Thursday, December 22, 2011

theBalm Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette

A little while ago, was having a sale on theBalm products.  Surprisingly, they were offering a special price for the new theBalm Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette  (which is one of their newer paletts) for $18 (originally priced at $36).  And of course I have no self control and thought I needed yet another neutral palette, I decided to take advantage of the sale because the price was just irresistible.

This palette consists of 12 amazing shadows that make wearing nudes fun and easy.  theBalm shadows have a great reputation and these shadows are no exception.  They are satiny smooth and blend like a dream.

Right to Left: 

Sassy (white frost)
Stubborn (pale shimmering nude pink)
Selfish (metallic true taupe)
Sophisticated (shimmering bronze taupe)
Sexy (rich matte mahogany)
Serious (true matte black)

Right to Left:

Snobby (light gold)
Stand-Offish (metallic champagne)
Sultry (matte neutral brown)
Schitzo (soft shimmering bronze)
Silly (rich brown with gold shimmer)
Sleek (deep matte brown)

Just like Urban Decay's Naked and Naked 2 palettes, theBalm's palette comes with a wide range of neutrals, from beautiful highlights to bold shades.  You can go from classic to dramatic in an instant.

The palette also comes with a convenient double ended brush that works well for both shadow and liner.

I absolutely love the shades in this palette and find that the shadows are of impeccable quality as always (bravo theBalm, you've don it again).  Although Serious and Sleek do appear much more dark in the pan than when swatched, the colors are buildable enough for me to work and play around with.  I love the combination of the matters and satin finishes, and that they did not go over board with the shimmers.

What I don't like about the palette, however, is that the packaging get dirty so easily for the shadows.  The shadows just stick to the rims and sides and it's much more annoying to clean than my other palettes.  However, it's something that I can get over and it doesn't effect the quality of the shadows (which is what's most important).



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