The Balm Nude Dude Palette (The sexiest palette I ever owned!)

Monday, September 21, 2015 10 Comments A+ a-

The Balm Nude Dude Palette 
 (The sexiest palette I ever owned!)



Hi Divas

I want us all to take a moment and admire the hotties you see before you in the photo below. This has to be the sexiest palette I have ever owned. What more could a girl ask for? Pretty vibrant eyeshadows along with gorgeous half naked men, yes please! ;-) I received this palette as a gift from a beauty blogger Tasneem. You can view her blog CityGirlVibe here. This sexy palette called Nude Dude is by the fun makeup brand The Balm. Their packaging is always very playful and cheeky. This is a spin off palette from the very popular Nude Tude palette. I must say I enjoy the Nude Dude palette so much more than the Nude Tude, not only for the cute guys, but for the warm and pigmented eyeshadows this palette has to offer. The palette comes in a rectangular cardboard box with a large mirror and a mini makeup dual end brush. There are 12 eyeshadows in the palette. Each handsome guy is covered by two eyeshadow pans at just the right places with fun eyeshadow names that probably describes the guys personality. My mom and I actually had fun choosing which guy my sister and I should go on a date with, Lol!!!


You can purchase this palette at RETAIL BOX (South African Readers).


The eyeshadows are Fearless (matte skin tone shade), Fabulous (Shimmery yellow gold shade), Flawless (matte medium brown shade), Faithful (warm gold/bronze shade), Firm (satin golden brown shade), Fit (satin copper shade), Flirty (pink/plum shade with golden glitter undertones), Feisty (warm mauve matte shade), Friendly (deep purple shade with brown undertones), Funny (satin burgundy shade), Fierce (deep marshy green shade with specks of gold glitter) and finally Fine (chocolate brown with fine specks of gold shimmer). There are 3 definite matte shades which are Fearless, Flawless and Feisty, that are perfect to use as transition shades or all over the lid and in the crease. My favourite matte shade is Feisty as it is a beautiful mauve colour that really warms up the eye when used as a transition shade. There are 6 definite lid shades ranging from Fabulous (a bright yellow gold) to the darkest which is Fierce (a deep marshy green shade) perfect to create a smokey eye. The shades Friendly and Fine are the darkest in the palette and work best as crease eyeshadows.


This palette reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. The shades Faithful, Fit and Firm, match up with the shades Half Baked, Chopper and Snakebite from the Naked 2 palette. I love the shade range and versatility of the Nude Dude palette. You can create many glam looks as well as everyday neutral looks from one palette. My absolute favourite shade from this palette is Flirty. It is a pink eyeshadow with golden and plum undertones. It is so unique and I haven't seen this type of shade in a palette before. It would look amazing if used it for bridal makeup. I think the variety of gold, copper and pink shades make this palette a perfect option for wedding makeup. Whether you are a guest or part of the bridal entourage. This is a great palette to travel with too as it comes with a large mirror and a mini brush. The palette is not bulky at all and can be packed flat into the smallest travel bag.


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In the photo above I used Fearless all over my eye area up to my brow bone. I placed Feisty as my transition shade and deepened up my crease with the eyeshadow Friendly. I placed the yellow gold shade Fabulous all over my lid and on the inner corners of my eyes. I dusted Firm on my bottom lash line to warm it up. These eyeshadows are very vibrant, easy to blend and look amazing on the eyes. The only problem I have with this palette is that the pans are very small. It wouldn't take long to hit pan on the eyeshadows if you are using this palette everyday. Besides that I really love this palette and would recommend it to anyone who is found of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette too. Plus who doesn't love looking at half naked men while doing your makeup?!




Hope you found this review helpful
Divalicious kisses
Xxxx

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CharlieW
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22 September 2015 at 09:46 delete

I love the packaging! So cute ;)

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22 September 2015 at 15:20 delete

This palette looks very sexy! Haven't tried anything from the Balm yet, but their products always look very interesting!

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Kim Alston
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22 September 2015 at 18:35 delete

I've had my eye on this palette Desle. So good to hear your thoughts on it. Your makeup look is beautiful :D
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Diva Desle
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26 September 2015 at 14:16 delete

Yes it is such a sexy palette. Their products are quite good. xx

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Diva Desle
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26 September 2015 at 14:17 delete

Thank you so much Kim. You should totally get it ;-D

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Erica D
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27 September 2015 at 05:11 delete

This is a pretty palette, great shades for everyday wear!

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nadia
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28 September 2015 at 11:50 delete

O, a good nude palette is enough to make me go weak in the knees ;) Looks great!

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Diva Desle
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30 September 2015 at 16:54 delete

It is a great every day palette ;-)

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Diva Desle
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30 September 2015 at 16:55 delete

Hehehe, those guys make me weak at the knees ;-)

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