Beauty Review: TheBalm NUDE'tude Eyeshadow Palette

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Blogger photo of the Nudetude eyeshadow palette
A few weeks ago, myself and Tara gatecrashed a blogger party from which we were given a rather wonderful goodie bag from HQ Hair. In this goodie bag was an impressive looking palette I thought I'd share with you all - theBalm NUDE'tude Eyeshadow Palette*. Here's my review...

TheBalm Nude'tude Eyeshadow palette
Nude'tude eyeshadow colour palette
For those of you unfamiliar with theBalm, they are a paraben free, cruelty-free cosmetics company specialising in makeup, skin, hair and nail care. As well as being available on their own website, the NUDE'tude palette is also available through HQ Hair, a premium online beauty store whom kindly allowed me to give it a go. The palette is made up of twelve shades, all of which can be used separately or easily blended for a range of day to evening looks...

Lighter shades from the nude'tude eyeshadow palette
darker shades from thebalm nudetude eyeshadow palette
Besides an extensive palette, the set also comes with a double-ended brush and a 3.7ml eyelid primer. One of the first things I noticed about the palette is the stylised packaging. Similar to Benefit with 1950s, vintage illustrative branding, each shade has it's own individual name and is decorated with pin up girls. Some of the names are a little questionable, for example, "selifsh", "snobby" and "stand-offish" are a little random as, in my personal opinion, they translate as "bitch" and don't have particularly positive connotations. Random names aside, I immediately liked the look of the colour range and was excited to try out the shades and get blending. 

thebalm put a lid on it eyelid primer
The primer needs a little bit of squidging before use as it comes out quite watery at first but afterwards, it is very creamy and instantly softens the skin - an excellent and cruelty-free alternative to the POREfessional primer from Benefit (which, just to clarify, is not CF). Having applied my primer, I tried out the brush. Personally, I would recommend using your own quality brush as the bristles are not that soft but the standard quality you would expect from a set. Though perfectly acceptable, I prefer my own professional brushes when blending. 

colour swatches from the nudetude eyeshadow palette
light colour swatches from the nudetude eyeshadow palette
Whilst the pigment is clearly evident, the texture is quite chalky meaning there's quite a bit of wastage. The photos above show each colour after just a few brushes on the skin and so there is certainly a lot of colour for minimal effort. Some are matte whilst others have a metallic finish which make the palette ideal for day to night and pretty much any occasion. I don't wear eyeshadow very often but this did seem to last a reasonable amount of time. It does, however, come off really very quickly with wet wipes which makes me wonder if it is meant for all day wear as the slightest bit of moisture would see this disappear. My favourite colours are definitely the brown hues which I can see myself using up more quickly than the rest though the pale pinks are sure to come in handy for everyday. 

nude'tude eyeshadow palette
Overall, I think theBalm NUDE'tude palette is very good value for everyday wear although I'd perhaps consider blending it with a more premium product to ensure a longer last finish. I love the range of colours as I think they're ideal for my style and suit my existing makeup collection. I'm excited to play around more with the different shades and experiment with the different palette options. 
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That's it for another beauty review. Thanks so much to HQ Hair for having us, our lovely gift bags and allowing us to gatecrash your wonderful party. I look forward to trying more of their products in the future. Have you used the NUDE'tude Palette before? What's your favourite cruelty-free eyeshadow palette? As always, I love reading your thoughts so please do leave me lots of lovely comments below. 

Until next time fellow beauty lovers, 
*Disclaimer - This item was gifted to me by HQ Hair although the choice to review it was my own. All views expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of the brand.
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  1. the shades are very pretty indeed and ive considered buying this for sure, maybe once my naked runs out...
    and I agree, the names are all a bit odd arent they! haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yeah I'd definitely recommend it - you only need a small amount of product to get the colour so that's always a good sign to me. Good value too :) Haha yeah I did think that! x

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  2. Awesome review! I'e been considering buy thins for so long!! It's on my wish list! <3 Lovely post

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Hope you like it :) You'll have to let me know what you think of it when you work your way through your list x

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  3. I love the look of all their bits, the packaging is so lovely! The names are strange haha! I might have to get this and their highlighter, that is just perfection! Lovely review hun!
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    1. Ohh that sounds great, might check that out too! I'm getting excited for the Jeffree Star highlighter at the moment so need to be good and stop buying but its so hard haha. Thanks hun xx

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  4. Love this palette, one of my favourites. I got this at TK Maxx so I saved a little money on it. Worth every penny, I really need to try the Mary Loumanizer, I know everyone loves it. Great post, love your blog, the name is brilliant. Followed xxx

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    1. Oh thats lucky! I have no idea they sold it in TKMAXX as well. Thanks so much hun, glad you like it :) x

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  5. Great review, I love theBalm for it's ethos and values, have yet to try any of the products though and these shades look amazing
    Shame about the questionable names...

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Yeah it's so hard to find a cruelty free brand apparently so was pleasantly pleased to find these guys. Yeah the names are super odd and I'm not really sure what they were going for here but at least the product is good :) x

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  6. I've been eyeing this palette for a while now; the brown shades are really making me swoon. You've written a very comprehensive review, Sophie, and I cannot thank you enough! x

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. Aw I'm so glad you found it helpful. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it if you do manage to pick one up. Thanks hun :) x

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    1. Yeah I'm really impressed with them as this was my first experience with them. So far, so good!

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  8. Such a gorgeous palette! Love all the shimmers :)

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  9. This looks like a great product! I'd like to wish a wonderful birthday weekend celebration for you and your dad and the upcoming one for Jack :) I hope you have a blast! I have a request that you eventually do a post on the cat cafe that you mentioned.

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    1. Thanks so much, Gil! You always remember :) Of course I will, I genuinely can't wait to see them all and share all the photos. So excited! He also got me tickets to see Mark Kermode in June which is super exciting :) Have an awesome weekend Gil

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  10. Haha good times! I am still undecided on this palette, I need to play around a bit more I think :)

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    1. I think it's an awesome starter pallette for you cos it was free and you can just play around with it. Haha classic event gatecrashing x

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