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Undone Beauty was by far my favorite beauty brand to launch in 2018. In addition to having the pleasure of being one of the diverse faces of the brand, I appreciate their commitment to creating effortless, affordable, cruelty-free, and (mostly) vegan products. I’ve reviewed & ranked every Undone product released alongside the launch, but there’s a new palette in town. Meet the Nonzer! More enticing than its many uses is the $8 price tag.
As the name implies, the Nonzer is the non-bronzer. Each strip of color, when worn individually, creates an intense highlight but when all four shades are mixed together, the result gives a warm, luminous flush to the skin. As someone on the lighter end of the spectrum, I gravitate towards the top two shades in the palette on a daily basis for both my highlight and blush toppers, leaving eyeshadow as my primary use for the bottom two shades.
The top shade is a soft, cool-toned pink that is most like other highlighters that I wear.
The second shade is a warm rose gold that would be a beautiful highlighter on darker skin tones. For me, I tend to wear it as a blush or a blush topper.
Although the gold shade (third) has a glitter overspray, the gold powder below the glitter is warm and smooth. Although the gold doesn’t pack as much punch as the two shades above it, it does make a lovely gold eyeshadow.
Last, but certainly not least, the purple duochrome in the fourth row is special. Although it presents as purple, it has a pink and blue shift, depending on the light. I love to wear it as an unexpected eyeshadow and when it’s mixed together with the other three shades, it adds a special dimension to the overall tone.
In exciting reformulation news, Undone Beauty has reformulated its Light On Mascara! I wasn’t a fan of the initial formula (in fact, I ranked it second to last in my comprehensive brand review). The new formula is drier and although it doesn’t give me the sky-high glamorous lashes that I crave, it’s a lovely mascara to add depth and define my lashes on more low key days.
The shade I have, Black Gold, has micro glitters mixed into the formula that translate into a subtle glint on the lashes. Black Lapis is a multi-dimensional blue duochrome that also translates onto the lashes. If you’re a mascara fan that has always wanted a little something extra on your eyes that doesn’t involve false lashes, this $8 might be just the thing you’ve been looking for.