|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This palette has a wide range of great colors but it is just average as far as shadows go. The colors aren't as pigmented as higher end shadows but it lasts a good 6 hours on me with primer. This is my everyday/at work palette since the colors are really neutral and understated. I save my good stuff for nights out and special occasions. I like this palette and would probably repurchase but you get a lot of product for the money so it'll be years before i have to make that decision. The lip colors are horrible and and waxy and most likely will not suit you if you are a woman of color but that's not why I bought the palette so that wasn't a big issue for me. Good palette if you're on a budget.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was extremely excited for this kit. Once I received it, I swatched the colors and they seemed fairly pigmented. When I applied them to the eyes, they gave a decent amount of color. But I was sad to find out the color doesn't last. It fades after about 3 hours even with primer. The colors are nice but overall I wouldnt recommend this pallette.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I actually like this product. It has many nice colours, and I have been using it a lot. However, the eye shadows is a little too chalky. I would like it to be a little more creamy. It is not very expensive for the price though. I will keep using this until I find another palette I like more. The lip colours are a little sticky, but ok pigmented. I would recommend this if you look for a cheap dupe for eg. the Naked 2 palette, but you must accept that, in this case, the price goes hand in hand.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was very excited, when I purchased this palette. Colours looked amazing on the palette. But when I apply them on my eyes, their colour isn't the same. The pigmentation is awful and the product is very chalky. The powder falls down to my cheeks while applying. They aren't good with blending either. For the lipglosses, they aren't anything special. Honestly, I didn't even touch them. Their drawer can be very difficult to open. I'm not planning to get more NYX palettes after this big disappointment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Most of the eye shadows are very chalky and flake easily. The pigmentation is poor especially for the matte colors. The lip glosses are better than I had expected but don't justify buying the palette. It was a waste of money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I'm finally reviewing some of my nude palettes, and this is the first of the group. I have an entire drawer dedicated to "nude" eyeshadow palettes and haven't reviewed a single one, even though some are already a couple of years old.
I really wanted to like this. I mean, just think about it. NYX, a brand that has some very high quality products at a price that hovers just above that of drugstore cosmetics. A palette that costs roughly half of the retail price of its muse, the famous Urban Decay Naked palette. Cute packaging, including a little drawer under the shadow section that pulls out to reveal at least ten lip colors in pans. About 20 eyeshadow colors, as opposed to 12 in UD's palette. Little windows in the lid show the eyeshadow pans within.
There's more. This palette features nude tones in the same color families as those in Naked1 but with more choices in neutral tones as in Naked2 AND with more variety in shimmer and matte textures, having a nice balance between the two in one collection. I nearly p**d myself when seeing it at Ulta. I got it around the same time that I got the first UD Naked palette and expected great things for a better price. I always love to sing the praises of less expensive brands that rival department store brands in quality. (and there are many) But as another reviewer noticed, once applied, the colors are vastly different from how they appear in the pan. The texture is chalky and lacks pigmentation, and not in a nice sheer buildable way. I appreciate sheer shadows that aren't very pigmented, as long as they can be layered to add depth to the color. (This is the case with many Nars shadows) But I find the shadows in NYX's larger palettes very unbuildable with multiple layers.
To be fair, I never did use a primer with these shadows, so this might be a solution I overlooked. I imagine that UD PP or TF Shadow Insurance would make them richer and deeper. I think this would be the only way to achieve more intense color, though, as layering more than twice will just make them chalky because there is more binder and less pigment in the formulation. This might be comparable to layering crayons on paper; if you press really hard on the paper, a lot of wax (binder) is deposited, and so it becomes difficult to intensify the color with more layering unless it's applied very softly and without pressing into the paper. In order to get intense color, this has to be done repeatedly many times to avoid wax (binder) overload.
I'm not sure if many soft, light layers would work the same way with eyeshadow application. My conclusion is that while this palette shows up as a plethora of colors in the box, many of them look very similar once applied.
I never understood why NYX's larger palettes are so different from their singles and trios, which DO NOT have this problem. Their trios, regular singles, and the new matte singles are all of very good quality. The only thing I can think of is that the huge palettes are either made in different factories or require a different process or formulation due to the large range of shades. But that's an uneducated guess. I'm still baffled.
A nicer alternative to Nude on Nude might be a collection of neutral and nude NYX single eyeshadows, including their new matte nude line, which is excellent. In my experience t's better to have five different colors that are well pigmented and buildable than to have 20 that are mostly binder and are so similar that it's really like having only 8 or 10 colors. Their singles have great color payoff, and I think it would be far better.
