NUDE'tude Palette by The Balm | Review - Beauty With Lily

NUDE'tude Palette by The Balm | Review

Friday, August 09, 2013

Hey everyone!
There are so many "nude" palettes out there, it's insane. After the infamous Urban Decay Naked palette made its debut, there have been many more companies come out with their version of it.
Being the makeup lover I am, I had to jump on the bandwagon and purchase one to see what all the hype was about!
If you guys are all familiar with the Urban Decay brand, you know it's quite pricey, the Naked palette retails for $50, great palette and great quality, but a bit steep on price.
So, today I will be reviewing a great alternative for the UD Naked palette, it's not technically a "dupe" but it's priced a bit better; The Balm's NUDE'tude palette, which retails for $36.
It also contains an array of nude eyeshadows, both shimmery and matte colors. Let's jump into pictures and the review, enjoy!!
NUDE'tude Palette
 Price: $36.00
Size: 12 Eyeshadows
Sassy-shimmery white
Snobby-pearly golden yellow
Stubborn-pearly pink
Stand-offish-frosty peachy/pink
Selfish-shimmery taupe
Sultry-matte brown
Sophisticated-shimmery dark greyish, taupe
Seductive-shimmery golden bronze
Sexy-matte plum/burgundy
Silly-shimmery deep plum
Serious-matte black
Sleek-matte dark brown
*how cute are the names?*
Overall Application | These shadows are super silky and smooth, they glide very well over the eye lid and they blend very well---good sign of a great eyeshadow!
Overall Color | The color payoff of these shades is amazing! They are very rich and concentrated. Paired with a good base, they pop even more.
Overall Formula | Like I said before, they are blendable...that is a good sign of great formulation. They are also very opaque and true to color.
Overall Packaging | I LOVE all of The Balm's packaging, they have so many cute things---I'm drawn to cute packaging--but this is a travel friendly palette. It has a big mirror, and it includes a mini double ended brush.
Overall Scent | Not applicable--I don't think I've come across scented eyeshadows? Have you?
Overall Wear | Alone, they wear great, but paired with a base or eyelid primer, they wear even better. I have oily skin--even my eyelids get oily--and with a primer I don't have a problem with creasing, wearing off, or becoming patchy.

this was the best picture I could get, sorry...the lighting doesn't do it justice
Final Thoughts
Overall I am very happy with my palette, it definitely compares to other "nude" eyeshadow palettes. And it's a bit more inexpensive! Who doesn't like that?
I find myself reaching for this palette a handful of times, it comes with a great, universal matte brown and a few other matte shades that are great for everyday looks. However, you can also vamp up your look with this palette for a great smoky, night time eye look!
There is not a bad shade in the bunch, I really like and enjoy them all.
I hope you guys liked this review and found it helpful! :)
Thanks for stopping by, until next time, stay gorgeous!
xoxo, Lily
Daily Tidbits...
-I have my favorite Pandora station playing right now!
-I've been pinning like crazy on Pinterest, yet I have no idea what to cook sometimes!
-Today's one of those "cleaning mood" days---I know, crazy!
-David asked me out on a date, I love date-nights, and I love how he still asks me out on dates! :)  

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Disclaimer: I purchased everything myself, all thoughts and opinions are MY own honest reviews. All pictures are taken by me.

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  1. I have this palette too and I love it! I haven't gotten too daring with the darker shades yet, but the combination potentials are endless.

  2. Awesome review! I love how thorough you are, and you write in a very conversational way, which is nice! :) Nude Tude is my current favorite palette, I much prefer it to my Naked. The shadows in Naked seem to have quite a bit of fallout! I love all of the colors in the Nude Tude, with the exception of snobby - I can't quite figure out how to best use that one. Do you have any suggestions?


    1. Thank you so much Vanessa! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :) I love this palette, and I have to agree with you, I have the Naked Basics palette and it does have some fall out.

      I've worn snobby with a golden, bronze-y look. I used my Bad To The Bronze cream shadow from Maybelline, and patted snobby on the inner half of my lid, used sultry as a crease color and seductive as the outer half lid color. It was a pretty simple look. Other than that, I haven't played with it much. I'm actually going to be doing a post sometime next week I hope, on color combos with the Nude'tude palette. :)

  3. I love your blog! Found it on beauty broadcast. Id love to see looks you create with the products you review. It would amp up the content a bit extra!

    1. Thank you, I appreciate your feedback and will keep it in mind. :)