NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE
“Our Nude on Nude palette has twenty neutral eye shadows and ten vibrant lip colors that are perfect for every skin tone and occasion.” – NYX Cosmetics
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $25 (Layered Brown Plastic Palette w/ 20 shadows and 10 lip colors)
QUICK REVIEW: Sorry, not a UD Naked dupe – but a fantastic palette nonetheless.
the REVIEW (03/28/2011): The Urban Decay Naked Palette has become an incredible phenomenon, leaving many Lemmings unsatisfied, eBay sellers with fatter pockets and Urban Decay counters and Sephora with long waiting lists. While I find the Naked Palette (NP) a great buy – it did not completely encompass what I would define as “naked” or “nude”.
The NYX Nude on Nude Palette in some ways, does a better job at creating a nude palette. There are more matte shades and flesh toned or peach options. What is missing is, what I consider the key color to a naked look. A matte warm brown. The NP was missing the flesh tones and a matte bone/cream color. The most annoying thing about both palettes is the presence of GRAY shades. When I think of nude and naked, I think about Brad Pitt in Troy – warm and bronze. Not Harvey Keitel in the Piano – gray and pasty (Sorry Mr. Keitel, loved you in Sister Act). Unfortunately, the NYX palette has them in spades. They aren’t “ugly” colors – but they don’t belong in a nude palette.
That said, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the actual shadows in the NYX Nude on Nude Palette. They were relatively pigmented, didn’t make the lids look dry (a problem I find with cheap shadows) and were easy to blend. The only reason I wouldn’t reach for this more often is the absence of the warm brown – although I did manage to create a warm look using the bronze color over a darker brown.
I almost forgot about the 10 lippies in the bottom drawer of this palette. A very odd pairing of brights, blue based pinks and neutrals. The bright reds almost make me uncomfortable. Its like they showed up to a BBQ in an evening gown. Lovely, but out of place. In all honesty, this feature is a throw away and will probably go mostly unused and forgotten.
While this is not a personal favorite, it is a solid palette with great options and I would easily put it in my makeup kit for weddings (if I did them anymore) or other occasions that call for neutrals. Hmm. That would have been a better and more appropriate name for this palette. The Neutral Palette.
the SHADES: (Top L-R) matte pale beige, pearl pale beige, matte flesh (pink/beige), shimmery pale copper, matte bone, matte medium taupe/gray, shimmery warm gunmetal, shimmery chocolate brown, pearl charcoal, matte charcoal black. (Botton L-R) matte white, pearl champagne, pearl sun gold, matte cool gray, matte cool brown, shimmery cool gunmetal, shimmery peach, shimmery copper, shimmery cool deep brown, pearl silver
LOOK BOOK: NYX NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE V.1 (BASIC EYE - V.1. NATURAL)
(Shades numbered from top left to bottom right)
1. Shade #1 – All over as base. Concentrate on brow bone.
2. Shade #4- Apply on lid.
3. Shade #8 – Crease color & use over liner (top and bottom) to blend.
4. Shade #18 – Use to blend crease color and to add dimension to the lower lid.
5. Two coats black mascara.
MONSTER BITES: This is my idea of a Naked/Nude palette, and what I use regularly at home. Two matte base shades – bone & nude; Two matte warm brown shades – a camel/mustard brown (adds warmth & depth) & a brown sugar shade (for crease or brows); Four accent shimmer shades – a ivory/shell shimmer, pale pink shimmer, golden taupe shimmer and a tan shimmer; Two metallic shades – a gunmetal & a bronze; Three matte liner/shadow shades – a true black, black brown & a deep warm brown; Two accent shades – a shimmery plum & a chocolate brown shimmer.
What I would put in my Naked Palette.