Splurging on UD's Naked 1 or Naked 2 is another option, but if $50 is too much of a dent in the old wallet, theBalm's "Nude 'tude" palette is a little more budget-friendly and is just as good as, if not better than, UD Naked 1 & 2 in terms of quality and color selection in one palette. It contains 12 shadows (including some cooler neutral shades along with warmer ones) and regularly retails for $36.00. I just got mine on Hautelook for 50% off, and I've heard that they go on sale there periodically. I've only used a couple of colors once, but so far I'm impressed(I plan to review that one as well).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I just ordered this palette and I am very excited to get it. For those of you wanting to order this palette Hautelook.com is having a sale on NYX cosmetics and is selling the palette for $15 rather than $25. This sale only lasts till Wednesday 8/1/2012. I deff recommend the site.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Absolutely love this palette. The mix of matte and shimmer eyeshadows is great, so it can go from a daytime work look to a nighttime date look without missing a beat. They are highly pigmented and shimmery, almost to the point of too much shimmer! I kid, mostly. They stay in place great if you use a primer, and they blend well.
As for the lipglosses. They feel like almost a mix of mostly gloss with a touch of creme lipstick. They are pretty but like most glosses, they don't last long at all. Someone said that the glosses make their lips feel weird, and I can see that but many glosses make my lips feel like that except for my Chanel lipgloss, so I think it's an industry thing rather than just NYX.
I would say that this is the only palette that I will ever need, but I can't stopping buying other shadows. I will say that I go back to this palette more than any else on my vanity.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a great palette for neutral eyeshadows. They are pigmented enough so that you get a nice, more natural look with them, but you can definatley go more dramatic with the darker colors if you prefer. This is a great product for the price, and also includes lipgloss in the slide out drawer beneath the eyeshadows. I would definately recommend this palette if you do not want to spend the $50 on the Naked palettes (even thou there are some eyeshadows in the Naked's that are definatley not in this palette and are really beautiful) if you just want something that you can make looks for an everyday kind of thing. It has a mix of shimmer and matte shadows, so there is something for everyone. I definatley recommend :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Other
(EDIT) took 2 lippies off. tempted to take 3 off but meh. don't bother to buy this, quality is really REALLY lacking not pigmented/chalky. Go with wnw or naked UD.
okay soooo why is there only a few reviews on this? This is a good product, not of a top notch quality, but VALUE FOR MONEY. Very nice color, pigmented and it does crease with ELF primer on after a few hours. When it creases, it creases badly. i can see multiple lines from afar as i have double eyelids. However, I haven't found a single product that doesn't crease on me so it is fine. They staying power is quite good. Nice variety as it is something you can use (almost all colours).
About lip shades that most gurus have hated, they actually look good on Asian fair yellow undertone! So pretty and i think it saved me a few bucks from buying round lipsticks.
It could be a bit hard to slide (the lip drawer) after a few times of using and i think powder could fall on the lip shades. but i think some of the lip shades could be utilised by blush due to my skin tone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've had this pallette for a while now. I purposely waited to review it because I wanted to see how much use I would really get out of it. Most pallettes have a couple of shadows you use and the rest go untouched, which when you think about it, knocks the value way down. While I do think it is a good buy it is def not a cheap dupe for the famous Naked pallette. I have both and see some major differences. Lets start with the packaging: it is a brown glossy plastic with clear windows on top and a sliding drawer for the lippys on the bottom. There is a double ended shadow applicator and a double ended lip brush provided. As usual these should be thrown out and your own brushes used. The pallete contains 20 shadows and 10 lipglosses. There is a long slim mirror under the lid. Now for the glosses: the shades range from mauve to nude, red and coral to bubblegum pink and have both shades with and without shimmer. Most of these are not suited to warmer skin tones and so I will not get much use from them. Their consistancy is smooth but not long lasting. Shadows: here is the selling point of the pallette. There are both matte and shimmer shades. From left- white: slightly chalky but not unwearable. Good for highlighting. Next are 4 varying flesh toned shades. 2 shimmer, 2 matte. Then there is a bronzy gold which I just can not make work and I am pretty sure would look odd on most skin tones. Then a very chalky hard to blend gray, and another goldish tone: this one shows up as having some red tones to it when on. Cream: not too chalky and makes a good highlight. Brown: hard to blend and def needs primer. Tan: same story. Then, 2 taupes: beautiful in the pan but without primer their beauty is lost. Another flesh tone: this one brings out my hazel eyes beautifully. 2 browns with poor pigmentation and horrible glitter fallout and a copper that is another odd looking shade. A shimmer "almost black" and matte black that are not well pigmented and a light gray finish off the pallette. Verdict.... If you use a primer the pallete is a steal, if not wearng primer its a hunk of crap. I find that I only use a few of the shades but I do use them often. Would I reccomend? Sure, but I would probably not repurchase as there are better pigmented pallettes out there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This palette gives excellent value for money.
