Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review – Blogging March Day 13

The last of my Maybelline new collection reviews ends on a banging post of these eyeshadows from one of the first palettes that I’ve seen Maybelline release. I’m not usually a fan of large palettes like this from anyone other than Sleek from the drugstore but because these had an air of Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette, I wanted to test them out and see what they had to offer. This ‘Blushed Nudes‘ palette comes with 12 shades which have 10 shimmery and 2 matte shades. There is also a double headed applicator thing which you may as well throw in the bin as soon as you buy this (I don’t understand why companies still put these in). The colours have a very warm tone to them and they are generally quite spring like and perky colours, which I think would make these perfect for the warmer months arriving. The packaging is housed in a plastic casing with a lid showing all of the shades… A far cry from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette however the price also has a difference of £30 or so.
Initially, when I dip my finger into these pans, it picks up a large amount of product and the shadows are creamy and buttery to feel. Some are a little more softer than other however, the overall feel of the palette is really buttery and creamy. I swatched these on my hands and began blending them into one another and they blend seamlessly, although there are some shades which are less pigmented than others. In particular, the first shades which are the lightest in colour, don’t have a lot of pay off and are frosty in colour which, I don’t really like in an eyeshadow. I prefer full on matte, sheen-y or full on glittery. However, I can see them being a good base or a very subtle highlight shade in the inner corner and under the brow bone, with some even looking like they’d work well as a cheek highlight.The image below shows the pan before I had touched the eyeshadows and after and you can see that there are no ‘artificial’ films of textures on the top and it also shows you how creamy these are to touch. I haven’t yet tried these on my eyes, but because I never go without using eyeshadow primer, I always get relatively good pay off of eyeshadows. For the shades in this palette which don’t have amazing pay off, I’m sure that a spritz of makeup spray to wet the shadow would intensify it. For the price of this palette, I’m very impressed with the quality of the shadows when I was swatching and mixing them on my hand. You can make some terrific colour combinations with these shades. There are a variety or earthy colours here and I like the combination that some of the most unlikely shades create such as mixing 10 and 11 slightly to create a duo chrome (which you can kind of see my beginning to create in the image above).This palette also comes in another version with more nude brown shades in too which is quite reminiscent of the Naked 1 and 2 palette by Urban Decay so I think there may be some eyeshadow dupes posts coming soon to show you them in more detail. In conclusion though, I really like this palette and for the price of it, I think it’s done very well. Sleek palettes are still cheaper coming in at £7.99 for the same amount of shadows however, the quality of them is slightly better. For Maybelline’s first proper launch of an eyeshadow palette, this isn’t a bad one to go and grab and I’m very impressed with the formula that has been created and the shades are just right up my alley. Definitely a must- swatch, if you ever spot these in your local drugstore.

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