Monday, August 6, 2012

Review on: TheBalm's Nude 'Tude palette

What's that? A review??

I know it's been so long since I've done one of these and for that, I am sorry!
After talking to neonchipmunkmakeup last night, she motivated me to do this :)
So let's get started, shall we?

"These amazing palettes consists of 12 beautiful shadows that make wearind nudes fun! These satiny smooth colors can be applied naturally "i.e. let me slip into something more comfortable" or beautifully layered. The wide range of naked neutrals gives you light highlighters as well as brazen bold shades that workd to add definiton and emphasis. Nude 'Tude allows you to dramatically dress up your eyes (if nothing else!)"

Lets talk about how this baby is packaged. It's a long, sleek, rectangular palette. I wanna say its a thick cardboard material that the shadows are held in. I'm not sure how else to put it! It has a small mirror on the upper half, like most palettes do. When you open it, it also comes with a small double ended brush! The bristles are fairly soft, but are a bit dense? They are...softly dense... The angled brush is very nice for a smoked out wing though. Or for just setting shadow over liner. The shadow end of the brush is too dense to really blend out colors. Maybe you can pack some color on at a bit of an angle? If you can find use out of it, then great! I've yet to use that end of the brush though. Oooh, maybe for adding color along your bottom lash line or for highlighting? Hmm!
Anywho~ each color is in a nice little square pan placed fairly close together and going from light to dark.

The shadows are all listed on the back of the palette, which is always a nice touch! The ingredients are listed as well, along with some company information and warnings.

Okay, these shadows are amazing. I'm not sure if I've stated this before, but this is my favorite palette. Almost all of the shadows are silky smooth and easy to blend. Of course the matte shadows are going to be a bit more difficult to blend, but all in all, these shadows are amazing. 

All the swatches below are without a primer/base! Leave a comment below if you'd like to see some swatches with a primer or base! :D

From L to R: sultry, selfish, stand-offish, stubborn, snobby, and sassy

Sassy is a beautiful shimmery white color perfect for highlighting. A little bit goes a long way with this one so you just barely need to tap your brush onto it.
Snobby is the cutest lemonade yellow that almost has a pink hue to it in some lighting. It would make a beautiful color to place all over or even in the corners of your eyes.
Stubborn is a soft satin pink that would also be beautiful as an all over color.
Stand-offish is so so beautiful. It's a shimmery beige color and I personally think It's the prettiest shade in this palette. It's a perfect color for blending out harsh lines and also is great for the lid.
Selfish is satin taupe color that is also very very beautiful. This would fit perfectly as a crease color alone.
Sultry is a lovely matte mocha color which I also think would be great on its own in the crease.

From L to R: sleek, serious, silly, sexy, schitzo, and sophisticated

Sleek is a dark chocolatey matte brown. This would be nice for a more neutral smokey look.
Serious is the stable matte black to seems to appear in a lot of makeup palettes :p Its a lovely black though!
Silly is a very unique color! It's a wonderful brown with bronze glitter throughout it! It totally reminds me of steampunk and would be beautiful as a lid color!
Sexy is a deep maroon color that really holds up to its name. It's another matte shade that would look amazing in your crease.
Schitzo is a more muted copper color. It's still extremely pigmented, as you can see. This color would be amazing anywhere on your eye!
Sophisticated is a tree bark brown with gold flecks throughout it. This would also be beautiful as a crease color!

Time to cap this review off :)
theBalm's Nude 'Tude palette is beautiful and extremely versatile! It's my go to palette, which is surprising even to me because i'm very drawn to loud colors! I think this palette is worth what you pay for and is an amazing staple for any makeup lover :)

I did purchase this for a discounted price of hautelook a while back, but it retails off theBalm's site for $36.00

I hope you all enjoyed this post and are having a wonderful day! (or night!)



  1. Awesome review!

    How do these compare with the Naked pallet?


    1. As crazy as this may sound, i actually do not own the naked palette! I have swatched colors from it at ulta and i can say that Nude 'Tude's shadows are a bit smoother and easier to blend out! :)