Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Product Review -- Maybelline The Blushed Nudes and The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes


When Maybelline introduced their first 12-pan shadow palette, The Nudes, a couple of years back, I immediately picked it up.

I was very excited by the prospect of a drugstore brand making a real, honest to goodness palette, so I was eager to try it.

I liked The Nudes, but I was overly impressed by the shadows so when Maybelline released The Blushed Nudes Palette about a year ago, I didn't pick it up even though the colors really appealed to me.

When I saw new The Rock Nudes Palette at Ulta recently, I decided that maybe it was time to try to the Maybelline palettes again -- and since they were BOGO-half off, I picked up The Blush Nudes too.

Like The Nudes Palette, they come in simple plastic packaging. The back of the palette arranges the shadows in duo, trios, and quads, and provides some look ideas with each so you have some help if you can't come up with any looks yourself.

Maybelline The Rock Nudes

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes
Both contain 12 shades in a mixture of matte, shimmery, and glittery shades. The Blushed Nudes are mainly pink, rose, and purple-y shades that provide a soft, romantic look. The Rock Nudes offer deep, smoky shades for a sultrier look.

Maybelline The Rock Nudes

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes

As with The Nudes, the shadow formula in these palettes is kind of mediocre. The shimmery shades are perfectly nice, but the matte shades can lack pigmentation and kind of dry, which makes applying and blending them a little more work.

Using these palettes with colored bases seems to help a lot -- a base makes the colors more vibrant and allows them to blend more easily.

Maybelline The Rock Nudes swatches

Maybelline The Rock Nudes swatches

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes swatches

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes swatches
Again, I think these could be a nice option for a new makeup user, but if you have a large collection, you probably already have better palettes with similar shades.

And if you're on a budget, I would say go for the CoverGirl Tru Naked Palettes over these. They're the same price, and I think those shadows are easier to work with.

You can find these palettes anywhere you can purchase Maybelline products. They retail for approximately $11.99.

Have you tried the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes and/or The Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palettes? Are you a fan?

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I´m a bit shocked right now, the blushed palette just came out here. We are so far behind. It´s really sad - not that I would be tempted by these palettes (the pigmentation is quite a let-down). But still.

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