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I probably like many of you have seen countless advertisements on television about Nude by Nature and how great it was. I was definitely interested but very sceptical. It seemed too good to be true. Perfect coverage, natural and didn't cost the earth? Yep I was definitely suss about the claims. Therefore I put off purchasing for over a year. Before Christmas I saw Target had 25% of all Nude by Nature products and I figured it was a perfect time to give it a try. The Complexion Perfection Starter Kit price was originally $59.95 but with the sale I only paid $44.96 - Bargain!
The kit contains:
- Undercover Airbrush Mineral Primer - 30ml
- Natural Mineral Cover for Light Skin Tones - 4g
- Natural Mineral Bronzer - 2g
- Natural Mineral Veil - 2g
- Kabuki Brush
Having pale skin I purchased the kit for Light Skin Tones and I find it is a very good match for my skin tone. I like that the kit contains all that is needed to apply the products - if you are a beginner with make up you don't need any other items.
When applying Nude by Nature, I begin with the primer. I apply a thin layer over my face and allow it to dry. The primer is light cream texture with a nice, fresh citrus smell. It makes the skin smooth, fresh and ready for make up.
I then use the kabuki brush to apply the Natural Mineral Cover. I tap some in to the lid, swirl the kabuki in it, tap the powder into the brush and then buff onto the face. The coverage can range from light to full, depending on the amount you apply. I usually apply a light coverage to most of my face and apply more to areas that need it. I have found that it does not look cakey on the skin - fantastic! It feels very light on the skin and looks very natural. Similar to a 'no make up, make up' look. I find it is perfect for daytime.
The Mineral Finishing Veil is a really nice setting powder. It is very light and silky in texture and doesn't make my skin look cakey or powdery. I have only used the Natural Mineral Bronzer a couple of times. Being pale, I usually avoid bronzer as it can make my skin look dirty. I have found this bronzer to have a light colour when applied and is actually wearable for me. I just need to learn how to apply it properly :).
The Kabuki Brush is very nice, super soft and quite fluffy. I find it perfect for applying the Natural Mineral Cover and the Mineral Finishing Veil. The brush doesn't shed either which is great - no pesky brush hairs left on my face.
The one downside I have found to Nude by Nature is the lasting power. I find after about 6 hours wear it can get a little patchy. Not too noticeably but not the perfect finish I have when first applied. But then 6 hours is pretty good wear especially when it does not have the preservatives in it that other foundations can have.
Overall I really like Nude by Nature and I know I will continue to use it in the future. It is perfect for a light, natural finish and is super easy to apply. I also think that it is quite reasonably priced and a little can go a long way. I suggest if you are wary of Nude by Nature that you pick up one of the starter kits to give it a go. Go on, don't be scared :).
|L-R Primer, Mineral Finishing Veil, Kabuki brush.|
Natural Mineral Cover, Natural Mineral Bronzer.
Availabilty: Priceline, Target and selected Pharmacies
Have you tried Nude by Nature? What do you think of it? Any other mineral make up you think I should try?