Neutral November: Maybelline The Nudes Palette Swatches and Review

By Thursday, November 06, 2014 , , , , , , ,

 Recently I picked up Maybelline's The Nudes Palette at my local Walmart. It cost me just under $11 and I must say it was money well spent.

I had read a few flavourful reviews of the palette and a few that said it was a let down, I figured for $11 I could risk it and find out for myself.

First off it is a neutral toned palette with 12 eyeshadows, some frosted, some metallic and some matte. I liked the variety of finishes, that is one of the things that drew me to the palette.
 Ok so here we go into the claims that they make. While there are 12 shades, Maybelline claimed you can create 13 looks with it. On the back you will see how they break it up into 3 quads, 6 duos and 4 trios...thus 13 looks. I think it is great that they paired them that way, but there are so many more looks you can create just by mixing an matching.
 Any are some swatches.
Ohh ahhh...I like.

Cheap (under $11 at my walmart)
Easy to find (most Maybelline displays should have it by now)
Good range of shades
Nice selection of mattes
Pretty darn bendable
Convenient breakdown of quad, duo or trios for those wanting easy to follow looks

Many of the shades take some building up or layering to create a bolder look
No mirror


If you're looking to get a neutral palette that won't break the bank or your want to travel with this might be fore you. I like that there are more than 2 mattes in the palette and some range in textures. Something the UD Naked line seems to lack (unless you want to go buy Naked Basics palettes). I do find the shades blend well and hold up over the day over a good primer. I do think the more metallic shades need to be a bit stronger, they really take a lot of building up to get a bold look.

I can live without a mirror if it keeps that palette cheap, but it would make it nicer for travel.

All in all I would definitely recommend this palette.

Have you tried The Nudes Palette yet? What do you think of it?

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