The Blushed Nudes Palette by Maybelline Review & Swatches


I'm always a bit apprehensive when it comes to purchasing palettes; as I find it's a bit of the luck of the draw in terms of the quality of the eye shadow you get for the price you pay. I tend to stick with Revolution, as it's value for money & it works for me. However, after seeing the Maybelline blushed nudes palette in the adverts and having my eye on it for months, I finally decided to buy it.

This was back in September and after a month of using the 12 shadows, I can say my reservations were valid to some extent, but given the fact it's compact means I can take it with me easily on nightly stays.

As for the colours, there's a real mix of light and dark, rich and glitter infused shades, but they all seem to carry a dusky tone to them. Despite how shimmery they all appear, I found almost all of the colours to be very faded upon application. I'm sure if you used a lot then the colour would be much more vivid, but the finished look tends to be one of subtlety: the complete opposite of what I've found with the super-pigmented Revolution. Whether it's pastel nature is a pro or a con is really down to the individual, I really like using this palette to change things up a bit whether that's for a cool pink smokey eye or a one sweep wonder, there is something about this palette that draws me back to it. Another positive about the palette is that the colours blend together really well, there are some I wouldn't use together, sure, but it's fab for a handful of different looks.

Colours from Top Left - Right, then Bottom left - right, 1-12.
My favourite colours would be 2, 4, 7 & 11  and the one I think I'll use the least would be 8 as I tried it and it just faded upon application and made me look tired all day, although I could potentially use it in the crease at some point.

To finish, I'd say it's a good palette depending on what you're looking for. If rosy shimmer eyes are for you, then it's a pretty sound spend to treat yourself with at £9.99 from places like Boots & Superdrug.

That's all for palettes at the moment,
- Beth

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