Thursday, 4 December 2014

Discovering Nabla Cosmetics

Nabla (link!) is a recently born Italian makeup brand that I’d been seeing around the web for a while. One day I stumbled across an offer and decided to make a little order. Here’s my experience!

Nabla Eyeshadow Review Film Noir Daphne Ghost

First things thirst, the order arrived super quickly. It didn’t even took two days to arrive! They deliver in a lot of countries at really reasonable prices, so it should be readily available to everyone.
It’s also a cruelty-free and vegan company: it’s always good to know!

Eyeshadows
The things I was more interested in were the eyeshadows. And I’ve only good things to say about them! Pigmented and buttery soft, they’re really gorgeous and the quality is comparable to my favourite brands, Urban Decay and Too Faced. With 6 or 12 eyeshadow pans you receive the appropriate palette, which is great!
The singe eyeshadow in the pot, Daphne, it’s from the H2O eyeshadows range and it’s an hybrid between a liquid and a powder, being made of pure powder pigments pressed in water, and can be used wet or dry. It’s the most gorgeous burgundy shade and there’s no fallout, which was the main thing I was worried about. You can see it in this instagram picture.

Velvetline Eye Pencil in Golden Haze
This is another amazing product. A gorgeous mat grey with gold micro glitter that goes on easily and lasts all day, even in the waterline (even though I wouldn’t recommend it if you have very sensitive eyes). Being a mat shade with micro glitter in gives so much dimension to the line, and the result has a slightly green hue that I adore.

Nabla Swatches Daphne Atom FossilCity Wolf Dreamer Entropy Tribeca

Film Noir Mascara
This is a nice mascara, but I don’t love it. It leaves the lashes light and fluttery whilst giving volume and length, but the problem for me is always the same: I can’t get an even result. I want a mascara that allows me to put it on in the morning without too much effort, and with this one I just can’t. An everyday case of bad eyelashes, I’d say. I’ve seen rave reviews though, so it might be just me!

Ghost Invisible Lip Barrier
It’s one of those invisible lip liners that work well to define the shape or as a lipstick base. It works really well, I love it!

Liquid Tech Lip Color in Amore e Psiche
It’s a liquid lipstick described as a pale peachy-pink, even if on me is more of a bright peach. It’s really pigmented and long lasting formula with a velvety mat finish, but I find it a bit too difficult to apply and too drying for my taste. They say it contains ingredients to keep lips hydrated, but it literally sucks the life out of them! The effect is really gorgeous though, so I’m going to slather on Nuxe Reve De Miel like there’s no tomorrow and keep trying!

I had a little bit of a mixed experience with this first purchase, but I hope to see more products from them in the future! I even discovered a couple of places that recently started selling their products in my city, so I’m going to have a little swatching session to see what else it’s interesting.
To sum it up: buy the eyeshadows. Really, they’re amazing.

Have you ever heard on this brand? Do you have any less globally known brand to recommend me?


Nabla (sito web qui!) è una casa cosmetica italiana piuttosto nuova che ho notato da un po’ in giro per il web. Un giorno ho notato la presenza di una promozione e ho deciso di fare un piccolo ordine. Ecco la mia esperienza!

Per prima cosa, l’ordine è arrivato davvero velocemente. Non ci ha messo neanche due giorni! Consegnano in molti paesi per prezzi molto ragionevoli, quindi dovrebbero essere facilmente disponibili per tutti.
È inoltre una casa cruelty-free e vegan: buono a sapersi!

Ombretti
La cosa che mi interessava di più erano gli ombretti. E vi posso solo dire cose positive per fortuna! Pigmentati e morbidissimi, sono davvero meravigliosi e la qualità è al livello delle mie marche preferite, Urban Decay e Too Faced. Con sei o dodici cialde si riceve anche la palette, cosa che trovo fantastica!
L’ombretto singolo che vedete, Daphne, è della linea H2O ed è un ibrido tra un liquido e una polvere, essendo fatto da pigmento puro pressato in acqua, e può essere usato asciutto o bagnato. È un meraviglioso bordeaux luminosissimo e non ha nessun fall-out durante l’applicazione, che era la cosa che un po’ mi preoccupava. Potete vederlo in questa foto su instagram.

Velvetline Eye Pencil in Golden Haze
Questo è un altro prodotto fantastico. Un bellissimo grigio opaco con micro glitter dorati che scrive benissimo e dura tutto il giorno, anche nella rima interna (anche se non lo consiglio a chi ha gli occhi particolarmente sensibili!). Essendo opaca con micro glitter la linea ha una bellissima dimensionalità, e l’effetto è leggermente tendente al verde, cosa che adoro!

