Naked Cosmetics Ivory Stack
Naked Cosmetics is a US Based indie cosmetics company that has built their reputation on their 100% oxidised mica cosmetic pigments. This is mineral makeup in it's purest form. Naked Cosmetics mica pigments are sold in "stacks" of 6 colours, generally from the same colour family, or designed to complement each other, making your colour selection for a makeup look pretty simple.
A few months ago I picked up the Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection, and it has quickly become a staple in my kit.
At first glance, particularly in dim lighting, the Ivory Collection looks like 6 pigments in shades of white / ivory / eggshell and ecru. However as soon as the light hits it, this collection comes to life! It is actually a collection of 6 idiescent white pigments, each with a different duochrome!
Picture is intentionally blurred to capture the duochrome nature of the pigments.
It's hard to believe that the 2 photos above are the same 6 pigments! I have swatched each pigment below, however duochrome is notoriously difficult to catch on film. Let me assure you that these pigments are even more spectacular in person than they appear below.
#IV-01 - Opaque white with a pearlescent finish.
#IV-02 - White shimmer with a rosy pink duochrome:
#IV-03 - White shimmer with a pale purple duochrome:
#IV-04 - Pearlescent white with a gold duochrome:
#IV-05 - White shimmer with a teal duochrome:
#IV-06 - White shimmer with a cornflower blue duochrome:
Please refer back to the 3rd photo in this post to get a true understanding of the vibrancy of these loose pigments.
I have found Naked Cosmetics Pigments to work best as eyeshadows when foiled (applied with a damp brush) or applied over a sticky base, like a NYX Jumbo Pencil or a MAC Paint Pot. These particular shades lend themselves to use as an inner corner highlight for a colourful eye look when applied intensely, as a browbone or cheekbone highlight when applied with a dry, fluffy brush, and as a lip highlight, pressed into the middle of the lower lip after applying lipgloss.
The full range of Naked Cosmetics products is available internationally from the Naked Cosmetics website. USPS International First Class shipping seems quite reasonably priced, however the expedited shipping options are exhorbitant (as usual when making a US purchase. Thanks USPS).
The RRP of a Naked Cosmetics stack is $59.99USD.
This product was purchased by me. I have no affiliation with Naked Cosmetics and have not been remunerated for this review. All opinions are my own.