Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review,Swatches and Price in India

 “A girls’ true beauty lies in her eyes which never fades with the passage of time”

Hello Girlies!

My favorite makeup product has always been a lipstick, but off late eye makeup products have caught my attention. This means , loads of eye makeup products to be reviewed for you all. Though I have a few other eye makeup palettes to be reviewed, I thought  will start with the current rage " Maybelline The Nudes Palette". Lets get on with the post mortem report.

Maybelline the Nudes Palette

Product Description
Our first 12 shade collection curated to create infinite looks with bold beiges, sultry sands, brazen bronzes, and over the top taupes.

For Best Results
1. Color entire eye area
2. Shade lid
3. Contour crease
4. Line around eye

1. Color entire eye area
2. Shade lid
3. Contour crease

1. Shade lid
2. Contour crease


Quantity: 9.6 gms
Price: Rs. 899

Available onlie at Nykaa

See it through my Eyes

The Maybelline Nudes palette is creating waves all over the internet in India currently. I got hold of this star of the moment in a nearby market, at the Maybelline counter. It launched this month on the internet but came in the market last month in July. This was the star of the show, at the counter as well, SA’s busy demonstrating it to every other new visitor and luckily I was one of them. I swatched it on my arm and it was already in my wish list since it has been a popular palette in the west. The interesting fact is, the shades range is very similar to Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Review

Maybelline the Nudes Palette: Sponge Applicator

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Instructions

The eye shadow palette is a 12 pan pack encased in a black plastic shadow box, with a transparent see through window through which all the 12 shade are visible.   Now, a major shortfall in this eye palette is a mirror, they could have included the much needed mirror, maybe in a trimmed strip form inside. The instructions, ingredients and all necessary information is provided at the back side. The eye shadow applicator is like a regular sponge tip applicator, but is long enough, unlike in other palettes. It is useless if you a set of eye brushes, but I find it useful to highlight the inner corner of the eye due to its unique angular shape.
The beauty of this palette is it is designed in such a way, that it the first two shades from left in the top and bottom form a quad. Likewise the next two shades in the top line and bottom line forms another quad, ditto for the last four shades.
Similarly, the first three shades in the top line and the next three shades in the top line and bottom line, form trios.
This palette is multi dimensional in design as each of the Quads, Trios and Duos are enough to achieve one particular look.

It has a range of shades perfect to create nude, smokey and classic eye makeup looks. The varied texture helps to achieve the desired look. The shades range from shimmer to satin finish. There is an array of neutral shades; some are matte with fine shimmer, while the others are pure shimmer. While most of shades are creamy and soft , a few shades are chalky and difficult to blend. The blendabilty is impressive, thumbs up for that. The shimmer shades 1,4,7 nd 8 are creamy in texture. Whereas the matte shades 2,5,6,11 and 12 are chalky and powdery in texrture.

Maybelline New York The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review,Swatches and Price in India
The pigmentation is mixed in here. Some shades lack pigmentation, while others are bang on. The chalky shades are hard to show up on the eye. The color performance is dead without a primer; therefore a primer is a must to make this work out. I am quite disappointed with the black shade’s (shade 12) pigmentation. A black color in an eye palette is expected to be nothing but black. It’s not as expected with this black shade in here. On the other hand, the gold and bronze shades are quite well pigmented.

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Shades
The shades don’t have any names or numbers on them. Therefore I have numbered them as per my preference and better understanding. As you can see, the shades range from neutrals, gold, browns, bronze and beiges. I like the variety of shades in here, there is a highlighting shade, a base shade, a crease shade and a definer shade. This palette has all the neccasary shades to create multiple looks. The quads are designed and placed beautifully. If you concentrate on one quad at a time, a different look can be created out of it, which is like a boon for beginners.

Staying Power
The shades seem to be quite ordinary when it comes to staying power. They stay put with a primer for upto 6 hours, but without a primer within 3 hours the colors fade and mix into each other. The staying power is poor due to humid weather these days. So I give it a benefit of doubt. It will surely perform better in winters and less humid weather conditions.

There is absolutely no smell to these shades. This is such a plus for me; I hate eye products smelling of chemicals or fragrance.

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Swatches

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Swatches

What I like about Maybelline The Nudes Palette

  • The designing of Quads, Trios and Duos is well thought of.
  • They don’t smell of anything.
  • The shade range is impressive.
  • Different looks can be created of single palette.
  • The soft and creamy shades are good to feel on the brush.
  • It blends really well.
  • It is a versatile palette, especially for beginners.

What I Don’t Like About Maybelline The Nudes Palette

  • The shades are not tightly set in the pans, it is very prone to breakage, like mine did with just a minor hit across the wardrobe.
  • Pigmentation is not uniform in all shades.
  • The staying power could have been better
  • Some shades are chalky in texture.
  • The Packagig is not travel friendly. i said that because, one of the shades got detached from the panand the glitter is over the palette. i have a hard time cleaning it each time i use it.
  • No names or numbers of the shades.

Maybelline the Nudes Palette EOTD

Maybelline the Nudes Palette Look

The Look
Look 1: For this look I have used the middle quad,  shades 3,4,9 and 10. Shade 3 forms the base, 9 is the inner ¾th area of the eye. Shade 9 is blended on the crease and shade 10 is used to intensify the look.

Look 2: I have used shades 3 as a base shade 6 as a crease shade,8 to intensify my outer corners ,11 to highlight the brow bone. Finally I came up with this look.

NoM Report Card: 4/5

Final Verdict

The shade variety is good to create different looks.  It is a complete palette for those smokey and everyday looks. Its a perfect drugstore palette for beginners.

Have you used the Maybelline Nudes Palette? How's your experience?

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