Everytime I watch these Tag videos, I'd think through and work out my own answer to, because I find that it's a good way to take stock of what you have. I have been thinking long and hard about this love-hate item, and I thought I didn't have one, until I started cleaning up my palettes and this one struck me.
Don't get me wrong, I use my Nvey Eco palette quite a lot, and it is in my treasured dresser drawer. I just never quite felt that I actually do hate this. I always thought I like it quite a lot. But I do know all along that I don't like this enough to have blogged about it, since I've had it for more than 2 years now. Now, I realize the reason for not blogging about it is that I do hate it. At least, I hate myself for getting it.
Nvey Eco Color System No. 1
Available: No longer available in Singapore. It was carried at Sephora for something like 3 months? I think this cost about $50 - $80. It is widely available online, that have all been listed on their website here.
Volume: 7.5 g net
Star Properties: Organic.
I LOVE the PACKAGING of this PALETTE! I really do love it a lot. Love it so much more than Chanel and Dior. I am sorry, I am not shouting at you. I am excited. =D
It's just this really sleek, ultra, ultra compact, longish, squarish (I mean the edges), glossy box. And I like the green of the "eco" word on the black. It just makes my day when I pull open my drawer and see this.
It came in this super pretty blue box which I kept faithfully for 3 years because I have always wanted to try and review an organic cosmetic item.
The other BIG reason I love this palette is the full length mirror it has. That mirror can capture twice the width of my face, and when you turn it to a portrait orientation, the slim width of the mirror surprisingly can still capture the full width of my face! Needless to say, at this height, the full height of my face can be seen in portrait orientation.
One big motivation for me to pan this palette is that I want the mirror to put in my handbag.
From left to right in the above photo, that's how they swatch (photo below).
The first one is a grayish silver, the second is pink coral with gold tinge, the third is a mouldy taupe, the forth is a milk chocolate brown and the last is a pure white. All of them have satin finishes, but the brown and white is less satin, leaning towards matte (I believe you can pick up the sheen in the first three, and notice the lack of sheen in the brown and white too).
The finishes are insanely pretty. As this is the No. 1 palette, it has all the most neutral of neutrals, and they all look so soft and nice.
What I HATE
Bad part is, I don't know how to use these colors. =((( I have tried to use all the colors together for the longest time ever, and I just don't get it. They just don't match (to me).
Please, if you know how to match these colors, please leave a comment in my comments box at the end. I will greatly appreciate.
So these are three colors I don't get.
I mean, how am supposed to wear a mouldy taupe???
The pink coral is okay, just that it can make me look like I cried if not worn properly.
I have no idea how to rock cool metallic grayish silver too.
What I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
I love the brown and white. These are pure, straightforward colors. There is no trick to it. No tinge of gold, speck of silver, leaning on pink whatsoever. The white is not even pearly white. It's just white, almost matte white.
Love it because the brown is so good in my crease. It almost doesn't shows on my tanned skin at all. I had to pile like crazy to let you see it in the swatch. It just makes an awesome bronzer for my crease, to give it that natural depth.
The white is my all-time favorite for inner corner highlight, because it's so obvious, yet remains flattering.
I obviously used it the most because I can feel a dent in this pan compared to the three hated colors. And I wanted to capture the dent and give it an individual photo because I love it too much. But it doesn't shows because this is just the purest of whites, and pretty much all look the same.
Pigmentation and Texture
The texture of the white, moldy taupe and grayish silver are extremely soft, smooth and creamy. The brown and coral are rougher. But they are all nevertheless pigmented more than enough for me.
I am really amazed by the quality of this, as I just wanted to test organic cosmetics, and I didn't expect much at all. I seriously expected chalky and waxy products. But hey, organic cosmetics can actually be this good.
I like to carry this around, so you see how imperfect the condition of this palette has become... ... I used to put this in my essentials pouch all the time, so it has scratched, is dusty and all... ...
And it is really old now, so you see the sponge tip applicator is starting to disintegrate on its own. Sob.
Just to give an idea of how long it is... ...
So in all, the big reason I love this palette is because of its incredible packaging, sleek, glossy, compact, full length mirror, and the two most basic yet pretty colors, that are the brown and white. And the big reason I hate it is because the other three colors are a big waste of money since I really have no idea how to work those odd colors. I really half regret buying this as it was extremely costly to get when I was a student.
That's all. I guess this turned into a review after all, though I didn't mean it to.
I am okay with this. 3/5.
Tip of the day:
Nvey Eco has lovely textures and pigmentation, but just don't buy a palette that is full of colors you know you do not like/can't work with. I daresay I would give it a 5/5 if it only contains the brown and white alone.
At this point in time, I would like to reinforce what every girl out there on Youtube is saying, test colors with cheaper drugstore brand. Always only buy a high-end if you are sure you like/can work with the colors. Don't regret it like me.
What is one beauty item that you have a love-hate relationship with? Why is that so?
Also, do you so happen to have anything from Nvey Eco? What do you think of them/organic makeup in general?