I’ve been waiting for Maybelline’s The Nudes eye shadow palette to appear at my drugstore. I had heard mixed reviews, but I couldn’t resist a neutral eye shadow palette from a drugstore brand for $14.99 CAD. I really wanted to try it out for myself.
I don’t have a lot of drugstore eye shadows, with the big exception of NYX which I Love, so I honestly didn’t have super high expectations. I’ve been really surprised and impressed! I love the sleek, compact packaging and I quite like the 12 shades which include both warm and cool toned browns and greys. You could get a warm or a cool eye look with this palette.
Half of the shades are matte, and the remaining six have a bit of a shimmery finish, but not glittery or overly shimmery or anything. I was surprised by how pigmented and smooth they were for drugstore shadows. They reminded me a little of some of the NYX shadows.
I had heard complaints about these being patchy and hard to blend, but I didn’t find that at all. They blended nicely. I apply them over my Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. They lasted well and didn’t crease. I even really like the matte, flesh-toned shade (third one on the top) which I used on my brow-bone and to blend out the other shadows. Palettes hardly ever have a shade like this that I actually use. I normally still have to reach for my MAC Brule.
I think this cute little neutral palette is an amazing deal!
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