As with most everything lately the Maybelline Nudes Expert Wear Palette is getting mixed reviews. The palette itself is home to 12 neutral eye shadows of black, variations of brown, taupes, greys, beiges... basically everything I love. I went slightly insane trying to find it, when I finally did I picked up two. So I could give away one ;) Now, of course, I'm seeing them every where lol Regardless, it's still fun to do a giveaway!
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Personally I was pretty impressed with this palette. All of the 12 shades weren't perfection, but as far as a drugstore palette with 12 shades goes, I was pretty happy with it. My fave shades are #1, #4 and #6 from the top row and #2, #3 and #4 from the bottom row. The others weren't horrible, but not fabulous. I used the Maybelline Color Tattoos as my base for the eye looks that I did with this palette and then swatched them below dry with no primer underneath.
In addition to the Maybelline Nudes Expert Wear Palette I also picked up a few more new items from the brand by way of two of the Master Kajal Cream Kohl Eyeliner in shades Navy Night and Midnight Brown. Also purchased were four of the five new Color Tattoo Leather 24hr Eyeshadow in Vintage Plum, Creamy Beige, Deep Forest and Chocolate Suede.
Everyone who knows me from blogging or otherwise knows that I adore the Maybelline Color Tattoos and the Leather shades are no exception. Deep Forest and Vintage Plum swatched a little weirdly but they wore wonderfully on the lid and still lasted the day. The kohls from Maybelline are new for me, but I was really happy with the staying power on the upper lid. I waterlined with Navy Night and while it looked amazing for an hour it did fade quickly. I wasn't disappointed, that's generally what goes down with any liner on my waterline, plus, it's a kohl. When used under the waterline it faded slightly by days end but still held on rather well for a kohl.
For the eye look below I used Chocolate Suede Color Tattoo as a base all over the lid and up through the crease. Next I took the Nudes Palette and applied Bottom Row Shade #4 all over the lid and into the crease. I also used this shade under the outer part of the lower lash line. In the crease and blended up is the Bottom Row Shade #3. I used Top Row Shade #1 at the inner corners and to highlight.
Now for the giveaway! This particular giveaway has a mandatory option of following Blushing Noir on Instagram. As the other shades release there will also be more giveaways with mandatory options of Facebook, Twitter, Google+... So, if you don't have one of the mandatory options this time, fear not! You'll qualify for others! (I will absolutely checking to verify that you're following via the mandatory option for this giveaway).
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The prize? The Maybelline Nudes Expert Wear Palette! All items are full sized unless noted otherwise. Items are always brand new and in original packaging.
Keep your eyes peeled for two more Expert Wear Palettes that will be releasing soon in The Brights and The Smokes! Will you be picking any of these up?
The Maybelline Nudes Expert Wear Palette retails for $9.99 and is available at Ulta and other drugstores nationwide.