The Nudes Maybelline Palette: To Buy or Not To Buy

I just picked up The Nudes Palette by Maybelline at the weekend, did I need any more eyeshadow? Absolutely not, but it takes a stronger woman than me to walk away from a nude palette with 12 gorgeous shades for just £10. So it happily joined the rest of the lovely makeup, I didn’t need, in my Boots basket and now it’s all settled-in in its new, slightly overcrowded home. 

Seriously though who can go in to boots and only pick up one thing, there is just too much makeup loveliness that I always convince myself I need to try.

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They say:

Our first 12 shade collection curated to create infinite looks with bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.


I say:

I love the sleek packaging, it is very light weight and slim so it will slot nicely into my makeup bag when traveling but I am not a fan of the brush they chose to include, it is a tiny double ended applicator that I think cheapens this palette and find really hard to use especially when it comes to blending.

Brushes aside though the shade selection in this palette is right up my ally with my go to eye look usually being a brown and gold smokey one. It also includes a black matte shade which I think is essential for any palette should you wish to smoke out your lash line or add a little depth to your look.

The colour pigment is quite good on the sparkly shades but not so great on the matte shades so in order to make them more impactful I would recommend dipping your brush in Mac Fix Plus or even eye drops to dampen the brush then dip into the colour to make it much more pigmented and provide a stronger pay off.

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For £10 this is a nice palette to have but not a necessity as unfortunately the lighter matte shades do not have a great amount of pigment or colour pick up but the sparkly colours are gorgeous so that kind of makes up for it.

If you are looking for one palette with a good selection of sparkly brown and gold shades then this is a good choice. It is also really versatile, using the neutral matte colours you can easily create a nice natural day time eyeshadow look and then using the darker and sparklier shades you can amp up your lids for a night out.

I think I will get good use out of this palette and am excited to trial some different colour combos with this beauty in the next few weeks, so maybe it was a necessary purchase after all.

CC x


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Isabelle says:

    Do you have any other recommendations from the Drugstore?
    Isabelle x

  2. Hm, I’ve been really liking the look of this but also I feel like other brands (particularly Makeup Revolution) have so many palettes that are a little cheaper and have slightly better pigmentation… in all seriousness though, who am I kidding? – obviously I’m gonna end up accidentally buying this next time I’m in Boots!

    Misia xx |

  3. dasalavric says:

    I really like this palette ☺️ it’s gorgeous ❤️

  4. aelaine12 says:

    Thanks so much for reviewing this! I had been considering buying this, but I hate spending money on drugstore eyeshadows that I’ll never use over my higher end ones. Great post!

  5. Abigail says:

    These are lovely colours. Such an affordable alternative to UD’s Naked 1 palette ❤

  6. Jess says:

    Hey lovely I nominated you for the Liebster Award (you’ve probably already done it) but if not the questions are here ❤️
    (Ps none of my links are linking just be warned)

  7. Becky says:

    Oh my gosh I need this palette… The colours are stunning! I’ve heard so many good reviews about this so I deffo need to go pick it up, even though I have plenty of eyeshadows at home too haha!! Xxx
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  8. meghangiffin says:

    I found the same with the matte shades, I am about to toss this palette in the trash I’m so frustrated with it! I will try some fix plus though and give it a go! Thanks!

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