Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is one of several upcoming eyeshadow palettes that Maybelline is releasing. The Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is of course, the first palette for Fall 2014 and more are being introduced, from my understanding, into 2015 (including a possible color one).
I think what makes the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette unique is it isn’t something that’s been done before by Maybelline or any drugstore brands in the past. Ok, granted, NYX has a ton of eyeshadow palettes but many don’t make it to the drugstore. A twelve eyeshadow pan palette from a drugstore brand is pretty amazing and different and new and fresh and exciting. Plus with all the hype that surrounds the Urban Decay Naked Palette it’s no wonder we see so many dupes pop up like the Revealed 1 and Revealed 2 Palette so it was only a matter of that that the drugstore brands finally caught onto the trend.
So I’m very happy and excited to talk to you today about the new Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette that released with the Dare to Go Nude Fall 2014 Collection which includes not 1, not 2, not 3, not even 6, but 12 Eyeshadows!
Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette comes housed a slim, plastic palette and features twelve shades of nude, natural eyeshadow shades in a blend of browns, golds, and beiges. The palette cost me $9.99 at Harmons but likely will range in price from $12.99-$14.99 at mass retailers like Walgreens, CVS, etc…At $9.99 it’s a super deal however, the quality is an unfortunate hit or miss inconsistency array of shadow textures and formulas.
The back of the palette is very handy as it breaks down “looks” into quads, trios, or duos. So it’ll pair up two shades, three shades, or even four, to create an easy look and features a small diagram for shade placement. So if you’re low on creativity or just fail at matching shades well this is a nice way to create looks without a ton of know how or headache.
The shadows feature a mix of satin, frost, and matte shades. I’d say you’re looking at about five matte shades all of which are fairly dry and dense with sheerer color pay off. There are two or three frosts and the rest are satin. I find the frost shades are nicely pigmented but since I dislike frosty shades I’m not keen on these. The satin shades are ok but also prove sheer. Out of the entire palette there are two shades that performed very well. One of which is the fourth shade on the top row and the fourth shade on the bottom row. These too colors had a velvety texture with strong pigmentation and a fairly soft, buttery texture. It makes me rather sad that out of twelve shades only two captured my attention as fair quality where as the rest were just blah.
Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
I think the palette looks amazing! And really quite exciting for the natural girls and guys out there. But when you get it home and realize the shadows are either sheer or just too bloody dry to blend well that’s when the disappointment comes into play.
The Maybelline the Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is unique to the drugstore world but it has a long way to go to becoming anything at all like the nude, natural palettes we’ve been seeing lately. At this price you can get twice as much palette and better quality from the Coastal Scents Revealed Palettes!
Anyone own it?
What did you think?