Friday, 12 June 2015

Nude by Nature Pressed Mineral Foundation | Natural Glowing Makeup

I have been a fan of Nude By Nature Loose Mineral Powder Foundation for around 3 years. I have always found their mineral powders to have really nice coverage along with a matte finish, which my oily/combo skin certainly appreciates. 

I enjoy using mineral powder foundations alone in summer, straight over the top of a lightweight sunscreen. I am typically a fan of medium coverage liquid foundations, and love adding a thin layer of mineral powder over the top to bump up the coverage when I feel like I need it. The Nude By Nature Loose Mineral Veil has been one of my favourite loose setting powders over the years.

Nude By Nature Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation RRP $39.95

In March this year, the Australian mineral makeup brand released their brand new Pressed Mineral Cover Foundation, and I was itching to give it a go! To my delight and surprise, I was invited to the Nude By Nature pop-up store in Westfield Sydney,  during the week that the Pressed Mineral Cover Foundation launched. I was booked in to have my makeup done by none other than Maria Yousif, whom I can tell you is just as beautiful on the inside, as she is on the outside! I certainly felt less than glamorous standing next to her, and if you follow her on Instagram, you will know what I am talking about!! Here is a photograph below from the evening...

Maria and Me!
Image courtesy of SweatyBetty PR.

I have been gifted some products to show you today, alongside those are products that I have purchased myself. Prior to the launch of the new Pressed Powder Foundation range, I had just purchased a value set from Nude By Nature's online store, and will share a link to that below, as I feel it represents great value!

If you would like to hear my thoughts on the new Pressed Mineral Foundation, and see my natural makeup look using lots of lovely products, then do read on!...

Nude By Nature Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation RRP $39.95

I have been really enjoying this mineral foundation. At the event, I was gifted the pressed foundation in the shade light/medium. I can use both the medium, or the light medium in the loose powders, but the pressed powders do seem to run a little deeper, and a little warmer shade wise. The light/medium was just a little too deep/warm for me to get away with, so I popped in to my local Priceline and purchased the light shade, which matches me really nicely.  Do swatch the powders in store if you can, and really blend it in to your skin to get the best match.

The Pressed Mineral Foundation is creamy, blends beautifully, and gives a really lovely satin/matte finish to the skin. Not a hint of shimmer or sparkle, my skin just looks healthy and natural. I certainly don't feel any product on face, it is perfectly lightweight. Nude By Nature describe this as a medium to full coverage foundation, and I have found the coverage to be closer to medium on my skin. The coverage of foundations in general is quite subjective... what may be full coverage for some people may only be light for others, it depends entirely on exactly what you have to cover up! I have a lot to cover up...acne scarring, blemishes, and a decent amount of pigmentation thanks to four pregnancies and some sun damage. On a daily basis, medium coverage is completely fine by me, and what I typically prefer. This mineral foundation really does have a beautiful skin like finish, and is unlike any other mineral foundation I have tried in the past. Love.

Nude By Nature Airbrush Mineral Primer RRP $29.95 AUD
 Soft Focus Liquid Mineral Illuminator  RRP $21.95 AUD.

I pulled these two products from my collection to show you, and though I don't use them on a daily basis, they are lovely products. The Airbrush Mineral Primer is very lightweight, but also quite nourishing and very protective, and can be a little heavy on my oily/combo skin to use every day. Of late, with the weather being so cold and my skin looking a little dull, I have been experimenting. I mix in some of the Soft Focus Illuminator with the Airbrush Primer to make my own custom glow-boosting primer. I have a heavy swatch of this in the photograph below. Blended well, and patted gently onto the skin in a thin layer works best for me. The mineral foundation buffs over it really nicely, and you can see the subtle glow of the skin peaking through this little combo!

I adore Nude By Nature brushes. I don't own any of their eye brushes, but I can certainly vouch for the face/complexion brushes. Great quality and beautifully soft, they buff and polish the mineral foundation into the skin really nicely. The double ended brush sitting in the front of this picture was a gift, and I LOVE it! The wider, flatter larger side is perfect for blush, bronzer, or powder, and the smaller, densely packed flat top brush is perfect for buffing in the mineral foundation around my nose, my chin and the middle of my forehead. It works beautifully to smooth the look of my large pores!

Nude By Nature Ultimate Nude Eye Shadow Palette   RRP  $ 24.95 AUD.

