Hey guys today I’m going to be reviewing The Balm Cosmetics Nude Dude eye shadow palette. This is the second version of Nude eyeshadow palettes that The Balm Cosmetics has released, the first one is the Nude’tude palette. I want to order it but a girls gotta budget, ya know? Anyway, The Balm Cosmetics is a Paraben and cruelty free cosmetics line that was founded by Marissa Shipmen who started making her own makeup in her kitchen. I think that’s amazing because I would like to create my own makeup one day. That’s the back story, now let’s get on with the review!
The Nude Dude palette comes in a lightweight but sturdy cardboard case with a magnetic closure. Inside is a large mirror, a mini dual headed eyeshadow brush, and 12 tempting colors. The packaging is very flirty and fun; because it’s the Nude Dude palette, there are 6 handsomely drawn men ready to be tickled with your eyeshadow brushes. These eyeshadows are talc-free and are triple milled so you are going to get blendable and soft shadows. The palette is a mix of matte and shimmer shades. There aren’t any glittery shades so its great for achieving that nude look. The colors range from light beige to deep purples and browns. This palette is a perfect balance of warm and cool tones, so it’s perfect for any skin tone.
The pigmentation on these shadow are very good but it still advise you use it with an eye primer/corrector to get the full effect of each color. Also, these shadows can be applied dry or wet. When applied with a wet brush or fingertip the pigmentation doubles! It’s super amazing. So you could use the darker shades as eyeliners. Even the light colors are very pretty used to line the underline or the inner corners of the eye.
Here are the color profile:
Fearless– matte silvery beige color that would be good for highlighting
Fabulous– very fine shimmery pale yellow. I think it’s gorgeous colour.
Flawless– matte taupe.
Faithful– light warm shimmery gold.
Firm– shimmery light cocoa brown
Fit– shimmery copper
Flirty– mauve with gold shimmer
Feisty– dusty rose with very fine silver shimmer
Friendly– very deep brownish purple
Funny– shimmery reddish brown
Fierce– black with gold shimmer, it’s a little greenish in the pan, but when I swatch it looks black.
Fine– shimmery dark brown
I just noticed that all the names start with the letter F. My final thoughts on this eye shadow palette is that it’s great! I love all the colors and I like how it’s a mix of many different shades rather than just browns or just pink and purples, or just gray and black. The color payoff is great and the texture and application is very smooth and easy. This palette costs $36.00USD, I paid 45,000KRW on Memebox. My next purchase will be the first edition of the Nude eyeshadow palette so look out for that in the future.