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Salma Hayek's Cosmetic Line "Nuance" Offered Exclusively at CVS - // G O O D L O O K N O U T //

Salma Hayek’s Cosmetic Line “Nuance” Offered Exclusively at CVS
Marie Young

Lately, I have been a complete WRECK. I’m 6 months pregnant and my face has been constantly breaking out. It’s been hot as the dickens over the summer and more importantly my Mac makeup is almost gone! Thank you for listening to my rants today, but I do have a point to my endless ranting, so keep reading dears.

All my makeup wearing life I have been a prime supporter of Mac Cosmetics. Not because I did my research on it or I loved the company for its outstanding products, simply because it was the most noticeable company at the mall when it was time for me to get me some coverage. I wear the Mineralize Satin Finish SPF15 Foundation, Mineralize Skin Finish Natural powder and and their Mineralize Blush in Gentle. My problem,  I keep hearing people, including makeup artists mentioning how Mac makeup is really not designed for everyday use and is really considered studio make-up, which is the reason it rests so heavily on the skin. I’m sure this is NOT helping my pregnancy acne either.

Image courtesy of I Heart Makeup

What is more interesting to me is how you cannot find any ingredient information on the Mac website, which makes me believe that their cosmetics do contain harmful substances to the skin.  In my personal opinion, companies that don’t have their product ingredients online or on the product itself, have something to hide. What do you think?

So lets get to the fact that you see Salma Hayek’s beautiful face at the top of this article. I did all this research on *affordable* all-natural cosmetics and I even found a great deal of products at the local drugstore. The most most popular brands were Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin line, Physicians Formula’s Organic Wear and Almay’s Clear Complexion line. After reading countless reviews I opted for Almay’s Clear Complexion line and felt comfortable with my decision.

I initially went to Walmart looking for the brand in my shade, but the darkest color they offered was tan, which is not even close to my complexion. So, I then went to CVS to see if they had a wider selection of the brand, but they didn’t have it either. Just as I was ready to walk out the door I saw the Salma Hayek’s cosmetics line Nuance. The very best part was that they had the color I needed. I actually brought my Mac liquid foundation with me into cvs to compare the color with the new foundation just to be sure.

I purchased the Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation, the front & center concealer and brightener, as well as the flawless coverage mineral foundation in the medium/deep color option. Hayek’s line does not have it’s own website, which I thought was strange, but she did have a very nice description of the products ingredients on the product itself. Come to think of it, Hayek doesn’t even have a website for herself as an actress…crazy right?!?!?


Hayek claims that she took 3 years out of her own acting career and dedicated her time to perfecting this line exclusively for CVS and that she was inspired by her grandmother to help every woman to define her own individual beauty. However, the whole time I am reading up on this line in CVS I’m thinking to myself: if these products will help my skin look as beautiful as Hayek’s, it’s getting purchased IMMEDIATELY. That woman is HAWT!!!

Image courtesy of Crazy About Cosmetics

What I love about the product line is that it’s non comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance free, paraben free and most importantly NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS. The top ingredients within her line are:

  • Talc - is a mineral that is the widely used substance known as talcum powder
  • Zinc Stearate – a lubricant in cosmetics to improve texture
  • Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate - Skin conditioning agent and emollient
  • Dimethicone or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) - is a silicone oil that acts as a skin protectant and emollient.
  • Illite - is a non-expanding, clay-sized, micaceous mineral

The line also includes apple, lentil and pearl extracts that promote hydration as well as a radiant finish.

Stay tuned as I will be dishing on how the product line worked for me in a future article. My major concerns are:

  1. I purchased it from a drugstore (I don’t know why this bothers me, millions of women of color do it)
  2. Every other “natural” cosmetic line didn’t even offer my shade (at least at the drugstore)
  3. I don’t want that *ASHY* look that other product lines tend to do to women of color

We will see how Nuance lives up to the hype! Also, learn more about the Nuance product line by heading over to the CVS website. The line also offers cosmetics, skin care, hair care and body care with over 100 pieces to choose from. I had to keep telling myself NOT to try any other products in her line and keep it simple. Everything read so amazing on the box and I wanted it all!!!