A good, versatile, selection of mattes, glitters and shimmers.
I am no nudes fan. However, since I bought this palette I use it daily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Cheap alternative to the Naked Palette (like most of the other reviewers I just couldn't get myself to pay that much for it). Love the eyeshadow colors, and I actually use some of the lipglosses in the bottom panel. This palette has become a daily staple for me and the colors all go together really well!
Edit: I should probably mention that I was actually able to find this palette in an Urban Outfitters store, which was kind of random!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Great, versatile palette. I like the colour selection in this better than the Naked Palette. This is like the hot little sister of the Naked Palette. It's a newer, better model with more features and it is far more affordable. The eyeshadows are lovely and allow me to create a lot of different looks
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This palette is great for those ppl who wear neutral colors daily or for work days. The colors are nice and pigmented there are some matte and shimmer shades. This is definitely NOT a dupe for UD naked palette there might be similar looking colors but they are not dupes. This is also worth the money it comes w/ 20 eyeshadows and 10 lipsticks, the lipsticks are just ok. Overall this palette is great no complaints.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Used this almost daily until I recieved the Urban Decay Nude pallette. Bought this because I couldn't bring myself to pay the 48 dollars for the UD. This one is lovely as well. So many colors to chose from, and all wear nicely. I never really used the lip glosses, as I use this at home before leaving, and it's not something to put in your purse for reapplication throughout the day. But the eyeshadows are lovely. I even took this to NYC and they all remained in one piece. Worth the price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love love love this palette. For the price, it's HK$290 which is very good deal indeed compared to my Nars palette which cost $650 with four eyeshadows and two blush, although, I love my Nars. I can just throw this palette inside my makeup bag and I'm good with the colors. I can wear it in the daytime and built it up for a night look. I'm a neutral color women and I also stock up with my NYX nude on nude palette if I wanted to bring a smaller makeup bag.
For all of those girls and women whom are looking for a neutral palette with great pigmentation and price, this is one to go for. I'll definitely stock up if I get my hands on it again. HG!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
If you don't want to drop the $48 bucks on the Urban Decay Naked Palette, than get this instead! The eyeshadows are great for everybody and there are enough matte eyeshadows to compliment the shimmery ones. They are very pigmented, though powdery, so tap your brush for fallout before applying. No big deal...The lipsticks that come in the package are pretty, but the barbie-pink one I think would only look good on light skin tones but the rosey lipstick would compliment everybody. What I like about this too is that it is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand so you can throw it into your purse for touch ups later on. It's so light weight you won;t have to worry about lugging around a huge heavy palette!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I got this pallet for $14 (Ulta sale) which made it no contest against its $50 Urban Decay competition. Both are made in china, both are cruelty-free, and both boast a nice pallet, heavy on the every-day colors.
And I love the colors, which run across a probably predictable spectrum: black, white, several greys in-between, a range of browns, from chocolate, to sandy, to shimmery muted pinkish brown, to off-white. Some have shimmer and some are matte--a good balance. I would have been happy with just the shadow nevermind the good lip colors. Many of which can double as blush.
The only things I can complain about are nit-picks. I can't figure out the intended color ordering because there is none. Ideally, it would be dark to light or somesuch. I'm never sure why they even bother with the tiny applicators on such things (Stila has a nice double-sided brush in their 6 and over pallets). Also, I don't think anyone can argue the packaging is practical but not luxe.
Aside from this, I'm very happy with it. It's perfect for the makeup junkie.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I purchase this palette about 1 month ago, I love it!
I dont really care about the glosses, but I'm sure they will come in handy one day, but as for now, I'm loving the Neutral shadows in this palette.
I think in order to improve this palette, I'd get rid of some of the glosses and put a blush and bronzer in as well, and you would have potentially the perfect palette.
Quality of the shadows are amazing, great colour selection, although unlike my Urban Decay palette, I know for sure there are some shadows in this palette I probably will never touch.
I love the packaging, compact and efficient just perfect the way it is.
I first saw this advertising on Crush Cosmetics for $39.95AUD, but that was pre-order. I know this palette in the the USA or other parts of the world is probably a lot cheaper, therefore I find that this palette a worth while purchase, but dont mistake or think that it's a dupe for the Urban Decay NAKED palette, it's not.