Item No. 0607845014218

Soft Velvet Loose Powder

An artistry essential used to set makeup, control oil, and smooth the texture of the skin, all while creating a soft-focus finish. MORE


For fair skintones

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“The best! This powder makes my skin glow. It’s not heavy, it’s easy to apply. I'm sold!"

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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.


  • Medium, buildable coverage
  • Soft-matte finish
  • Alcohol free
  • Oil free
  • Fragrance free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested
  • For all skin types
    • 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.
How to use
  • 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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Soft Velvet Loose Powder is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best loose powder Ever I absolutely love this powder. I’ve been using this for a few years now and just the other day I tried to purchase some from the department stores in London; only to find that they were out of stock. I panicked slightly as usually when that happens it means the brand has discontinued the product. Luckily that was not the case, managed to purchase some on the Selfridges website but was very low in stock. Please never ever discontinue this. Its amazing for my oily skin and gives it such a flawless finish. I always get complimented day in about how great my skin is and honestly it’s due to this powder. You can hardly tell I have anything on most of the time. The best best best.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product-terrible packaging I love the finish this powder gives me but it takes forever to get it out of the tiny holes. Will probably try other brands if I get sick of it.
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best foundation for Asian skin
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice powder, awful container I wish I'd read these reviews before purchasing as I see the problem I am having is common i.e. I cannot get any of the powder out of the packaging. I have extreme buyer's remorse right now, I can't really afford £27 for something that will remain in a pot. Cannot find any way to contact customer services either as the email on the site is out of action.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect product I have been using this powder since May and I love it. It is so natural blend well on the skin.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Used to be amazing! I've been faithful to this powder for over 5 years now, and I loved it so much. However the packaging has changed and it's extremely difficult to get any product out at all. I have to whack it really hard in the morning, to the point where I've woken up others, and when I manage to get enough for one cheek the product doesn't come out evenly just in small clumps. So I had to resort to opening the whole lid and sticking my brush straight into the powder itself. Unfortunately until the packaging goes back to the old style I'll be purchasing a different powder. Please change it back, it was my holy grail!
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great powder, but bad packaging I've been a loyal Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder for more than 5 years. Used to love the quantity and quality of the old packaging, this 10g one is still great, but it's just utterly difficult to get the powder out. I have to bang it every time I'm using it.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quite good I bought this more for the colour match than the performance. I think you'd get just as good from a drugstore brand. Worth the try, probably won't repurchase.
Date published: 2016-08-24
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