’s $45. You might be thinking “well, that’s not SO bad. A lot of foundations sell for that price.” And while yes, that may be true, “a lot” of foundations (most) contain a solid 1 oz. of product. So $45 for an ounce, hmm, okay sure. But this product contains  .31 oz of product – that’s right. A THIRD of what a normal foundation contains. So, if you really think about it, you would have to spend $135 to get a full ounce of this stuff. That is like, the most expensive foundation ever. But is it worth that? You tell us! We’d love to hear!


NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick

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