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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Review: The Balm Nude'tude Palette

I'm sure you've all heard of the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes but a lesser known amazing neutrals palette is The Balm's Nude'tude ($36). I've had this palette for a while now but since I've been reaching for it a lot lately, I was inspired to write a review of it on my blog. This way I can give you all an option other than a UD palette if you want something with neutrals.


The packaging of this product is very simple, sleek and compact; making it easy to travel with. There's two versions of this palette, naughty and nice. I have the naughty version that has naked girls on the inside with the shadows covering their lovely lady parts, whereas the nice version is just a room in the background.

The palette comes with 12 different eyeshadows all in the neutral range of colors. Unlike the Naked and Naked 2, Nude'tude comes with more "colorful" neutral shades. For example, Sexy is a rich brownish red and Stubborn and Stand-offish are pretty pinks; shades you can't really find in either UD palette.



The shadows are all highly pigmented and have a buttery texture. You can swipe your brush once against any of these shades and you'll get a good amount of color in your application. The colors stay put once they're applied and you don't have to worry about any fallout.


Sassy is white with a satin finish that can be used in the inner corners to brighten up the eyes. Snobby is a yellow gold with a satin finish that can also be used in the inner corners or on the bottom lash line. Stubborn is a toasted pink with a satin finish that can be used lightly as a highlight or all over the eyes, it reminds me a little bit of Sin from the Naked palette. Stand-offish is a light pink with silver glitter that can be used all over the eyes.


Selfish is a mid-tone brown with a satin finish that I like to use either all over the lids or in my imaginary crease. Sultry is a light brown with a matte finish that I like to use all over the lids. Sophisticated is a dark brown with silver glitter that I like to use mostly in my imaginary crease. Seductive is a golden brown with silver glitter that I like to use either all over the lids or in my crease.


Sexy is a brownish red with a matte finish that I like to use all over the eyes or in my crease. Silly is a reddish brown with silver-red glitter that I like to use in my crease. Serious is a matte black that I use as liner, I haven't dared to do a smokey eye yet. Lastly, Sleek is a matte dark brown that I use either as liner or in my crease.
I think what really sets this palette apart from the Naked and Naked 2 is its color range. Naked's shades are almost all in the brown family and Naked 2's is almost all in the taupe family. Nude'tude mixes it up with the pinks and the reddish browns. I also really like how they have a white and gold highlight shade because those are great for accenting an eye look and making it more fun.
If you're interested in purchasing this palette, you can buy it off the Balm website or Amazon, unfortunately it is not sold in Sephora. But, if you can wait I would highly suggest purchasing it when it goes on sale on Hautelook. The Balm products go on sale almost once a month on Hautelook and the Nude'tude palette is typically on there. You can get it for up to 40% off there!
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19 comments:

  1. Huh this looks like a fab palette!

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    1. It's great(: Definitely up there with the Naked and Naked 2

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  2. This is on my wishlist of things to buy in the future! Every time it come on Hautelook though, I have to ignore it because I'd already bought other things recently. LOL

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    1. I know what you mean! I had to tell myself to not buy anything so I could make sure to buy this palette. Hautelook has so many amazing things~

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  3. thanks for the review, i've never heard of this palette before but it sure sounds promising :)

    rachel x

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    1. My pleasure! It's really quite amazing(:

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  4. gorgeous colours, love that it has a lot of darker shades for smokey eyes :D
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Same here, that's what sets it apart from other neutral shade palettes(:

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  5. I've heard so many good things about this palette. It really looks great! :D

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    1. It's a wonderful palette, definitely worth buying.

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  6. There are some gorgeous colours in this palette, thank you for the review :)

    Elle xx

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    1. No problem(: It has a lot of colors that the UD ones dont!

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  7. I got mine from Hautelook. Love it!

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  8. What I love about this palette is how there are some dark brown shades which is something I wish the Nakeds had more of.

    Great review Elle!

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    1. Yeah, I really love this palette for its darker shades.

      Thanks!(:

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  9. Great review, the palette looks really nice
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