I purchased this from Hautelook.com and was a teensy bit disappointed to find out there were 2 types of Nude'tude palettes (Naughty and Nice) and I had received the Nice one. This is trivial of course, the shadows are exactly the same in both palettes the only difference being the packaging. Other than that the packaging is cute and slender making it easy to fit in drawers. I do love the prevailing 50s or 60s (sorry, I'm not very good at identifying style eras lol) theme that theBalm seems to have on all their products.
The applicator included is actually pretty decent. It's duo sided, one side being a small flat shader brush and the other an angle liner brush. I haven't yet used the small shader but I can vouch for the angle liner brush being excellent for lining with shadow :)
With Nude'tude you receive 12 shadows that lend themselves perfectly to the many needs of the natural eye. Most of the shades are shimmery, but they do have 4 mattes which is very nice.
|Swatches L-R: Sassy, Stubborn, Selfish|
|L-R: Snobby, Standoffish, Sultry|
|L-R: Sophisticated, Sexy, Serious|
|L-R: Schitzo, Silly, Sleek|
I really appreciate the variety of colors they include here. Just because a palette's theme is is Nude or Neutral doesn't mean the colors have to be boring. You've got browns, bronze/golds, taupes, mattes, shimmers...you're options are endless.
I found the shadows to be extremely soft to the touch, softer than any other shadow I have actually. This makes them very pigmented and easy to blend. However their softness also causes a huge mess when you go to pick up the shadow. That's probably my biggest and pretty much only gripe with the product.
Bottom Line: Amber really Likes!!!
I was very satisfied with this purchase and am looking forward to trying out some more of theBalm's shadows. You can purchase this palette at theBalm.com!
Now you may be thinking, I already have the Naked palette, do I really need Nude'tude? I considered that myself and personally I think there are enough differences in the products to justify both purchases. But if you're still on the fence check out my coming comparison between the two tomorrow :)