Thursday, 23 June 2011

Review: NuBo Voile

NuBo Voile is a silky soft fluid which is halfway between ultra sheer base and serum.  It can be used under foundation as a primer, or alone as a sheer veil for the skin.  Packaged in the usual glamourous NuBo shiny pink with studded accents, it certainly looks high end - and at £40 for 10ml, it's definitely priced for the high end market.

So, what does it do?

A small puddle of product goes a long way on the skin - this stuff is chock-full of silicone and feels incredibly silky.  It dries down to a soft, powdery finish which adds radiance and smoothness, and eliminates shine.  There's very little by way of pigmentation or coverage though - this is #1, described as "nude", aimed at pale skins.  In many ways, this stuff reminds me of Giorgio Armani's Face Fabric, which also has the silky texture, but goes a little way further to offer coverage.

If you're looking for coverage, this product would be best used as a primer.  If your skin is in pretty good nick, though, and you're just looking for a natural but polished look, this stuff is great - it leaves the skin matte but radiant and looking very smooth and healthy.  Essentially - this is probably best for those looking to improve the visible texture of the skin, rather than normalising colour or tone.

I really enjoy using this product on mornings when I miraculously wake up with skin that looks pretty fresh - which isn't all that often.  That's probably why my 10ml tube has lasted me a fair few months so far.  If I were to use it every day, though, I strongly suspect it'd run down within a month (or at most two) - and at £40 a tube, that's a fairly eye-watering prospect.  Still - if you're looking for improved texture and you quite like a luxe product, this is worth a try.

Find it at BeautyBay online, or in store at Harrods, where a 10ml tube will cost you £40; Voile is available in a variety of shades from transparent to tan to suit all complexions.  What do you think?  Tried this?  Rather use a foundation with more coverage?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. This sounds really nice, I like sheer products that just 'perfect' the skin instead of covering it up. Pricey though!

  2. It is gorgeous, and the texture is to die for - but so expensive, I'm not sure I'd repurchase.

  3. Looks kinda like Perfekt skin perfection gel...which I love for good-skin days.


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