Review: The Balm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

I have a rule when it comes to reviewing new beauty/skincare products that I loosely adhere to – test it out for 2 weeks, use it for (at least) a month and then, review it.

I like to give products a chance to work their magic and wait for any unintended skin reactions (both positive and negative).

I got the Nude ‘tude palette from The Balm this past summer and am finally ready to give it my honest opinion. Here we go!

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Nude ‘tude swatches of eyeshadow

What it promises (from The Balm website):

~ satiny smooth colors

~ can be applied naturally or beautifully layered

~ wide range of colors

~ light highlighters and bold shades work to add definition and emphasis to your lids

What it delivers:

This is a great starter palette for an eye makeup newbie like myself.

The colors are easy to work with and work well together –  it’s simple to choose a lid shade, a crease shade and a highlighter shade. The eyeshadows are a dream to apply and the formula stays all day especially when used with an eye primer like this one from Urban Decay.

The only downside is that there are only 4 matte shades in the palette – the rest are shimmery. If you’re not a big fan of shimmer on your eyes, I would avoid this palette. Personally, I like shimmer on my eyes as I tend to keep it matte everywhere else on my face.

Price point:

I purchased this at wishlist boutique in Kits and it cost CAD$40 (tax included).

As compared to the Naked palettes, this eyeshadow palette is great bang for your buck. You get 12 wonderful eyeshadows and a variety of looks to create.

Overall rating: A       (trying out a new grading system)

Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this product especially if you are an eyeshadow newbie. Or if you just hoard nude eyeshadow palettes. No judgment here.

Examples of Nude ‘tude eyeshadows in action

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lid shade: Stubborn crease shade: Sexy highlight shade: Standoffish

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highlight shade: Snobby. crease shade: Sultry, lid shade: Selfish

What are your favorite nude eyeshadow palettes? Tell me in the comments!

Stay true xo

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