Thursday, December 8, 2016

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

So if you are trying to decide between TheBalm Nude 'tude palette and Nude Dude palette, I might just have the answer for you. Today on this blogpost, I have swatched both palettes on their own and side by side so that you can get an idea of the quality of these palettes and get a sense as to which one might be more suitable for your needs.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD



Here's theBalm's Nude Dude palette ($36). With these two palettes, I found that the color in the pan doesn't really match the color when swatched. In the case of the Nude Dude palette, I actually liked the swatched colors more than the pan colors. I find this palette to be a bit warmer/neutral than the Nude 'tude palette, and personally I would wear everything in this palette. Plus, the shade Flirty reminds me of Laura Mercier African Violet (it lacks the gold shimmers just a tad bit) and it isn't too cool toned, making it a perfect purple based eyeshadow for both those with warm and cool skin tones.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

The top photo is the Nude Dude palette swatched, taken with the flash, and the bottom photo is the natural indoor lighting.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

My first theBalm palette was the Nude Dude palette and I liked it so much that I purchased the Nude 'tude palette ($36). Honestly, it may just be that the one that I got is defective, but I have found this Nude 'tude palette to be very chalky and not very pigmented.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD


Sassy, Stubborn, Snobby, Stand-Offish felt a bit redundant to say the least. Also, Selfish, Sophisticated, Sexy, Serious... well the entire first row minus Sassy was not at all pigmented and these eyeshadow felt very dry. The second row, at least Stand-Offish, Sultry and Seductive matched the quality of the Nude Dude palette, but the rest again lacked pigmentation and were dry. In the photo you see below, I tried to swatch all the underperforming eyeshadows three times, but even then I just could not get a smooth and even swatch. (Top row taken with the flash, bottom row in natural indoor lighting).

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

In the photo you see below, the top row is the Nude 'tude palette, and the bottom the Nude Dude palette. The Nude Dude palette has two very nice matte colors (Flawless and Feisty), one dark plum matte color (Friendly), and one light beige color (Fabulous), two highlight shades, four all over the lid shades (all of them which I LOVE), and 2 dark shades with golden/pink shimmers.

On the other hand, Nude 'tude palette has 4 highlight shades (very redundant), two all over the lid shades (Seductive and Selfish, with Selfish being a bit too cool toned for my taste), and four dark shades (again, redundant). I can see the Nude 'tude palette being better suited for someone who likes to do a dark smokey makeup look, but if you are looking for a versatile everyday palette, I will not recommend the Nude 'tude palette but instead would recommend that you give the Nude Dude palette a chance (Plus, if you wanted, you can create a gorgeous smokey makeup with the Nude Dude palette as well).

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

Also, these two palettes have some dupes. Flawless and Fine are from the Nude Dude palette whereas the rest are from the Nude 'tude palette. But as stated earlier, the Nude Dude palette ones are way more pigmented and way less chalky.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

Here's a look created with the Nude 'tude palette (and honestly the ONLY look I could care for given the color selection). I used Sultry all over the crease, Seduction on the lid, and Silly on the outer V.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD: Sultry, Seductive, Silly

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD: Sultry, Seductive, Silly

And here's a look created with the Nude Dude palette. I applied Feisty all over the crease, Fit on the lid, and Flawless on the outer V.

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD
TheBalm Nude 'tude vs Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, EOTD

So to sum it all up, I do not think you are missing out if you already own theBalm Nude Dude palette and not have the Nude 'tude palette because the pigmentation of the Nude 'tude palette was a big disappointment and I couldn't create that many looks for the daytime (to be honest, none). Even if you are really into smokey looks, I think you can create similar looks with the Nude Dude palette (and plus there are many other palettes out there).

What are your thoughts on theBalm palettes? Please share!

XOXO,

HaeMin

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