Maybelline Nudes Pallets in The Nudes and The Blushed Nudes
If you’re a beginner at makeup, and happy to take time with application, then the Maybelline Nudes Palette range would be one to consider. These pallets have been out for quite a while and I wanted to find out how well they really did work and if it’s worth it.
They both come in beautifully seek, durable, light weight packaging, and comes with a double ended applicator which is nice, but a bit of a Debbie downer without a mirror.
The Nudes Palette has a good range and balance of Mattes, Satins and Shimmers while the Blushed Nudes Palette cater to those who would be more into shimmers, sparkles, and metallic. (I only found one Matte shade in that Palette) They both come with 12 shades and behind it, they give you a guide on how you can use it. They’ve been designed to be able to be used as Quads, Trios or Duos. Perfect for a beginner who is unsure of how to apply different shades because you have a guide to help, but be bold and mix and match however you please because makeup is all about experimenting and having fun!
The colour range in The Nudes Pallet I found was pretty diverse, it focuses on bronze, taupes, beiges and sandy tones which is great for creating sultry brown smokey eyes. I actually love this pallet! I took it to Bali with me on holiday because it’s light and it has good, everyday neutral colours that can take you from day to night.
The Blush Nudes Palette focuses on soft nude pinks, dusty rose colours, blushes, plums and rose gold. The shades in this pallet seemed too similar for my liking, they look different on the pallet but because of the lack in pigmentation I found it hard to see the individual colours when I applied it to my eyelid, especially once I did some blending. Keep in mind that I have an olive skin complexion so all you pale ladies would probably have better luck. With the right eye prep though, like primer or a light all over eye base like the Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo by Eyestudio I can make it work. They did blend well and lasted long enough through the day for me with the right eye prep but again, you’ll get the best result when you spend time on it.
I have mixed feelings about these pallets, one I enjoy and the other not so much. I found that some eye shadows where pigmented enough while others really needed a good built up. Some shades felt nice and creamy, while I found others a bit chalky and lacked in colour intensity. For a R.R.P of $25.95 AUD I’m not a fan, but if your patient enough to wait for those 40% - 50% off sales.. its okay.
Kelly C. <3
Find these pallets at your local supermarket, pharmacy, independent stores and online.