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theBalm Nude ‘tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

April 16, 2012

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

Left to right: Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy and Serious swatches

Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy and Serious

Left to right: Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry, Schitzo, Silly and Sleek swatches

Snobby, Stand-offish, Sultry, Schitzo, Silly and Sleek

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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  • Reply Charmaine April 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Hi Phyllis,

    Do you prefer this or the UD Naked palettes?

    • Reply Phyllis April 17, 2012 at 12:44 am

      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).

  • Reply Angela Hall April 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    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

  • Reply Barbara April 18, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    What amazing photos!!!! The best I’ve ever seen of this palette! Thank you so much – I’m SOLD!

    • Reply Phyllis April 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      You’re welcome Barbara 🙂

  • Reply Marcela April 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    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.

    • Reply Phyllis April 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Marcela,

      You can find the palette at and

  • Reply Annie July 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    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 !

    • Reply Phyllis July 8, 2012 at 9:45 am

      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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