Hello lovelies! ♥
I personally don’t own many nude-ish kinds of eyeshadows yet, let alone eyeshadow palettes. I really liked the look of the TheBalm Nude Tude palette with the pinup girls whose bits were covered up by the eyeshadows, but I never got around to buying it. But when I saw a local beautystore was having some nice discounts on the full TheBalm makeup line, I just couldn’t help myself and I cracked. I ended up buying the Nude Dude palette, which has, as you might be able to detract from the name, guys instead of girls on the inside (also with their bits covered up by eyeshadows). I personally like the aesthetic of the girls more but the guys one is just so hilarious! (and I preferred the colors of the second palette.)
The packaging is so lush, I just love vintage inspired things!
‘Get a quick look…’
At naked dudes!
I absolutely loooove Flirty, it’s a beautiful shade of pink with a purplish undertone and a gold shimmery highlight in it. Firm also has a nice golden/bronze shimmer in it and Fierce is pretty sparkly too, which for some reason doesn’t show up in this photo. Friendly, Flawless and Fearless are matte eyeshadows. I was kind of dissapointed in Friendly as I thought it would be this lush deep purple, kinda like an eggplant, but it has a bit of a brown tone in there which makes it look a bit more dull to me. However when I mixed in a tiny bit of Poison Plum eyeshadow from the Burning Heart palette by Sugarpill it became that lush color I hoped for. Fearless barely shows up on my pale skin but I don’t really expect any light color other than white to show up on my skin.
These are the kind of tones I have almost no experience with! I am however sure they will pair up beautifully with my brown-green eyes. One half is matte and the other three are shimmery shadows. They all look very lovely and bright.
I decided to take some of these for a test run and I ended up doing the following eye look.
I used Flirty on my lids, Fabulous on my inner corners and I made a cut crease using the Nightmoth lipliner by MAC cosmetics, overlayed with Friendly (mixed with the tiniest bit of Poison Plum by Sugarpill) which I blended out using a grey BarryM eyeshadow from the Natural Glow 2 palette. I finished off the look with mascara, false lashes and the same liquid eyeliner I always use; Liquid Ink by Essence.
I hope you enjoyed this review post of the Nude Dude palette by The Balm.
See you soon ♥