Maybelline The NUDES Palette | Review & Swatch

Maybelline The NUDES Palette

Maybelline The NUDES Palette


The NUDES Palette, one of several ‘nude’ inspired eyeshadow palette that Maybelline launched last year but this palette is brand new here in Malaysia. Since last month (May’15) they are available in Malaysian store.

This palette is already hyped as a budget nude palette, also so many people compare this palette with Urban Deay’s Naked 2 palette. I won’t disagree, there are similarities in shade but I can’t really compare as I don’t own UD Naked 2 palette.


Maybelline The Nudes Palette


Maybelline The NUDES Palette comes with 12 different warm-bronzy nude-ish shade, in total 9.6g of product. The palette packaging is just a basic plastic shadow palette, nothing too fancy, there is also a sponge tip applicator.

The shade variety here in this palette is quite satisfactory, there is cream to black and delicate champagne to deep taupe. I also love the fact that all these shadow comes with variety of texture; there is matte, there is satin and there is couple of metallic shade.



Lets have a close look…
Maybelline The NUDES Palette

Swatch of the top row with out any primer or base (left to right)…

Maybelline The NUDES Palette

Swatch of the bottom row without any primer or base (left to right)…

Maybelline The NUDES Palette


Some eye shadows here in Maybelline The NUDES Palette are really pigmented and opaque without even primer but there are few that are not pigmented enough. While swatching I had to swipe black and the dark brown (last shade of both row) shade quite a few times to get the color. Where I expected the most pigmentation from those two dark colors.

Lighter shadows of this palette doesn’t really shows up against my skin tone, couple of them cause fall out and appears chalky aswell.


Now, the satin and metallic shades here are awesome in quality. They apply smoothly and appear with full opacity and give no fallout either. A big thumbs up for those shiny shade.

However, if you use a primer underneath then it is not difficult to work with Maybelline The NUDES Palette.


The eyelook below I created using only Maybelline The NUDES Palette…
Maybelline The NUDES Palette


Overall, I like the selection of shades and variety of texture in this palette. You can create lot of different ‘nude-ish’ look with those 12 shadows. It could be the perfect nude palette if those shadows were a bit better in quality.

In my opinion, this is a palette for beginners. Perhaps, a good gift for your little sister who just started with makeup!

Do you own it or eyed it? What is your thought? Do share :)

Watsons, MY | RM70
Ulta, USA | $9.99
Boots, UK | £9.99


***Product was sent to me by the company. However, that doesn’t influence my opinion in any way.


  • Reply
    Tasnova Trisha
    June 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Dear, Thank you for the nice review. What I most like about your blog is you write things the way you have experienced them. I don’t find you to overstate of falsify like others. (Or even suit everything you use! eh? :/ ) you just write how you felt about it. That’s why readers like us can rely upon you easily. Really appreciate that. Keep it up.
    Anyway I like nude eye shadows so much! I don’t have it but I have a good experience with the NYX nude on nude which is a love for me. <3 It's pretty pigmented. And the lip gloss part below in the box is so appealing! :P

    Lastly you look gorgeous as usual! <3 :)

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 23, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you so much Tasnova for your sweet and inspiring word. Yes I write for my readers only so always try to state honest and upright opinion :)
      btw, I also love nudes, my favourite drugstore nude palette has to be ‘heaven n earth’ by Makeup Academy(MUA).

  • Reply
    June 18, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I got this palette but i’m still trying to love it… i’m so so about it… love the look u created with it tho :)

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 21, 2015 at 8:34 am

      thank you. I get it how you feel. powdery shades here do upset me aswell.

  • Reply
    Natalie Heather
    June 12, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I love your photos! I picked this up and unfortunately wasn’t thrilled with it! Mine swatched nothing like yours, so I’m starting to wonder if I have a dud.

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 12, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      I don’t think you have a bad one, as I mentioned in post I had to swipe few shade several times to get the swatch right. Only 3/4 shade here in this palette are nicely pigmented.

  • Reply
    June 11, 2015 at 7:32 am

    thanks for the review…i was waiting for it….need to chk it out…

  • Reply
    June 11, 2015 at 4:10 am

    I do like the look of this, I was just a bit unsure as £9.99 seems quite a bit just for a drugstore palette compared to say Makeup Revolution! I will see if I can swatch it in store though to decide :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 11, 2015 at 11:56 am

      I agree with you Hun. For a drugstore palette it is a bit pricey. Other hand if you talk about Makeup Revolution then i’ll say those are more pigmented than Maybelline. Then again Makeup Revolution Nude palettes doesn’t consist texture variety, you gonna need atlas one matte shade for a complete look.

  • Reply
    June 11, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I have the pallette and love it a lot! I use it whenever I need an everyday look or a classy nude look.

    • Reply
      Tamanna I.
      June 11, 2015 at 11:59 am

      yes Lindsee, Its a great one for everyday use. I love that it has all required shade and texture for a complete look.

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