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About The Balm’s Nude ‘Tude Eyeshadow Palette
nudes sexy! These satiny smooth colors can be applied naturally, i.e.
“let me slip into something more comfortable” or beautifully layered.
shades that work to add definition and emphasis to your lids. Nude`tude
allows you to dramatically dress up your eyes—if nothing else!
First Impression & Packaging…
First off, let me start by saying that I purchased the ‘Nice’ version of this palette. 🙂 The neutral colors in this palette really attracted me, as did the pretty shimmery finish of the shadows. Not all of the shadows are full of shimmer, but I’ll get into that in a minute. The palette itself is beautifully packaged and has a magnetic closure. I love the look of it!
Product & Application…
All of the shadows are really smooth and have nice pigmentation. As you can see from my swatches (and these swatches are without any primer underneath them), they are pretty pigmented. With a primer underneath, these colors really pop and show up well on your eyelid.
As I mentioned, not all of the colors have shimmer in them, thankfully. Sultry, Sexy, Serious, and Sleek are all really pretty matte shades. The black color in this palette isn’t a very intense black and I usually end up reaching for a different matte black or darn brown to get a really dark outer crease to complete a look I am doing.
Major Likes & Dislikes…
I like that all of the colors are natural — hence the name of the palette, Nude’tude (As if that’s not obvious, Katie, really…) Personally, while I love adding shimmer or color to my look, I still stay in the safety of the more natural colors like the pinks, browns, and greens. Nude’tude gives me all those colors in beautiful pigmentation, making this aspect a major like for me.
I think my only dislike is that the darker colors blend out a bit, making them not as dark as I typically like. You can build it up to a suitable level, but for me it’s just easier to use the black in my LORAC Pro to Go to get the job done quickly.
While I am glad that I own this palette, I don’t think I would consider it a ‘must have’ to add to your collection. If you want a palette with neutral colors and don’t want to spend $50+ on any of the Naked, then I would definitely recommend you purchase this palette instead. But if you already have one of those palettes — or have a bunch of smaller neutral palettes from the drugstore (like the ones from Physicians Formula or Wet n Wild) — then I don’t think this palette is a must for your collection.
|I used Stand-Offish, Sultry, Sleek, and Serious|
It really comes down to if you want to buy this palette. The colors are soft and pigmented and you can create some pretty looks with it. I know I am glad I bought it and have it in my collection. I’ve only tried 2 or 3 products from The Balm, but I am looking forward to trying many more in the future.
Question for My Readers: If you were to purchase this palette, which one would you want to buy the most — the ‘Naughty’ or ‘Nice’ palette? Why?
I purchased the products mentioned
above with my own personal money. I was not compensated in any way for
posting this review. I only recommend products that I have used
personally and believe will be beneficial for my readers.
Robin Wilson says
Your eyeshadow application is beautiful! Since it's not here, I'm hoping that you will post a tutorial in the future. I think the palette it lovely but honestly I just don't nee 12 shadows. I will end up using 3-4 all up and never touching the rest. But the colors are awesome.
Robin – Oh, thank you! I hadn't thought to do a tutorial on my eyelooks. But if you would benefit from a step-by-step tutorial, I'd be happy to post some. My favorite part of my makeup routine is my eyes. 🙂
12 shadows IS a lot, but it does give you variety when you're wearing different colors of burgundy, pinks, and golds.
Thank you so much for your comment!
Kate S (4readin) says
I'm not sure which one I would choose. I would probably have to see it in person to know. 🙂
I really,like the copper tones. It's a shade I'm hoping to get sometime.
Elle Sees says
i begged for this for a bday present one year (the orig version) and find that i rarely use it! not sure why–just tend to go for other palettes. need to bring it back out!
Kate – Copper is a really pretty color! I enjoy using a shimmery copper on my lids and dark brown to darken my outer V. 🙂
Elle – That's true for me as well, which is why I didn't say this is a 'must have' palette. I'm glad I own it and I DO use it from time to time….I just don't reach for it as often as I thought I would. 🙂