Top Box Circle Review: Nude by Nature
A Review of Nude by Nature Products
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In this post, I will be reviewing several products by Nude by Nature; Nude by Nature Beach Glow Liquid Highlight in Sunshine, Nude by Nature Moisture Shine Lipstick in Dusty Rose, Nude by Nature Defining Lip Pencil in Blush Nude, Nude By Nature Natural Wonders Eyeshadow Palette, Nude By Nature Blending Brush, Nude by Nature Perfecting Lip Primer.
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Who's Nude by Nature?
Nude by Nature is an Australia based mineral cosmetic company committed to providing quality cosmetic products, with a completely natural ingredients list, while incorporating its native Australian roots into its formulation.
The company's products are free of silicones, phthalates, sulphates, carmine, talc, and other commonly used cosmetic ingredients, providing their consumers with cruelty-free and PETA certified products. It is to note that some products from Nude by Nature do contain lanolin, beeswax, and palm oils, but reassures that these products are obtained in a humane and ethical manner.
The company entered the international market in 2015, and I have begun to notice it on my local Shoppers Drug Mart shelves in early 2018, when the company had entered Canadian retail. Currently, you can purchase the mentioned products in-store at most Shoppers Drug Mart locations and Pharmapix locations in Quebec, as well as online at Nude by Nature's website and Beauty-Boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.
Beach Glow Liquid Highlight in Sunshine
I have had no previous experience with liquid highlights before, but this blew me out of the water when I swatched this. You can probably see this highlight from Pluto, it is so bright, and can easily be used for a glam poppin’ highlight or a subtle dewy glow. I love layering this under a pressed highlighter on my cheekbone, inner eye, and brow bone for that super extra blinding highlight.
The Beach Glow Liquid Highlighter is available in three different shades: Sunshine (yellow highlight), Moonlight (blue highlight), and Sunrise (peach highlight) and can be purchased in-store or online at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmapix (QC) and online at nudebynature.ca for $21 CAD.
Perfecting Lip Primer
I previously used ELF’s Lip Primer, and found its formula a little too tingling. I really love the level of tingling the Nude by Nature Lip Primer has, which gives a light, plumping effect on your lips. I find the formula a little on the softer side, and coats lips in a very thick white/nude, which feels smooth, but slick, which made me really worry about its effect on lipstick. I’ve worn this with satin finishes, liquid lips, and matte lips and I have found that it is the PERFECT base for any type of lipstick despite my weariness when I first tried it.
Moisture Shine Lipstick in Dusty Rose
I don’t wear sheer lipsticks very often, but I love how soft and natural this colour looks, it definitely warms up your skin tone in this never-ending winter. The rose gold packaging gives it a sense of luxury, and the quality definitely matches its value. Naturally, with the lipstick being a satin finish, the lasting power of this lipstick is very low, and reapplication is very frequent. I would love to try other Nude by Nature lip products in the future.
I am excited to see if this shade range will be extended at all in the near future. The Moisture Shine Lipstick is available in 10 shades ranging from various pinky nudes to deep berries, and is available in-store and online at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmapix (QC) and online at nudebynature.ca for $23 CAD.
Defining Lip Pencil in Blush Nude
I love this lip liner so much. My personal experience with lip liners is generally not the best, I’ve had tried many that are textually hard, and difficult to glide against the skin, which sort of hurts the delicate skin of your lips. This liner, however, is softer and glides on just like a mini creme lipstick. It’s creamy and pigmented and I would definitely consider purchasing other colours to go with my existing lipstick collection.
The Defining Lip Pencil is available in six shades that appear to correlate with their Moisture Shine lipsticks, with a shade called Nude, which looks like can be generally universal on Light/Medium skin tones. The Defining Lip Pencil is available in-store or online at Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmapix (QC) and online at nudebynature.ca for $18 CAD.
Natural Wonders Eyeshadow Palette
I love the glossy, rose gold packaging that Nude by Nature has, it’s all very gorgeous and prestigious, as far as packaging goes. The colour story of the palette is breathtaking. I was extremely underwhelmed, however on how the palette swatched, the shadows were very hard and powdery, and the bright blue in the heart of the palette really disappointed me, for its lack of physical pigmentation. I found applying the shadows onto the eye was also difficult and a chalky experience. I really wanted to like this palette, but it felt like only three out of the 10 swatched “okay.”
Nude by Nature carries a few other eyeshadow palettes, the rest are trios so this is their largest one. I would like to think the reason why I was not a huge fan of the shadows was due to them being mineral makeup, but I don't want to blast mineral makeup either. The palette has high reviews online on both Shoppers' and Nude by Nature's websites, so I am also thinking I may have received a faulty palette, I'm not entirely sure.
This is my second Nude By Nature brush, and so this was the product I was the most excited to receive. The bristles are sooo soft, when you brush it over the back of your hand or roll them between your fingers, but I found that when I used the brush on the eye area in circular or semi-circular movements the bristles felt a little too bristly for my sensitive skin. I also found the brush size itself rather large, which made it a little difficult to apply shadow in specific areas, or create really good blends. However, I completely attribute this issue to the fact I am of Asian descent, and therefore have smaller than average eyelid surface area.
Nude by Nature carries several brushes meant for face and eyes, and I do believe they are purchasable in brush sets online at nudebynature.ca. I have personally not seen Nude by Nature brushes at my local Shoppers, but they are available for purchase online for $22 CAD.
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