What if I were to tell you there are some pretty amazing eye palettes that you just might have overlooked during your once (or twice) weekly run to Target or Wal-Mart for milk and eggs? Okay, well I suppose not literally right next to the milk and eggs, but pretty darn close. If you saw the review yesterday where I was completely blown away by the Maybelline Rebel Bloom collection you may have read that
Attention! Stunner in aisle 13: The Blushed Nudes Palette from Maybelline
I’ve got some more budget-friendly reviews coming your way from Maybelline so we’re moving along with my next favorite in the bunch, The Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette. I’ve actually picked up several of these palettes so be on the lookout for more reviews next, but first we’re starting with the newest one, and ladies brace yourself- she’s a beauty!
The Blushed Nudes palette contains 12 rose and plum-hued shadows. Of the 12 there are a few finishes – shimmer, satin and satin with fine glitter as well as one that is semi-matte with fine glitter.
The Blushed Nudes palette can be divided into quads, trios or duos depending on the complexity of the look you want to create. Or you could just go with whatever tickles your fancy when you open the palette, which is my preferred method!
The Blushed Nudes swatched – Top Row
The Blushed Nudes swatched – Bottom Row
When I was experimenting with this palette I kind of grabbed a little from the top row and the bottom row as well. I am most drawn to the shimmery shades and use the slightly matte/satin to blend out.
In application I found the shadows work best when used on top of a base – my preferred base at the moment is MAC Soft Ochre paint pot. In this way the shadows stay vibrant, stick well and don’t budge even on my oily lids without fading. For the most part the shadows pick up beautifully with either a synthetic or natural bristle brush, and I even find the included sponge tip applicators to work quite well.
The pigmentation of the shimmer shades is excellent – the soft rose gold, bronze rose-gold and plum-rose shade are the most pigmented. Some of the shadows are more lightly pigmented, but when applied on top of a base they can be built up for more intensity or used lightly. I did not experience any fallout when using the shadows, which was impressive. Even the darkest plum shade with glitter in the palette behaved beautifully!
Now you might be wondering if I think this palette is a great “dupe” for the Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay. While the colors are similar, the pigmentation and shadow texture between the two palettes is definitely different. Let me know if you would like a full review comparison of the two palettes with swatches in the comments below!
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed and would highly recommend picking up this budget-beauty buy next time you make a Target or Wal-mart run. I think you’ll like it too!
Have you picked up Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette? I’d love to know what you think!
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