Thursday, January 3, 2013

Review: The Balm NUDEtude Pallet

Hello makeup junkies! Today I am excited to do a review on the NUDE tude eye shadow pallet!This is a fun neutral palette with a twist. I purchased this pallet when Hautelook was having a flash sale on BALM products. This is another installment in the neutral pallet category ever since the Naked pallet from Urban Decay came out. This was on sale for $18 when regular price is close to $40. 
This one from the balm has 12 eye shadows that are all rich and pigmented. First thing I want to talk about is the fun packaging. This pallet comes in two forms a basic pallet with no pictures and this version with scantily clad women with the shadows strategically placed to cover any indecent places. I think this super fun and cute.  This is packaged In sturdy paper/ cardboard material, with magnetic closer. It has a very nice size mirror
Sassy (white frost)
Stubborn (pale shimmering nude pink)
Selfish (metallic true taupe)
Snobby (light gold)
Stand-Offish (metallic champagne)
Sultry (matte neutral brown)

This cluster of six eye shadows are great for day time looks. The mix of light and medium tone shades makes for great color combos for soft eye looks and day appropriate smokey eyes. I personalty like using the last two colors on a daily basis Sultry (matte neutral brown) and Selfish (metallic true taupe)

Sophisticated (shimmering bronze taupe)
Sexy (rich matte mahogany)
Serious (true matte black)

 Seductive (soft shimmering bronze)
Silly (rich brown with gold shimmer)
Sleek (deep matte brown)

This cluster of 6 is my favorite part of the pallet, here is all of the rich dark shadows. I can use all of these on a daily basis and create new looks all the time. Sexy is my favorite of the whole bunch. This rich maroon red is great in the crease to add darkness and hit of warmth to the eye shadow fade. Seductive and Silly are also very nice, Silly is a dark brown with gold glitter. If I pat on the color the gold glitters show up and looks gorgeous. The black and brown colors are excellent edition to the palette especially since they are matte. The black and brown are rich and pigmented, making for great shadows for liner and outer crease colors.

Overall I love this pallet  the mix of colors is unique and different, each color is unique and work great in this pallet. There is no dud eye shadow. All of the colors are pigmented and smooth. I love the packaging  its is fun and silly and makes me smile. That is what I love about the Balm products, the sassy titles for products and quirky packaging make the brand stand out.  This is a super fun pallet, it has a wide range of neutral colors and deep colors that it is universal and easy to use. This is a great buy and pallet to have in a collection. 

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