Do you purchase your cosmetics at the drugstore or are you a Mac junkie like me? Also, tell me if you’ve tried Nuance or have any information on the product line that you would like to share? Please don’t be afraid to comment!

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  • http://Missfoodiefab.com/ Miss Foodie Fab

    I love MAC, but I also was told it was bad for the skin. I’m vain though, and I only wear makeup now an then for special occasions only, so I’m rocking with it for now. However I am curious about mineral foundations.

    • MarieYoung

      Very bad for the skin…too heavy, but it sure does look good. Yeah. I’ve been using Nuance since I wrote this article and it’s been good too. I will be creating a post pretty soon so tune in!

  • Kara

    I would say that more of a beauty product junkie! I actually do use some MAC products but I also use Loreal True Match Powder, Lorac primer and Bobbi Brown eye makeup! It’s funny I was working on a video this week about my beauty routine. I may have to check out Nuance!

    • Marie Young

      I see Kara! I also noticed most of the girls who commented didnt really speak on whether the product is natural either. Ahh well! Lol. I’ve always wanted to try Bobbi Brown too…

  • http://www.cosmeticdiet.blogspot.com Joanne_

    i haven’t tried the NUANCE line but i do purchase from the drugstore regularly. my fave line is revlon but maybelline comes in at a close second nowadays. my fave product from revlon is the colorstay foundation, it’s awesome and lasts all day without feeling heavy on the skin (well, maybe it would if alot is applied but that is personal preference). i adore MAC and regularly purchase from them as well but i definitely keep my eyes open for other lines as well, in particular NARS and CARGO, you might enjoy CARGO as well.

    • Marie Young

      Never heard of Cargo but I will def look into them. Thanks for sharing Joanne!

  • http://nickiesniche.blogspot.com Darrylon “nickie” Evans

    I have been wanting to leave MAC but didn’t know what else to wear. I’ve never purchased make-up from a drug store before but I sure can get used to doing that! Can’t wait to read your review.

    • Marie Young

      Girl, me too! I just got the product a few days ago but haven’t even put it on yet because I haven’t gone anywhere. LOL We will see though.Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mimi

    I have started purchasing makeup from the drugstore lately after receiving some Milani products in a swag bag. I also peruse the aisles to see if they have eyeshadow, lipgloss and eyeliner on sale. I recently purchased some mineral foundation from Lamik an I love it.

    • Marie Young

      I just went to Lamik and viewed their site. I think I like their foundation coverage, but I couldn’t find it’s ingredients page. I’m glad to know some other women who shop for their cosmetics in a drugstore.

  • http://blog.hernameiskim.com Kim

    MAC is like the worst thing ever for your skin. I used to love it because of the coverage and I used the SAME one you were using and it broke me out something fierce! It’s not for everyday wear, so that much is true. I switched over to Pur Minerals and my skin has been SO MUCH BETTER. It’s a pressed mineral makeup so you get buildable coverage. I do still wear MAC’s eyeshadows and their eye liners lol! I’m kind of interested in this new cosmetic line Salma is offering.

    • Marie Young

      Thanks Kim! Very helpful information… Please pray my skin don’t look all ashy!!!! Hahahaha

  • http://www.longing4length.com EbonyCPrincess

    I’ve had acne skin since the beginning of time and could NEVER wear it regularly. I absolutely loved Perscriptives until they went away temporarily and now are offered only online (but who wants to be bothered with that?!) Now I am on Clarins and Lancome and my skin seems to love me a bit more! The good thing is that once you deliver your skin will more than likely go back to normal.

    • Marie Young

      Yes, I surely hope so. More importantly, I don’t want to be one of those ladies who look like a crazy hot mess with their make up OFF… #imtrying LOL