Sunday, January 7, 2018

All about: NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick


One of the first foundation formulas that I fell in love with – and used slavishly for years – was a stick, and I swear I went through hundreds of them. As liquid foundation improved with the addition of serums and the like and then cushions arrived, I somehow forgot about my old favourite… until now.
I am officially obsessed with the new NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick, and since having one to play with, have barely worn anything else. The versatility of a stick is one of its major pluses, and the portability when it comes to travel and touch ups on the go is equally as awesome. The fact that this versatile stick has a creamy, velvet texture - allowing you to stay matte, not flat all day long. – means that it’s a great choice for summer days and nights, and the built-in, Touch-Up Blender for all over coverage or touch-ups on-the-go makes it my road trip cover up of choice.
The all-in-one matte foundation stick and pro tool has a beautifully creamy, blendable texture that layers easily for medium to buildable coverage. Matte Rebound Powders are included in the formula to enhance the glide and comfort of wear, while mattifying – but never caking - the look of skin. Elastomer micro beads provide extreme flexibility and elasticity to help prevent creasing by adapting to movement without settling into lines or wrinkles, whilst ginger root extract and vitamins A, C, and E are in there to support natural antioxidant protection and defend skin from environmental damage. 
I love that the foundation can be applied multiple ways: with your fingertips, directly from the stick, or with the included removable Touch-Up Blender, to create various effects depending on your mood (and skill set). You can use the Touch-Up Blender to stipple or buff foundation in targeted areas, and to sculpt the face with a lighter shade for highlighting and a deeper shade for contouring. Anti-bacterial, the wee blender can also be washed with warm water and mild soap or shampoo. Just blot away excess water and allow to air dry before using again – too easy.
NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick is in store now at Mecca Cosmetica and online in New Zealand at www.meccabeauty.co.nz, and has a very reasonable RRP of $66 so you can build up a wardrobe of shades over time. Go on, you know you want to!

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