Monday, September 15, 2014

Maybelline The NUDES: Review & Swatches

Hi Ya'll! 

Hope everyone is having a great start to their week! It's beginning to feel like fall here in NYC, which I love for two reasons 1.) I don't feel/look like a sweaty monstrosity when I get to the subway in the morning 2.) Fall Sniffs, and by 'sniffs' I mean the glorious smell of my Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle that is currently gracing my nose as I write this post. You should most definitely check it out next time you stop by Bath & Body Works

Now that you have waffles on your mind, let's talk about makeup shall we? 
Today I wanted to share my review on the new Maybelline The NUDES palette. 

Okay, let's dig in...sorry that's the waffle on my mind speaking. 

The palette has a range of 12 neutral colors that range from shimmer, matte, and satin finishes. I picked mine up at Target for $9.99. 

While the shadows aren't as pigmented as those from the Urban Decay's Naked palettes, I was actually pleasantly surprised with a few of the colors. 

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The Packaging:
I think the packaging is great, thin and compact. Compared to the Naked palettes again this is much easier to throw in your makeup bag or purse. 

For 12 shadows at $9.99 you really can't go wrong. As I said, the color payoff isn't like that of an Urban Decay eyeshadow but for 10 bucks they're great! 

One of my absolute favorite things about this palette is that if you turn it over it shows you how to pair the shadows to create 13 different looks!!! GENIUS! This is great for makeup beginners and experts needing some inspiration. It even has an illustration showing you where to put the various shades on your lid, which is where I think most people get intimidated. 

My Tips: 
My advice would be to definitely use an eye primer or concealer on your lid so that the shadow has something to stick to. Also, these shadows have some fall out, (where the excess color falls onto your face after applying on your lid) I would suggest tapping a good amount of translucent loose powder under your eyes to catch the fall out. This way you can gently sweep it away without making too much of a raccoon eye mess on your face. 
Finally, Have Fun!

Overall, I think this palette is great for people beginning to experiment with eyeshadows who don't want to invest in an expensive palette at first. 

So what do you think, have you tried the Maybelline The NUDES palette yet? 

Let me know in the comments or on my Instagram (@Jezz222), I always love chat about makeup! 

hugs and pumpkin pecan waffle cravings,