Mascara Film Noir
Questo mascara non è male, ma non mi fa impazzire. Lascia le ciglia leggere donando lunghezza e volume, ma il problema per me è sempre lo stesso: non riesco a ottenere un risultato uniforme. Voglio un mascara che mi permetta di metterlo al mattino senza doverci pensare troppo, e con questo proprio non posso. Un caso quotidiano di “ciglia no”, direi. Ho visto molte review molto positive, quindi potrei essere soltanto io!

Ghost Invisible Lip Barrier
È una matita labbra invisibile che va bene per definire il contorno o usata come base. Va alla perfezione, mi piace!

Liquid Tech Lip Color in Amore e Psiche
È un rossetto liquido descritto come un rosa chiaro leggermente pescato, che su di me però è un pesca piuttosto acceso. È molto pigmentato e a lunga durata con un finish velvet-mat, ma lo trovo un po’ troppo difficile da applicare e troppo asciutto per i miei gusti. Dicono che contenga degli ingredienti per mantenere le labbra idratate, ma alle mie toglie fino all’ultima goccia di idratazione! L’effetto però è davvero bello, quindi userò Nuxe Reve De Miel alla follia per continuare a provare ad usarlo!

Ho avuto un’esperienza un po’ “varia” con questo primo acquisto, ma spero di vedere presto nuovi prodotti Nabla in futuro! Ho anche scoperto un paio di posti che la vendono nella mia città, quindi andrò presto a fare un giretto per swatchare un poi di cose per vedere cos’altro c’è di interessante!
Per riassumere: provate gli ombretti. Davvero, sono meravigliosi!

Avete sentito parlare di Nabla? Avete qualche marca meno conosciuta a livello internazionale da consigliarmi?

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24 comments:

  1. Those eye shadows sound really nice, and look gorgeous!

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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  2. Never heard of this brand before but their products seem really nice. The eyeshadows you picked up look great! :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  3. Waw, eyeshadows that compares to UD and Too Faced! I say YES. I love the pigmentation and the fact they can be used wet or dry! The burgundy one is amazing but I have to say I love them all. Totally the kind of shades and finish I love. Thanks for sharing your new discovery!

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | TOO FACED GIVEAWAY

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  4. I'll have too look into this - pricing/shipping etc. My favorite thing? The 6 pan palette - a little different than the more common four pans. Daphne is really pretty as is Entrophy! Thank you for introducing me to this brand, Gyudy! Will there been an eye shadow look using these on the horizon? Hehe. xo

    Beauty Isles | Blogiversary International Giveaway: Too Faced, LORAC and NYX

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  5. daphne is so pretty Gyudy
    and in general other eye shadows are good too

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  6. Sounds interesting, definitely! God, I feel like there's too much stuff I NEED to try, haha.

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  7. Always great to hear about new brands...especially when the products seem so good!! That liner sounds so unique...grey with gold microshimmer? ? That's cool! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I hadn't heard of this brand until I read your post. The shadows looks amazing, specifically daphine. Great post.

    Rachill // http://sweetsomethingsnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  9. I've never heard of this brand, but I LOVE the look of the eyeshadows! I'm a sucker for neutrals! Daphne is SO beautiful!

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  10. Is so, so beautiful! This is a really new brand, but I hope to see it become more popular! The eyeshadows are great, I really recommend them! :) xx

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  11. Thank you! This is a new brand, I hope to see it become really popular everywhere soon! Daphne is so unique and beautiful :) xx

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  12. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed! That liner is really amazing, I've been using it a lot lately! :) xx

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  13. Ahah, I know the feeling! I always feel the urge to try so many things, but I love it! This is a really interesting brand, definitely worth exploring! :) xx

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  14. Daphne is my favourite too! Their eyeshadows are great, I've been so impressed! :) xx

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  15. I'm going to try my best to! I find taking good photos of eyeshadow looks is so hard, but I have to learn how to do it best! ;) This brand is really interesting and the shadows so good, and I agree, the six pan palette in so so great! :) xx

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  16. Glad you enjoyed! The shadows are great, definitely worth it! I've been so impressed! The burgundy one is simply stunning, I think it's their bestseller! ;) xx

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  17. It's a new Italian brand, but it's getting so popular here! I love that they ship internationally too, is a great way to get known pretty soon :) The eyeshadows are great, I've been so impressed! :) xx

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  18. It's really similar but the different consistency makes it much more beautiful I think! ;) The shipping was so amazing, so impressive! A bit like this amazing shadows, lol :) xx

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  19. They are so great, I've been so impressed! :) xx

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  20. I've never heard of this brand but the eye shadows look gorgeous! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  21. I love the look of those eyeshadows, they look so high end! I'd definitely try them out :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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  22. I'd never heard of this brand, but I definitely want to check them out now! Daphne is so gorgeous - it looks like it has a gorgeous sheen to it too. Also love the idea of that invisible lip pen.


    Great post!!
    Charlotte xx
    dobeautywithcharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. x Hivenn (please check out my giveaway, includes a Marc Jacobs bracelet)

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