TheBalm's Nude 'Tude
palette includes 12 wantonly wearable shadows in a broad range of neutrals with a few wildcard deeper shades in the mix. The obvious competitor to it is Urban Decay's Naked Palette
(both 1 and 2), by sheer virtue of the fact that they're both based on nude hues, but actually the shades are quite different. Here's a rundown of the all the muted (and not-so-muted/louder tones):
A highly pigmented, frosted white.
A light-medium peach with a soft frost finish.
A gold shimmered medium yellow.
: A light-medium shimmery beige, recalls Stila Kitten.
A mushroomy taupe with shimmer.
A deep brown with subtle warm undertones and a bronze shimmer.
A matte, medium brown.
A warm, golden bronze-brown with a pearlescent texture.
A matte, rich burgundy with hints of red. MY FAVE.
A red-tinged brown with copper sparkle.
A matte, deep black-brown hybrid.
Seriously, each shade is incredibly wearable and while remaining on the spectrum of easy-to-wear neutrals, they run the gamut from dark to light with varying levels of glimmer. Infinitely vaca-packable. In fact, there's only one person on EARTH I can envision NOT loving Nude 'Tude:
TheBalm Nude 'Tude retails for $36 at shopnbc.com
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