TheBalm Nude 'tude Eyeshadow Palette

4.2

112 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had very high hopes for this palette as it got an A on Temptalia's website even though I take that with a pinch of salt as not everything works for everyone. But the packaging was so cute and I was really hoping it would become my everyday palette as it's such good value for the money and i managed to get a discount on it as well. Also I heard good things about shadows from the balm, some people saying that they are better than Mac so my expectations were pretty high.

For my first look I used sassy, stubborn, sultry and sexy for a plum daytime smoky eye. I used these shades over Too Faced primer. I used Sultry as my base crease colour blended into the crease, then Sexy as my outer corner colour which again I blended into the outer corner and into the crease. I used stubborn all over the lid and then sassy into the inner corner.

First impression was that my favourite colour Sexy (the plum one) was quite chalky when applied and had quite a bit of fallout. Also it was pretty hard to blend and the application was very messy and it was hard to tidy it up. Also on my cool toned pale skin it looks more purple rather than plum. Sultry was quite creamy and did an ok job though. I found that Stubborn emphasized any uneven bits of skin and creases on my eyelids (even though I'm only 20 so i'm not supposed to have this problem with eyeshadow!!) and it was a bit too shimmery for my taste even though it was supposed to be a satiny colour.

After around 5 hours with primer I checked how the eyeshadows fared. The brown faded completely. The two shimmery colours on my eyelids faded unevenly and emphasized any creases or unevenness in my eyelids (like i mentioned before even though I'm 20 so my eyelids are pretty smooth). The plummy one, Sexy again faded very unevenly and looked really chalky on. The shade didn't even look plum like in the pan, more like a faded purple. After the 5 hours it faded almost completely and was only left with a bit of plum in the crease.

Overall, I was really disappointed with these shadows. I can get better looks from my wet n wild shadows and they don't even compare to my Mac ones which are far superior (even though I use the classic fail safe Mac shadows, Woodwinked, Satin Taupe, Quarry and Cork).

But I am looking forward to using selfish, sophisticated, seductive and sleek to see how they fare and come back with an updated review.

So far I wasn't impressed with these 4 but i will try to make Sexy (the plummy colour) work as I really like the shade (though it would be much easier for me to just get quarry and satin taupe by mac for a very similar look which would be much easier to do as well).

Edit: Tried the other shades as well and they all seem to turn into the same chalky, muddy mess on me and the darker ones will turn the same dusty dark grey shade. They are very hard to blend and apply very patchy making it hard to get them to look even. They are also very very dusty and this causes a lot of fall out. This to me is not worth the mid-end price tag as drugstore priced shadows like wet n wild are 1000 times better in terms of application and pigmentation. It's almost impossible to get a nice make-up look with it and it takes a lot of work and time to make it work. Definitely not something you can grab and apply in the morning. To me it's definitely not worth the hassle. I'm only giving it 2 stars because some colours are really nice and if you are good with make-up you might be able to make it work, but if you are at beginners level and are looking for something easy to work with I'd say you should stay away from it as it is has some of the worst eye shadows I've ever tried.


1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The packaging on this eyeshadow palette is very cute. The eyeshadow colors are great too! I used this religiously for a while back when I wore eyeshadows every day. The colors are very buttery and pigmented.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got this as a present a few months back and it literally became one of my staple eyeshadow palettes! It glides on really smoothly, has really awesome staying power, and is blendable as well as buildable. The colors are great for neutrals and this pallete has a lot of shimmer and just a few mattes. The shimmers are not over the top, its more like a sheer silky glow instead of glitter glam sort of look, so for those who like dramatic eye makeup may not love this palette. I wish they had more mattes though, but nevertheless really great palette and substitute to the naked!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I just got this pallet in the mail a few days ago and I absolutely love it! I only paid $17 for it and it was worth every penny! There's only one color that I'm not fond of at all and that is "snobby". I find this pallet to be very pigmented and bittery but I always use my estee lauder primer underneath every shadow look. The colors 'sultry' and 'sophisticated' are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Overall I am extremely happy that I purchased this and I would recommend it if you're looking for something that is along the lines of the Naked Pallet but a little different.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

product is seriously chalky and not pigmented enough for me, otherwise i love it


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I put off buying this palette for a bit because I feel that I have enough neutral shadows, but this one is actually very nice. All of the shades are pigmented and long lasting. You get a nice selection of shades with enough range to go from a pretty soft eye to something more dramatic and smokey. The other thing I really like is that this palette isn't boring. You have a bungundy and a pink, or a light gold and some warm colors, or a more grey-ish taupe. It has a lot of colors that you're going to use a lot but might not be in most mainstream neutral palettes. I find that between this and my Lorac Skinny Palette in Nude, I'm pretty much set.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I loved everything about their adorable packaging and so I finally splurged on this. I was terribly disappointed in the chalky formula and some rather bland or garish shades. But mostly I was upset when it made my eyelids itch and turn red and I had to wash it off. I returned it to a sympathetic clerk. Certainly for $54 one expects a fabulous product but it did not work for me.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am on the quest for cruelty free products so I bought this palette. I have never heard of The Balm before so I was kind of skeptical. I really like these shadows. Medium toned Asian with yellow undertones. There are You Tube videos that help with different looks. The only colors I haven't used are serious and sleek and this is because I don't use eye shadow as a liner. All of the other colors are fantastic and can be used interchangeably. The only color I was not sure about is snobby...I mix it with sassy for a highlight color. I do not like the cardboard packaging and the brush is useless.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love the pigmentation. But I hate the packaging.


on

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This pallet is great! Great combination and great pigmentation! Got it for 19.25$ such a steak! Get this instead of the Naked 2! You won't regret it


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