Today I'm going to share my thoughts on Maybelline's latest palette release, The 24k Nudes Palette. I didn't even know about this palette until last month. I think the original release for this palette was supposed to be in January, but my awesome mom found this last on the and gave it to me for a Christmas present :) In speaking of awesome moms, my mom's birthday was this past Sunday :)
(Without primer, With Flash)
Top to Bottom (first row)
Top to Bottom (Second Row)
Neutral Eyes and Berry Lips
A soft Makeup Look
I'm a little torn on my feelings on this palette. I really love the colors, but these shadows aren't that photo friendly. As you can tell, you probably can see the shadows better in my second picture better than the first picture. Maybelline stated that the formula in the 24k Nudes Palette is supposed to better than the previous Nudes Palettes that have been released. I will admit that the formula feels softer and the shadows feel creamier, but some of the shadows still lack pigmentation. I think that this palette is great for creating a soft makeup look rather than a makeup look that is darker or smokey. I can see myself creating a lot of difference soft eye makeup looks with this palette especially with the shimmery shadows. I haven't created a Smokey Eye yet, but based on my swatches I think I could maybe create a soft Smokey eye?! I think that I'm going to put that on my list of makeup looks to create.
I used MAC's Paint Pot in Painterly as eyeshadow base and I also used Colourpop Hanky Panky as a transition color since there are no transitions colors in this palette. The shadows wear well throughout the day except I noticed that my makeup started to fade about 5 hours later. My eye makeup was still noticeable, but not as noticeable as I would like. If you're looking for a palette that is going to let you create dark intense Eye makeup looks, you might want to skip this one, but If you want to create soft Eye makeup looks with soft/creamy shadows then you may want to add this to your collection. This is a palette about personal preference. I like this palette and I can see some improvements with the formula, but I still think some of the shadows could use a little more intensity.
Do you own this palette? What are your thoughts? Thanks for stopping by my blog!