Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Salma Hayek Nuance Mineral Eyeshadow Duo First Impressions Sheer Plum/Putty

The new Salma Hayek Nuance line is exclusive to CVS, so I had to pick up a few products when it released b/c it was buy one get one free and this is on the more expensive side for drugstore.  So far there is a fairly limited color selection (maybe to "test" the market).  The products I will review are the eyeshadow duo, the eyeshadow quad, and the lipsticks.  The tinted moisturizers looked very limited in shades and more yellow-based, so I didn't pick up those.
The packaging is pretty sleek and more impressive for drugstore.  It resembles a leaf (which ties into the line as you'll see in later posts).  It's very sturdy, I've thrown this shadow in my purse to take to work.
The shade I bought is Sheer Plum/Putty 001 (putty on the left in above pic).  You get one matte shade and one shimmery shade.  I always get fearful of drugstore mattes.  They seem so hit or miss, but I'm loving this one!  (And for some reason, I didn't really want to like this line).
The colors are pigmented, soft enough to blend easily and compliment eachother.  This is a great duo to have on the go and it's also a more neutral based way to wear purples.  I had no problems with fall-out and the colors stayed all day.

As far as price, I can never pay full price at the drugstore.  I just can't do it!  I feel cheated!  Plus, if you wait a week, it's usually on sale again.  I would repurchase more shades when they are on sale.  Again, there are a limited amount available right now (and this shade sold out at my store as did the brown duo).

Cons: I don't like when duos aren't divided.  I just don't like eyeshadows touching each other, but that's a personal thing.  Slight chemically/cosmetic odor that is hard to place.  It's not noticeable unless you shove your nose in the shadows and sniff (which I did, haha).  None of these things are deal breakers for me.  Another con is I wish there were more colors and possibly individual shades.

Rating: 4.5/5
Repurchase: Yes
Best For: All skin types.  Multiple colors available to suit skin tone.
Price: $8.49 (at my CVS at least, also it was buy one get one free when I bought)

Are you picking up anything from the Nuance line?


  1. I saw these at CVS and was quite curious about them. Like you, I don't like paying full price at the drugstore hahah :)

  2. wow, both of those colours are lovely!
    xo Elly @

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