Do you know when you hear the hype about a product and think ‘Ah, I have 472769 neutral palettes so I really don’t need anymore’, then years later you see it in a shop and wonder how you’ve lived life without it for so long? Well, The Balm Nude’Tude Palette is one of those cult beauty items that I have been reaching for on a daily basis since I found it in Walgreens for $30.
The shadows themselves are super soft, buttery and well pigmented wonders. They are so soft that I think they would break fairly easily so take care when travelling with them. Mine did survive the journey from America to the UK but I haven’t had the pleasure of taking it on my travels and subjecting it to the cargo hold on a transatlantic flight. I will keep you posted on that! The shade names are super cute, with all of them starting with an S. I adore all the shades, except one. Sassy is just a little too chalky for my colouring and even used as a highlighter, I’m struggling as its packed with loose glitter rather than ran through with shimmer. The glittery shades outweigh the matte shades, with a total of 4 mattes out of 12. The palette comes with a great sized mirror, and a shadow/liner brush with lovely soft bristles. I haven’t used the brush but it will stay in the palette, just in case I need it.
I’ve been using the darkest shades as eye-liners, with the lighter browns as a base for a natural smoked eye. Its a definite winner for versatility with both daytime and evening looks being easy to do from the colours available. And, I honestly needed another neutral palette…
You can buy The Balm Nude’Tude Palette from Feel Unique for £26.50. There are two different designs on the palette. The palette I have is the Nice palette and the other version is the Naughty.