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The Balm Cosmetics | (Naughty) NUDE’tude Palette

The Balm Cosmetics Naughty NUDE'tude Palette

The Balm Cosmetics Naughty NUDE'tude Palette

(Naughty) NUDE’tude Palette | £30

This post is hella overdue, so i’m sorry for that! Back in January, ahem that’s over four months ago now, whilst I was 30,000 feet above the ground, I was delighted to discover that you can pay with your card all the way up there, who knew?! So of course, I hit the beauty section to check out all the special offers and to cut a long story of folding corners on the in-flight magazine short, I spent too much money. 
One of the lovely things I picked up was this gorgeous eye shadow palette from The Balm Cosmetics (also available in the “nice” packaging but that’s just boring isn’t it!). I’d seen a couple of mixed reviews on this palette so of course, the curious little kitty in me decided I had to try it out!

As always, i’m sorry about the quality of my photography, it’s still high up on my “things I need to master” list, i’ll find time for that one day too.
As i’m sure you can tell, the palette is made up of 12, really lovely, nude shades ranging from pale, shimmery highlight shades like Sassy and Stubborn to deep, bold shades like Sexy and Serious. 
Sassy, Snobby, Stubborn, Stand-offish, Selfish, Sophisticated, Seductive and Silky all have a super high amount of shimmer to them whereas shades Sultry, Sexy, Serious and Sleek are matte shades although I can see glints of glitter but i’m almost 100% sure that’s just come from the palette floating around my make up suitcase bag.

My favourite shades from this palette are Sassy, a really pigmented white shade, Stubborn, a peachy pink (both of which work really well together for a soft, day time look), Sexy, which in no way looks anything like it does it my swatch, sorry about that! It’s a beautiful, deep burgundy shade and I also really love Silly, a lustful deep brown with red and brown glitters(again these two colours work great together but for a deeper/evening look)

As for application, I really don’t like the doubled ended blending and liner brush that comes with the palette, so I tend to use my Zoeva brushes or the brush that comes with the original Naked palette, which loads of other bloggers seem to hate but I love it!

You all know i’m a lover of my Naked palette(thanks Kathy!) and more of you reading have probably tried that. Although this is also a neutral palette the shade ranges are quite different. They have a similar consistency but I feel as though the colours in the Nude’tude palette are of a slightly creamier consistency but none the less, they don’t crease at all throughout the day. I don’t tend to use eye primer either, I normally just use a dab of concealer, seems to do the job!

All of the colours are fairly pigmented but some of the lighter shades do need to be layer on if you want an exact shade match to how it looks in the pan.

As for the packaging, it’s drop dead gorgeous! It also has a humongous mirror so it’s perfect for on the go. It’s super slim too so doesn’t really take up much space at all!

I think this palette is a great buy for someone looking to start playing around with eye shadow, you can create a really wide range of looks ranging from soft, glowy day time looks to super deep, smokey evening looks! I’ve had loads of fun creating looks with it so far and I know i’ll continue to do so!

Have you tried this palette before? What did you think? Let me know below!  

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  1. Gorgeous colours! It looks like a great palette! 🙂

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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