I am the queen of nudes (not that kind!) so I was super excited when Maybelline released the Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. The twelve shades include rose gold pigments, plums and roses. Maybelline also generously included two small disposable eyeshadow brushes which promptly landed in my bin.
Nine of the shades are shimmery and I love that they are all pretty colours and wearable for daytime looks. No matter what combination I try with these, they always seem to work together. Being able to create several different looks with just this palette is really convenient.
Where this palette falls flat is its pigmentation. The pigmentation is poor on some shades and average on others as you can see from my swatches. When swatching I swirl my finger around the blush in three full circles and then drag it down my wrist. This may not demonstrate the full intensity you can achieve with the shades but I don’t want to misrepresent them as more pigmented than they truly are.
The lighter shades have poor pigmentation but I have a little hack to combat this. I prep my eye with my MAC paint pot in the shade ‘Soft Ochre’. This provides a good base to build pigment. I also find applying the shades with my finger and then blending with a brush helps to get the most colour pay off. If you don’t have a MAC paint pot or a good eyeshadow primer, using a damp brush is the next best way to utilise the Blushed Nudes palette. The colours show up so much stronger with a damp brush.
If you’re into creamy eyeshadows, then you will probably be disappointed with the Blushed Nudes Palette. The shades are pretty chalky and definitely trickier to blend than an urban decay eyeshadow. That’s not to say you cannot create great looks, you just need to work harder.
The shades are beautiful and if you have a little bit of patience, it’s worth adding to your collection. I think everyone from beginners to makeup gurus could enjoy the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette.
Have you tried the blushed nudes palette – leave me a comment below with your thoughts.
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