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

  5. This is pretty, but I'm not really a fan of Natio and I live in Australia. =/
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  6. 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.

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