Aren't these colours beautiful? Who can resist such lovely neutral, earthy tones I ask you? I have swatches of these below, and they are smooth, creamy, pigmented and blend really nicely on the eyes. The packaging is sleek, streamlined and sophisticated. The middle shade, Latte, is a favourite shade of mine for a quick, easy one shadow look. It has a very subtle, pretty sheen to it. Beautiful!

Nude By Nature Mineral Eyeliner - Brown  RRP  $14.95 AUD.

The Mineral Eyeliner is a beautiful shade of brown that really makes my blues eyes pop. It is a true dark brown, not charcoal, not bronze. Whilst my oily eyelids prove to be a challenge for most eyeliners, I still find it to last quite well, only noticing a little bit of fading at the end of the day.
The Mineral Mascara has a drier formula, which I love, and the natural bristle wand does a nice job of providing both length and volume. A really nice, every day mascara. I do find that it transfers to my upper eyelid around halfway through the day, though many brands of mascara have the same effect on me. It really comes down to personal preference with mascara I find, as many brands perform differently for everyone.

Nude By Nature Mineral Mascara - Black - RRP  $17.95 AUD.

Nude By Nature Mineral Blush - Virgin  RRP $19.95 AUD.

Nude By Nature's Virgin blush is stunning. A beautiful rosy, neutral blush that gives your cheeks a gorgeous glow! In fact, it reminds me a little of Benefit's Rockateur boxed blush. Love. Highly recommend! When I feel like my skin is looking a little dull and tired, I will bring my blush forward, closer to the sides of my nose, and right on top of the apples of my cheeks. It always helps to make me look fresh and awake, even if I don't feel it!

As with any loose powder products that I own, I only pull back the plastic covering a little way, and then trim it with scissors to expose only the first row of holes ( as you can see in the photograph above ). It not only saves you from making a mess, it saves your product being wasted as well. You can tap the perfect amount out into the lid, without getting the product all over your bathroom, in your slippers, in your hair, on your toothbrush ... you get my point... just a handy tip I thought I would share!

Nude By Nature Natural Mineral Lipstick - Demure  RRP $17.95  AUD.

Enriched with Jojoba oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E, this lipstick feels very comfortable on the lips. This shade, Demure, is a gorgeous rosy/mauve/neutral shade that is very flattering, and very on-trend.  It reminds me a little of MAC's Twig, I shall have to swatch them to compare! It is a beautiful shade that would complement any makeup look,  definitely one to check out next time you are in Priceline!

I have swatched the lipstick, blush, eyeshadow palette, and the mineral eyeliner for you below. You may notice that the lightest shade in the eyeshadow palette does not show up well on my skin, only because it is very similar to my colouring! Both photographs are taken in natural light. I am really impressed with the quality of these products!

Swatched in direct natural light.
L-R   Lipstick - Demure,  Blush - Virgin,
Ultimate Nude Eyeshadow Palette - Creme, Latte, Espresso
Mineral Eye Liner Waterproof - Brown.

Swatched in indirect natural light.

The products on my mug!

You can find Nude By Nature in Priceline pharmacies across Australia, and on Priceline's website

You can find the Nude By Nature website here, along with a more comprehensive list of stockists.

The value set that I mentioned earlier in the post can be viewed here, and is called the Bright, Nude and Cheeky gift set, and offers great value at $49.95 for over $120 worth of products. It contains the loose mineral powders, not the pressed version, however, if you are new to mineral makeup this is a set worth considering in my opinion! It also contains two exclusive products that are not sold outside of the kit, one of them being a rather delicious lemon lip scrub...

Are you a Nude By Nature fan? Have you tried the new Pressed Mineral Foundation?
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored, nor are there any affiliate links present. Thank you SweatyBetty PR for having me at the event, and thank you beautiful Maria for doing my makeup! Lou xo


  1. OMG!!! I love Nude by Nature as well! Those products look gorgeous on you, your skin looks flawless. I have been loving the mattifying mineral veil to set my foundation! I need to own Demure lipstick! I own MAC twig and love it so I think I need more of these shades in my life. The swatch looks so pigmented and beautiful! Great post Lou xxx

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

    1. Thanks Sarah, you are a sweetie! I have since swatched Demure next to Twig, and they are more different than I thought, Twig is definitely more mauve, Demure is more brown... it is still a gorgeous lippy though! Hope you are well gorgeous! Lou xo


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