theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches and Photos


After Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palettes, I stumbled upon yet another great product, theBalm Nude’tude Eyeshadow Palette.

theBalm Nude 'tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review
theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette

The Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette comes in theBalm’s signature cardboard packaging with a large mirror, twelve eyeshadows and a dual-ended eyeshadow/liner brush on the inside. There are two variations that contain the same eyeshadows – “Feeling Naughty” has nude women with body parts covered by the shadows and “Feeling Nice” (the one featured in this post) does not.

The shadows come in a variety of textures and colors that go very well with one another. All the shades also have names beginning with “S” and are not available individually.

* Sassy is a frosty white that is similar to MAC Forgery.
* Stubborn is a frosty light pink/peach.
* Selfish is a frosty grayish taupe.
* Sophisticated is a dark brown with bronze shimmer and similar to Darkhorse from the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
* Sexy is matte burgundy.
* Serious is a black with matte finish.
* Snobby is a shimmery yellow.
* Stand-offish is a frosty/metallic light brown.
* Sultry is a satiny warm medium brown similar to Buck from Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.
* Schitzo is a golden bronze.
* Silly is a reddish brown with flecks of copper sparkles.
* Sleek is a dark brown with matte finish.

This was my first time trying theBalm eyeshadows and I was really blown away by the quality. The shadows all applied with a smooth, buttery texture and superb pigmentation except for Snobby and Silly, which were slightly dry and powdery and require a bit of layering. I was also most impressed with the mattes. They were neither too stiff or chalky (a common problem with matte eyeshadows) and handsdown the best I have seen in a while.

Onto the swatches!

theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadows

theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette swatches
theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy and Serious swatches
Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy and Serious
theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry, Schitzo, Silly and Sleek swatches
Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry, Schitzo, Silly and Sleek

Overall Rating:

theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette is available as part of the Four-Piece Ultimate Nude Color Collection at or you can get it on its own at for $36.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


    • Hi Charmaine,

      I *think* I prefer the Nude’tude palette mostly because it comes in a wider range of colors and you get more matte shadows.

      But price-wise, you get more bang for your buck with the UD (you actually pay more per shadow with the Nude’tude).

  1. Hands down the best out of the Nekkid, Naked, Nude me too palettes this past year. I love the mix of light to dark and matte to shimmer. Definitely one I’d like to pick up

  2. I just came across your website and I love it!! Very helpful. I was wondering for this palette where did you get it. I checked out the Sephora website and it’s not there. I love the different colours they have compared to both Naked palettes.

  3. This looks like a great product! I think I might buy it…I have UD Naked and I love it! Your photos are very sharp and clear. what kind of camera do you have? Thanks !

    • For this set of pictures, I used Canon Power Shot SX130 IS but I have upgraded to Canon EOS Rebel T3i recently and it’s much better :)

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