Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ah, it's so nice to catch up on some blogging. I have been absolutely drooling and DYING to get this post out after I spotted this palette in my Rite Aid Network's box. 

The new Blushed Nudes Palette is the latest in Maybelline's 12 pan palette series. Previous palettes include The Nudes (review) and The Brights. This palette is a bit more softer and feminine than the previous two with shades ranging from pinks to plums to rose gold.

Something I didn't notice on The Nudes Palette was that the shades are placed purposely in the palette to work together as you can see above. That is SO genius and really handy! The quad covers a base for the lid, an all-over lid shade, a transition shade and an outer-v shade. The trio handles everything minus the outer-v and the duo covers just a base and transition shade. Basically, there's a whole lot of options here.

Instead of going through each shade and reviewing them individually, I'll just sum them up all together. They pretty much all performed the same minus a few shining stars I'll get to at the end. The color payoff was just alright although I do think they work the best with a primer/base underneath. The mattes were a bit powdery but had okay color payoff. The metallics, on the other hand, were surprisingly pigmented! The biggest downside, for me, is that they don't have names! Rawr. I hate that. How else am I going to tell people what I'm wearing!? ;)

My favorites are (going from left to right) #'s: 3, 4, 6 and 8.

Lid: #5 | Crease: #4 | Inner: #3 | Outer v: #11 | Lower: #6

Overall: So does this compare to a lot of the rose gold toned palettes out there? Eh. It's hard to tell (and compare). For a drugstore palette, it does well. It works best with a primer or base to really get the colors to pop and wears well. It's really a toss up. If you're looking for a good palette that won't break the bank, I recommend this!

So, will you be grabbing this palette?

Maybelline Blushed Nudes - (price varies) | Found at your local Rite Aid
* Press samples