Ok, so today I wanted to share my thoughts on a very sought after product from the drugstore - the Maybelline The Nudes palette. First off, don't worry if you haven't found this product yet, it is going to be permanent so just keep looking and don't fret. Secondly, I think you only need this product if you're just starting out in your make up collection. I'll go in depth in this review but now you know how I feel. If you want to know more about the product hitting the shelves, then keep reading
From the Website
Maybelinne's first 12 shade collection to create infinite looks featuring bold, beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes. Put together in such a way that the eyeshadows combinations can be broken down into duos, trios, & quads.
taken from the Maybelline website here.
First Impression & Application
The palette comes in a hard, black plastic case with a really nice font design. The packaging is really sturdy making this palette good for travel. With a price of $11.99 it's an affordable palette option from the drugstore. You can sort of tell from looking at it where the duo, trio, & quad layouts are. This gives the beginner make up lover an idea of where to place shades & to create different looks. None of the shades are too powdery - they all kick up very little powder and they aren't chalky or patchyn - and the color pay off is pretty impressive. They blend well over the eye & work together nicely. You also can create your own look from the shades and aren't limited to the styles they suggest.
The wear time on these is pretty decent just like any good quality drugstore eyeshadow. I would compare the quality to the Maybelinne quads and say they have about the same lasting power. In fact I'm pretty sure they are the same formula as the feel the same & wear the same. I know that sometimes across different products in the same brand quality changes but these are pretty much comparable to the smaller quads. Personally I have been using a MaryKay Cream Shadow as a base for my eye looks recently and those don't budge...so these last pretty long throughout the day on a good primer.
Since the colors in the palette are quite similar, sometimes the individual colors get lost when blending. Some colors end up looking the same but if you're into it you can also get a very subtle look.
Overall Impressions & Recommendations
Like I said at the beginning of the post - if you have a huge make up collection, or even a modest one, you probably don't need this. It's pretty average quality for the drugstore & you probably have something a long these lines in your collection. Some of the colors are similar - I hope you can see that in the photos above - so you're not getting a huge variety in eye looks here. However, if you are just starting off getting into make up (maybe you're a teenager or younger professional that doesn't do too much with make up) I would highly suggest this to you. The color aren't intimidating & you have a guide to show you were to place the shadows. Because they are natural you're not going to go crazy overboard all over you eyelid. I would only recommend this to someone who is a do-or-die Maybelline fan or someone who is just starting out in their own make up adventure. Even if you don't wear a lot of make up but maybe want one, super affordable palette to branch out with this is for you.
I hope this was helpful and that my recommendation made sense to you. Overall I was pleased with this palette but it wasn't something so spectacular that I really needed to have it.