[ Review ] Nude By Nature Mattifying Pressed Powder
Happy Thursday Sunshines! Have you ever heard of the brand Nude by Nature? I haven’t so I was intrigued when I saw it at my local drugstore. They didn’t have that many products in stock so I opted for the mattifying pressed powder. Before I get into the review, here is a bit of info about the brand itself.
Nude by Nature is an Australian brand that launched in 2008 focusing on makeup that’s good for your skin. Their products are made with native Australian ingredients and are 100% cruelty free and PETA certified. They don’t use any synthetic ingredients or preservatives so all their products are without Talc, Silicon, Parabens etc.
Nude By Nature Mattifying Pressed Powder
Size / Price :
“A translucent Mineral pressed finishing powder that helps control shine while setting makeup in a semi-mate finish”
Controls oil and shine, is lightweight in texture, extends makeup wear, disguises fine lines and wrinkles and has a semi – matte finish.
SIZE and price
Despite that this product was available at my local drugstore, it is a bit pricey for what you get. You only get 10 grams, while the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder is only a few dollars more and you get 29 grams. So there are cheaper alternatives out there that have of better value for money.
The packaging on this product, and all of their other products as a matter of fact, is stunning. It comes in this rose gold, coppery, mirrored hard plastic container that is sleek and sturdy but still light so easy to carry around in your purse. The mirror is a decent size and it does come with a plastic protector for in between the mirror and powder but no sponge/puff. This isn’t really a problem for me as I never use them anyway.
The texture does feel a bit rough and not as finely mild as I’d like, but isn’t chalky either. The powder doesn’t have a distinct smell or fragrance and is fairly white in colour as opposed to a true translucent liked marketed.
application and result
Nude by Nature marketed this powder as a “mattifying setting powder” so naturally, I’ve tested it out for awhile as a translucent setting powder, including for underneath the eyes. Applying the powder as a setting powder, be it with a buffing brush or sponge, will leave your skin with a slight white cast that can be brightening for underneath the eyes, especially with the light-reflecting micro particles, that are in the formula. Though, even for my skin tone, it looks a bit too white when applied with a puff or densely on a brush, so I can't see how those with darker skin tones will manage.
As a setting powder, this made my pores stand out more, emphasised my fine lines and pretty much sat on top of my skin even after a hydrating mist or fix+. To add to that, when going in with a powder bronzer it clings to the powder and foundation in a weird way, especially when blending, making the bronzer look muddy and patchy, but it did made the bronzer and blush last a lot longer.
Despite that I have a dry skin type, my face became a bit oily on the sides of my nose after only 3 hours.
When searching more on this product, I saw that the brand described the product as a translucent mineral pressed finishing powder, which makes it a completely different product as opposed to a setting powder.
As a finishing powder, this product is not as bad when using only a little amount and a light hand. It does brighten the skin and still extends the wear time of bronzers and blushes. It is especially nice for a light dusting underneath the eyes, but a little goes a long way. Slowly build up to the desired finish, because it's hard to tone down this powder and once you reach a certain point, and then it will again emphasis the fine lines on your face. Once you get the right amount of product on your face, it will photograph beautifully, so ideal for special occasions.
Lastly, I wouldn’t say that this powder is really mattifying at all, as written in their own description of the product, it is a semi-matte finish. It will leave your skin with a slight sheen and is more for transforming a matte foundation to slightly more glowy look.
I love that this powder has an array of great ingredients for your skin, though it does contain a lot of different types of oils which, I’m pretty sure, is the reason why it doesn’t sit well on top my skin and blends in with other products when used as a setting powder.
“Kakadu Plum: Powerful antioxidant – World’s highest concentration of Natural Vitamin C
Cehami Extract: Skin renewal – Hydration – Anti-inflammatory
Vitamin C and E: Antioxidant – Moisturises and rejuvenates – Anti-inflammatory
Avocado Oil: Deeply moisturising – Skin strengthening – Repairs and protects
Jojoba Oil: Hypoallergenic – Powerful antioxidant – Restores skin elasticity
Shea Butter: Deeply moisturizing – Skin strengthening – Repairs and protects
Kaolin Clay: Purifies – Eliminates toxins and oils – Nourishes and soothes.”
Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Kaolin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Jojoba Esters, Tapioca Starch, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Centipeda Cunninghamii (Cehami) Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate,
SUITABLE FOR ...
Those with lighter skin tones looking for a brightening finishing powder, are conscious about ingredients in products and/or are looking to transform a mattifying powder to something that is a bit more brightening.
THE CONCLUDING PROS AND CONS
- Brightens skin
- Great ingredients
- Extends wear of makeup
- Not truly matte
- Can’t be used as a setting powder
- Emphasises fine lines
- Difficult to blend with heavy handed applications
MY OVERALL THOUGHTS
To keep things short, I wouldn’t repurchase this product. I don’t really use finishing powders on a day to day basis, and if I suddenly were to, I’ll stick with the Bobbi Brown or Guerlain Finishing Powder as those perform a lot better for my skin.
Only if you’re looking for a brightening finishing powder that is cheaper than the finishing powders of Mac, Nars, Bobbi Brown etc. and that contains skincare benefits, I’d recommend this product, but other than that it wasn’t all that worthy to me as I rarely use a product like this.
Despite my so so opinion with this product, I would like to try a few more products from this brand purely because of their ingredients and of course, their beautiful packaging.
Have you tried this powder or this brand before? Any success or recommendations?