Beauty Review: NARS and Face Oils

The last few weeks I’ve wanted to try the new Velvet Matte Skin Tint from NARS and I was speaking with an employee at Sephora, which she informed me that this product was meant for women with oily skin, which I do not have (bless up). I, unfortunately have dry and red skin so although she didn’t recommend it, I decided to try it anyways.

I normally wear the NARS Tinted Moisturizer but considering they came out with a matte version of it, I wanted to see if it was any different. When I first put it on, I noticed the overall texture of the product was a bit heavier than I was used too… But that was fine, I figured that it had better coverage. It was essentially the exact same as the tinted moisturized, except it’s heavier. I would say it’s not a summer wearing product, considering it is a little bit heavier but if you normally wear that kind of makeup, then you should be fine. Overall, it’s a great product and I will purchase it again but it’s nothing special and if you already use the tinted moisturizer, it’s not that different and either or will do the job you need.

Another product I discovered was Face Oils, which you put on before your moisturizer and foundation. There are many different types, which I discovered were all a great addition for your skin routine. The one that I personally tried was Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil, which is applied before your moisturizer and foundation. Sephora offers many different oils from brands, the 100 percent pure Argan Oil from Josie Maran and Maracuja Oil from Tarte are just to name some, these are the brands I would intrust with face oil.

If you are going to use face oil, research is key. Especially if you have a certain skin type because if you buy the wrong type of oil, your face can suffer and leave you with unwanted acne, redness, dryness and maybe even an allergic reaction. I love face oils and when the Sephora employee was speaking with me about them, she explained that after you start using the oil, you will never want to stop using it. I completely agree considering after I began using the combination of my moisturizer and the oil, my face has never felt so soft and never looked more awake, even though I never sleep.

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1st: NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint (54.00$)

2nd: TARTE Cosmetics Maracujá Oil (58.00$)

3rd: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil (49.99$)

4th: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil (20.00 – 120.00$)

None of these photos are mine, they are from the respected brand websites.

Thank you so much for reading, xoxo


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