theBalm Nude Dude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2

theBalm Nude Dude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2 is the latest edition to their Nude series, which also includes Nude ‘tude and Meet Matt(e) Nude.

Are you tired of nudes yet? I’m actually not, which is kind of surprising. I think I am more into nudes now than ever before simply because I feel they look better on me than brighter shades generally do. And the variety is pretty vast in this palette. I mean there are twelve shades in it and many of them really aren’t “nude” per-se. We’ve got mattes, metallics and shimmers, as well as a dual-ended application brush and large mirror inside. As with most of their palettes, you can use these wet to make them into liners or bump up the pigmentation, if you so desire.

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theBalm Nude Dude Nude Eyeshadow Palette Volume 2 Swatches

Fearless, Flawless, Firm, Flirty, Friendly, Fierce (over primer)

Fearless is a very pale vanilla matte.

Flawless is a light taupe matte.

Firm is a metallic medium bronze.

Flirty is a medium rose/gold duochrome.

Friendly is a dark brown/purple matte.

Fierce is a deep charcoal shimmer.

These all felt very soft and had pretty good pigmentation. I really love Firm and Flirty, so pretty and shimmery.

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Fabulous, Faithful, Fit, Feisty, Funny, Fine (over primer)

Fabulous is a light yellow/gold iridescent.

Faithful is a light peachy/gold metallic.

Fit is a medium copper metallic shimmer.

Feisty is a light rose/brown matte.

Funny is a deep red/brown shimmer.

Fine is a dark chocolate brown shimmer.

These six also felt really soft and were easy to get great payoff. I love this whole row but especially Fabulous, Faithful, Fit and Funny.

I think this is a pretty great palette and I like that there are different finishes included. The metallic and shimmery shades are my favorites and if you like mostly warm-toned “nude” shades, you might want to check this one out. I can’t decide if I like this one more than Nude ‘tude. Both have shades I really love!

You can find this at Nordstrom, Beauty Bridge, Kohl’s and theBalm and it’s $36.00.

What do you think about Nude Dude?


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Written by Kelly
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