The theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette has been on my beauty wishlist for quite some time now as I’m an eyeshadow palette obsessive, especially for neutral palettes.. I just cannot resist them, and I knew temptation would get the better of me eventually and sure enough, the Nude ‘Tude Palette was mine.
The theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette £26.50* contains twelve neutral eyeshadows alongside a mini double-ended eyeshadow brush with a mirror in the lid. I was initially worried that the palette might have been quite flimsy as it’s made from cardboard, but it actually feels quite sturdy and comes complete with a card sleeve to keep the palette securely closed.
The theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette is available in two types; Naughty and Nice, and I have the Naughty edition that has six pinup girls; each having two eyeshadow pans to cover up their modesty. The design might not be for everyone, but I personally love how unique it is. When I got my hands on the palette, I couldn’t believe how slim and compact it was.. it’s so thin and lightweight so it’d take up very little room if you were to take it away with you.
Sassy: a frosted white shade with amazing pigmentation and a buttery texture.
Stubborn: looks like a pale pink in the palette, but on the skin it’s a pale peach with a satin finish.
Selfish: a taupe with a satin finish.
Sophisticated: a dark brown with gold shimmer but quite powdery and prone to fall-out.
Sexy: is a dark cranberry matte shadow with amazing pigmentation for a matte shadow.
Serious: a dark black matte.
Snobby: a shimmery yellow gold with disappointing pigmentation and texture.
Stand-Offish: is almost identical to Stubborn in terms of its peachy shade, but Stand-Offish has a shimmery finish and better pigmentation compared to Stubborn.
Sultry: warm medium brown with a matte finish and again great pigmentation – works as a perfect crease/transition shade for any of the shadows in the palette.
Seductive: warm golden bronze with a shimmery, almost metallic finish.. this is my favourite shade in the palette as it’s just gorgeous when worn all over the lid. Seductive is so creamy and soft, with no fall-out whatsoever.
Silly: in the palette looks like a dark chocolate packed with burgundy glitter, although when swatched Silly is more of a burgundy than chocolate, and the glitter is actually copper which I actually prefer. Silly needs a primer underneath to keep the glitter in place, and aid pigmentation, but it’s still a really pretty shade and unique to any other palettes I own.
Sleek: a deep dark chocolate matte.
Some may argue that if you own a neutral palette, you don’t need anymore but I completely disagree.. especially where theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette is concerned. The shades in this palette are actually rather unique, and I love the mixture of finishes and textures between the twelve shades.
The only shade that really disappointed me is Snobby, but one out of twelve isn’t bad and if I’m completely honest, it was probably my least favourite shade in terms of colour, before I even tried the shadows out anyway. I think this palette is amazing value at just £26.50, especially when you compare it to the £37 price tags on the Naked Palettes that also contain 12 shadows.
I think the theBalm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette would make a perfect present for a palette loving friend this Christmas, and I even bought this palette and gifted it to a friend for her birthday last year and she was thrilled.
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