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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

A few months ago Maybelline launched their new eyeshadow palette The Rock Nudes which is new to their larger palette series. First there was The Nudes Palette, then The Blushed Nudes and now The Rock Nudes. I have previously tried the Blush Nudes palette and absolutely loved it so I was so excited to give this new palette a whirl. You can find a review and swatches on The Blushed Nudes Palette here if you'd like to know my thoughts on that.
Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette
Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette
The Maybelline Rock Nudes Palette is made from plastic which isn't exactly travel friendly. The very first time I received it the eyeshadow pans were completely shattered but thankfully on the second delivery it was all intact as you can see. Inside there is a dual ended brush with a foam applicator on one end and a fluffy brush on the other. I wouldn't dare use a foam applicator as I find it a little gimicky and the fluffy brush is just not dense enough to pack the eyeshadow on and blend out. It's pretty useless to me.

It contains a selection of 12 wearable nudes and some dark shades which are appropriate to use for an intense smokey eye look. It is not a matte nor a shimmer palette but a mixed bag which is good to see. The shades are not named which is slightly annoying but for a drugstore brand it can't always be expected. On the back of the palette there are instructions on how and where to apply each shade which is very helpful, especially if you're new to eye makeup. They can be separated into quads, duos and even trios to create different eye looks.
Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Swatches
Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Swatches
The formula of each eyeshadow varies, some are chalky and some are soft to the touch and easy to blend. Once applied to the lid the shimmers do appear quite glittery so they do need a little help to show up but that's nothing a quick spritz of MAC Fix+ can't sort. Using Fix+ adds a certain dimension to the eyes and make the colours appear bolder and better. My favourites are the lavender shimmer(third on top row), gold shimmer(fourth on bottom row) and medium matte purple(fourth on top row). I like to use the matte purple in the crease and lavender shimmer all over the lid for a subtle purple eye look. It really makes my green eyes pop. 

Overall I adore the Rock Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. Yes, some of the shades are a disappointment but if you're a beginner in eye makeup and wanting to experiment then this would be absolutely perfect for you. 

The Maybelline Rock Nudes Palette is £9.99 and you can purchase it here from Boots.

Have you tried the Maybelline Rock Nudes Palette? Will you be purchasing?

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