Fashioned for flash! This 12-shade eyeshadow palette features dazzling colors infused with metallic gold pigments. From sparkling gold and shimmering nude to gilded smoke and aubergine spark, this makeup palette is perfect for creating versatile eye looks.
Infused with sparkling metallic gold pigments
I’m going to be honest; I haven’t worn drugstore eyeshadow since the mid 90’s. When I saw the Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette popping up on some of my favorite blogs praising it, I knew I’d have to try it. I don’t have a lot of neutral to warm shades in my in shadow collection, so I figured it was time to diversify for a small investment. I had a rough time tracking one down that wasn’t broken. I ended up getting mine from Rite Aid, but Target had the best price for $10. They were sold out at Target when I went. I can see why because for drugstore this is pretty fricking epic.
The Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, consists of 12 pans with matte, satin, shimmer, and glitter finishes. The colors are very nice and should work on a variety of undertones/eye color/skin tones. These aren’t the names of the shades, just how they read to me.
Seashell Pink (shimmer)
Dark Moth Brown (matte)
Ice White (shimmer)
Bronzed Taupe (satin/shimmer hybrid)
Burnished Gold (satin/shimmer hybrid)
Baby Pink (satin)
Aubergine (satin/shimmer hybrid)
Golden Khaki (satin/shimmer hybrid)
Black Velvet (matte)
Burnished Bronze (satin/shimmer hybrid)
Black Galaxy (glitter)
I did a quick and dirty first impression swatch fest in the afternoon sun with my fingers and no primer. I was shocked at the quality of the mattes. I’d put them on par with any mid-tier brand. The shimmers lacked a little bit on dry skin with finger swatching, but I’m sure with a primer they would better. The hybrid shades were nice, definitely better than most drugstore. The glitter shade was also stunning; I’ve played with similar shadows from MAC, and this was just as good. I think the quality varies a little from palette to palette and I think my shimmer ones were either a bit more dud or people built them up/used primer without mentioning it in their review. The biggest pigment issue is with the Golden Khaki shade; it really lacks in pigment in my swatch. The mattes are almost full coverage, and they are buildable. The hybrid shades also build up somewhat. The shimmer shades were harder to work with to build up in swatching. My photos are with one pass only, however.
Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is value packed. It’s going to be my new go to for both day and evening. If I use it up fast or break it, it’s easily replaceable. The colors are great, and I feel I can get a lot of looks out of it. Many of my more expensive palettes make me feel almost guilty using them for a store run or only wearing for a few hours at a non-fancy restaurant or event. Every time I take my makeup off, I’m like “goodbye x amount of dollars” and that is not an issue with this. Hopefully, I can coax a little more pigment out of it with NARS eye primer and brush application. I’m blown away by the matte shades, they aren’t as quality as some high-end brands, but they are on par with others and certainly of mid-tier quality. If you need an everyday palette that’s decently versatile and cheap, you really can’t go wrong with this one!
Product Rating: B
Repurchase: Yes, if it holds up on the eye well.
Have you tried Maybelline The 24K Nudes Eyeshadow Palette? Are you interested in getting it? Let me know!