You asked, so here it is! I pulled out all of my Nude by Nature products and created a simple everyday makeup look. I even challenged myself to use the blue shades in the eyeshadow palette (I’m not great at eyes!) and the look was surprisingly wearable.
I started with the Liquid Mineral Concealer to hide the dark circles under my eyes, and to disguise the blemishes on my chin and around my nose. The creamy formula provides full coverage and blends easily. I like to use my ring finger under my eyes, but a small sponge for any other areas. I do have to be careful not to use it too close to my eye, as it tends to crease in my wonderful smile-lines (glass half full here babes!), but that’s more a me problem than anything to do with the concealer. It also has a dewy finish thanks to the inclusion of jojoba oil, vitamin E and shea butter, making your skin look healthy & radiant – even when it’s not!
The newest addition to the Nude by Nature collection Flawless Liquid Foundation*, which I was lucky enough to pick up at the Priceline Beauty Prescription – where they had makeup artists on hand to perfectly match your shade (Silky Beige for me). I’d like one of those every time I go shopping please!!
The foundation is super lightweight, and feels breathable and hydrating on the skin. They say it’s buildable from medium to full coverage, but if I’m having a particularly bad skin day, over-application can cause it to cake around my problem areas, so achieving full coverage would depend on how flawless your base is before you start! I apply it with a sponge, and it gives an even, matte finish that feels silky and lasts all day, even with my combination sensitive skin. Plus, the bottle looks so chic!
And in a move I’m almost too embarrassed to admit, I used my Pressed Mineral Cover to contour, since I bought a shade that’s way too dark for my face! But it worked perfectly for a simple makeup look because I was able to contour without going overboard. It provided long-lasting depth and colour, and sat nicely on top of the liquid foundation. To be honest, I’ll probably keep using it like this!
The Touch of Glow Highlight Sticks are probably some of my fave Nude by Nature products, and I used two to create this look. Rose was used on the apples of my cheeks, giving them a hint of colour and a radiance that can only be achieved with a creamy product. And Champagne was used on the top of my cheekbones to illuminate, plus a tiny bit on the bridge of my nose. I have a long nose so have to be careful not to go too far down & make it look even bigger! But the Champagne shade is just so beautiful, and gives good glow without pearl or shimmer. My only gripe with these is purely aesthetic – I don’t know why they have different colour tubes inside, and it just bugs me that they don’t match. #bloggerproblems
(L>R: Pressed Mineral Cover in Dark, Liquid Mineral Concealer in Medium, Flawless Liquid Foundation in N4 Silky Beige)
(L>R: Touch of Glow Highlight Sticks in Rose and Champagne)
It was love at first sight with the Natural Wonders Eye Palette. I’d never used blue eyeshadow before, except for an 80’s party I went to once, but seeing it set amongst gorgeous neutrals, encased in a golden box, I decided I needed it in my life. I particularly love that the palette was inspired by the shades of Australia, from shimmering sands to ocean blues, and it inspired me to try something different with my makeup.
While the shades are not super pigmented, they’re rich and blend so easily. And once you’ve created your look, they WILL. NOT. BUDGE! I was really impressed with the longevity of these, they lasted all day without creasing or smudging. (over an eyelid primer of course)
I primarily used the gold & apricot tones, with the blues creating some drama in the outer corner. The dark blue was easier to use, but I enjoyed throwing some of the sky blue in there to make the crease pop. While not a dramatic look at all, it’s something that took me outside my comfort zone and made me discover the fun in makeup again.
I used a combination of the Contour Eye Pencils and Definition Eyeliner to line my eyes. I used the pencil in Anthracite (a charcoal/grey) under my eyes, and Sunrise (a bronze/gold) on the inner corner of my eyes. The creamy pencils glide on easily, and the built-in smudging tip provides the perfect blending tool, especially under the eyes. I do find that they’re no match for my oily lids, which is why I switched to the liquid eyeliner to define my eyelid. It has a unique foam-tip applicator that makes it super easy – especially for people like me, who still haven’t mastered a wing! The bold line stays put all day, however I did get a little bit of irritation from it, so maybe not best if you’re sensitive around the eye area.
I finished my eyes with the Allure Defining Mascara, which was probably my least favourite Nude by Nature product. The brush doesn’t seem to pick up enough product, so it ends up feeling quite ‘dry’ when applying – and the top of the brush is quite flimsy, almost bending every time I have to squeeze it back in the tube, which makes it feel a lot less luxe than the rest of the range.
(L>R: Contour Eye Pencils in Rainforest, Anthracite and Sunrise, Pressed Mineral Cover in Dark)
To finish my look, I used the Pure Papaya Ointment from my Limited Edition Bellabox and the Eye of Horus Brow Fibre Extend (review to come when my brows have been shaped properly – currently growing them out, so they’re a bit scary!), plus some gorgeous earrings from Tangs Design Jewellery.
Even though I’m a beauty blogger, I’m still very much a beginner, so I’m hoping to do more makeup looks to help me grow my skills & confidence. I also need to remember to curl my lashes before applying mascara, especially when taking photos. Whoops!!
What look would you create with the Nude by Nature Natural Wonders Palette?