Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

I wrote a first impression post on this palette (link here), now here’s the review!


The palette.

The shadows!

The shadows!

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Lighter shades on the left side of the palette.

Darker shades make the other half.

Darker shades make the other half.

The description is really cool...

The description is really cool…

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

Because there are suggestions as to how these shadows can be used as duos and where to apply them on the eyelids.

And also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

Also as trios with a corresponding diagram.

And also as quads!

And also as quads!

Description: A neutral eyeshadow palette with 12 shades. Total 9.6 grams of product, each individual pan has 0.8g product. No mirror included. It does come with a dual ended sponge tip applicator (not included in pictures).

Where to buy: Drugstores, pharmacies, supermarkets, anywhere there’s a Maybelline display.

Price: MYR 69.90 (discounts can bring it down to less than MYR 50 so don’t buy at full price!! Seriously!!!).


Top row.

Top row.

Bottom row.

Bottom row.



All in one palette for a versatile neutral look.

Tanned skin friendly because the dark colours actually show up on tanned skin tones.

Slim and travel friendly.

Good combination of matte and shimmer shadows.

Shimmer shadows are nicely pigmented.



Not all shades are pigmented (not dark skin friendly!).

Creases on the eyelids (all shades).

Matte shadows are not very blendable.

Eyeshadow primer is crucial because it has little lasting power.

I used this palette with some Elianto eyeshadows.

I used this palette on a friend with some Elianto eyeshadows. Ignore the eyebrows. πŸ˜›

This is an Instagram picture on my account of the palette with the shade names.

This is one of my Instagram pictures of the palette with shade names. This version (with shades names) came out only after I purchased mine.


OK, these are a few points to note.

Although they are not very pigmented, I think beginners would get use out of it because there’s no way you can go overboard.

You definitely need to use an eyeshadow primer to avoid creasing and also since the colours are not very pigmented.

Although there are so many cons, I did, at one point, find myself packing it when traveling with my makeup for a performance because the palette is all encompassing for a basic neutral eyeshadow look that is versatile.

If you haven’t already noticed, Sandy, Siren, Greige, and After Hours have been dug into. Sandy and Siren are the best shades of the palette. After Hours is a matte black that is not pigmented so that it can be used to deepen the outer corner without the black going overboard. Greige is often used to deepen the crease colour.

Bareskin looks white on the pan but it swatches as a sparkly nude that can be used as an inner corner highlight.


Rating: 6/10

Although I do use it often, they really are not really well performing eyeshadows except for the two shimmery shades, hence the rating.

19 thoughts on “Maybelline The Nudes Palette Review

  1. Great review! I’ve heard so many mixed reviews for these Maybelline palettes it’s crazy! I totally get what you mean about it being good for beginners though – the eye shadows I used to use when I was like 16-18 weren’t the best at all but they were so good to use every day and practice with. I love the look you created on your friend 😊

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    • I mean, when you’re new at makeup, smearing on pigmented eyeshadows is looking to look like some kind of experimental avant garde makeup which I don’t think people want to look like on a daily basis… πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
      Although they are not well performing, I seem to travel with them often enough so that I don’t have to carry a bulk of eyeshadows because one could create a whole look with this one palette albeit a basic neutral one.


  2. Hey Hari how are you? I’m trying to catch up on visiting some of my favorite blogs and wanted to pop in to say hello. This is a great review and what I like most about it is the diagrams on where to apply color and your helpful tips on getting the most out of the shadows by using primer, etc. Thank you this is something that could be helpful for women who are blind or low vision and want to dive into using eye makeup. Have a good one!

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    • Hey Steph! I am doing very well, thank you!
      OMG, it is so true, it is very blind people friendly! And since they’re not so pigmented there’s little chance of going overboard!
      Thanks for this amazing insight Steph!!! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  3. Hey! I see that your thoughts are the same as mine πŸ™‚ Sometimes I even think – is it good for beginners if they are chalky and will smear below πŸ˜€ but in my practice, with these shadows you have to do your eyes at first and then complexion. And then you can build up the pigmentation until you are satisfied. Though, they are light anyway:) I would really recommend MAC pro long-wear paint pot with these, cause for me these shadows stayed put all day long because of it πŸ™‚

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    • Hey there Marika! Yes yes, I agree with you, I typically do eye makeup first; it is faster, cleaner and much more practical!
      Ah, the paint pots, I don’t own one but I have heard a lot about them…. I use the Essence eyeshadow base and they also have a new one which is amazing! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment!!! πŸ™‚

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