One of my favourite things about blogging is being exposed to brands that are new, or that I haven’t tried before. The latest brand to fit into that category for me is NV Colour, who have recently come to the New Zealand market, after launching in the UK in 2014. I was sent a few different bit and pieces from their range, and I’ve been giving them a whirl over the last week. Today I’ll be showing you how two of them look, and there will be more to come. In the photo below, I’m wearing NV Colour Lipstick and Cheeky Stick, which is a blush.
This lipstick from NV Colour is my favourite from their range that I have tried. The shade is called Fever, and it’s just amazing. The texture is creamy, and is actually reasonably long lasting despite the texture. The packaging looks great as well as having excellent functionality – the cap is magnetic, so there is no risk of it coming off and the lipstick being covered in that weird dust that seems to accumulate in a handbag. I’m sure most of you know what I’m talking about! NV lipsticks sell for $14, which is an amazing price for such a good quality product (purchase from Mighty Ape).
I was a bit hesitant when using the NV Cheeky Stick, since it is so deeply pigmented. This is the shade Roseblush, and it is quite a dark red. I found that it needed a very delicate hand, for fear of creating big red stripes along my cheeks! I dotted it on my cheek bones and blended it with my finger, and also used my Real Techniques Miracle Blending Sponge to make sure it was natural looking.
I think in this picture, you can see see a subtle blush along my cheeks, and I possibly could have applied even a bit more. I’m not quite sure if this is something that I would buy myself, but if you’re interested in trying a cream blush in a stick format, NV Cheeky Sticks sell for $13.50 (purchase from Mighty Ape). I will be experimenting with this more in the coming weeks, and hopefully I’ll get better at applying it.
NV Colour products are sold in selected pharmacies nationwide, and online from Mighty Ape. You can also like NV Colour New Zealand on Facebook to keep up to date with what’s going on with their brand.
What do you think of the look of these products? Coming soon, likely next week, I’ll be posting about some eye makeup from NV Colour, so stay tuned!