I wonder if Salma Hayek's Nuance Cosmetic line will be discontinued soon. I saw these items marked with 50% off clearance stickers at CVS(unfortunately, no lipsticks were marked down) and I can say I am not surprised . ***Note Nuance is BOGO 1/2 off this week at CVS but this does not include clearance items.
The turn offs for me:
First, the price. This line is exclusive to CVS, a drugstore, but the price point is slightly above other well know drugstore brands such as Milani, Covergirl, and Maybelline with lipsticks starting at $9.99 USD and foundation at $14.99 USD.
Second, packaging. The packaging is bulkly and cheap looking. I can say a sleek package (with a lot of product in it) is more appealing then bulky packaging that does not have the product content to back it up. Nuance seems to have the standard product content .17 oz of eyeshadow and 1 fl. oz of foundation.
Third, ummmm I don't know what to call it. Maybe this goes with packaging or product selection. Anyway. Why does everything come in duos? There are eyeshadow duos, no singles. Same with the blush or "cheek trio" as it is named. I would prefer some singles.
Now as the old saying goes: Never knock someone down without extending a hand to lift them up...or something like that. So I can say that Nuance does incorporate more natural ingredients such as shea butter, calendula, blue agave extract, and tepezcohuite (which may account for the price point). I love that the brand was inspired by Salma's grandmother who was a cosmetologist and was known for her homemade beauty products. Most products, particularly the lipstick, seem to get good reviews. AND, most of all, the line seems to cater to women of color with more earthy tones. **clears throat** There still isn't a foundation shade for anyone past NC42 (medium skin tone) in MAC but we're being positive here.
With all that being said, I will take advantage of some of the items on clearance. I have my eye on those cheek trios and a couple of glosses...I'm still waiting for the lipsticks to go on clearance.