I recently spoke about the Nude by Nature Eye Collection where I talked about the Natural Illusions Single Eyeshadows which are one of my favourite single eyeshadows. In that post, I promised to talk about the other products within the eye collection and here we are. I have spoken about Nude by Nature's ethos and everything behind the brand so I'd link these posts for more information!! Needless to say, I am a huge fan of Nude by Nature and you can check out their international website over here. Right, this is going to be a long post so I better get started....
Natural Wonders Eye Palette*//Link // £36
I am always super excited whenever I get a new eyeshadow palette because I am an eyeshadow junkie. I am absolutely in love with the packaging and it is indeed one of my favourite eyeshadow packaging. The palette is inspired by the beautiful colour palette of Australia including their beautiful blue skies, sunset, shimmering sands and their blue lagoons. I am not a big lover of blue eyeshadow but surprisingly people tell me it suits me so well. Each time, I wear blue eyeshadow (the right shade though), I always get tons of compliments so I am beginning to warm up to blue. At first, I was so worried about having two blue shades in a palette but I actually like it for different looks. The palette contains 10 eyeshadows which are described as richly pigmented and luminous shades. I agree for the most part but I do think one or two eyeshadows are not as pigmented as the others on my complexion.
The eyeshadow formulas are enriched with some of Australia's indigenous active natural ingredients-Quandong and Desert Lime which help provide antioxidant defence. I think that's pretty amazing and I don't think I own any eyeshadows that offer skin benefits as far as I know. I'd describe this palette as a neutral one with some pops of colour. The pigmentation of the shadows are actually impressive but as I mentioned two shades were not as pigmented as the others. I always use a primer and it really helps with their application and longevity.
There are matte and luminous (like pearl) finishes within the palette but I do prefer the pearl finish. I experienced minimal fallouts but the matte shades kicked up more powder than the other finishes (which is no surprise). The eyeshadows don't have individual names so it is slightly difficult for me to describe them individually. I am excited to see what other eyeshadow palettes Nude by Nature create. For a natural brand, I think they have done fantastic with this palette! I still cannot get over how gorgeous the packaging looks and it is so sturdy with a large mirror. If I go away with this palette, I know I am covered for any neutral looks I want to create which is a good thing in itself.
Most of all, it is an eyeshadow palette that is also good for the skin. It's definitely not my most pigmented eyeshadow palette but it is one that will work well for everyday, for light makeup wearers and makeup beginners. The most exciting part is that I have another brand new palette which I am giving away over here so check it out for more details.
Natural Illusion Eyeshadow Trios* //Link //£24 each
I was very excited to see these gorgeous mini eyeshadow trios because I knew they'd be easy to grab and go when I am travelling. Nude by Nature have created these harminous shades of eyeshdows to provide the best combination of eyeshadows and I have to say they nailed it. I love how the shades in each trio complement each other and how all the Trios work together as a whole. There are three sets of Trios- Nude (01), Smoky (02) and Rose (03). I love their names as they are simple and it makes it easy to decide which trio you want to purchase.
You know I am not going to skip talking about their packaging because that would be an outright crime. They are the cutest rose gold makeup products I have in my collection and if I ever do my makeup on the Tube/Train, they'd be a joy to whip out. Each Trio comes with three mini eyeshadows and a cruelty free double ended mini eyeshadow brush. I never use eyeshadow brushes that come with most palettes but I actually like the ones in these Trios because they are well made.
The first Trio is called Nude (01)*//Link //£24 and it has three nude shades which I'd describe as light brown, a medium brown and a champagne shade. I think they would work best on lighter skin tones but I still reach for them because they are a good nude on my complexion. They match/blend so well with my complexion which offers advantages and disadvantages. If you are after a nude shade that will still add some colour to your eye look (and you have a similar skin tone as mine), this trio will not offer that. If you are after a proper nude shade that is effortless and matches your complexion to a T, then you'd adore this trio. I reach for this Trio when I am on a strict No Makeup day but still want to hide any discolouration on my eyelids and prevent them from getting oily. The Nude 01 Trio has medium pigmentation on my complexion but I think it will appear slightly more pigmented on lighter complexions. I actually really like this Trio on its own but I prefer to use it with the Rose Trio.
