Thursday, June 11, 2015

Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches

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Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Not too long ago, Maybelline released its own neutral palette called The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($16.99 CAD) and now for Summer 2015, The Nudes is getting a makeover! With an added pink glow, The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($16.99 CAD) is a rose gold version of the original. To see some swatches of both palettes, click......

Packaging:

Both The Nudes and The Blushed Nudes come in a plastic compact with a clear window on the front. Interestingly, The Nudes palette comes with one duo-sided sponge applicator while The Blushed Nudes palette comes with two. The shiny black packaging of The Nudes is a bit prone to scratching and smudges while the rose gold pearlescent Blushed Nudes palette has a fancier feel. Each shadow has 0.8 grams of product.
Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Formulation:
The Nudes features twelve warm neutrals. There is a good mix of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. The Blushed Nudes has a rose gold theme, with lots of pinks and mauves. Here is an overview of each shade.

Shade description:
Opalescent White 
Soft Brown
Nude Beige
Copper Brown
Soft Taupe Brown
Dark Brown
Finish:
Shimmer with a golden sheen
Satin
Matte
Metallic
Matte with very subtle silver sparkles
Matte with very subtle silver sparkles
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Decent
Patchy and very sheer
Excellent
Patchy and sheer
Patchy and sheer
Texture:
Excellent
Good
Hard and chalky
Excellent
Good
Good
Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Shade description:
Soft Brown
Medium Brown
Warm Gold
Chocolate Brown
Ivory Pink
Black
Finish:
Shimmer
Matte
Shimmer
Metallic
Satin
Matte with very subtle silver sparkles
Pigmentation:
Good
Decent
Excellent
Excellent
Sheer
Patchy and very sheer
Texture:
Good
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Dry and chalky

Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Shade description:
Ivory White
Pale Rose
Ivory Silver
Baby Pink
Soft Mauve
Rosy Brown
Finish:
Satin
Shimmer
Shimmer
Satin with silver sparkles
Matte with very subtle silver sparkles
Metallic
Pigmentation:
Sheer
Sheer
Sheer
Sheer
Sheer
Decent
Texture:
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Excellent

Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Shade description:
Rose Gold
Warm Brown
Beige Brown
Taupe Brown
Plum Pink
Dark Brown
Finish:
Metallic
Satin
Metallic
Metallic
Metallic
Matte with red and gold sparkles
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Good
Good
Good
Good
Patchy
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Dry and chalky

Maybelline The Nudes & The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes: Review and Swatches
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Overall:
Both palettes are decent for the price and the number of shadows you get. The Nudes has a lot of few very nice and saturated metallics, but some of the mattes are quite sheer and patchy. The Blushed Nudes also holds a nice number of pretty metallics, but it also has a few too many sheer shimmers that end up looking way too similar when swatched. My pick out of the two is The Nudes, that stunning copper brown metallic alone makes it worth the investment.

Availability:
The Nudes Palette is available now in stores. The Blushed Nudes is available starting June 2015.
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