Nude By Nature is a cruelty free, Australian brand that is formulated using 100% natural ingredients and without preservatives or harmful synthetics. They are PETA certified and are widely available in stores in Australia, as well as through their website. I believe they are also sold throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and New Zealand. Although Nude by Nature is a “drug store” brand it is certainly at the upper end in price. I’m a girl on a budget so I was slow to try their makeup until I discovered their bundle kits which are MUCH better value and a great way to try out products from the brand.
I purchased this contour kit as part of a 2016 Christmas set in the 2017 January sales for a GREAT price and I have been very impressed. The packaging is stylish with a rose gold outer plastic compact and good quality mirror and the overall size is great for travel and storage. Each pan contains 4g of product.
Unlike other contour kits that I have tried there are not a mass of shades on offer here but it is everything you need for a matte contoured look: a cool-toned contour shade, a warm bronzer shade and a yellow-toned matte, highlighting shade. The powders are soft, blendable and not SO pigmented that they are hard to work with. I really enjoy these powders, so much so that I decluttered my other, larger contour kit once I had this in my collection.
Now, this is where we get to the cons about this product. I have fair skin and these tones work well for me… but this is the only contour kit that they sell and it obviously won’t work for medium to deep complexions. They certainly need a medium and deep version of this kit to properly meet the needs of the market.
Secondly, this product has a 24 month recommended shelf life but I found that after 12 months I started to get hard pan on the contour and bronzer shades which was disappointing. Admittedly I have a large makeup collection that I rotate so I don’t use this product every week, and I live in a very humid climate so both of these factors may have contributed to the problem but it is not an issue I have generally encountered in my other powder products. I have been just using a spoolie to lightly remove the affected areas but it is a bit of a bummer.
The Nude by Nature contour kit retails for AU$39.95 which is pretty expensive in my books and I don`t think I could justify paying that price. Saying that, I do think it is a lovely product and if these tones will work for your complexion they are definitely worth trying. Nude by Nature frequently goes on sale at Priceline so I`d recommend waiting for a good deal if you are interested or try one of their value sets. (They do amazing, seasonal makeup kits on their website which will save you 50% off the retail price and would be a great way to sample from across the brand. Anyway, I digress)
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