The second Trio is the Smoky (02)*//Link //£24 which has three beautiful shades which I'd describe as white silver, greyish silver and bluish black (or midnight black). I can let you know that this trio has the best pigmentation compared to the other two. I don't know if it's because it contains darker shades but I am totally loving it. I am not one who wears cool shades or even smoky looks but this Trio has definitely made me want to try them out more. The shades in the palette work so well to create a simple or fierce smoky look depending o how much you build the shadows. I have experienced very minimal fallouts with this trio and I cannot wait to show you some looks I created with it.I love that it comes in this cute trio because it can help switch whatever makeup look you have on from day to night with a few brush sweeps. I definitely recommend checking this trio out as it's the perfect smoky look especially for smoky look beginners like me.
The third palette is the Rose (03)*//Link //£24 which also has three lovely shades- champagne, rose gold and dark brownish rose. The pigmentation of this trio is similar to the nude one however I do reach for this slightly more often because I love the darkest shade in it. The Rose Trio is actually a better nude shade for me and I love how the brownish rose shade adds some warmth to my eye look. I use that shade as a transition colour or as a one wash shade. The other two shades are slightly powdery as they have matte finishes. The best way for me to create my favourite Nude shade with these trios is to combine use Nude (01) and Rose (03). It's a good thing they come in a good size as I can throw both trios in my makeup bag and they won't take up much space at all.
Shimmering Sands Loose Eye Shadows*//Link // £15
I was so intrigued when I first saw these loose shadows at the Eye Collection Launch. Their packaging is swoon worthy as expected from Nude by Nature and I honestly thought that they were cream eyeshadows!! They are actually loose powder eyeshadows as you'd have guessed from their names and they contain a combination of pigments and pearls to achieve a luminous look. They have the most incredible pigmentation ever and they last so long (all day for me). I recently learned from Justine Jenkins (Nude by Nature's brand ambassador/Makeup Artist) that they can be used wet as well. She demoed them wet on my eyes and I really did not want to take off my eye makeup at the end of the day because they looked gorgeous. They have a really finely milled texture which is easy to blend and the formula is enriched with Kaolin Clay to increase its wear time.
The only gripe I have about these Loose Eyeshadows is the packaging.Yes, they are absolutely gorgeous but a pain to apply without wasting these precious eyeshadows. Lucky for me, I have finally learned the best technique to prevent this is and it all boils down to slowly (and patiently) lifting the doe foot applicator. I get very minimal fallouts this way which is fine and I think it is almost impossible to apply such a finely milled product without some waste. Most importantly, the packaging helps secure the contents so the key is just understanding how to work it. As mentioned, I don't even mind the packaging anymore because the results I get with these shadows are so beautiful. There are three shades within the range and they are: White Sand*(01), Coral Sand*(02) and Rose Sand *(03).
The colours actually match their names so you can imagine that White Sand is a champagne shade, Coral has a coral gold and Rose Sand is a gorgeous rose gold shade.They also complement the Touch of Glow Highlight Sticks and I love them ever so much. I love these Loose Eyeshadows so much and will recommend trying them out.
Contour Eye Pencil*//Link //£14
I have not always been an eye pencil (or rather pencil eye liner) girl as I tend to avoid lining my waterline. Most pencils irritate my waterline and I wear contacts so I just did not want any hassles. In the past year or so, I have discovered some lovely non-irritating eye pencils/liners and I am so impressed. Nude by Nature Contour Eye Pencils are one of my favourite discoveries and I have got so much use from them.
They are described as densely pigmented formulas which can be used to create both natural and dramatic makeup looks. I totally second that description because it is spot on. These pencils glide on so easily across my waterline and I hardly even feel them. Their pigmentation is so intense that I only have to glide them across my eyes just once (unless I am going for a super dramatic look). They are very blendable so if you make a mistake, you can fix it easily. Again, I adore the rose gold themed packaging/design.
