Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette - Review And Giveaway - CLOSED

When I first got into make up I was a compulsive experimenter when it came to eyeshadow I used to play with colour and texture pretty much every time I did my make up. As I've got older though and more experienced with make up, on a daily basis I tend to stick to what I know suits me and I save experimentation and play for special occasions.

So what does suit me? well at the risk of being boring - a nude brown or a smokey eye. It's quick and easy to do and you can use a nude eyeshadow palette to create everything from a simple day look, to a full on smokey, evening look. 

One nude eyeshadow palette would in theory probably fulfil most of my eyeshadow needs, but being the beauty junkie that I am, I have a huge collection of nude, and neutral eyeshadow palettes and singles. What can I say I love choice! I normally alternate my shadows but at the moment I seem to be using  just one palette over and over again.


I received The Balm Nude Dude Volume 2 Nude Eyeshadow Palette, for Christmas and it was love at first sight. 


Like most of the products in The Balm range this palette comes in cardboard packaging with an invisible magnetic fastening. As you  know cardboard packaging isn't always my favourite but in this case I'll make an exception. In my experience they scuff easily and they can look a bit scratty even after only a few uses but this ones comes complete with a removable cardboard sleeve which should keep it a little bit more protected. 


Open the palette up and your greeted with a large mirror, 12 eyeshadow colours and a small double ended shadow / liner brush.


So yeah all of the shadows are supposed to resemble naked men but we'll gloss over that ;) colour wise this is the perfect nude palette, that will take you from to night x 


The shadows themselves range from a beautiful creamy ivory, to golds, coppers, bronzes and pink nudes, to dark chocolate browns and a gorgeous dark, black, grey crammed full of sparkle. There are a couple of matte shades but the majority have a little bit of shimmer or even glitter shot through them. So what do they look like...

Top row from left to right - Fearless, Flawless, Firm, Flirty, Friendly, and Fierce




Bottom row from left to right - Fabulous, Faithful, Fit, Feisty, Funny and Fine.

I've read a few reviews of the first Nude Tude palette and a couple of them talk about chalky shadows and poor pigmentation but that's definitely something that you can't say about this palette. The shadows are velvety soft, and the pigmentation is superb on even the palest, and the matte shades. and they blend together like a dream. There is a little bit of fall out on some of the sparkly and shimmery colours but I can live with that, after all that's what a fan brush is for.


Speaking of brushes this palette also comes with a little double ended shadow and liner brush. Although it's not a full sized brush, it certainly isn't a throw away or an afterthought. The hairs are soft and smooth, and whilst it's soft enough to blend shadows, it's firm enough to use as a liner brush.

I haven't worn a lot of make up over the last month or so but when I have this is the shadow palette that I've reached for. The colours are really wearable and the quality of the shadows makes them quick and easy to use. If you love your nude eyeshadows then this is definitely a palette worth considering. The Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette retails at around £29.99 and available from the likes of Superdrug, and Debenhams.

Do you love this palette as much as I do? Well on Friday 12th February my blog is 9 years old! Yes I've blogging for nearly 9 years now! More on my blogging journey on Friday but to celebrate my blogging birthday I'm giving one of you the opportunity to win your very own The Balm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette. Yeah! aren't I a nice person! All you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below before 6th March 2015 for a chance to win. 


Remember the more times and ways you enter the better chance you have of winning. This giveaway is open worldwide and it's open to followers only so make sure you are following in the way you say because I will be checking. I would also appreciate it if you don't share this giveaway on competition sites or on giveaway message boards. I would love a genuine blog reader to win this giveaway if possible x Thanks for reading and if you have any questions please let me know, oh and good luck x 

77 comments:

  1. Мне нравятся посты со свотчами

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  2. I enjoy all of your post. Probably the reviews are the most beneficial because I can decide if I think the product will work for me based on your review without having to buy a full size product first. I also enjoy tutorials and sales and deals posts as well as giveaways. Thank you for your generosity in having giveaways.

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  3. Happy blog birthday in advance!! ;)
    I love reading your reviews and in general they are my favourite blog posts although I really enjoy seeing makeup-looks/tutorials!
    Thanks for the chance of having this palette! I have the Nude Tude and it's amazing, so I'm imaging that this is it's too! x

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  4. I like review posts!

    Ashleigh

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  5. I would really love to see eyebrow kits review.

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  6. I love love love these reviews, it's always good to have an honest review of something rather than the reviews people make on behalf of the company >.<

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  7. I would like to see reviews on different products on your blog.

