The Balm Nude ‘tude Eyeshadow Palette

My thought on The Balm’s nude ‘tude palette!
the balm nude tude palette
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.
nude tude the balm
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.

January 2014 Makeup Favourites

It’s a few days late (6 to be exact) but better late than never as they say!
I’ve been using these pretty much every day through January so they definitely step up to the mark!
becca rejuvenating primer
Becca Rejuvenating Primer is one of the best primers I’ve used. It just feels like a hydrating moisturizer, and my foundation literally glides on. You can pick it up here
estee lauder double wear
I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation for a few weeks now, and can I just say? I totally get the hype! Truly full coverage, bulletproof yet natural looking. Full review is in motion! I strongly recommend getting colour matched but if you know you shade, it’s available here
Gemma's Wedding 102
Another Becca product (and there’s another to come!) this time it’s the fine loose powder, it’s natural looking and feels like real silky skin. On the Becca website they say… “The initial, slightly matte finish will only last half an hour, by then the natural oils in the skin begin to surface and the powder will have a perfectly undetectable finish” I completely agree with this statement! You can get some shades for a absolute bargain £5.99 (rrp £30!!) here but I’d be quick, they’ve been selling out on shades super fast.
elf studio blusher
I rediscovered an old fave this month, you can see how much I love it by the amount of pan showing! ELF’s Studio blush in Tickled pink, it’s such a pretty shade for my skin tone (light) and has fantastic pigment. Available here they always have offers on so keep an eye out for those!
bobbi brown shimmer brick
I’ve recently done a review this one, Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick which you can read here if you like. I’ve been using this as a highlight on my cheekbones. It’s lovely!
miss manga
L’oreal’s Miss Manga mascara is a favourite that has surprised me! I thought I was loving Benefit’s Bad Gal but when it came to choosing my favourites I realised I’ve been picking up Miss Manga every morning for the last two weeks! I want my favourites to be reflective of what I’ve actually used so well done L’oreal, you surprised me! Available here
becca line and define
Here’s the last Becca product! It’s the Line and Define eye pencil in Santorini which is a gorgeous royal blue one end and a flesh tone the other. The navy is much softer on the eyes than black. You can get it here for a bargain £3.99, I love this website!
the balm nude tude palette
Last but by no means least.. The Balm’s Nude ‘tude palette. I’m planning a full review and swatches so keep your eye out 🙂 I’ve used this pretty much everyday this month, so soft and so pigmented, it’s a definite winner! Available here
What have been your favourites for January?
Thanks for reading guys!
Lucy.x
*I brought all these products with my own money.

My Wish List

I thought I’d write a wish list of all the things I’m lusting after this month! It’s definitely helped my winter blues!
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Too Faced’s new spring collection launches on Debenhams this month! No date yet but I’m itching to get my hands on this!
naked basics
I’ve been lusting after the basics palette for a while as I love a good range of neutrals to use for lots of different eye looks.
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My absolute favourite blush has hit pan now (ELF’s studio line Tickled Pink) so I’m going to try out one of The Balm’s blushes as I’ve heard lots of good things about them!
What are you lusting after this month?
I’ve been a little quiet this week, my posts went funny and I’ve had to re-upload my photos! Not fun and extremely time consuming! I’m hoping it was just a blip and it won’t happen again!
Lucy x