These pencils have two sides: one with the pencil and the other with a smudger for a smoky/dramatic effortless look. They are enriched with Mango and Macadamia Oils and I think that's may be one of the reasons why they are richly pigmented with an easy glide. They are available in six shades: 01 Black*, 02 Brown*, 03 Anthracite*, 04 Suunrise*, 05 Turquoise Bay* and 06 Rain Forest* and all the shades will suit many complexions. They also have two finishes - matte or sheen. They can be used both as regular eyeliners on the lids or on the water line but I prefer the latter. I am hooked to them and they really make my eyes pop whenever I use them.
Definition Eye Liner* //Link //£16
I don't think I can ever do an eye look without eye liner as it just can't be the same at all. I have always been a felt tip pen eye liner kind of girl because I think they are easy to control and perfect for beginners. However, I have fallen hard for these Nude by Nature Eyeliners. They are described as densely pigmented eye liners that impart rich colour and intense definition in one application. They come in two shades- 01 Black and 02 Brown which I think is a good touch.. I love black eye liners and they are very eye catching but there are some days I want some definition (without too much drama) and that's where the brown shade shines. I'd describe the formula as a demi matte one as it starts out quite shiny but dries down to a beautiful long lasting matte.
The liners have precise foam tip applicators that allow for a thin cat wing/flick or a thick line depending on your preference. I absolutely love the foam tip applicator because it is firm and offers a lot of control so there is little room for mistakes. I know eye liner beginners would love this and it is such a good way to transition from felt tip to regular eye liner. I find that it is easy to make mistakes with very thin applicator strips so that's why I am so pleased that Nude by Nature have used a sturdy tip with these eye liners. I have not experienced any issues at all with their application or longevity. I'd highly recommend checking them out.
Alluring Defining Mascara* //Link //£16
If you regularly read my blog or know me in real life, you'd know that I am very picky with my mascaras. It's not because I choose to be rather it's just that my lashes are short (ahem, almost invisible) and quite curly (I have never had to curl my lashes). I pretty much opt for formulas that offer a good length and reasonable volume without being clumpy. Not many mascaras do it for my lashes and it's no fault of theirs by any means; it's just my naughty lashes. I was not overly impressed with the Alluring Defining Mascaras initially but they actually grew on me when I became creative with how I use them. They promise to provide intensified, lengthened and separated lashes with the help of the unique flexible brush and buildable formula.
They come in two shades- Black and Brown which I actually love because I don't think I own any brown mascara. I do have to say that these lashes are really good at separating the lashes and I have never experienced any clumping at all which is a good thing. On its own, it gives reasonable lengthy and volume to my lashes but it looks really natural (not va va voom as I'd prefer). However, it looks so much better when I add on a few more coats. It also works well with other mascaras for example, I use it over one of my other mascaras which adds volume and length with some annoying clumps. The Alluring Defining Mascara helps get rid of the clumps and separates my lashes really well. I am so happy I did not just disregard them rather I found other ways to put them to use for my lashes. If you have regular lashes, you'd actually love them as they work well as an every day mascara.
There were some brushes launched with the Eye Collection and they include the Base Shadow Brush* (14), Blending Brush*(15), Smudge Brush*16) and the Angled Eyeliner Brush*(17). I am a huge fan of Nude by Nature brushes particularly their eye brushes and some of their Face Brushes. They have become staples in my collection and I have a post planned where I show you all the ones I currently have. They are cruelty free as expected from Nude by Nature and their quality really stand out among many other brushes I have tried.
I know this was a long post but it was very much needed because I have really enjoyed this collection. I feel incredibly lucky to have been gifted the entire collection and they have been put to such good use over the past few months. I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I'd answer them. You can also check out the rest of the Nude by Nature Eye Collection over here. Don't forget to enter the Nude by Nature Giveaway currently running on my blog. That's it from me. Have you tried any products from the Nude by Nature Eye Collection?
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