A leading name in the beauty industry, the Pakistani hair and make-up maestro turned entrepreneur, Nabila needs no introduction. After the success of her No Makeup palette introduced in 2015, Nabila launched her Zero Makeup Palette in 2017. As a step up from the No Makeup Palette, the Zero Makeup is definitely better in terms of variety of shades. This face perfecting palette is meant to give you a flawless yet natural look, giving an illusion of little to zero makeup. It comes in seven shades, catering to most common skin tones of Pakistani women. Zero Makeup by Nabila has also included darker shades which is a huge improvement from the no-makeup palette. It is available at competitive prices in Pakistan and falls under the expensive bracket.
Pros & Cons
Darker shades introduced
Sleek and durable packaging
Comes with a setting powder as well
Cream blush is the real winner out of the 5 products in the palette
Shades aren't pigmented
The lip stain looks dark and unnatural
Wears out after an hour of application
Doesn't do much for hiding blemishes
Quantity is too small for the high price
Creases around the eyes if you have fine lines
Strictly suited to women with little to no skin imperfections
Nabila claims that the zero makeup look can be achieved in under one minute with this palette. Though it may be true for professionals like her but for beginners it will definitely take more than just one minute to achieve the desired look. The zero makeup palette is divided into two sections; a quad of zero makeup products in a compact mirrored palette and the bottom part containing a setting powder.
How to Use Zero Makeup by Nabila
Encased in a sleek plastic case, the palette has 4 small square-shaped compartments with the top two being the concealer and foundation and the bottom two for blush and lipstick. Matching the skin tones of Pakistani complexions, the palette was launched in 7 shades including Porcelain, Pearl, Ivory, Creme, Honey, Caramel and Mocha. The products in the palette don't need a beauty blender or a brush and can easily be blended with fingertips. Follow the step by step guide on how to use the zero makeup by Nabila and see how it works for your skin tone and type.
The first step is to apply concealer. Zero makeup palette comes with an orange-hued concealer which is great for hiding light to moderate level under-eye circles. It fails to camouflage deep dark circles and starts looking cakey if applied in large amounts. This concealer can also be applied to hide other imperfections on the skin like acne marks, spots or discolourations.
The second step is applying the foundation from the palette. Find the foundation shade that matches your skin and then choose the closest palette. The Zero makeup foundation is creamy hence glides on the skin. It has a sheer to medium coverage and does a good job at enhancing the complexion and blending out the harsh concealer lines.
Zero Makeup by Nabila comes with a lovely cream blush that instantly warms up your face without drying it. Dab on with your fingertips on the apple of your cheeks after applying the foundation. The cheek stain will stay on for a long time and if you want longer wearability, you can top it with your favourite powder blush. But doing so will take away the dewiness of the makeup.
Then comes the lip stain which is to be applied with your fingertips in a slight dabbing motion. Though the shade is lovely, it looks unnatural and a bit too dark for a zero makeup lip colour. Probably that varies for person to person as everyone has a different natural lip colour and texture. For more natural-looking lips you can use your favourite go-to lip colour and skip the one that's in the palette.
The final step is to set your zero makeup with the included setting powder. Use a little amount to prevent the makeup from looking cakey or dry, taking special care around the eyes and mouth area. If you have super dry skin you can skip this step and just spritz on your regular makeup setting spray.