I can never say no to a nude eyeshadows palette. I always justify getting a new one that they’re ones you get most use out of, right? So you can never have too many 😉 TheBalm Nude Dude Palette is a collection of 12 nude eyeshadows that comes in a cute pin-up style but with guys palette! So did I like it? Read on to find out!
First of all, I really like the design of the palette, its retro pin-up style is quite original and eye catching. Inside the package we have a nice large mirror (quite useful when travelling) and a double brush which I have to admit I have not tried (I’m loyal to my Hakuro eyeshadow brushes that I love!).
As for the eyeshadows we have some really nice light shades that go well as base or highlight, pretty gold ones, going through reddish shimmering and matte ones, purples and right onto blacks. They look good on their own as well as blended together, pretty much all of them go well with each other so you can mix and match to your heart’s desire! I use wet n wild’s photo focus eyeshadow primer under them and they last for hours without moving anywhere or getting into any creases.
Now let’s break it down, shade by shade!
Fearless – delicate satin light peachy beige shade that is wonderful as base color to bring out more intense colors and for blending, also works well for delicate highlighting
Flawless – matte soft brown that just does not work for me – it’s really hard to put on the lid and looks a bit too ashy
Firm – metallic golden bronze that looks absolutely stunning on the lids
Flirty – a rose gold shade, looks absolutely gorgeous in the palette but is nearly impossible to get on the lid with a brush, the color just won’t show! It’s better when I use my finger, but I prefer to put shades on with a brush, so I’m a bit disappointed with this one.
Friendly – matte eggplant purple, nice shade especially love it as an eyeliner
Fierce – black with lots of silver glitter, really nice for evening makeup
Fabulous – creamy light yellow satin. Looks very pretty on the inner corners and browbone
Faithful – fantastic metallic soft gold, great color payoff and looks really good on the lids
Fit – metallic copper shade that looks stunning on the eyes, one of my favorites
Feisty – rose brown matte shade, it can get patchy on the eye
Funny – satin deep brown with a hint of red. Gorgeous color!
Fine – dark purple with lots of shimmer, really good for evening makeup
Most shades have really good pigmentation, some unfortunately are quite frustrating misses. Flawless, Flirty and Feisty swatch well when using a finger but for the life of me I cannot get them onto my brush. And that is really sad because they are such gorgeous colors. I’m absolutely in love with shades Fabulous, Faithful, Fit and Funny. I cannot get enough of them, they apply fantastically and they’re the main reason I use with palette quite often. Overall Nude Dude is a good palette, I don’t regret buying it. I love the shimmery shades, but there are unfortunately a few misses with the matte ones.
Do you have this palette or consider buying it? Let me know!