NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder
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NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star4%


Soft Velvet Loose Powder sets foundation, evens skin tone, controls oil, and smooths the texture of the skin. Built with the latest advances in artistry, it perfects any look for naturally polished, porcelain-looking skin.

An artistry essential, this lightweight powder brings a flawless, soft-focus finish to all complexions. Soft Velvet Loose Powder combines skincare ingredients to create a weightless, velvet-to-the-touch formula that keeps skin comfortable all day.

Hyaluronic Acid Bonded Powder creates a non-drying, comfortable finish. Fine lines, wrinkles, and pores optically fade as skin is visibly perfected. Photochromatic Technology keeps skin looking natural in any source of light.

Mineral Tone Balancing Powder works to optically correct, not mask, imperfections. Unique powders even skin tone and provide invisible skin correction so skin looks radiant, fresh and natural.
Photochromic Technology alters the tone of the complexion with the intensity of light, reducing that “washed out/chalky” appearance that can occur when makeup products are exposed to sunlight or flash photography. The result is a healthy, natural-looking complexion in any light.
A blend of Vitamins A, C and E delivers antioxidant benefits protecting the skin against harmful free radical damage.

Can be used alone, to set foundation and makeup or to soften color intensity on the face or eye.
An indispensable tool to create the NARS signature Smoky Eye: Use it to set the cream base and apply after each additional color to create a cloud-like effect.
With a Brush: Dip into powder then tap off excess. Apply to the face using circular motions starting in the center of the face and working outwards until blended.
With a Puff: Dip into powder then tap off excess. Apply by pressing and rolling the puff onto the skin.
If desired, finish by buffing skin with the #10 Powder Brush or the Ita Kabuki Brush.

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NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder
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Kylie F.
Sudlersville, MD
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: BEACH more...
I bought this last year and the powder did last me a whole year. I do think it helps keep my makeup set for long periods of time. Other than those two pros, i have some issues. One is that it makes your face very pale and you need a lot of bronzer to make up for it. It also is very messy and goes everywhere! I don’t use it anymore.
Nadia C.
East Elmhurst, NY
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
I’m not a huge fan of this powder. There are tiny shimmers in it and there’s a lot of flashback. It’s a loose powder so of course it is a little messy but that’s not an issue for me. It’s also not a ton of product so i’d settle for a drugstore powder like coty airspun.
Andrea S.
Miami, FL
10 reviews
Review for: MOUNTAIN more...
One of the best loose powders and I'm a snob when it comes to that. Leaves skin absolutely poreless, flawless for the whole day. Makes any foundation stay on forever. Adds color, feels super light weight, can be applied in different ways, always looks great, doesnt break me out. I have sensitive and combination skin. A+
Alyssa D.
Baton Rouge, LA
28 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: SNOW more...
This powder is awesome. Very light and fine. I use it daily with a sponge under my eyes to set my concealer and then I use it over my whole face with a powder brush.
Gloria G.
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Got this in December, but I haven’t used it too too much. It did leave my makeup lasting longer and my skin did look smoother too. However my skin has been really dry and haven’t used it much. I’m sure I’ll use it when t gets hot.
Ashley B.
Philadelphia, PA
111 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: FLESH more...
I tried this powder at my job and I wasn’t in love but it worked well. I felt as tho it did last very long and I had to re apply. I have combination skin and it kept me oil free and matte. I would try again but for now I’ll try something new.
Laurie B.
San Antonio, TX
43 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I don’t even bother trying out other brands anymore. All of my foundation and base products are from NARS because they never fail. The loose powder is pricey but the jar lasts, at minimum, a full year of 5x a week use.
Rebecca J.
Sandy Springs
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Nordstrom
Review for: NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder more...
I love this setting powder. It comes in translucent and even though it sets my makeup, I still have a nice dewy glow with it. It’s pretty reasonably priced and lasts forever. Literally. I highly recommend this product.
Gabrielle G.
6 reviews
Review for: MOUNTAIN more...
I use this powder mostly during the summer for a lighter look! I don’t believe it has spf, but my foundation I wear below it does! It’s pricy, but I like it better than the NARS presses powder
Markel S.
Weirton, WV
9 reviews
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Best powder ever!!! Looks very natural and gives you a natural looking glow!! Matte finish is awesome and love how weight light it is!!! It last forever!!! I have very oily skin and feel like it works wonders !!
Cindy S.
Tulare, CA
1 review
I've always wanted one but there always to expensive and I wanna know if this is heavy on your face or is its soft ?does it make you break out easily ?
Allycia H.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I've been hearing mixed reviews about this one and I really want to try it. I'm just kind of nervous. I have light skin and I want something to blend in well and still makes my skin looking fresh and clean. Will this do the trick?
Margelyn A.
Miami, FL
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Does this product leave a matte finish?
Rita A.
Yonkers, NY
89 reviews
What's the best way to use this product??
Anne G.
71 reviews
Would you recommend this loose powder over the Laura Mercier loose powder?

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