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