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  8. I'd love to win this for my bestfriend, thanxs for the chance x

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  9. I'd like to see giveaways, and product reviews and fashion too x

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  10. I'd love a review on the make up revolution range in Superdrug-I had a look today and there were some nice looking products :-)

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  11. I would like to see your hair routine :-)
    thanks for this lovely giveaway! ♥

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  12. I would love to see more reviews and make up tutorials. Thank for the giveaway

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  13. I love seeing hauls. I'm nosy like that :P I also love reviews. They're probably the most useful of posts. Its good to see what someone thinks of a product before I go out and buy it. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. I'd love to see more reviews, as I find them very helpful. I think I'd love to see hauls, as I just love seeing what people buy and what new things are out. I'm still dreaming about that lovely hello kitty set of opi polishes you have! x

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  15. I love all of your posts but I do love a good review post :)

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  16. i love your posts! I wish there were a lot of reviews because that helps me choose products and stuffs!
    Name on rafflecopter: laura azevedo

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  17. I love makeup reviews so i can decide what to buy next x

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  18. I really enjoy haul-type posts.

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  19. Thank you for running this giveaway. I would like to see make up tutorials and product reviews on budget and supermarket products

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  20. Wow, 9 years, that's a great achievement - this is my 7th year blogging sporadically! Congrats!

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  21. I love monthly favourites posts! Also I love haul posts!

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  22. Lifestyle posts & I'm redecorating so some inspiration would be great!

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  23. I'd love to see make up tutorials

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  24. I totally trust your opinion on makeup so my vote is for more reviews. :D
    Gah, happy blog anniversary!! 9 years is such an accomplishment. ^_^

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  25. I do enjoy shopping haul and bargain buy posts, though a nice little competition has to be a fave!!

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  26. GIVEAWAYS AND MAKEUP AND BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEWS

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  27. I love to read new product reviews :)

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  28. Diffirent makeup/skincare/haircare reviews and makeup looks. :)

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  29. i like both reviews and makeup tutorials!

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  30. I'd love to see hauls, reviews and videos :)

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  31. I would like to see makeup tutorials!

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  32. New product reviews are my favorite posts to read.

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  33. I love hauls and honest reviews of products!

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  34. I love your glossybox posts. More of those!

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  35. maybe some tutorials on multicolor lipwear?

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  36. I always enjoy reading beauty & lifestyle posts and watching makeup tutorials! :)

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  37. I'd love to see more tutorials as I have no idea what I'm doing in the makeup department.

    Love the packaging on these products.

    Thanks for telling me about moderating your comments. So many people don't say and then when my comment doesn't appear, I don't know if it's gone to spam or not!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  38. Reviews. Love discovering new products so more will always be welcome.

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  39. i would love some haul posts, and some random posts peppered with lifestyle posts xx

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  40. I'd love more reviews of make up but also more lifestyle posts. I too suffer with ME and it's nice to read about other people's experiences, it makes you feel less alone with the condition. Xxx

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  41. I always look for blog posts with tips/tricks for naturally curly hair, simple makeup tutorials, slow cooker recipes, thrift store finds, mid-century decorating, fashion (vintage & street style), and giveaways.

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  42. I love to see tutorials, reviews and competitions.

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  43. Love review posts, always nice finding out more about product.

    Tasha x
    sincereblonde.com

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  44. I'd love to see more new discoveries and reviews :)

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  45. I like lifestyle stuff. Not so much reviews and hauls because I don't shop that much.

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  46. Reviews of new makeup products

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  47. I'd like to see more new product reviews. Or maybe some top 5 lists in various categories.

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  48. I love reading reviews of new cosmetics products.

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  49. i love the make up reviews

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  50. I really like reviews - it would be good to see more youtube video reviews which are then posted to the blog

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  51. I love reviews, make up tutorials and giveaways :)

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  52. I love reviews as it takes a lot of reading for me to trust a product :) so maybe more of those? :)

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  53. i love reviews on products, always find it useful to get opinions on things before i buy.

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  54. I love beauty tips and products reviews :D

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  55. I like reading reviews and about beauty hauls

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  56. I love to read reviews, tutorials and bargain buys

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  57. I love to read your reviews , I also love makeup , beauty and fashion would love more reviews in these areas , I a partial to a bargain so would love to know where all the best buys are and the odd tutorial is always helpful aswell :)

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  58. Some things for teens just starting out with make-up.

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  59. I like review with giveaways as well.

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  60. A foundation review would be brilliant. I struggle to find a good foundation that has staying power but doesn't dry my skin x

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  61. Love review and tutorial posts

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  62. I love your blog! And your make up addiction would appear to equal mine! Have you tried those palates with 80 colours that are really cheap? I have a couple and think they're great, unbelievable really, for the price!

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  63. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I would like to see more make up reviews as I really enjoy your reviews of new cosmetics products.

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