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Friday, 12 February 2016

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette | Review and Swatches

Eyeshadow palettes have recently become somewhat of an obsession lately and one of the recent additions to my eyeshadow collection is the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette. I first spotted it on Maybellines Instagram when it was released in the US and I knew I had to have it. As always, it was released in the US first but since then I have been eagerly awaiting it's arrival in the UK. As of a few months ago it finally touched down in my local Boots and I couldn't contain my excitement so I purchased it ASAP.
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette
Who could resist that beautiful rose gold packaging? I for one could not pass up on that. The palette is of course not the most practical, being plastic, but there's no damage to the palette itself or the eyeshadows. Perhaps not the most travel friendly palette either but it's certainly budget-friendly, costing only £9.99 from Boots. Within the palette, aside from the eyeshadows is also a duo eyeshadow 'brush' with a sponge applicator on one side(urgh), and the other being a base eyeshadow brush. Again, that's just pretty useless and shall be going in the bin. 

In the Blushed Nudes Palette is a total of 12 neutral eyeshadow shades, ranging from a pretty pink matte to a glittery peach and bronze shimmer. I can only liken some of the shades to those from the Naked 3 Palette. My particular favourites are on the bottom row, first from the left, and second from the right. The first is a beautiful antiqued gold and the other is a cranberry/plum shade. They are both equally incredible as an all over colour. I guess you could say that the bottom row is the best of them all. Each eyeshadow is buttery soft and pigmented, although there are shades that need building up a bit more, particularly the mattes.

As always with eyeshadows I tend to wear an eyeshadow primer underneath to prolong wear and I cannot express enough how much it is needed, especially underneath these eyeshadows. Without a primer they wouldn't last past the 2 hour mark, if that, until they start fading and creasing, especially the shimmer shades.
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette SwatchesTop Row
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette SwatchesBottom Row

If you're saving the pennies then I think the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette is a wonderful dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Although it's not as pigmented as the latter it is definitely one for those that are just starting out with eye makeup. 

You can purchase the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette from Boots here. At the moment there is £2 off selected Maybelline products which means this beaut is just £7.99 instead of £9.99. 

Have you tried the Maybelline Blushed Nudes Palette?

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