Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In a Buff Disposition with theBalm Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette

theBalm Nude 'Tude palette was released in November 2011 and carries a fabulous range of neutral shades with a good mix of highlighters and middle to dark tones. I guess it is inevitable that most cosmetic companies will start naming their neutral palettes with words like "nude" or "naked" since the Urban Decay version has been such a big hit.

The Nude 'Tude palettes come in Naughty or Nice variations. Both contain the same eyeshadows but the Naughty version (pictured in this post) features a bunch of naked women with their hoo-hoos and ya-yas covered up by eyeshadow pans. I know some people will cringe at the images but I think it's quite fun!

There are twelve lovely shades in one palette and it comes with a dual-ended brush, which I find to be pretty rubbish. The angled side is probably more usable and you can use it as a liner or brow brush. It is a very well-rounded palette with shades to suit most skin tones and you can use them to create natural to smoky looks.

Sassy - Pearly white frost.
Stubborn - Light peachy-pink frost.
Snobby - Light golden shimmer.
Stand-offish - Peachy-bronze champagne frost.

Selfish - Shimmery taupe.
Sophisticated - Dark brown with slight shimmer.
Sultry - Satin warm medium-brown.
Schitzo - Shimmery copper-bronze.

Sexy - Matte burgundy with a hint of brown.
Serious - Matte medium-black.
Silly - Slightly red-brown with fine gold glitter.
Sleek - Matte brown-black.

The overall texture of these eyeshadows are of very high quality. They are satiny smooth and buttery but not too soft that it will create much fall-out. The eyeshadows are also pigmented and yet very blendable, if you'd like to sheer out the colours.

I really, really like this palette! Really! I would definitely recommend Nude 'Tude to all you neutral lovers. You can find theBalm Nude 'Tude palette at Sasa stores for RM115. Each palette consists of twelve lovely, mixable shades and is quite value for money. I got mine at RM97 because Sasa was having some year-end discounts at the time of purchase.

There are still a couple more days to participate in my blog birthday giveaway, so make sure you don't miss out!