Get a Peach Glow with Natio

Monday, February 7, 2011

Back when we did our end-of-the-year survey, I was asked specifically to review exclusive-to-Australia products. Of course, my reaction to this was pretty ¬†much just “I’m sorry, what?!” because, well… if it’s exclusive to Australia, how was I supposed to get my hands on it in Canada?!

Anyhow. Whoever wrote that comment – this review is for you. Enjoy!

What it is: Natio Peach Glow Blush. Thanks to Suzie for sending it to me (ages and ages ago)!

About the product: Natio is an Australia-only line with a natural focus, though this blusher in particular isn’t all-natural (parabens and mineral oil, lovelies!) Peach Glow is a light peach with a frosty finish, but the shimmer is quite finely milled – in other words, think “hilighter” rather than “disco ball.” It has more red undertones than yellow ones (hence, peach rather than apricot) and is decently pigmented; nothing that wows me but it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Looks like: I had a strange sense of deja vu while swatching this blusher, so I pulled out two products I thought might be similar. They’re not perfect dupes, but they’re close!

Clarins Blush Prodige in Sunset Coral (review here) is my favourite of the three, with a bit more brown/red than peach, the least shimmer, and the longest wear time. Natio¬†Peach Glow is the cheapest (at $12.68AUD), but it’s also the most sheer, and wears off the most easily. Finally, MAC Fresco Cream Color Base is a very pigmented cream finish, and has just a touch more red than the other two. It sheers out well, but can be layered for almost complete opacity.

Clarins Blush Prodige in Sunset Coral / Natio Blush in Peach Glow / MAC Cream Color Base in Fresco

The ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Mineral Oil, Polybutene, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. Plus a bunch of “may contain” colorants (all listed on their site).

The verdict? I’m not hugely in love with Peach Glow, but it’s cute – and I do like it enough that I’d love to try more Natio! For Australians, it’ll be a ton cheaper than the Clarins or MAC alternatives, but just keep in mind that it’s less pigmented, and the finish is quite different. On light skintones, it’s a nice choice for a peach blusher; on darker ones, I bet it would make a fab hilighter.

Peach Glow in slightly different lighting

P.S. Want more Autralian product reviews? Let me know in the comments!

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14 Responses to “Get a Peach Glow with Natio”

  1. I'd love to try this! Looks great!
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  2. Thanks for this wonderful review. :) This seems like a promising brand.
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  3. Ah! *puts hand up* Australian here!

    Would love to read more Australian reviews! :) I have not tried Natio before, but I may check it out after reading this. Thank you for the review. ^__^

  4. *waves* Hello! (Erm… g'day? :p) If you find any HG Natio products, please do let me know – I'd love to hear which ones they are! : )

  5. I do reckon that they are meant for lighter skintones as I have never found any of the colours to suit me :)

  6. Np – glad you liked the review! : )

  7. Which works just fine & dandy for me ;) Lol!

  8. This is pretty, but I'm not really a fan of Natio and I live in Australia. =/
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  9. :o

    You must tell me why! YOU MUST!

  10. Haha I just find the colour range to be very uninspiring and I'm not blown away by the pigment. It's not bad, just nothing that excites me. I used a 'black' eyeshadow from them in my last couple of years of high school and it soooo wasn't black, it was this awful blue grey but they marketed it as a black XD
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  11. Oh god, I *hate* it when companies do that! I'm just like — my black should be REALLY BLACK. If you can make it… erm, blacker… then we have a problem. :p

  12. I will let you know if I find anything great!

    G'day to you also! :D

  13. just started reading your blog…and i found this! haha yay to aussie make up. thanks for posting it up and would love to see more aussie brands. It is really pricey to get any mac, benefit, dior,,ok anything good…here in Australia.

  14. Aww, I'm really glad you found the post, mai! I've been thinking about contacting more Australian brands; maybe seeing if we could get more international content on theNotice, but I'm not sure, yet. Most of our readers are from North America or the UK, for starters, and a lot of small brands in your neck of the woods won't ship over here!

    But, we'll see :) No promises either way, but I'll start looking into it again!

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