THE BALM Nude’tude eyeshadow palette

Posted on January 9, 2016

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I received this eyeshadow palette as a gift. I really like its variety of matte and frost shades, in neutral (nude) tones. It’s the first item I have from The Balm Cosmetics.

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Interestingly, this palette comes in a ‘naughty’ version (which mine is) or a ‘nice’ version, depending on whether the palette includes the pictures of nude girls peeking from behind the shadow tray rectangles. (This cosmetics line also makes a Nude Dude palette – that also has a very pretty set of colors.)

The palette is fairly thin, has a magnetic closure, mirror in the lid, and includes a very small dome-ended applicator brush.

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The colors are:

top row – Sassy (frosty white), Stubborn (medium pink frost), Selfish (sparkling taupe), Sophisticated (deep red/brown with pink sparkles), Sexy (matte burgandy), Serious (matte jet black)

lower row – Snobby (frosty light gold), Stand-offish (glittering light pink), Sultry (matte medium brown/bronze), Seductive (frost medium brown), Silly (glittery deep wine brown) and Sleek (matte dark brown).

I find that this palette has a more distinct range of light and dark colors than the Naked palettes (and is less expensive), and have enjoyed creating looks with the shades. The only drawback being some eyeshadow fall-out – so I always wear these with a lid primer.

The darker colors (Sexy, Serious or Sleek) can be applied with a damp, small fine-tipped brush as eyeliner. I’ve had good results with using Sexy or Sultry as lid crease colors, Silly on the outer corner of the lid and stamped in the lash line, Seductive or Standoffish on the lid and Standoffish or Sassy to highlight the tear duct area. All of these shades (even the dark ones) can be easily blended-out to create softer daytime looks.

xo,

Jen

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