I was eyeing on UD Naked 3 Palette for a long time now because I love the rose gold packaging and the rose gold tones shadows of the palette but was definitely not ready to splurge on UD eye palette so I searched for some dupes and got Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette.
The Expert Wear Blushed Nudes Palette by Maybelline offer great colors that are perfect for everyone. These shades have great pigment and will help you achieve the perfect day or evening look.
This palette comes with 12 cool toned eye-shadows. The colors are generally rose gold toned, light to dark pinks and dark grey. Out of the 12 shadows, 11 are shimmery- metallic and 1 is matte. These eye-shadows have slight chunkiness/graininess to them. A primer is a must to use these eye-shadows. Without primer the color payoff is really bad. So, I would highly recommend using a primer with these eye-shadows. Also, I feel if these shadows are applied with a wet brush or fingers the color pay intensity on lid is more. You need to keep layering up the color to intensify. The darker greys in the palette are much more pigmented and got less chunkiness and feels smooth which makes blending easy. The eye-shadows stays for good 5-6 hours with a primer and doesn’t fade away and was totally impressed by this. This palette comes with double side sponge applicator brush which I am not a big fan of.
I like to use this for everyday look which gives a soft toned and natural look. I got a medium skin tone and I feel these eyeshadows dint show up well on my eyelids. So, I first used a concealer as a primer to cancel any darkness and redness and set with a powder. It made a huge difference with and without primer so I can’t stress enough that a primer is a must while playing with this palette.
Talking about packaging, it comes in a sturdy rose gold plastic packaging. I love how the palette looks and is very travel friendly.
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I’m not totally mesmerized by this palette but I do think it’s worth considering if you don’t want to splurge on an expensive UD Naked 3 Palette. This could be a nice, affordable alternative if you have a bit of patience (and primer).
- Travel friendly
- Sturdy packaging
- Good for everyday use
- Primer is a must for color payoff
- Not highly pigmented
Have you guys tried this? Let me know your thoughts about this palette.