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