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June 30, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review & Makeup Look

Hey lovelies!

I am so excited to share this review with you all of the new Maybelline eyeshadow palette called The Nudes. While I definitely don’t need another neutral eyeshadow palette, I couldn’t resist the desire to get this beaute when I first heard the news of its release a few weeks back (thank you Instagram)!

The first full size palette by a drugstore brand, The Nudes Palette by Maybelline comes in a sleek black packaging and consists of twelve neutral eyeshadows with various finishes such as matte, satin, metallic, and shimmer. The pigmentation and consistency of the eyeshadows alter depending on the finish. I found that the darker, shimmer/metallic eyeshadows had a better color payoff than the lighter colors with a matte or stain finish. 

Although some colors are rich in pigmentation and others required a little extra work, I wouldn’t classify an eyeshadow as good or bad based on how ‘super pigmented’ it is—-it really depends on how you use the color and what your preferences are. The eyeshadows in this palette are very easy to work with and can be built to achieve intensity.

Also, I know that The Nudes Palette will be compared to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, but honestly, in my opinion, the Maybelline palette and the UD palettes are completely different. The Nudes Palette by Maybelline is not a dupe for the UD Naked Palettes since there is a definite difference in the texture and performance of the eyeshadows.

Overall, The Nudes Palette has a lovely variety of colors and I love the endless possibilities that this palette gives. It’s so simple to create a subtle neutral eye makeup look or a bold, smokey eye with this eyeshadow palette.

The Nudes Palette will be available at most drugstore chains by the end of July and will retail between $9.99 and $11.99. I found my palette at Walmart for $9.99.

(Swatches were done without a primer.)

Here is the makeup look I created, using The Nudes Palette by Maybelline. I stuck to one of my all-time favorite makeup combinations—-gold eyes with baby pink lips.

I haven’t tried all of the eyeshadows in this palette, but the four shades that I used for this makeup look had nice pigmentation, applied smoothly, and were all very blend-able and build-able.


- For the makeup look, I began by applying the metallic gold eyeshadow to my inner and middle lid.

- Then, I applied the matte medium brown eyeshadow to my outer lid and blended the color slightly above my crease. For a subtle smokey look, I intensified the medium brown by concentrating and building the color on my outer crease.

- Next, I lined my upper and bottom lash lines using the shimmery cocoa brown shade. To make the eyeshadow adhere to the upper lash line, I like to partially line my water line and lash line with a black eyeliner pencil before applying the eyeshadow. This creates a softer look and helps the eyeliner last longer.

- Lastly, I used the iridescent, shimmery white eyeshadow as my highlighter for my brow bone, as well as on my tear ducts.



I hope you all found this post helpful! I really enjoy this palette and think it’ll be great for those who love neutral eyeshadows and are looking for a less expensive alternative to the high-end palettes.


(Product was purchased with my own money. The views and opinions expressed in this post were completely genuine.)

(Source: lienjae)

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