Friday, 5 December 2014

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

Maybelline has come up with their drugstore answer to an everyday nude palettes with The Nudes Palette. I bought this for $15 at Rexall just out of pure curiosity to see how well Maybelline succeeded in creating an affordable, multifunctional eyeshadow palette.

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review


The compact 12 shadow palette is divided into three quads which have a mix of shimmer and satin shades, one generally more neutral, warm, and cool. The brush provided is much smaller than the space it sits in. It would have been nice to see Maybelline take this opportunity to provide a more substantial brush or even two of these spongy applicators (which I don't mind using)

The colors seem fine swatched with the fingers but they are hard to pick up with a brush. You need a back and forth swiping motion to get color onto the bristles. You can also see that some colors are chalkier than other. All colors were swatched over primer.

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

In general, color pigmentation is ok. You need to build it up on the lid over a opaque primer to get true to pan color. Blendability is so-so. These are stiff in the pan and different shades have different degrees of blend-ability. Some of the colors don't really show up well or when blended look sort of muddy. It would have been nice if all the colors were consistent in quality and didn't take so much work to use. 

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review


The back provides 13 suggested looks with this palette. There are eye charts indicating how to wear them as quads, trios or duos. Some of these looks don't quite match with my preferences and wouldn't be the way I would have applied the colors but its nice to have a guide and to see how the colors could be placed on the lid. Some more thought could have gone into these suggestions especially since not all the colors blended out well. Some combinations seem a little forced as they end up really muddy on the lid since the color opacity isn't very strong on some of the shades.

Overall, this palette isn't a dud though. If you use primer and work with the colors a little, this will work and the color options do give some great looks. It's not a must have though and if you don't need the tutorials but are on a budget/a beginner the wet n wild palettes for $5 give much better pigmentation right off the bat but with less neutral options. This would be good for a true beginner or for someone who prefers less bold/pigmented formulas. Makeup addicts can safely skip this since they will already have much more pigmented and easy to use palettes in their stash.

Will you be picking this up?

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