Saturday, 17 November 2012

New: Neve French Royalty Blusher & Pastello


After declaring my love for the Neve Blushissimi Palette, I couldn’t wait to try some products from the newly launched French Royalty Collection.  Inspired by the precious jewels of French courts in the 1700s, it includes four mineral eyeshadows, two mineral blushes and two new pastello eye pencils, all of which are suitable for vegans and cruelty free.

Mineral Blush

I must admit the blushers aren’t what I was expecting at all… firstly they’re quite shimmery and second, they’re duochrome!  Could I get the duochrome to show up in pics? Of course not!! Grrrr…

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Boudoir is a peachy shell pink with a lilac duochrome.

Neve Boudoir Blush with flash

Ok I just had to stop and take another 20 odd pics to try and capture the duochrome… this is the closest I could get - I hope you can see it?  I think this shade would work well on very fair skins for a really pretty ethereal look, or on medium/dark skins as a shimmering blush or highlighter.  It would also be beautiful on the eyes - and like all Neve products, can be used wet for extra drama!

Noblesse is a much warmer, terracotta toned dark peach with a mauve duochrome, similar to the colour of Boudoir.  I think this one would work best on medium to dark skintones.


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Neve Pastellos are beautifully soft, well pigmented eye pencils. The teal would give an amazing pop of colour but my favourite is the Sapphire - I just love the depth of tone and metallic sheen.  These apply with zero drag and as you can see above right, they blend out well and are so soft they could be used all over the lid.  Pastellos come in 12 shades… I really want to try the purple and taupe now that I know how lovely the formula is.

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The blushers cost £10.50 and Pastellos £4.95 - the full range is exclusively available at CutECOsmeticsthe eyeshadows, which are also duochrome, look utterly stunning!

You can see my review of the Neve Blushissimi Palette with ten shades of blush & bronze tones swatched here.  Pretty as I find the new duochromes, I think they’re probably better suited to younger faces (boo), so Blushissimi is still my favourite! 

Do you fancy a little duochrome sheen on your cheeks?

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