Have you discovered the Nuance Salma Hayek line of beauty? Available exclusively at CVS, this cruelty-free makeup and skin care line was created by actress, producer, and director, Salma Hayek. Inspired by her grandmother, a former cosmetologist, the premise behind the brand is that natural ingredients help to enhance your own individual, natural beauty – love that!
Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at six Nuance products:
• Flawless Wear Tinted Moisturizer
• Front & Center Concealer & Brightener
• Translucent finishing Powder
• Natural Look Brown Pencil
• Lasting Wear Gel Eyeliner
• Cucumber and Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover
I love a tinted-moisturizer for everyday wear but have been a bit weary to try a drugstore brand because of my fear of cakey application. Nuance Flawless Wear Tinted Moisturizer was a great bridge to drugstore tinted moisturizer for me. Similar to the best luxury brands that I’ve tried, it applied smoothly, gave an impeccable amount of coverage, and really balanced out my skin tone nicely. The shade Light 245 matched me perfectly – giving me a radiant, even skin tone.
Speaking of skin tone, the Front & Center Concealer & Brightener covered my dark circles completely! I’ve been cursed with dark under eye circles all of my life and because of that, it’s been my mission to find the best concealers. Now I’ve found success with Nuance! Light 270 worked perfectly at covering and correctly the darkness underneath my eyes. I love that it’s a dual product – on one side you’ll find the concealer and on the other, the brightener – who doesn’t love a two for one deal? Especially one that works magic!
The Translucent Finishing Powder was a great final touch to my tinted moisturizer and concealer. It set my makeup and gave a natural, matte finish. No cakey-ness whatsoever! I applied particularly over my oily spots – like my T-Zone – and it worked wonders on keeping my face looking matte all day.
As for the Natural Look Brow Pencil, I have to say it applies like a dream. The gel-like pencil goes on so smoothly and adds the perfect amount of definition. One thing I avoid like the plague, is walking around looking like I have overly-defined eyebrows – and that wasn’t the case with the natural shading I achieved with the Nuance Brow Pencil. I love that it’s equipped with a brow brush on the other end of the pencil. Another dual-purpose product that will make my life so much easier – I think I could get used to this!
The Lasting Wear Gel Eyeliner was the icing on the cake! As if I wasn’t already loving all of the Nuance products I had already tried, the Gel Eyeliner is perfection when it comes to application. One swoop of the liner and I was able to tightline my lids in a flash. The best part is – it never faded throughout my entire day. By far, one of the best eyeliners I’ve ever tried!
At first glance, the Cucumber & Rosewater Dual Phase Makeup Remover seemed promising. Just a look at the ingredients list and I was impressed and wondering how could such gentle ingredients successfully remove all of my makeup? Well unfortunately it turned out to be a lot gentler than it was successful. I had to rub my eyes a fair bit to get all of that Lasting Wear Gel Eyeliner off (See – I told you it never fades!). With ingredients like cucumber and lavender, I guess you can’t expect much more than a gentle cleanse.
All in all, I highly recommend Nuance Salma Hayek cosmetics. Cruelty-free, reasonably priced, great ingredients and the ability to bring out the natural nuances of your own individual beauty – who could ask for more?
Roxette Howe works in social media marketing with Top Tier Media. She is a huge fan of anything organic – from food to beauty products. She is also a competitive ice dancer. You can visit her new blog Cheeky Rox, subscribe to her YouTube Channel, and follow her on Twitter under the handle @roxettehowe.
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