Okay, let’s face it, I know many of you didn’t care about the original The Nude Palette but I still hold firmly to my opinion that I really like my original palette since it was my first love with such a large full 12-pan eyeshadow palette from a drugstore which was unique then. It does seem a trend at the moment especially considering that L’Oreal just recently introduced the La Nude Palette 1 and 2 and several more brands had follow suit since the 1st The Nude drugstore palette was released.
Anyways, this new The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette by Maybelline has finally arrived in many Canadian stores especially at Walmart. Hurray!!! I was excited hen I saw it at Walmart and my long awaited palette is now mine. Whahaha!!! And to rub it more, I only paid $12.96 for this palette where other drugstores may be selling at a different or even higher price point. I heard ranting that this could be apparently an Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette dupe which I’m certainly very curious to find out.
Anyways, I’ve been busy testing this Blushed Nudes ever since. Today, I’d like to share my thoughts with you, and will also compare this palette to Urban Decay Naked 3 in my next post. By the way, in case you want to know that L’Oreal owns both Maybelline and Urban Decay.
So, let’s get started!
I really like the rose gold compact packaging which appeals to me and then the pretty shades in the palette. It comes in 12 pan eyeshadows with shimmer and matte finishing with two sponge applicator. This palette actually has a good look to it. Not cheap or cheesy! The back packaging features a breakdown of looks you can create using the shades for duo, trio or quad. Interesting right! Continue reading …
There are matte, shimmer, metallic and satin finish in this palette.
These color swatches are without primer and that’s what you get. I personally like the warmer-toned shadows on the bottom row more than on the top. My favorite is the gold shade on the far left and the second shade on the right bottom of this palette and also the furthest right top row. They feel more creamy and has higher pigmentation. I notice that the pigment runs from sheerer on some of the mattes to fairly pigmented with some of the metallic and darker colors.
Another thing to point out is that this texture is smooth and I don’t have problem blending them well. A note of suggestion is to apply primer before you applying the shadows to keep the intensity and to put the crease at bay. I personally find that this is a decent palette for the price admittedly some shades are better than the others.
Overall, I’m not absolutely blown away by this palette but I do think it’s worth considering. Would I recommend it? First, you must love shimmery shadows since 9 out of the 12 shades here contain shimmer. You have 3 matte shadows but only one is truly matte (Mauve) while the other two have micro-glitters on them. Second, eyeshadow primer is pretty much a necessity if you’re thinking of purchasing The Blushed Nudes in order for it to really brings out the beauty of these shadows, and some of these shades have weak pigmentations. Thirdly, the low price is hard to beat if you consider trying a new palette out.
Most of these shadows have a slight graininess/chunkiness to them, but if you’re willing to forgive that, they still apply nicely over primer and blend out well.
Do you already own Maybelline The Blushed Nudes? I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below!
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