If you’ve seen my review of the Maybelline The Nudes palette, you’ll know how impressed I was with the palette. When Kindra from Chronic Pain Cockney kindly got in touch with me, offering to send me her Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette, I was really excited. Kinda hadn’t got on well with this palette, but had seen that I had really enjoyed the original and wanted it to go to a good home. So I thought I’d share my thoughts on the palette with you, as well as a look.
The first thing that struck me about The Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette was the lack of matte shades. There’s really only one shade that is matte and doesn’t have any shimmer particles to it, and that’s the dusty rose. This overkill of shimmer and glitter shades initially put me off using the palette. However, I’m very glad I’ve pushed through this and started to experiment with the palette, as I really like it.
The last year or so, I’ve been all about the mattes in my crease. I suspect this is largely to do with me turning 30 and noticing some wrinkling around my eyes and my lids becoming a little more hooded. However, I really liked the Copper Smokey Eye look I created for my YouTube channel. So I may be moving away from my matte crease faze.
Other than the fact that the palette is shimmer heavy, I really like the shade range. I love the addition of the copper in among the pinks and taupes. It’s a shade I’ve been quite drawn to recently. The only thing I really feel is missing, and for me makes this palette incomplete, is a matte highlight shade for my brow bone.
Top row of the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette. As they’re light shades, I found it hard to get them to show up well.
Bottom row of the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette.
When applying shadows from the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette, I found all to be pigmented, smooth and easy to blend. I’ve been really impressed with the quality of Maybelline eyeshadows. I experience no creasing from these shadows, though I did prime my eyelids with the Urban Decay Original Primer Potion. This step is a must for me, as my eye lids are quite oily.
On the back of the palette, Maybelline have included suggestion for shade combinations. I really liked this feature of the original The Nudes palette, but I don’t think it works as well for The Blushed Nudes. I really can’t see anyone using the burgundy shade on their brow bone!
The Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette does come with a dual ended applicator, but I’ve thrown it away. I don’t get on with sponge applicators and didn’t like the look of the brush on the other end. I’ve invested in brushes, so would much prefer to use those.
Something I noticed when comparing the original to The Blushed palette was the size of the pans. The Blushed pans look significantly larger than those in the original palette. However, the palettes both contain 9.6g of product. So I can only assume that the pans in the original The Nudes palette are deeper.
I find it fascinating how people get on differently with the same product. I’ve always wondered whether this was partly due to discrepancies in manufacturing. But Kindra and I have very different views on the exact same palette. You can find out how Kindra got on with this palette in her Maybelline The Blushed Nudes 1st Impressions post.
Have you tried the Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette? How did you find it?
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Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, CI 77713/Magnesium Carbonate, Magnesium Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Dimethicone, Dehydroacetic Acid, Octadecene, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Aqua/Water, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Triolein, Tin Oxide, Stearic Acid, Maltodextrin, Palmic Acid, Lauric Acid, [+/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 75470/Carmine].
*Please note, ingredients lists are accurate at the time of publication.