Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review

Maybelline The Nudes

From the looks of things, the nude trend is going nowhere.  Maybelline released a palette full of nude shades at a very affordable price. From the first glance, I knew I wanted it because let’s face it, it’s 12 shades of neutral colors for a very low price. Finding it was not going to be as easy as I anticipated though. Our Bed Bath And Beyond does not carry beauty products at all, Rite Aid was my next place to look but they tend to get products a little later than everyone else in my neck of the woods, and this problem is the same at other drugstores. After almost giving up, I made a super early Walmart run because the hubs needed deodorant. I was ‘just’ about to turn on that aisle when I saw it. A whole display full of The Nudes palettes, Baby Lips Crystal, and the new nail shades. I squealed a little and some woman stocking over in that area looked at me crazy. It was quite clear that she is not a beauty lover. She shoulda been screaming with me!


After reading mixed reviews, I decided that this wouldn’t just be a personal purchase, I would review it too. Some bloggers say the pigmentation sucks, others say it’s perfect. My turn to review!


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Maybelline The Nudes is a 12 pan palette that has a good mixture of shimmer and semi matte textured shadows. The palette is very sleek- black casing with a clear window to see the shadows and ‘The Nudes’ written in silver letters. It reads high-end, even though it’s like 10 bucks. The shadows are not assigned names. Included in the palette is a sponge eyeshadow applicator. There is no mirror.

Swatches And Review

Maybelline The Nudes swatches

I’ll review starting with the top row from left to right, and ending with the bottom row from left to right

Top #1 is a vanilla white with gold shimmer and blue reflects glitter. Shimmer finish

Top #2 is a light taupe brown. Shimmer finish

Top #3 is a french vanilla white. Matte finish

Top #4 is a bronze. Pearl finish

Top #5 is a deep taupe brown. Matte finish

Top #6 is a deep cool toned brown. Matte finish

Bottom #1 is a medium toned bronze. Pearl finish

Bottom #2 is a warm deep brown. Matte Finish

Bottom #3 is a yellow toned gold. Pearl finish

Bottom #4 is a chocolate brown. Pearl finish

Bottom #5 is a frost white. Pearl finish

Bottom #6 is a charcoal black. Matte finish

I decided to do my swatches using an eyeshadow brush. I also used primer because without it, the swatches would be very sheer and hard to photograph.

Overall Thoughts

If you do not own a palette with nude colored shades, this one is for you. If you have a palette like Too Faced Chocolate Bar, or Urban Decay Naked 1, you will not find a use for this palette. While The Nudes palette is very affordable, at $9.99, it is important to use a primer. Shadows top #1, 2 and 3; bottom #5, 6 have the worst pigmentation of them all. Otherwise the shadows are buildable, including the ones that have the worst pigmentation, blend well, and you can create some wonderful neutral looks on a budget. There is also a very handy guide on the back that shows you how to create looks.

Maybelline The Nudes retails for $9.99. I snagged mine from Walmart, but also look for it at Bed Bath And Beyond (if yours carries cosmetics), Rite Aid and Walgreens.

Maybelline The Nudes

Maybelline The Nudes palette

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

2 thoughts on “Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette Review

  1. Peanutbuttercrunchmunch

    Some of the bottom colors are ok but doesn’t look worth it overall.


  2. Amber

    I’m going back and forth on getting this. Not that I’ve seen it at the store yet! If I do, I might not be able to resist, even though I have the Nakeds and TF Choc Bar. Thanks for the swatches!


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