Maybelline “The Nudes” Palette Review/Swatches and Give Away!

Maybelline The Nudes Palette

 

Ohhh Wee!!! My nudes have been leaked!! I heard rumors that Maybelline was launching a large size palette but when it comes to brands like this you can never be too sure . I spotted this palette while shopping the beauty aisles at my local Bed Bath and Beyond.  Maybelline The Nudes Palette comes in a sleek black case with a window that showcases a mixture of 12 matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The palette retails for $9.99, I feel this is a great deal seeing as two quads can run almost over that much. On the back of the palette there are also diagrams that show how you can create 13 looks using quards, trios, or just duos of eyeshadows.

After swatching all the colors I can honestly say that I was a bit surprised. I honestly was expecting some to be chalky but they go on velvety smooth and most have great pigmentation. The only color I had a problem with was number 12 (which you’ll see below). For that color the pigmentation could have been a lot better but I still made it work with an eyeshadow look that I did. When used with an eyeshadow primer or a Milani Cosmetics Shadow Eyez Pencil the shadows went on effortlessly and I was able to create this look using all the colors from Quadrant #3.

Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Look

Like most drug store shadows this palette unfortunately doesn’t have names to go with the colors so I’ve blocked them off into quadrants to make swatching a bit easier.

 

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Is this product a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette?

Honestly, I will say no. While, there are some colors that are slightly similar they aren’t close enough to really be called a dupe. To show how some of the colors from the Maybelline The Nudes Palette compare to the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette I’ve swatched them below.

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Overall this is a great palette! It’s perfect for novice makeup users and everyone in between and above. At a price point of $9.99 you really can’t beat it. Maybelline did an awesome job and I can’t wait to see if they come out with something like a “Brights” palette. That would be totally awesome. Since I love this palette so much I’m actually giving one winner the chance to have one of their own. YEP! I’m giving away a Maybelline The Nudes Palette. Entry is simple via the rafflecopter below and ends June 17th. Make sure you take a look at all the rules and such and give the lil ol raffle copter time to load!

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My name is Melody Robinson Wright, and I am a wearer of many hats. When I’m not taking care of the home as a loving wife and mom to two spoiled dogs, I’m in the lab tackling one life’s biggest diseases, Malaria. I am also the Beauty Editor of Cosmetically-Challenged.com, where beauty rules are so faux pas! I am a admitted beauty junkie who has refused rehab. I love all things beauty wether it’s high end or found in your local drug store.

There are 92 comments for this article
  1. Pink Sith at 9:08 am

    What a great palette! I might even pick it up and I own all 3 of the UD Naked Palettes. I have issues…obviously!

  2. Diana Devlin at 1:24 pm

    Based on how the colors look on you (both on your eyes and swatched), I love it! Hope it looks as good on me!

  3. erikatheicyone at 2:57 pm

    I am not a big Maybelline fan but I do like a few of their products. I may like this one. I can’t wait to get my hands on it and see. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. :)

  4. Justina at 10:45 pm

    This was such an informative post! I personally don’t see a need for it since I own all the Naked palettes, Great price though!

  5. Jeanette at 10:37 am

    I love it! Great pigmentation and a lot of shadows. Great to see drugstore brands bring their game up! Can’t wait to get one.

  6. Michele H at 9:27 pm

    I love and want this! The colors seem almost perfect for me, and I think it was genius the way they laid out the colors in duos, trios, and quads!

  7. Abigail Buonaiuto at 3:39 pm

    I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this!! Somewhere I did hear mention of a Brights and a Smoky palette, so hopefully those do follow shortly :)

  8. Gail Amundson at 10:27 pm

    I’m a one shadow on the eyelid kinda gal, so some of the darker colors might not work for me. But the lighter ones look great! And you can’t beat the price!

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