Beautiful Soft/Demi Matte Finish
I was hesitant to try this as most "matte " Foundations are far too drying on my skin. I decided to give it ago based on a retailers recommendation and am so glad i did. I was completely surprised as the finish of this is more of a soft demi matte which looks and feels very natural and skin-like as the "velvet " Name would suggest.
I find the coverage to be a true medium. Unfortunately, i don't find it sheers out or builds-up that well - when sheered out it runs a little streaky and when built-up it tends to pill on my skin.
When worn at medium coverage it has excellent staying power and looks great after 8 hours wear.
I think the shade range could do with some expansion too. I find the lightest shade (porcelain ivory) a touch too dark and pink-toned for me.
Overall a truely great "śeveryday "ť foundation. Easily the best foundation i've tried at this price point.
I find this compatible to napoleon perdis' stroke of genius liquid cashmere foundation (which costs 4x more!).
Love that db cosmetics is cruelty free too :)