NABLA Cosmetics Nude Cutie Palette is a new, permanent six-pan palette with three shimmery shades and three “Latex Matte” shades. The Latex Matte finish is quite interesting and complex while actually… working well. It has more of a cream-powder base that looks almost vinyl-like–not quite matte and a bit like the subtle sheen a cream product might produce paired with flaky sparkle.
Because of the creamier texture, those flaky sparkles actually bind with the underlying product (sometimes almost getting covered) so it adds a textural element and subtle sparkle. The metallic shades are stunning–very cream-like, smooth, and have a molten look applied to skin.
The brand could be clearer about which shades were Pressed Pigments (and why) because they were marked as “Face” rather than “Eye” on the back of the palette. The following shade is considered a Pressed Pigment: No Doubts. Brands in the US typically market these products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label as the color additives are not approved for usage on the eyes by the FDA (but are approved for other areas for cosmetic usage), while these color additives have no usage restrictions in the EU (per CosIng) so they can be used on the eyes in the EU.
NABLA Cosmetics Moonlight Satin Eyeshadow
Moonlight is a light-medium gold with moderate, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen with faint copper sparkle throughout. The consistency was incredibly smooth to the touch, dense but not overly firm, and applied evenly to bare skin. It seemed to “melt” slightly when applied, which gave it a more seamless and flattering look applied to my eye area. It had opaque coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
NABLA Cosmetics Seducer Metal Foil Eyeshadow
Seducer is a deep, rosy copper with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy with excellent pigmentation in a single layer. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that almost looked “melted” after initial application. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly.
NABLA Cosmetics Latex Nude Latex Matte Eyeshadow
Latex Nude is a darker, rosy beige with warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a creamy, matte finish. The finish was more atypical as it was sparkling but everything held together, and the sparkle was much larger–more flake-like–than one typically sees.
The texture was dense, almost more like a cream-powder hybrid, but it applied a lot better than anticipated even with less-dense brush (e.g. a crease brush). It diffused easily along the edges but still delivered excellent pigmentation in a single layer. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit and didn’t seem prone to fallout during wear.
NABLA Cosmetics No Doubts Latex Matte Eyeshadow
No Doubts is a medium-dark brown with warmer undertones paired with a creamy matte finish that had sparkles nicely intertwined with the base product. There was a vinyl-like look to it when heavily applied, but applied to bare skin and blended out, it looked like a soft matte with a bit of sparkle.
The texture was denser, more cream-like, so a flatter brush worked best for more intense coverage but a fluffy crease brush picked up product evenly and gave a more faded (but rather opaque) result that could be built up to get to true-to-color results. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
NABLA Cosmetics Glorious Metal Foil Eyeshadow
Glorious is a muted, deeper gold with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The texture was denser, slightly thicker in the pan but it was creamy and “melted” onto my lid when applied–and it picked up quite easily with a typical shader brush (much to my surprise). It had opaque coverage that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly.
NABLA Cosmetics Plastick Latex Matte Eyeshadow
Plastick is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a sparkling finish. It was richly pigmented with a denser, slightly firm texture that needed a moderate-to-heavy hand to pick up product evenly onto a brush. Based on how it felt, I thought it was going to be harder to work with, but it translated well during application and blended out without difficulty. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
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