Monday, 19 January 2015

Maybelline "The Nudes" Palette



When I took part in a beauty swap with Alexandra, she spoilt me rotten and sent some lovely products for me to try out - see the beauty swap post here. The Maybelline The Nudes palette was an added extra and I'm so grateful Alexandra surprised me with it as I've used it non-stop since receiving it.

I've kept it under wraps really, I'm not quite sure why I haven't featured this in a favourites post as it has become a firm favourite in my collection. Sadly this palette isn't available in the UK, maybe one day they will release it over here, fingers crossed. This is the first time I have ever used powder eyeshadows from Maybelline and I am impressed.

The Nudes palette features 12 eyeshadows, 6 shimmers and 6 mattes. I like that there's a fair amount of shimmer and mattes, usually shimmer eyeshadows take over but this isn't the case here. The colours range from champagnes and taupes to copper, brown and black. Such a lovely variety, whether you like a full on smokey eye or a subtle hint of definition, there really is something for everyone in this palette. 


I never use a primer for my shadow or for my swatches, I just don't bother and you can see from the photographs that the pigmentation of these eyeshadows is simply brilliant. Not only do they feel extremely soft and buttery, they blend incredibly well and the pigmentation is as fabulous as an Urban Decay palette. Woah, big statement! Honestly, there's no fuss when applying and blending these, hardly any fallout at all and the colours are just so rich and beautiful.

Wear time for me is all day long. They don't crease or appear patchy throughout the day which is just brilliant. The shimmer shades are a tad more pigmented and impressive than the matte shades, but even still, they are excellent quality as well. The light copper shade (bottom swatch photograph, third shade in on the left) is by far my favourite colour. I wear it all over my lid with the taupe matte brown to the left of it in the crease. This just creates a soft subtle defined eye and the shimmer shade really makes my eyes appear more awake. The more intense copper shade (top swatch photograph, fourth shade in on the left) is by far the most impressive to look at pigmentation wise, it's just stunning. Another shade I like to wear is the brown shimmer (bottom row, third shade in on the right) I wear this all over the lid for a simple smokey eye, blend out all the edges and blend some onto my lower lash line. Simple yet effective.


If you are able to get your paws on this palette, I highly recommend that you do so as it really is so beautiful. Even the packaging is great. Simple and sturdy, I love the clear plastic panel on the lid as you can see all the shades inside nicely. It retails at $9.99 on the Ulta website which is a complete bargain for such a high quality product. Thank you so much for bringing this gorgeous palette to my attention Alexandra!

Have you tried any eyeshadows from Maybelline? What are your thoughts on them?

26 comments:

  1. This palette looks gorgeous, I don't think they sell that near me :( great post :) xxx
    www.princesscaela89.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you. Such a shame it's not readily available everywhere. xx

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  2. I really hope they bring this to the UK, I've seen a few people feature it now and I''m just completely in love with the aesthetic and idea of it!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  3. Oohh pretty! Lets hope it is over here soon.

    Emma & The Beauty Blog

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  4. What a fab palette, there's a real lack of good quality drugstore eyeshadows available. This just needs to come to the UK now!
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Completely agree with you! Yes it does! xx

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  5. That is such a useful palette to have x
    marianoell217.blogspot.co.uk
    x Maria x

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  6. This looks like a great palette babe-so cheap too!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. Definitely one you need to try ;) I know, such a bargain for such great quality! xx

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  7. Been meaning to purchase this for ages, such a good price for a palette and they swatch so nicely
    Daxidream x

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    1. Definitely need to pick one up for yourself. Such a great price! xx

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  8. It is gorgeous! And I love all the shades!

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  9. I haven't tried this one but the colors they put in it look great x

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    1. They are a great selection, such great quality as well. xx

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  10. I was about to say this doesn't look like a typical Maybelline product, then I saw where you got it from! Why can't the UK's range look more chic like this!? Gorgeous colours though!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I know, UK are always last to get things released or we never get them. Such a pain!! xx

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  11. Some of these palettes are so hit or miss. The one I got really wasn't that pigmented and I found that many other people thought the same thing. However, there are so many people who have really pigmented palettes! I really enjoy using mine of very natural days due to the lack of pigmentation in mine, but there still great shadows!

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    Krystal @ Little Beauty Bug | Bloglovin'

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    1. Oh really!? That's such a shame! I was very lucky then. Such a shame when products don't have the same high quality throughout the line :( xx

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  12. This palette is gorgeous! I'm tempted to pick it up now, those swatches are beautiful. This is a lovely review xx

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Hope you do pick it up and enjoy it as much as me! :) xx

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  13. These look pretty good you know and that's from someone who has never really had a good experience with high street powder eye shadows. My last experience was Rimmel and it was awful! It'll be great to see that released over here, I think it would do really well.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  14. Can you believe that this is actually our first ever drugstore eyeshadow palette here in Canada & America? I hope the other brands come out with new eyeshadow palettes soon!! I am so happy you love this palette because I love mine soooo much! It's just so lovely because these are so many different looks to be created! My favorite shade is also the light copper shade!! xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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