The Nude by Nature brand has been well and truly blossoming over the last year or so. There’s been a packaging revamp, an international launch and they’ve been bringing out new products and formulations left, right and center. Although I’ve tried a couple of things out from the brand, I’ve never really bothered to check them out properly. But a while ago, when they were 50% off at Chemist Warehouse, I thought it would be a good time to try out a couple of bits to see what all the fuss is about.
I’ll admit that I’ve never really given powder foundations a chance, always favouring a liquid formula, but after hearing that this was a best-seller at Priceline and seeing countless positive reviews, I thought it was time that I jumped on the bandwagon.
For me, it seems to be quite a messy process to get product out of the container. It seemed as if half the product was getting on my desk or my shirt, rather than on my face while applying. What I was getting on my face, however, was doing a great job of giving me a light coverage. Just enough to cover pigmentation and even out my skin tone. After the first couple of applications, I’ve gotten the hang of it so it’s a little less messy.
I particularly love the natural coverage and finish of this one on lazy days and think we’ll be getting along on days where I can’t be bothered with working with liquid foundations. The formula really blends into the skin so it’s undetectable on the skin, which I absolutely love. I can still see my freckles, and if I have a spot I tend to conceal before applying this, but overall it’s sort of like one of those ‘my skin but better’ bases. My only niggle with this one is that even the Fair option isn’t quite as light as I’d like it. It also has a tendency to oxidise slightly, depending what I use under it.
I’ve had previous success with the new Nude by Nature brushes so I thought I’d better grab a brush that would go well with the powder foundation and this does do a really awesome job. The short bristles do a great job of picking up the powder. It’s not quite as dense as I was expecting it to be but it still works well to really get the powder onto the skin, building up coverage easily while never looking too cakey. I have noticed that the handle is getting a little wobbly where the brush connects to the handle, which is a little tricky but not too noticeable and hasn’t been a problem with the other NBN brushes I’ve tried.
The last thing I needed was another neutral eyeshadow trio but the newly reformulated shadows had me intrigued. This particular trio is made up of a shimmery champagne shade and two matte neutral browns. I thought it would be an awesome trio to take away while I was travelling and didn’t need anything exotic.
Unfortunately, the formula just missed the mark here. I struggled to build up pigmentation on the eyes, particularly with the shimmering shade. The swatches shown below took quite a bit of building up to really show the colour. The two matte shades look quite similar on the lid and don’t really build up beyond a subtle wash of colour and the shimmery champagne really doesn’t translate to the lid. It works a little better when applying with fingers but it’s still not really worth the effort. Although the rose-gold packaging is seriously dreamy, I’d say this is a bit of a miss for me.
I had success with two bits and was a little let down by the other but overall, I’m definitely interested in trying out even more from the brand. I’ve tested some eyeshadows in the past and haven’t found the formula as troublesome so maybe it’s just the trio that I picked out? Either way, I’m sure I’ll be keeping an eye on the new releases.
What are your favourite products from the brand?
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