Although the Maybelline The Nudes Palette is obviously pointed at nudes and neutrals, I’d say it’s more of a brown tone palette – there’s nothing wishy-washy about it at all. The colours are all very rich and a mix of shimmer and matte. It’s Maybelline’s first ever nude palette and bearing in mind that the world is awash with nude palettes, it’s offering up something more than just apologetic nuances of beige.
The top row starts with an iridescent shimmer that you can use over (or under) any other colour – followed by two matte neutrals and then a big smack of bronze. The last two shades are both matte, but deep and rich colours.
The bottom row is where it’s all happening though, intensity wise, with three mattes and three shimmers. Jourdan Dunn is the face of this palette so look out for any of the ads because her skintone was made for these colours. On the rear of the palette are suggestions on how to use as quads, trios or duos which I think is really useful – although maybe a bit obvious. Now that I’ve looked at the quad selection I can’t really see the palette as anything but three quads. What all the shades have in common is a beautifully soft, blendable formula.
Anyway, the Maybelline The Nudes Palette is very nicely priced at £9.99 and is set to launch in May. If you’re a bit over the 50 shades of greige, then this is a brilliant, amplified nude buy.
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