Thursday, April 14, 2016

Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette Review and FOTD

Hello Everyone!

I was really excited to get my hands on Maybelline's The Rock Nudes Palette! I found this at my local Walmart for $9.98. If you follow my blog, you probably have noticed that I'm a major fan of these palettes, so I just felt it was appropriate to add this to the collection to make it complete lol. I know some of you wanted me to review this palette, so let's get the review started!

Sponge Brush Applicator 



- Small and convenient 
- Budget Friendly 
- Easy to blend
- Gorgeous matte and shimmer shades
- Finally a sponge application brush that I like


- A few shades fade quickly or lack pigmentation, especially the lighter shades
- No Mirror

Close up of my eye makeup

Products Used 

* Eyes *

- Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette 

1. Transition color in the Crease 

2. In Tear Duct and half of the Lid 

3. On other half of the Lid and Outer V 

4. On top of the lid and in the crease, blend slightly into the lid

- Maybelline Great Lash Mascara Lots of Lashes in Blackest Black 

- Nicka K Liquid Eyeliner 

* Face *

- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser (primer)

- Maybelline Superstay Better Skin  Foundation: Buff Beige (40)

- Maybelline Superstay Better Skin  
  Concealer: Medium

* Lips *

Milani Lipstick in Tuscan Toast 

My Thoughts

I can say that Maybelline came up with a really good theme for this palette with The Rock Nudes. The navy and black shades really give this palette life with it's edginess. This palette truly has all the shades to bring out your inner Rockstar. Since this palette does have a lot of darker shades, I think that Maybelline should have released this palette during the Fall when most makeup lovers like to wear darker eye makeup. As a makeup lover myself, I'll wear dark eyeshadow anytime of year though!

Out of all the Maybelline Nude Palette Collection this one has the best sponge application brush. I typically don't use the application brush in thee palettes, but this one works pretty well. I also like how it's easy to blend the shades in the palette, and fallout is minor.

The major complaint I have with this palette is the lack of pigmentation with the some of lighter glittery shades. As for the darker shades, the pigmentation is alright. It's a shame because those glittery shades were some of the shades that drew me to wanting this palette. Even with using m NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil in white and the NYX Eyeshadow Base in White, the glittery shades still didn't really show up all that well. I tried using a wet brush and that helped the shades show up more including the glitter shades. I have to be completely honest here, this palette isn't a must have.
I'm glad that I have this palette in my collection,
but I wish the performance was better. I'm going to continue use this palette and I love the colors, but the pigmentation isn't all that great.

To check out my other Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette Reviews click on my links below!

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review
Maybelline The Smokes and The Brights Palette Review
Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette Review

Do you own Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette? What are your thoughts?

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


Unknown said...

The shades are stunning and look amazing on you :) xo

Jackie Harrison said...

You rock the shades

Beauty Unearthly said...

These shades are all lovely!

willsingformakeup said...

I have this palette and feel the same way about it. I really like the matte shades, but some of the shimmers are really not that great. The best way I could find to make those work is to use a wet eyeshadow brush, like you said. Great review, Pilar!

Unknown said...

Great review Pilar! I love the blue shade second to last on the top row! Too bad some of the shades were lacking pigmentation, but I agree they did a great job of color selection for the rock nudes theme!! I love the makeup look you created as well!!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

I am so glad you did this review because I really haven't had a chance to play with mine yet. I love the look you created, but it is a shame some of the glitter ones aren't all that great because they look so nice! Great review Pilar!

Shireen L. Platt said...

This is a brilliant review, Pilar and love the eye makeup that you came up with! I skipped all of the Maybelline palettes though, must say when it comes to eyeshadow palettes, I stick with high end.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Ambi said...

Such a pretty shades... looks amazing on you Pilar :) x

Marie said...

Beautiful makeup look! The shades in the palette are so pretty!

Naturalle Drea said...

That palette is pretty but that sucks about some of the colors!


Miriam said...

I love all their palettes too Pilar. But in the Brights palette I was so disappointed with the lighter shades, the pigmentation was very poor. Sounds like the same for this one. Thanks for the review :)

Elle Sees said...

i don't have their palettes because the pigmentation insome of the shades, like you experienced. love the darker colors though!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you! A wet brush truly saves the day when using this palette! I was a little bummed out that the glitter shades weren't pigmented because they're so pretty!

Pilar said...

Thank you! Isn't that blue gorgeous?! I love the theme, but some of the shades in the palette needs more pigmentation!

Pilar said...

Thank you! I remember I saw that you had this palette too! I hope you do a review! I would love to know your thoughts about this palette! At first glance the glitter shades are stunning, but the pigmentation just isn't there lol! I hope you like using your palette!

Pilar said...

Thank you!I think with the Maybelline Nude Palettes line, some are better than other others. I like to use both drugstore and high end eyeshadow palettes!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

I saw that a lot of people didn't like the The Brights Palette. I actually thought it was pretty decent. I would try using a white eyeshadow base to help the colors pop. I know for me that helped a lot! I'm not giving up on this palette, but I really wish some of the shades were more pigmented.

Pilar said...

The darker shades are really gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Nice review

Pilar said...


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