Sunday, 2 March 2014

Look of the Day: Nude 'Tude #1

Happy March, everyone! It may seem like a cliche, but man, time is really flying! Today I'm featuring the first Look of the Day in a series using a brand new eye shadow palette in my collection. I hung out with the lovely Jenn from A Beautiful Zen last weekend, and she was kind enough to pass on her The Balm Nude 'Tude Nude Eye Shadow Palette to me. So kind of her to do so and so happy that she did! It really is a wonderful palette. I'm clearly liking it, as I decided to devote a few posts to it! 

The first look in the series features some of the paler and mid-tone shades in the palette and is paired with peachy cheeks and lips. 


First, a quick peek at the palette itself:



It has a similar shape and size to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and has cardboard packaging. It features 12 shades that range from icy white to deep, matte black. All of the shade names are adjectives that start with "S", each representing a particular attitude (hence, "'Tude"). It features a pretty even balance of cool and warm tones, with a mix of shimmer, glitter, and matte finishes. Pinks, plums, gold, and browns are all represented, which makes the palette quite versatile! 

So now onto today's look. For my first crack at Nude 'Tude, I started with a wash of Standoff-ish (a mildly glittery champagne) all over my lid. I next applied Selfish (a cool, shimmery taupe) on the inner half of my crease for some slight definition. Then, I added Schitzo (a sparkly golden bronze) to the outer half of my crease and to the outer corner of the eye. To smoke things up slightly, I applied Sophisticated (a deeper, neutral brown) to the outer corner of my eye and to the outer half of my upper lash line. I then applied some of Snobby (an almost-matte golden yellow) to the inner third of my eyelid to brighten things up a bit. I finished things off with touches of Sassy (a shimmery white) to the tear ducts and brow bones to highlight.

Here's the end result!


To complement the eyes, I first opted for a sweep of the ultimate neutral blush, Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Blush in Exposed. While I liked the way it looked, I felt it needed something more. A bit of peach! So I layered on some of the incredible Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover. I finished things off with a couple swipes of YSL Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, a 1960s whitened peach with a shiny finish. I found Lover and Tender Peach to be the perfect pair!


Here's a full list of everything I used:


The Breakdown:

Foundation Primer: Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Foundation: By Terry Cover Expert Perfecting Fluid Foundation #1
Concealers: BeneFit Fake-Up in Light (under eyes) and MAC Select Cover-Up in NC20 (on blemishes)
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (lightly as a bronzer)

Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay Powder Blush in Exposed topped with Illamasqua Powder Blush in Lover

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Taupe and Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
Eye Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original
Eye Shadow: All from the Balm Nude 'Tude Palette- Standoff-ish (all over lid), Snobby (inner third of the lid), Sassy (brow bone and inner corner), Selfish (Inner half of the crease), Schizo (outer half of crease and outer corner of eye), and Sophisticated (outer corner and along outer half of upper lash line)

Eyeliner: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Black Honey (on upper lash line) and NYX Wonder Pencil in Light (on lower waterline)
Mascara: Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara in Black


Lipstick: YSL Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach


And a few more shots of the look:







Sadie, my ever-loyal blogging companion and new Twitter helper was happy to take on the task of guarding the palette once I was done with it for the day. She can relate to anything with a 'tude! :)

So, my first go-around with the Nude 'Tude Palette was super fun. The shade selection is wonderful and I loved the soft, shimmery finish of the shadows. Excited to try out some other looks with this beauty! Thanks again to Jenn for the lovely gift!

Have you tried Nude 'Tude? What are your favourites among the many neutral palettes on the market?

Thanks for reading! xo

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely palette! I bet you'll get lots of use from those shades!

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    1. Thanks! I definitely have been :)

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  2. I love the packaging! I don't need another palette (I need a new one like I need a hole in the head!), but this one is gorgeous! Speaking of gorgeous, will you please let Sadie know that both my boy, Muffin (who happens to be checking out what I'm typing over my shoulder), and I, think that she's a cutie? Love that look she's giving the camera!

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    1. Aww,, I'll definitely let her now that Muffin has a crush on her :)

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  3. You look stunning! Love that palette x
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  4. hahah you're welcome and i'm glad /someone/ could give it the love it deserves. i like the look /on you/ but i dont' think i would like it on me. huzzah! sharing is caring.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Heehe, thanks again! It has been a true staple lately :)

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  5. Lovely palette, love the look you've created :)

    Yasmeen x
    http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. The shimmer in the shadows make your lids look so glossy!
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    1. Thanks! I love the amount of shimmer these shades have- they give a lovely texture :)

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  7. This palette looks so lovely! I haven't tried any products from The Balm yet, but this palette looks like a great place to start!

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    1. This palette is a perfect place to start! Super versatile. Thanks for stopping by, Deanna! xo

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  8. Oh your make-up is always so glowy and gorgeous!!
    That palette is so versatile and just looks lurrrrrvely :)

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! Have been loving this palette so much lately :)

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  9. Your makeup is always flawless.
    I have been loving my NARS pallet
    but truth be told I love the original Naked pallet.
    PS: that cat is looking pretty flawless too!
    Lovely post :)
    TarteTanya

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    1. Aww, thanks, Tanya! I'm still eyeing that NARS palette for sure. And thanks for the kind words about Sadie :)

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  10. love your flawless make up!
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  11. Thanks for your comment on my blog)))Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
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    1. Thanks, Alena! Already following :)

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  12. You look great!!!
    You're making me feel I need to give my palette a little more love >:s

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    1. Aww, thanks, Anne! You definitely should- it's a great one! xo

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  13. So many people own this palette - I still don't, though! I love your cheeks in these pictures, the colour is so lush :) Very pretty!

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    1. It was a recent acquisition, and I've been loving it! And thanks- Illamasqua blush is the best :)

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  14. I have not tried this palette but the shades look incredible for Spring/Summer very light and neutral x

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    1. They are, indeed! It's a great one :) Thanks for stopping by, Jenny!

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  15. Great post Im so glad I came across this I was just looking at this palette today on feelunique I cant decide if I want this one or Meet Matte!

    H, xo
    adiamondinthenorth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Both of the palettes are great, but I like Nude 'Tude cus it has a mix of mattes and shimmers :)

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  16. the palette looks lovely! Definitely one that can get a lot of use, lots of lovely neutral shades, you look very pretty <3 <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Liss! It really is incredibly versatile :)

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  17. Great post and very inspirational. Thx for sharing. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks, Lenya! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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