Foundation Friday – @NARSCosmetics Velvet Matte Foundation Stick

October 4, 2019

Yet another foundation sample that has enough product to cover my entire face?! Thank goodness! Today, I am testing out the @narsissist Velvet Matte Foundation Stick ($45 for .31 ounces on @narsissist’s website –

What it claims:

🔘 Medium, buildable coverage

🔘 Soft matte finish

🔘 All skin types

🔘 Oil-free

🔘 Fragrance-free

🔘 Sweat-resistant formula

🔘 For all skin tones

🔘 Long-wearing

My experience:

👎🏻 I find it odd that I received this sample fairly recently because, in my search for a price, I realize it has been discontinued.

👎🏻 When it was available, it only came in 20 shades and the range appears to have been pretty unbalanced.

👍🏻 I used the lightest sample shade, Deauville Light 4 (light with a neutral balance of pink and yellow undertones), and it worked well enough with my skin tone.

👍🏻 It blended out easily and worked well with all of the products I layered on top.

👍🏻👎🏻 I was a bit oily around halfway through my day and it continued to get progressively more so, so I applied a bit more powder on and around my nose.

👎🏻 It started wearing off on my chin near the end of my work day (around eight (8) hours in).

My verdict?

Thank goodness this wasn’t the greatest foundation I had ever tested because, if it had been, I wouldn’t be able to purchase it! Now, if the claims sound like a foundation that would work perfectly for you, it looks like you can still find it on some sale websites and you may even come across it at a discount retailer. However, if you aren’t wowed like I wasn’t wowed, you can add this to your pass list.

What is your current favorite foundation?

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