Maybelline The Nudes Palette has arrived! If you haven’t heard of this, then you haven’t been online because everyone is talking about this palette. This is Maybelline’s first 12 eyeshadow palette, curated to create infinite looks with bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.
If I had to compare it to any of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, I would say The Nudes Palette is most similar to Naked 2. It is far from being equivalent in texture and pigmentation. I’m not saying this is a bad product, but Maybelline is known for their fool proof, harder textured eye shadows where as Urban Decay is better know for buttery soft shadows with a lot of color pay off. The harder texture of these shadows make it easier to blend and build up color intensity with moderation.
This palette is ideal for the makeup novice who doesn’t find a need to splurge on the Lorac Pro or any of the Naked palettes. The palette even has detailed instructions on the back of the palette for anyone who is not familiar with eyeshadow application.
Maybelline The Nudes Palette Swatches, Review and Photos
My overall thoughts on the Maybelline The Nudes palette:
- Finally! I know that Physicians Formula and NYX have done palettes, but Maybelline is more accessible in availability and price.
- Don’t expect amazing color pay off, the colors are subtle and require building up for more intense looks.
- This palette is ideal for beginners, on the back of the palette there are step by step illustrations, color combo recommendations and ever a link to the Maybelline website for tutorials!
- The palette is on the cooler side with a mix of matte and shimmer finishes
How about the cons with this palette? Well, the shadows in this palette are not made equally. You can see in the swatches I posted above, that the pigmentation is not consistent. The packaging is compact and convenient and also prone to finger print marks, but at least those are easily wiped off. The palette lacks a mirror, which would have been nice for travel purposes.
I forgot to mention that the palette comes with a double ended sponge tip applicator, which I had no interest in. I suppose it will come in handy when I need to smudge eyeshadow or pencil along the lash line, but nothing more.
Above is a picture of an eyeshadow look I created using shadows entirely from The Nudes Palette. I did a dramatic winged liner with a cool toned neutral look, which I have been getting comments about in previous videos. Feel free to check out this video on my youtube channel here to see how I create the look and don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!
I’m happy to have found it in Canadian stores and happy to hear it is permanent. I think it’ a well rounded product that has its faults, but it comes at a great price point for anyone who cannot afford Naked or other expensive neutral palettes.
I purchased this palette for a approximately $10 plus tax at Walmart.
What do you think about the Maybelline The Nudes Palette?
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