In the Nude – theBalm’s Nude’tude Palette Review


Nude makeup is (and always has been) trending in the makeup scene. It is the go-to look for those who love the soft, earthy, and neutral shades that are usually around the pink, brown, maroon and gold colours like Urban Decay’s Naked3 and Mac’s 15 Warm Neutral palette. The Naked3 palette was the first nude palette I bought when I first discovered my obsession with makeup (about 2 years ago).

I decided to purchase theBalm’s Nude’tude palette, and I must say that this palette is THE BOMB, a must have neutral palette in your collection! Plus, the slim packaging makes it a great travel palette that you can slip into your bag or carry-on baggage, and don’t worry about it getting ruined because it is one tough palette. I took it with me on a short day trip to Seattle, went in the washroom and took the palette out of my purse, then accidentally dropped it on the floor. Panic ensued, thinking that I cracked the colours, but when I opened it, it was still perfectly intact and pristine.

Now, for the palette’s first test-run. For this post, I used only the Nude’tude palette and I tried two different looks, but you can definitely create other looks with this palette.

nudetudeLook #1

nudetude2Look #2

Look #1: Went for a dark purple-light pink tone
Stand-offish all over the lid as base; Sexy on top crease, then Silly and Sleek on corners; and to add extra highlights, I used Sassy and Stand-offish again on the inner corner and middle of the eyelid.

Look #2: Went for a dark brown-to-gold tone
Snobby all over the lid as base; Sultry on top crease, then Seductive and Sophisticated on corners and Sleek to accentuate top outer crease corner; then re-added Snobby on the inner corner and middle of eyelid.

nudetudeFor both looks, I used my summer-proof (water- and tear-proof) eyeliners: Benefit’s Push-Up Liner with Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner in ultra black.

Palette verdict:

Nude Tude swatch

The Nude’tude eyeshadows are very pigmented, easy to blend, buttery, has micro-shimmer, frosted, and matte shades, and even includes a slim dual-ended liner/eyeshadow brush and a full mirror. I think that this palette is worth the purchase at only $36 (USD before tax), and since it is compared side-by-side with Urban Decay’s Naked palette (in colours, pigmentation and texture), if you’re not ready to spend more for an eyeshadow palette, I would say the Nude’tude is a great bargain for the same qualities as the Naked palette.