NABLA is an Italian, Indie make-up brand that creates innovative, unique and cruelty-free make-up products, using the best (and preferably natural) high-quality ingredients. Their philosophy is to be crystal clear, truthful and free. The brand recently launched the NABLA Soul Blooming Collection with soft romantic, floral shades. This collection includes an Eyeshadow Palette and four Dazzle Liner shades, which I’m going to review in today’s post.
The NABLA Dazzle Liners of the Soul Blooming Collection (€11,90 Euro/6 mL) come in four different shades; Current Eden, Original Sin, Mantra and Royal Blood. Each come in a metallic blue/silver, cardboard box with purple details. The tubes that holds the product are transparent with silver/white details.
The NABLA Dazzle Liners have a very slim, brush applicator, which you can create very thin strokes with. I’m really bad at creating a winged liner and these type of applicators are not my personal preference, but it was still fine to use!
The NABLA Dazzle Liners of the Soul Blooming Collection are all not completely opaque but it’s still easy to apply to full opacity with a little more attention. They dry quickly so people who have hooded eyes like me do not need to worry about stamping during application! After they’ve dried, they are smudge and transfer-proof and most importantly, don’t crumble! I’m extremely impressed by the formula and the colors are SO beautiful and unique! The shades are described as follows:
Current Eden – Orchid based triochrome with light blue, mint and crimson reflects
Original Sin – Duochrome with a strawberry-rust base and bright golden sparkles
Mantra – Dark warm-toned brown with peach and gold micro-reflects
Royal Blood – Deep sapphire blue with indigo reflects
I unfortunately wasn’t able to swatch all the shades on my eyes, but I will try to use these on my Instagram page in the future! I did use the shade Royal Blood for my eyelook, which you will see a bit further down below in this post.
The NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette (€35,90 Euro/11.6 gr) comes with a cardboard sleeve, both having artwork of enchanted flowers. The palette itself is made of cardboard, has a magnetic closure and feels very sturdy. I’m a huge sucker for packaging so this palette is absolutely EVERYTHING. I’m so obsessed with the details of this palette, the little metallic details, the embossed middle part, just everything screams high quality to me.
Opening the palette reveals a mirror and twelve shades in individual, square pans that all have the same size. The names of the shades are all displayed below the pans.
According to the brand, there are three different textures inside the NABLA Soul Blooming Palette; Super Matte, Fluid Metal and Crystal. I’m not even kidding when I say that the Super Matte shades are the softest matte eyeshadows I’ve ever felt. The other shades are also really soft and buttery. The pigmentation is also beautiful for all the shades. I love the color story as well, it’s so unique and match really well together. The shades are described as follows:
Honey Drip (Crystal) – Wet effect top coat with Gold and Peachy-Copper reflects
Gea (Super Matte) – Medium Apricot-Beige
Chamomile (Super Matte) – Toasted Almond
Bolero (Super Matte) – Coral Pink
Middle Karma (Super Matte) – Honey Brown
Garden Gate (Fluid Metal) – Orchid Purple duochrome with Aqua Blue, Mint and Fuchsia reflects
Climbing Rose (Fluid Metal) – Watermelon based duochrome with bright Rose Gold reflects
Garcon (Fluid Metal) – Medium Copper Bronze with a Rose-Champagne reflect
Anemone (Fluid Metal) – Intense Indigo with Magenta and Cyan reflects
Flowery (Super Matte) – Pastel Wisteria Blue
Philosophy (Fluid Metal) – Baby Pink duochrome with Jade reflects
Caravaggio (Super Matte) – Dark cool-toned Chestnut
For this eyelook, I used the shades Chamomile (browbone highlight), Gea (transition shade), Middle Karma (crease and bottom lid), Caravaggio (outer V), Anemone (outer half of the upper lid), Garden Gate (inner half of the upper lid) and Honey Drip (inner corner highlight). I also used the NABLA Dazzle Liner in Royal Blood to create a winged eyeliner.
Each shade blended well on my skin and easily together. I normally hate using blue eyeshadows but these were super easy to work with! They did give a little bit of fallout so I would suggest to either do your eye make-up before applying your base (or concealer), or use a shadow shield. I absolutely love the NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette, from the high quality, unique shades to the beautiful packaging, I really am happy to add this to my make-up collection.
I haven’t tried any products from NABLA since recently and let me tell you, I am SO impressed by this brand. I can’t even believe that this is an indie brand! Everything is put so well together and the quality of their products is amazing (or even better) in comparison to a professional brand. I can see NABLA going very far in the make-up industry in the future, and I’m there to support them all the way. I’m already a huge fan of their products and I can even say that NABLA is already on my top favorite brands list. You can definitely expect more from this brand in future blog posts!
The Limited Edition NABLA Soul Blooming Collection is available at NABLACosmetics.com. Shipping prices vary and depend on the country and on how much you spend. For The Netherlands, shipping starts from €9,90 Euro and is Free when you spend over €69,00 Euro on their website. Since the products are shipped from Italy, there are no extra customs taxes/fees when shipped to The Netherlands.
Have you ever heard of the brand NABLA? What do you think of the brand so far?
*These products were PR gifted. Please check out my disclosure page for more information.