Friday, August 12, 2016

Nude By Nature New Contour and Highlight Collection*

The contour game is being brought to your local drugstore! Nude By Nature has dipped their toes into creating new products that help the average person perfect their contour and highlight game. Nude By Nature is very well-known for their affordable mineral base makeup, and is now branding to new lengths. They have brought out amazing products to showcase what they can do to help you contour and highlight. The products they have created are beautifully packaged in rose gold and very well made. It contains a decently sized mirror with a compact and sleek exterior.
These products stood up to my expectations with the amazing package. These products were easy to use, blendable and butter to the touch.

Contour Palette

I had really enjoyed the contour palette the most. It is everything I needed in a contour palette, smooth, not patchy and pigmented. It gave a great matte finish that's easy to build up colour. This palette contains three pans of colour, where the first shade is designed to contour, the second being for bronzer and the third being a banana-powder highlight. There was a little kick up when putting my brush to the pan, but nothing that I would majorly fuss about. It did fade after 5 or so hours, so a setting powder and a good primer would definitely be needed. 

It gave such a seamless contour that it truly looked like my skin, but more sculpted. It has a very light-weight and non-cakey formula that contains active natural ingredients, including the native Australian Kakadu Plum, which adds an abundance of Vitamin C. It also has contains Quandong and Desert Lime to help give anti-oxidant defense to the skin. It is fragrance free and the whole brand is 100% cruelty free. So you can trust this Australian brand!

My favourite way to apply this product is actually using the Morphe E4 from the Elite Collection (unfortunately, you can't get anymore). You put some product on your brush and tap off the excess. Then sweep the product, starting from your ear going towards the corner of your mouth and lift your brush and repeat, until you get the intensity you like. 

Left to Right:
Contour - the perfect cool tone shadow-like brown shade
Bronze - a medium-deep orange bronze shade
Highlight - a pale banana-cream shade

Highlight Palette

This highlight palette wasn't the greatest drugstore highlight palette I own but it does the job. There is great potential in the drugstore to have pigmented and blendable pressed highlighters. Companies such as Models Prefer, Australis, Maybelline, L'Oreal Paris... have all went against the odds and created some great highlighters at affordable prices. 

I had expected the Nude by Nature Highlight Palette to be more pigmented, due to the choices of shades given in the palette. If the shades were more closely matched to be like the Hourglass Ambient Powders, this palette would be a great dupe for it. It did take a lot to build up the colour and even after the colour was applied, it doesn't stay long even after using a setting powder, so I felt like my efforts were lost. Nonetheless, the product did not accentuate my fine lines, nor pores. It was gentle and light on the skin and very easy to blend, on whatever product I could place on my brush. 

It is recommended to use a denser brush for the shade to be noticeable, even though my favourite brush to apply highlighter is the Morphe 501. A great brush to blend and apply colour at the same time. You can easily make a new shade of highlight by combining some of the shades together. These products have the same active, natural ingredients as the contour palettes. 

Despite it being a mediocre highlight powder palette, I greatly enjoyed it as an eyeshadow, especially the champagne shade for the inner corner and the bronze shade as an overall lid colours. It looked natural and yet flawless on the eyes.

Left to Right:
Bronze - a deep, bronzy-rose gold
Rose - a golden-pink rose
Champagne - a subtle champagne
Each of these palettes can be found at your local Priceline online and in-store, at Myer Department and online stores, and on the Nude by Nature Website. The Highlight Palettes contain 3x3g / 3 x 0.11 oz of product and the Contour Palettes contain 3x4g / 3x0.14 oz of product. Each retail for $39.95. 

Nude By Nature also sells the entire contour and highlight collection if you are interested in more of their products. This includes their highlight palette, contour palette, the contour fluid trio, touch of glow highlight sticks and the ultimate perfect brush - which has a total value of $149.95 AUD! 

Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored, nor compensated. These products were gifted to me and I was not obliged to make a post on their products. All opinions and thoughts are based on my personal experience and are 100% honest! For full disclaimers, please head over to my disclaimers page. Affiliate links are included in this post for Nude by Nature. 
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