Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Balm NudeTude Eyeshadow Palette Swatch & Review

I recently got this gorgeous palette in my September Cohorted beauty box and it is so good I felt it deserved it's own blog post.
The Balm is an american make-up brand created by Marissa Shipman in 2004. 
This eye-shadow palette contains 12 satiny smooth shadows that blend seamlessly enabling you to create numerous eye looks.

First of all, the packaging is so unique and all the names of the shadows are fun and quirkily named after things to call people for example; seductive and sultry.

The pigmentation of the majority of the shadows is amazing, it took just one swipe to swatch on my hand. The only ones I had to swipe over twice were, Silly, sleek and serious. Silly is quite glittery, with the other two being more of a matte finish. The rest of the shadows however are buttery soft satin finishes which seem to just glide on beautifully.

Now for the swatches:

SASSY - Is a vibrant white with a touch of silver to it. Perfect inner corner highlight shade. Has a satin finish.
STUBBORN - A peachy pink with a slight sheen to it.
SELFISH - A muted taupe shade again slight sheen
SOPHISTICATED - A brown with a slight golden tinge.
SEXY - A gorgeous deep plum / burgandy shade
SERIOUS - A matte black, ideal to line the lash line
SNOBBY - A golden peach shade with a satin sheen
STAND-OFFISH - A bronzey satin pink
SULTRY - A lovely warm brown shade
SEDUCTIVE - A beautiful bronze with a sheen
SILLY  - A dark brown with golden glitter
SLEEK - Deep grey with a matte finish

My top picks from this palette are: 
Selfish, sophisticated, sexy, stand-offish sultry and seductive.

The double ended brush you get is actually quite good with one end being a slanted eye-liner brush and the other being a slanted denser perfect for crease and all over lid.

Overall I highly recommend this palette if you like to wear bronze, browns and creamy neutrals then this is perfect for you. Plus the illustrations and names of the shadows can't help make me smile every time I use this palette!

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