NU Evolution Portofino is your new real looking faux tan + limited time offer!

Today kicks off the first day of fall, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose your gorgeous summer glow. NU EVOLUTION recently launched a bronzer called Portofino, $45, just in time to save us from the “horrors” of the pasty white complexion. (Gasp!)

The company generously sent me a full-sized bronzer, as well as several other products to test for review. I was so excited to find that this new release comes in the brand’s trademark super sleek compact that I love for portability and ease of use—not to mention how it performs.

I think the challenge for most bronzers is achieving just the right non-orangey shade of tan that looks true to your skin tone. The desired look would be the golden color that you’d have after spending a few sun-drenched hours soaking up the rays without burning—and they nailed it. NU EVOLUTION founders, Nadine Cormier and Sandra Anderson-Diaz, were excited to share the inspiration behind Portofino in an email:

We know and understand that we need to be exposed to the sun daily in order to get a natural source of Vitamin D, but we also know that long-term exposure to direct sunlight can accelerate the aging process. It’s a matter of finding the perfect balance. For some of us, we love the way we look when we have a sun-kissed glow, so we wanted to give our NU EVOLUTION clients the opportunity to create and control the golden look they want, anytime they want or need throughout the year.

How to use it…

As for how to apply, they said: “You can approach our bronzer in one or two ways, to create a sun-kissed look, or use it for contouring. It’s an individual thing.”

Personally, I love to use it along my cheekbones as a contour. It contains light-reflecting properties to give skin a soft sheen wherever it’s applied. You won’t see specks or sparkles anywhere, but rather a covetable, radiant glow.

The perks of a pressed powder compact…

Finding a sleek compact in the natural cosmetics world is no small feat. Most bronzers, shadows, and blushes come in loose powder form that can get a tad messy, or in a creamy base that doesn’t hold its pigment beyond breakfast—at least for this glistening gal. Read: combo/oily skin type.

More and more bloggers that I’ve talked to are clamoring for more pressed powder options and NU EVOLUTION is geared to deliver. While there’s room for all types, I do love the ease of a mirrored compact that slips effortlessly in a purse for on-the-go touch ups or busy mom on the carpool line first adult moment and application of the day. You don’t even want to know what happened when I tried that with a loose powder. #makeupfail #powderonthelooseallovermycar #mayhem

Pairs well with…

NU Evolution Portofino is your new real looking faux tan + limited time offer!

NU Evolution Portofino is your new real looking faux tan + limited time offer!

Portofino pairs beautifully with Lush Lipgloss, a sheer gold color, or Bling, for a subtle shimmer. Both glosses can be layered or left on their own to bring out the tan. For a bolder look, Nadine and Sandra recommend Coquette Lipstick for a gorgeous punch of coral; Melon, for a ripe-as-a-peach pout; and Allure, for the perfect nude. (All three lipsticks can also be found on EcoDiva Beauty.)

NU Evolution Portofino is your new real looking faux tan + limited time offer!

Thanks to my daughter for posing!

Where to find it…

You can head right over to NU EVOLUTION’s brand NEW website (you must check it out, it is STUNNING!) to get glowing right away with this gorgeous brand. You can also find these goodies on EcoDiva Beauty.

Click here to get your glow on!


To discover what else I’m loving from the line, head over to these posts here for the intro, here and here for my take on the mascara, and here for all about that base and concealer.

What have you tried from NU EVOLUTION? What’s on your must have list?


Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder
Boron Nitrite
Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Oil
Zinc Stearate
Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract*
Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract*
Cinnamomum Zeylancum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract*
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*
Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Root Extract*
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract*
*Certified Organic
May Contain:
Titanium Dioxide
Yellow, Red or Black Oxide
NO Parabens
NO Talc
NO Bismuth Oxychloride
NO Phenoxyethenol
NO Dimethicone
NO Triclosan
NO Artificial Dyes
NO Synthetic Fragrances
NO Gluten
NU Evolution Portofino is your new real looking faux tan + limited time offer!

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Full disclosure: NU EVOLUTION sent me products to try. Decision to review and all opinions my own. Some affiliate links in post. Thank you for supporting my blog and helping ethical small businesses thrive.

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