Thursday, 16 February 2012

The Balm Nude'tude Eyeshadow Palette - Review & Swatches

Hi Everyone!
This is the first purchase that I have made from The Balm cosmetics, I saw this fun palette being used during a tutorial by Xsparkage on YouTube and really liked it so I thought I'd give it a try! The Nude'tude eyshadow palette comes with 12 neutral eyeshadows and a small applicator.

The palette itself is made from a thick cardboard and snaps shut similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palette but it is much slimmer than that. There is a handy mirror on the inside of the lid and a compartment to store the applicator. The palette would be great for travel as it is so slim and lightweight. The palette comes in 2 variations, Feeling Naughty, which is the one that I have, and Feeling Nice which doesn't have the pictures of the girls on the packaging. Both variations contain the same eyeshadows.

Sassy: Frosted white
Stubborn: Light-medium peach
Selfish: Frosted taupe
Sophisticated: Dark brown with bronze shimmer
Selfish: Frosted taupe
Serious: Medium-dark matte black
Snobby: Gold shimmered medium-dark yellow
Stand-offish: Light-medium bronze shimmered brown
Sultry: Medium brown
Schitzo: Golden bronze-brown
Silly: Red-brown with copper sparkle
Sleek: Dark matte black-brown


(L to R) Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy, Serious

(L to R) Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry, Schitzo, Silly, Sleek

Overall, I am really impressed with the palette! The shadows are really nicely pigmented which provides great colour pay-off and they all blend out nicely and evenly. I love that you have the choice of 2 dark matte colours ( Serious and Sleek ) which is unusual in many eyeshadow palettes.
Due to the massive success of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes a lot of cosmetic brands are bringing out neutral palettes including NYX and Sigma. So how does this compare and do you need it if you own either of the Naked palettes? Well they are quite similar,  but theBalm palette contains more matte shades and less shimmer so I think it is down to personal preference. The Nude'tude palette is cheaper than the UD Naked Palette (Naked palette 1 costs £35 and 2 costs £36 here in the UK) but the Urban Decay palettes come with a brush and wither a mini lipgloss or primer potion.
I purchased my palette from Cocktail Cosmetics for £26 and you can also purchase it from theBalm for $36.
Check out my review and swatches of the Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 by clicking here.
Maz x


  1. Good read! Liked how you described each colour in detail. Chanced upon your blog and enjoyed your review! Hope you'll check mine out too. =)

  2. Great review, I´m gonna join your blog, feel free to visit my blog :)
    XOXO from Spain

    1. Hi Thanks so much for the comment and following my blog!
      I will definately be visiting you blog, thanks!
      Maz x



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