[FIRST IMPRESSION] Maybelline – The Blushed Nudes Palette

If you guys watched my most recent haul, you’ll know that I was extremely excited to have stumbled upon and picked up this palette. I’ve been able to use it for about 4 days and as of right now I can only give a first impression since there’s still like three colors I haven’t had the chance to play around with. 

So basically all the colors in this palettes has a pinky/rose gold/gold hue to them. The first thing that I figured this was good for was creating those smokey romantic looks (which I absolutely love). I also thought that there were great neutrals that could be used for a more natural/softer look. Here’s some of my impressions so far:

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  • Pigmentation: I had really had high hopes for this palette because most makeup companies really don’t have any problems with making pigmented neutral colors or dark colors. Since this palette incorporates both, I thought it’d be a winner, but just like it’s sister, The Nudes palette, the colors aren’t that pigmented, and even some of the darker colors aren’t that pigmented. I have to use some type of base underneath to help the colors pop. I’ve used NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencils in Milk and Yogurt, Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Stiletto (old color), or a black eyeliner to help the colors pop.
  • Finish Variety: Originally when I looked at the palette I thought that there was one matte color, and when I look at it closer I can see hints of shimmer in it. It’s still a nice blending color and adds a little warmth to any look you create with the palette. There are two colors that have chunkier looking shimmer/glitter in it, but none of them are out of control/completely glittery.
  • Colors: I really love the colors, well the way they look in the palette. I think that each of these colors work great with each other, but there are two colors that look similar to each other when applied. I also like how there’s a bunch of dark/smokey colors; mixing them with some of the pinkier/maroon colors gives a romantic feel.
  • Packaging: Absolutely love the color! I think it’s still pretty sleek and convenient to travel with. It’s the same size as their other palette and it also comes with 2 sponge tip applicators that also help make it convenient to travel with, but since most of the colors are best apply with your fingers, the applicators aren’t too necessary.

Overall, I’m not impressed with the palette. As much as I want to love it and adore it, I can’t. Just like it’s sister palette there’s problem with the pigmentation. The pomegranate color in the top right corner was the one color I was extremely excited about, but when I placed it on my lids, it just kind of faded (even when I used my finger). To make it look more pigmented I have to use Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow in Stiletto, which is similar in color. I’m still going to work with this palette for a couple of more days to really get a feel for it, but as of right now, is it worth $10? I don’t think so. I think if you’re lighter than me then you may have an easier time getting the color to show up or even if you’re a lot darker than me, the colors may show up more.

Have you tried out this palette? If so, what do you think of it so far?

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