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Maybelline's "The Blushed Nudes" palette quick review [May. 25th, 2015|05:53 am]
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I recently purchased this palette after watching various reviews and tutorials on youtube and taking a good long look at it in the store. I thought that with so many shades it would be worth my $10, especially as lately I've been into pink shades...mainly mauves and dusty pinks.

I finally got around to trying it out yesterday and came away woefully disappointed. 

If you've seen any of my photos, you already know that I am a fair-skinned dark blonde. And with fair skin, a lot of colors work for me and have pretty good pigmentation.   Not these.       I pulled out my MAC "Painterly" paint pot as the primer (as I have oily lids) and then used Maybelline's "Nude Pink" Color Tattoo cream shadow as the base.
-the dusty pink matte shade you see 3rd from the left on the top row in the photo above... couldn't even see it on my lids. And I used two different brushes and two different techniques of applying it...nothing mattered.     The shimmer shadows to the right of that pink are SOO frikkin' light I could barely see a sheen from them 'till I tried applying them wet. Then I saw something.

I haven't tried any of the bottom row with the darker shades aside from that very last dark one on the far right. It's pigmented and has a gorgeous glitter shimmer to it, but the glitter seems to fade away to Neverland somehow as you blend the shadow into your lid. Applied wet gets a better result.

I really want to like this palette.  I've been drooling over Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette with it's gorgeous pinks and rose gold shades, but I just can't justify $50 on a single palette right now.  This seemed like an affordable dupe-option for me.        Next I'll be trying out Coastal Scent's Exposed palette which looks to be a good dupe for this.

I did end up creating a look using this palette...but a lot of the shadows used weren't even from this palette and only ended up covering what little application I got from it.     And I still wasn't terribly thrilled with it, though I did get a compliment when my guy and I went out for lunch. So that was something...

I was very tempted to just throw in the towel and return this palette after my disappointing experience with it yesterday, but I'm going to keep trying to make it work.   I want to try Maybelline's "Inked in Pink" Color Tattoo base, as well as NYX's "Milk" shadow pencil.  See what I can use to bump up the colors.    

But right now... really disappointed.  Had I known then what I know now about it, I would have saved my $10...but since I've already bought it, gonna try a little longer before totally giving up.

-Just my brief 2 cents...  if anything changes for the better, I'll update with my results...but 'till then, I'd save my money on this one.

Edit: 6/06/15...
I ended up just returning it. I didn't try to make it work over other bases, especially a white one...I just didn't feel it was worth all that effort, afterall.    I would 'not' recommend this to anyone with pale skin nor would I repurchase. I honestly feel like this palette is comparable to a young girl's or kid's play makeup palette...though, I think one of those kid's makeup sets would give MUCH better pigmentation than this $10 Maybelline palette did.


[User Picture]From: phoenixfire12
2015-06-21 09:20 pm (UTC)
That's sad because I like the colors as well and it looks like something I might be able to wear.
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[User Picture]From: elven_sphinx
2015-06-23 09:22 am (UTC)
Well, give it a try I guess...but be prepared that it 'may' not work on you. I think it works for some depending upon their coloring....but for my paleness, not at all.
-And the commercials piss me off as I'm pretty 'certain' that they aren't even using their own palette for it...way too pigmented! I've been debating over writing the company and complaining that their product was just really shitty overall. How disappointed I am over it.
-I really wanted it to work, too...the mauve shades looked really pretty and that dark glittery shade was great. But the rest were shit. Absolutely little to NO color-payoff for me. :/

If you 'do' decide to give it a try, please let us know whether it works for you one way or another. Just keep in mind, if it doesn't work, you can always return it. :)

...just clueless how some ladies on youtube got it to work for them and I couldn't get anything out of it. :/

Edited at 2015-06-23 09:23 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: phoenixfire12
2015-09-04 01:05 am (UTC)
Well, you ARE paler than I am, and I freckle at the drop of a hat. My complexion is a bit more like aged ivory.
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[User Picture]From: elven_sphinx
2015-09-08 01:46 am (UTC)
Lol, well there is that. ;D Have you given it a try, yet?
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[User Picture]From: phoenixfire12
2015-09-10 01:38 pm (UTC)
Not yet. I just haven't had the time to find them. I'll make a note of that on my phone.
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