The Balm Nude ‘tude Eyeshadow Palette

My thought on The Balm’s nude ‘tude palette!
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I’ve now been using this for a month pretty solidly so I think it’s fair to say I’m in love!
The photo below is with flash.
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The shadows are beautifully pigmented, sooo buttery soft and completely wearable. It has taken me from night to day, it’s a great neutral palette to have in your collection.
The photo below is without flash.
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The shades are as follows
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  • Sassy. A satin white highlight shade. I use this very sparingly on my browbone, you really don’t need much, it’s so highly pigmented.
  • Stubborn. A dusky pink satin shade, lovely in the light.
  • Snobby. A light peach gold satin shade, great to brighten up a bronze eye look.
  • Stand-offish. A very shimmery light pink shade.
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  • Selfish. A really nice shimmery taupe shade
  • Sophisticated. A gorgeous dark bronze shimmering shade. Looks lovely as a dark bronze night look.
  • Sultry. Another of my favourites, a warm matte brown, which I find is great as a transition colour for a dark eye look.
  • Seductive. My top favourite of the bunch! I’ve been using this a lot for a variety of looks. It’s a warm shimmery bronze shade. Fab on blue eyes.
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  • Sexy. This beautiful matte deep red/purple shade is one of my favourites in this palette. It makes a simple smokey eye look so much more interesting and gives such a lovely depth to the look.
  • Serious. A matte black with fairly good pigmentation. I don’t find it as blendable as the others, but I do like it over black kohl liner.
  • Silly. The only glittery shadow, it’s a dark purple-brown shade with purple and gold glitter in. Although it isn’t a shade I would use often, it’s so well done. Despite the glitter it’s still incredibly soft and pigmented.
  • Sleek. A very very dark matte brown. A good alternative to black.
nude tude palette swatches
My favourite combinations are, sassy, snobby and seductive for a nice bronze eye and sophisticated, sexy and sleek for a different smokey eye for the evening.
The palette comes with a double ended shadow/liner brush.
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I adore the packaging! So girly and pretty! The shade names are great fun too! Practicality is important though and it’s a sturdy casing with a magnetic closing with a good sized mirror in the lid.
One thing I would’ve like to have seen in this palette though is a lighter mid tone matte brown as I often find myself reaching for one to blend out my eyeshadow. If they included that this really would be the ultimate palette.
I definitely recommend it for anyone in the market for a great neutral palette. It’s a fabulous addition to my makeup, I love it!
Hugs, Lucy x
*My boyfriend brought this for me with his own money, all opinions are my own.

Urban Decay Mariposa Palette

I love a good makeup palette, I love a Urban Decay palette even more!
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When I saw this one on sale I snapped it up! It’s common knowledge that Urban Decay do beautifully pigmented eyeshadows and I couldn’t wait for it to drop it my letterbox!
It didn’t disappoint 🙂
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I’ve found that the shadows are creamy, with the exception of Skimp, I found it to be a tad on the chalky side, not a problem for me though.
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My favourite to look at is Haight a gorgeous teal’y green’y blue concoction! And so well pigmented!
Practicality wise though I love Wreckage, I adore a good bronzey shade.
For a smoky eye, (my specialty) 😉 Rockstar and Gunmetal give a rock chick worthy plum toned look.
As always Urban Decay give us a worthy palette to add to our collections!
One thing I love about eyeshadows like the ones Urban Decay deliver, are that they push me out of my comfort zones and make me want to wear slightly more colourful looks.
Do you have this palette? What combinations of the shadows do you like?
Thanks for reading guys!
Lucy x
 
Disclaimer. I used my own money to buy this palette and received no money or products in exchange for this review.