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I am so excited to share this new palette with you guys – mainly because I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted a drug store review. Today’s review is focusing on Maybelline’s newest addition to their Nudes Palette, and yes, I’ve tested every single one of them, except for the Graffiti Nudes, I was interested to see how this compares to the other palettes, because honestly, all of the Nudes palettes that I have tried have been nothing but disappointments.
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What is it?: “Fashioned for flash! This 12-shade eyeshadow palette features dazzling colors infused with metallic gold pigments. From sparkling gold and shimmering nude to gilded smoke and aburgine spark, this makeup palette is perfect for creating versatile eye looks.” – Maybelline
How much: $10-12
I have to say this palette is pretty impressive compared to the rest of the palettes, in terms of pigmentation and quality. However, it’s lacking basic colors and a variety of colors. When I hear 24K Nudes I immediately think of rich jewel-toned colors, which this palette is obviously lacking. It has an antique gold, a rose-toned pinky-gold, and a burgundy color, but that’s about it. I would have preferred to see a dark emerald or even a dark jade color, which are still on the neutral side. I was also dumbfounded that this palette has no blending/transition colors. There is no matte taupe or matte light brown to transition so I have to use another palette whenever I choose to use this palette.
Though I may not necessarily enjoy the color selection, I have to say that this palette is double the pigmentation of the other Nudes palettes. I was pleasantly surprised to when I first used the palette because I was prepared to use my finger to apply the colors, but there was no need for that. I have been able to apply an opaque layer of product with a brush, however I do have some trouble with the bottom third color (from the left). It looks like a khaki green in the pan, but when it applies it looks more like a brown than green. I have also noticed that this color fades a lot quicker than the others – I would say that after about 6 hours of wear, the color starts breaking down and I’m only left with traces of it (with a primer).
Majority of the colors blended out with no issues, however, some of them did lose their intensity the more I blended. Most of the colors lasted throughout an 8 hour day with minimal fading, but like I mentioned, the worst color lasted about 6 hours before it started to breakdown. I have to say that it feels a lot more smoother than a lot of the shadows from the other palettes, however, I feel like it’s still lacking compared to my old faithful Chai Latte quad.
Though this palette is above and beyond the other Nudes palettes Maybelline has put out, I still find it to be just an average palette. There is nothing exciting or unique about it. From an average customer perspective I would pass on this palette because it doesn’t offer much versatility, there is no transition color (so you would have to use a different palette anyway), and the pigmentation of the eyeshadows are average. If I were new to makeup, I would stray away from this palette mainly because the shade range is darker and it can be intimidating to use the darker shades.
Have you tried out Maybelline’s 24K Nudes Palette? Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below! Also, I would love to see some looks you create using the palette – share them with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ciaociao808.