Nuance Salma Hayek beauty line is an excellent alternative to high end department store beauty brands. Salma created the Nuance line of beauty and skincare to make beauty products affordable to most any woman, give them a high quality product at drug store prices and the line was inspired by her grandmother. While there is no question that there is hardly a more beautiful woman around than Salma, the question becomes whether her products compare to high end ones or not. My answer is definitely “yes!”
Today I’m going to share just the lip products, and will share more of her beauty and skincare line in the very near future. I was sent these three Color Vibrance Lipsticks and one of the Lip Quads for testing and reviewing.
First the packaging – I like the lipstick packaging because it has the shade in a see-thru end and it’s not some shade that isn’t true to the color of the lipstick – it’s right on shade matching as you can see in the top image. The shades shown at the top are L-R Passion Pink, My Favorite and Wine. I’m guessing the middle one called My Favorite is Salma’s favorite shade. The swatches on my hand are shown in the same order. I love their super smooth and creamy texture, which is formulated with Vitamin E. They feel incredible on the lips and stay a nice long time. There is no “after taste” like so many drugstore brands of lipstick have. These sell for $9.99 and are better than some lipsticks that are triple or more the price of these! They are seriously that good. I was worried that the Wine shade would go on super dark and intense, but instead it’s very sheer and wearable for someone even with my light skin. Everything about these, I give a high rating – even the range of shades available.
The Lipstick Quad is another way the lipstick are available. When closed it looks like this little teardrop shaped pod and when opened, it reveals 4 lips shades and an applicator brush in the center.
The Lip Quad is available in 2 palettes – one warm and one cool. Shown above is the Warm palette. The shades are from top clockwise – Red Hot, Mauve Berry, Sheer Champagne and Plum Shimmer.
The the Quad, two of the shades are cream and two of the shades are shimmer. On my hand the shades are top to bottom, Mauve Berry, Plum Shimmer, Sheer Champagne and Red Hot. The one has quite of bit of golden shimmer that comes through and again the deep dark shade doesn’t apply as dark as it looks in the palette. I really like the assortment of shades and again this is only $9.99. The quality is excellent, like the Color Vibrance Lipsticks in the tubes. They are made with Vitamin E, macadamia seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed oils. There are no parabens and thee products are not tested on animals. My only dislike is the packaging for this palette. While there is an eye shadow palette that is packaged the same way, I don’t mind it for the eye shadows – you’re less likely to throw the eye shadow palette in your handbag. Using this quad and wanting to throw it in your handbag – it seems not to be the most friendly packaging and it surely wouldn’t fit into an evening bag. But, if you aren’t one to toss your lipstick palettes in your handbag, it isn’t an issue for you! Other than that, this too is superior to many department store brands that are at least triple the price.
Overall – I’m very pleased with the Nuance Salma Hayek lip products! And don’t forget, if you purchase at CVS to become a CVS Beauty Club Member and take advantage of the benefits.