Eye shadow palettes are one those things that really peak my interest when it comes to makeup. I work at home most of the time, so wearing makeup is more of a luxury than a necessity at this point, but I adore having lots of options in my makeup drawer. When it comes to multiple eye looks packed up in one pretty case- I’m in! The sexier or more fun the packaging, the better. I’m a huge fan of Too Faced and Lorac palettes because they continually deliver with beautiful colors and great value.
I still hear about the Urban Decay Naked eye palettes either online or from friends every few weeks, and these have been out for years. I don’t know why I haven’t jumped on the band wagon, yet. It’s not terribly pricey, but each of the color lines are just so sparkly. I simply haven’t the jump because I have enough options for dramatic looks at this point. What if there was a somewhat comparable, but more “everyday” look option at a fifth of the cost?
Enter the fantastic beauty blogger I Covet Thee. On a somewhat recent vlog discussing her fresh beauty scores, she mentioned the Mabelleine The Nudes palette as an exceptional buy with colors that are incredibly versatile and workable. I was intrigued, and picked up both The Nudes and The Blushed Nudes products. After two weeks of play, I can absolutely give them my recommendation, as well.
Don’t expect incredibly highly pigmented, sparkle saturated powders in this palette. The shadows are perfect for work or casual outing’s when you aren’t looking to be a total show stopper and just the refined beaut that I know you are. Plus, you can really build the colors up or down depending on your desired look. They have staying power, and the color variances are on point. I can’t say I prefer The Nudes or The Blushed Nudes, as I’ve been using them both rather consistently.
Lastly, I always prep for my eye shadows with a primer of some sort- use concealer, eye shadow base/primer, white foundation or whatever works for you and your skin tone. It will take your eye looks to a professional level that I know we all strive for with a very minimal product investment. If you aren’t currently incorporating a primer in your makeup regime, do me a favor and give it a shot. I want to know what you think of the change.