|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.
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.