Review: Nude by Nature Natural Eye Palette Trio

Nude by Nature Natural Eye Palette Trio
Price: $24.95
Size: 3 x 2g eye shadows (brush not included)
About: loose powder mineral eye shadows formulated with pure crushed minerals. Contains three subtle blendable shades designed to cover, contour and define. Packaged in a trio of three small compact pots with twist lids.
Review: Nude by Nature Natural Eye Palette features a complete 3 step-system, boasting a trio of neutral mineral colours, along with two small application brushes, yielding everything I need to cover, contour and define my eyes, all in the one handy kit. The lightest vanilla shade is used as the base, which I apply over the entire eye area, including the lids and extending right up to beneath
the brows. The medium caramel hue for contouring covers the lid area, whilst the deepest chocolate colour is adopted to define and gets worked into a v-shape in the outer crease and along upper-outer lash line. The formula is milled into a fine powder that is very smooth and softly textured, hence I only need a tiny amount of product on a brush that I gently press, rather than rub, to implement the application. The colours are all highly pigmented, so I have learned to apply some loose translucent powder under my eyes to catch any excess product fallout that could be messy otherwise. After all three colours are transferred to my lids; I simply blend away any harsh lines, resulting in a soft, flawless almost satiny/matte-like finish that stays in place perfectly with no creasing, flaking or dilemmas with the shadow settling into any fine lines. The lighter more luminous shade also makes for a great highlighter that I place lightly in the corner of my eyes, under the brows and along the upper cheek bones to emphasise my facial features.

I am very fond of the versatility when using crushed mineral pigments as eye shadows, because I love the effects I can achieve using the dry powder to deliver a sheer wash of colour that brightens and accentuates my eye area or, for varied intensity, I can apply the minerals wet, using the ‘foiling’ technique (applying pigments wet for more intensity), to encourage a bolder, more dramatic finish. My skin and eyes are on the sensitive side, so using hypo-allergenic minerals are the safest option, not only are they good for the skin they don’t cause any irritation or exasperate the problem. Due to having oily skin, it’s imperative that I always use an eye shadow base to prime my lids before applying minerals to ensure good adhesion and longevity.

I love the colour synthesis of this collection, which is a stunning combination of nudes that highlight and define my eyes, portraying a flattering, yet conservative appearance. However, whilst the concept is practically faultless, the only downfall is it’s kind of awkward to cart the products around because they are not presented in a kit or palette as such, instead the pots and brushes are all loose individual items, that I would personally prefer to keep together as a set. Therefore if I want to use these items anywhere else other than in my own bedroom, I need to utilise my own cosmetics pouch. If a bag/case was included with the set, it would be convenient and I would be more inclined
to use them frequently on the go. The Nude by Nature Natural Eye Palette is well priced, considering for less than $25 you get three 2gm pots of gorgeous, wearable mineral colours and two mini brushes, compared to other mineral eye shadows that retail in Australia for the same price, if not more, for just a singular pot, only half the size. I guess it comes down to personal preference
with eyeshadows, but I’m definitely partial to loose minerals, so this kit is indeed impressive and I will continue using it and would recommend it to other makeup enthusiasts.
Purchased: No.
Reviewed by: Melanie Kuziemko, Yeah Yeah, Ragger Ragger.