Nvey Eco Eyeshadow Palette ★★★★½
Palette: #6 - neutral shades
About: Pressed eye shadow palette housed in a sleek black case with a mirror inside. Palette #6 contains 5 shades – dark grey, violet-grey, nude peach, taupe and olive-grey all with a slight hint of shimmer.
Review: Organic makeup is new to me, but I really like NVEY ECO’s philosophy - the benefit of using organic makeup is to give your skin and body a rest from chemicals and toxins in cosmetics. NVEY ECO is a makeup line that is certified organic by the Australian Government as well as the Organic Food Chain. NVEY ECO is paraben free, SLS free, GM free, cruelty free, talc free, and contains no propylene glycol or petroleum based ingredients, or synthetic fragrances, and not tested on animals. As it is my first real experience with organic eye shadows, I can’t compare it to any other organic brands, but I can compare it to other mineral eye shadows but in general I am quite pleased with the quality of Nvey Eco Eyeshadows. The quality pigment of the eye shadows are achieved through finely milled pigments made from a base of organic Corn Starch and Jojoba Seed Oil, as well Chamomile, vitamins A, C, and E. The pigmentation is very good, and of similar quality to other prestige eye shadows. It is excellent for dry and sensitive skin types. When used wet, the intensity is deepened, which is great for achieving a dramatic look, although I had anticipated a little more intensity.
Having combination skin, eye shadows normally don’t last long on my eyelids without the use of a primer, but I tested Nvey Eco Eyeshadows without the use of a primer for the sake of this review – and came to the conclusion that the eye shadows lasted until around lunch-time before starting to slide and crease, which is again pretty normal on my skin regardless of the brand of eye shadow. However when used with the addition of a primer, these eye shadows remained on all day without fading, budging or creasing.
Palette #6 is the perfect palette to satisfy anyone after natural, nude or smoky shades. It will take you from day to night easily and effortlessly. Always using neutral and different shades of taupes, browns and greys, I’m loving the five shades in the palette, as it has a good choice of colours. Unlike many other eye shadow palettes, I find every single colour in the palette to be versatile and useful. Another strong point for me about the Nvey Eco Eye Shadow Palette is that the earthy, natural colours complement each other beautifully so I don’t need to find another shade from another palette to complete my look. There are numerous combinations of looks which can be achieved with these 5 colours.
The texture of Nvey Eco eye shadows feels nice, pleasant and smooth on the skin. They are very easy to apply with the two double-ended sponge-tip applicators that accompany the palette, but I must admit that I personally prefer using eye shadow brushes. Nevertheless the sponge-tip applicators do the job, they are perfect for touch-ups on the go. I am also loving the sleek black case with the mirror– it is all very handbag-friendly, and as the mirror is the length of the long compact lid, it makes touch-ups on the go very easy. Nvey Eco Eyeshadow Palette has a recommended retail price of $75.95 and can be purchased directly from their website. This may sound pricey but compared to other eye shadow palettes of this quality this is about standard price, if not actually a bit cheaper, and it is good for you because it is completely organic.
All in all I really love Nvey Eco Eyeshadow Palette because of its fantastic staying power, the colour choice and the attractive sleek palette. In all honesty though I can't really tell the difference between organic eye shadow and non-organic but at least I know that I'm not adding more toxins to my daily beauty routine, and being organic makes me feel good about using it. I will definitely be looking into the rest of Nvey Eco’s product range.
Reviewed by: Karina Nyholm-Hunter