In the last year I’ve become a fan of Neve cosmetics without even realising it how much. Step by step, after trying slowly their novelties I found myself saying “I love those pastelli pencils!” or “Those pigments are awesome”! and “It’s time to try one of their palettes!”. And yes here I am with their newest Duochrome palette! I don’t know why I haven’t tried yet any of their palettes…One reason is that I thought, ok I still have plenty of my palettes for professional use, so yes next time…You know this stuff of procrastination 🙂 But now I’m even more happier that I have finally try it.
The palette has beautiful shimmery shades that are duo chromatic, which means that each shade is made of 2 colours; for instance you have a dark brown with emerald green shimmer. The pigments are awesome in terms of pigmentation! I was blown away when I first put them on my hand. I can easily compare them with professional stuff like Yaby that I love to use for professional work. Here is a quite old picture from a set where I had visible the Yaby palette, so I can show you the comparison. The Yaby palette with the pearl paints (shimmery colours that are almost creamy) is behind the first white palette.
The shades are all easy to apply and blend amazingly well. This stuff is going directly in my makeup kit!
Please note that the colours on my pictures of Neve are a little bit muddy because outside the light wasn’t really good. Bear in mind that they are much more vivid (on swatches too). Below you can see the swatches of the entire palette on daylight.
Neve Duochrome palette swatches; top and bottom row are positioned like in the palette
#Pioggia Acida: Medium olive green with gold shimmer (on the skin has a cool undertone).
#Utopia: Cobalt blue with pink shimmer (in the palette looks cool purple violet).
#Fenice: Intense warm copper with a touch of rose.
#Chimera: Dark violet with rose shimmery particles.
#Twilight: Intense grey with a bronzy satin effect
#Mela Stregata: Violet brown with emerald green shimmer.
#Abracadabra: Aqua blue with light green shimmer.
#Polline: Intense warm yellow with lime green particles.
#Veleno: Dark reddish brown with green shimmer.
#Mezza Estate: Light orange yellow with rose undertone.
And I love the names, they are so fun like Mela stregata which means Bewitched apple, Pioggia acida = Acid rain, … 🙂
Neve cosmetics Bio primer for dry skin
There couldn’t be more surprises than adding a new product like a primer to the collection. It is out today! And they did 2 of them: one for dry/normal skin and the other for combination skin. I have the one for dry skin. First I thought that is going to be transparent, but it seems they did almost a bb cream. Why almost? Because it has some colour when you open it and put on the skin. But when you wear it, it does not act like a BB cream. Which means that enhances the skin with a light radiant layer, but it does not cover imperfections. Basically it prepares the skin for the next step (foundation), which is what the primer is supposed to do. As you can see on the picture, below on my hand there is the product directly from the tube and above it is blended in the skin and it’s almost invisible. Just a tiny bit of colour. This primer is based on argan oil, shea butter and aloe vera extract. It is free of silicones, which was their purpose to create a silicone-free, mineral-oil free primer. And compared to conventional ones it does it job well.
To conclude, I have to say that Neve cosmetics is growing faster and faster. This young Italian brand doesn’t stop to surprise me; they improve continuously, lots of their formulations are becoming vegan and many products act great even for pro use!
Any thoughts about Neve cosmetics?