Nvey Eco Erase Corrector ★★★½
About: cream concealer designed to conceal blemishes, redness and dark circles. Packaged in a black plastic compact with a mirror.
Review: This was my first introduction to Nvey Eco, so I thought I would crawl out from under my rock and do a quick bit of research to familiarise myself with the brand. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Nvey Eco is in fact a certified organic company manufactured right here in Australia. It thrives on the belief that ‘green’ cosmetics can perform just as well as the most superior of commercial brands, without compromising on texture or colour efficacy. Infused with unrefined ingredients such as plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants and essential oils in lieu of toxins such as parabens, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances. This professional quality range, complete with skin nurturing formulations, are not tested on animals, therefore they are better for me and the environment. Nvey Eco Erase Corrector is enriched with a synthesis of gentle ‘skin-loving’ ingredients like Safflower, Jojoba, natural antioxidants and organic Castor Oil, along with the Vitamin trio A, C and E, to conceal imperfections, whilst maintaining sufficient nourishment to keep my skin hydrated.
The cardboard packaging is visually appealing, upon opening I instantly set my sights upon the classy, matching compact that screamed elegance and superb quality. The compact boasts a decent sized mirror situated on the inside of the compact lid looks stylish when showcased on my vanity. Looks aside, I was keen to put this concealer to the test, considering the ‘medium’ shade, one of three tones available to suit most skin types, appeared to be a near perfect match to my own complexion. To be honest when I first attempted to use it though I was almost ready to call it quits before applying it to my skin. The reason being is the texture was initially very hard and dry and regardless of how many times I wiped my makeup brush over the surface, I couldn’t get any product to transfer onto the brush, let alone onto my skin. I spent a bit of time trying to figure out why it didn’t work and just before giving up, I decided to endeavour using a damp brush. Bingo! This solution finally got the concealer onto my brush and subsequently onto the areas of my face that required the additional coverage. This method conjointly helped the top layer of product to soften up, and thereafter, I didn’t need to continue with the damp brush, because the consistency remained creamy, yet firm and worked into my skin with ease, instead of persevering with the rock-hard formula that was basically non-functional to start with.
With that sorted, I was able to simply distribute the smooth, wax-like substance exactly where I wanted it, effectively gliding it over my flaws without pulling or tugging at my skin, so to perfectly disguise any spots, blotchy redness, pigmentation and uneven tone. The concealer has a lightweight feel and is highly pigmented, but it’s also buildable, allowing me to provide extra coverage to those unsightly, difficult to hide, problem areas, hence still promoting an almost invisible, natural-looking finish. Because it is also quite sheer, the formula doesn’t adequately diminish the dark circles under my eyes, tending to settle into fine lines and appearing a bit crepey. Possibly this is due to my skin being oily and the blend consists of various oils, however I soon determined that it works more effectively for me personally, if I just focus on targeting blemishes and trying to accomplish a uniform complexion. It might make for a better dark circle eraser or as a substitute eye shadow base for those who have normal to dry skin types. I have adopted the habit of always setting my makeup with a translucent powder, which in this case, ideally helped improve the concealer’s staying power and longevity, whilst preventing my face from becoming greasy throughout the day. I respect and have come to appreciate the natural/organic beauty concept and am genuinely impressed with the flawless results I can achieve using the Nvey Eco Erase Corrector, as it camouflages my pesky pimples and eliminates embarrassing facial redness. It creates the ultimate base for under makeup, or a handy cover-up when foundation alone is not enough, likewise
prompting a healthy, unmarred complexion that appears completely natural and not caked on or overdone to the point where it accentuates the problem, rather than hiding it.
Overall, I am grateful for the adventure into the certified organic makeup sector. I have learned that it truly is becoming on par, or if not better, than ‘normal’ cosmetics with brands like Nvey Eco. I admit that this is not the best concealer I have ever tried, because unfortunately it doesn’t obscure ALL of my imperfections, but it’s very promising and effectual for masking spots and minor flaws, ensuring that I have a clearer, more even complexion. In comparison to other certified organic brands I’ve seen or tried, I consider the price of this product to be very reasonable and am confident that this compact will last for ages. I would encourage anyone who is seeking an alternative to commercial makeup, or possibly overwhelmed by the scrutiny of ‘nasty’ product ingredients to consider trying out Nvey Eco Erase Corrector as a viable, multi-tasking option to your normal cover-up.