So even after my somewhat negative review last night on the maybelline “The Nudes” Palette, i still picked this up in hopes of being more impressed. Glancing over this palette, some of the colors sold me right away. Some beautiful rosey gold shades, and a matte black with a black cherry like shimmer. So i decided to review it for you all and give you my opinion!
The first thing i noticed when swatching/playing around with these shadows was:
- They seem to have a much nicer texture than the other “The Nudes” palette. They feel much softer to the touch, the other palette’s shadows almost seemed dry.
- The shimmer formula seems like it applies much better, it looks very nice applied to a primed eyelid.
- I think their color choices throughout the palette really compliment each other. They can be used with each other and many other nude eyeshadows you may already own.
The very last color on the bottom right was my absolute favorite, it looked like a very deep dramatic burnt reddish black because of all the black cherry/gold colored shimmer in it, and then i swatched it. 😦 It simply did not apply nearly as well as the other shimmer colors, the sparkles fell out and left me with a plain matte black eyeshadow. I think it was because it wasn’t so much shimmer, it was more like sparkle flake. This was the only shadow with a seemingly different formula than the other shimmer shades.
Now let me show you some swatch samples!
I loved all of these colors except for my original favorite, the black. So for the price & quality, i would probably buy this palette again when i start running low on these shadows. I may not be using the hell out of all of them, but i can see myself using more than half of them often. These are perfect colors for a romantic date night, any night on the town, even a day on the town, or you could put together a nice look for a wedding/bachelorette party as well. If you are a makeup artist or do freelance work, picking up a few of these to keep with your supplies would be a great idea since these colors can be used for many occasions/events. I’d say go try one out for yourself ladies! For $10.00 it’s worth giving it a chance. ❤