Naked with NVEY

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        The purest, naked form of something is when it is most organic. To me, nothing is more fresh than a naked makeup look. You know the one... where you spend 20 minutes trying to make it look like you "just woke up like this". But it is also important that I only have gentle products without all the fake chemicals on my skin. Well I finally achieved my perfect "naked" look with the help of NVEY ECO. I recently was introduced to their organic makeup line, and wanted to share my thoughts about it with you all! I have a foundation, blush, concealer paste, eyeshadow and lipstick. (quite the stock) The best part of these products for me was the quality. From the tiny mirrors to the actual product they really impressed me. I thought I would break it down by product and then show you what they look like together on my skin. 

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^^ Swatched top to bottom: lipstick, eyeshadow, concealer, blush

Foundation: I decided to try out the liquid foundation, since that is what I normally use and am most comfortable with. I have the shade 510 Cool Ivory which is a tad too light for my spring break skin, but will be perfect when I go back to my ghostly shade. This foundation gave me light coverage which is exactly what I wanted, I hate the "caked on" foundation so many girls sport. This left my skin feeling soft and moisturized and I can see myself using it on days when I want a little more even color in my face

Concealer: I am a huge believer in the power of a good concealer. This one is called the "erase concealer" and claims to be long wearing, that it is. The consistency is pretty thick and hard to get onto your face at first, but once on it covers EVERYTHING. A great product, but maybe a little to heavy for me to reach for everyday. I am wearing the shade Neutral under my eyes.

Blush: Hands down my favorite product I tried out. This blush is the perfect combo of creamy and powdery, the color I am wearing 955 Blushing Sunset is a dream. It was extremely easy to apply and left my face with a natural flush where honestly I could have even fooled myself into thinking that was all natural. I also appreciate the shimmer this blush gives without having giant chunks of glitter left over on my face.

Eyeshadow: Pink eyeshadow used to scare me, because every time I would apply it I look sickly until this one. The color 151 Rose Quartz lives up to it's pretty name. It is dark enough to bring out the lightness in my brown eyes, but not too dark to look like a giant bruise. Again the shimmer is just right in this product and was really easy to apply. I can see myself building this up with some golds and browns, but for my natural look I left it simply sweeped across my lid alone. 

Lipstick: I am a lipstick hoarder and consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to choosing the right formula for my dry lips. This particular product was another success. The lipstick is so creamy that it really felt good on my lips, not like some goo that just looked pretty. I love the shade I am wearing - 351 Carmen because it is a nude but doesn't make my lips disappear against the rest of my face.  

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.On my face above I am wearing only NVEY products mentioned with the addition of brow gel and mascara. I think it turned out beautiful and fresh. Perfect for spring, and I can't wait to work these products into my daily routine.


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Nars Virtual Domination Palette Review

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      For Christmas I received this new palette from my lovely mother. I have been using it a lot lately and really loving it for the most part so I thought I would share it with you all and give you a quick review! So for starters the packaging is what really drew me to the product. The outside is a white almost broken class looking top with the signature Nars written across. Inside the colors are neatly packaged with a huge mirror which is such a bonus when traveling with this palette. A little disclaimer the colors are named a tad risk-ay so I apologize in advance for the blushing you may be doing as you read.

      Now for the colors... you get three blushes, one bronzer and one highlight. I decided to break it down by color and swatch from left to right:

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1) Miss Liberty highlight powder - this is one thing from this palette I was so excited about and then the only thing I do not use. This highlight is a yellow-y toned glitter and when I say glitter I mean tiny little fairy dust chunks of glitter. Me not being super comfortable with makeup I find myself getting this glitter everywhere! 

2) Deep Throat blush - this color is a warm pink with slight gold tones. I love using with a gold eye for a going out look. The formula is creamy and it is just the right amount of dewy and matte

3) Sex Fantasy blush - This is hands down the most used item in the palette. I love this blush. In the container it looks purple but on your cheeks it is the perfect amount of pink and violet. It is more powdery than the other blushes but still long wearing

4) Final Cut blush - This blush is an orangey toned blush definitely the brightest color out of the three. I like to use this on the apples of my cheeks but be warned this blush is SUPER pigmented too much and you will look very unnatural

5) Laguna bronzer- Last but not least is Nars most popular bronzer the Laguna shade. I was very excited about this bronzer and had never used it before. Overall it is nice but not something I find myself reaching for everyday. It is completely matte and has nice warm tones but I notice when my skin is tan it hardly shows up and I have to pack it on. 

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^^ I am wearing Sex Fantasy, Miss Liberty and Laguna

Overall I would say it is worth the price tag of $65.00 because of the amount of each product you receive. It is so fun to play with and something I know I will have for a while! You can buy this palette at Sephora online here.


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