Maybelline The Nudes Palettes

These two palettes have caught my eye since I started to be more interested on drugstore makeup and finally I decided to try them and see if they could be dupes for the Urban Decay Naked palettes.

Here you have the pictures and swatches and at the end I will give you my thoughts:

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Well, first of all, the packaging. I like that you have the clear window that allows you to see all the colors without opening the box, but the downside is that they don’t come with a mirror. The brushes are pretty useless, to get a nice result, a brush will be much more convenient.

Both palettes present a combination of mattes and shimmers, in the back you can see that the colors have been organized in quads to allow creating different looks, from the everyday nude, to the night time smoky eye.

The texture isn’t the same in both palettes. The Blushes Nudes palette has much more fall out and the formula is quite powdery, this can be tricky with the darkest colors, to me it will be preferable to make the eyes before applying the foundation if you don’t want to make a lot of clean up! It is also important to use an eyeshadow base, because otherwise they will crease or disappear during the day.

About the price, in France they retail between 15 and 17 euros depending on the supermarket.

Globally I prefer the Nudes basic palette, just because all the pinks in the Blushed palette are not really my cup of tea. But I must admit that the second row is very pretty and I can see myself using these colors a lot!

My conclusion is that these palettes are no dupes for the Urban Decay Naked palettes, but they are a good option for the everyday makeup.The clearest colors are powdery and hard to work with, but the medium tones and the darker ones are very pretty and work fine.

Well, hope you find this useful and please let me know if you have tried any of these palettes and what do you think of them!

See you soon!

 

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