NU Evolution Cosmetics Review

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NU Evolution is a new, cutting-edge natural makeup brand created by 2 powerhouse New Yorkers, Nadine & Sandra. Having worked in the high fashion world for many years, they set out to use their expertise to create a natural line of makeup made with certified organic ingredients that would reach next-generation status. I’ve been using their Complete Coverage Foundation, Camouflage Cream concealer and blush for the past few months and am blown away by the performance. If you have any skeptical friends who haven’t switched to natural makeup, this is a line you want to recommend to them.

Natural makeup still has a reputation of not performing up to par with conventional brands, and while this is in some ways true, NU Evolution is one of a few brands that has me believing that natural makeup can one day be the new norm. The sleek black packaging reminiscent of Bobbi Brown & MAC is fitting. AND I was able to get a code – ORGANICBEAUTYLOVER saves you 15% at checkout on their website!

NU Evolution products are free of Parabens, Artificial Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances, Talc, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mineral Oil, or Gluten.

Camouflage Cream Concealer

The Camouflage Cream concealer is now my go-to favorite. It’s everything you want in a concealer:

Super creamy & dense
Long lasting, doesn’t cake or start to separate
Intense coverage
Blends flawlessly with ease and little effort
Super clean & organic ingredients

I use shade Fresh but Nudie would probably also work for me. I received samples of the other shades and swatched them below.

Ingredients

(Castor) Seed Oil*,  (Coconut) Oil*,  (Candelilla) Wax, (Jojoba) Seed Oil*,  (Cocoa) Seed Butter*,  (Shea Butter) Fruit*. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI-77891), Iron Oxides (CI-77491), (CI-77492), (CI-77499), Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*. * Certified Organic

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Complete Coverage Foundation

The Complete Coverage foundation is now one of my top 2 favorite foundations. It has a matte finish that dries quickly, blends smoothly and provides great coverage. Besides being a superbly clean product, the ingredients are skin-nourishing and includes Matricaria Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil & herbal extracts. Before choosing a foundation shade I was able to test out various samples that might be a match to mine. I took advantage and took some swatches in case it would be useful to others.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Glycerin 8043-29-6, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Carnauba Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Stearic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI-77891), Mica (CI-77019), Iron Oxides (CI-77491), (CI-77492), (CI-77499).

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Shades 100, 101, 102, 106 & 107 from top to bottom.
I swatched it quite thickly but note that it blends to a lighter natural shade. I’m shade 101.

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In natural sunlight

Powder Foundations

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From top to bottom: Shades 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205

   Pressed Blush

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This is their Pressed Blush in Flushed which is a bright and vibrant pink shade. I love these types of pinks because it adds a youthfulness to the face that deeper/nuder shades of blush don’t. It’s silky smooth, highly pigmented, blends flawlessly and looks totally natural.

Ingredients

Mica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Boron Nitride, Silica, Buriti Oil, Zinc Stearate, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI-77891), Iron Oxides (CI-77492), (CI-77491), (CI-77499).

To check out my review & swatches of their eyeshadows see my previous post here. (Update Aug 22, 2017 – I am still using these eyeshadows on a nearly daily basis as I love the sophisticated shades, durability and quality.

If you’d like to try out NU Evolution, I’m very happy to be able to provide a promo code ORGANICBEAUTYLOVER for a rare discount at checkout.

For a video of all the swatches check out my Youtube video below.