TheBalm Nude’Tude Palette Review

Nude ‘tude was my first purchase from theBalm. I had heard things about this brand through Birchbox, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to try anything, until I bought this. I love neutral eyeshadows, and always wanted to try Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, but wasn’t sure about the price tag. theBalm frequently has 50% off sales, so I finally took advantage of one to buy theBalm Nude ‘tude, which is their version of the Naked Palette (at $18 vs $50, this was a no-brainer).

Nude ‘tude contains 12 shadows, most of which are shimmer but there are a few matte shades as well. The colors are all meant to either be worn individually or layered over each other to add definition and  dimension to your eyes. There are endless combinations for these eyeshadows, and I am still enjoying finding new ways to wear them.


Sassy: iridescent pearl

Stubborn: light-medium peachy pink

Selfish: frosted taupe

Snobby: yellow gold

Stand-offish: silver taupe

Sultry: matte brown


Sophisticated: dark brown with gold shimmer

Sexy: deep burgundy

Serious: matte black

Seductive: golden bronze

Silly: dark brown with copper shimmer

Sleek: matte brown


 The only ones I had issues with were the matte shadows (Serious and Sleek), which i found were a bit powdery and not as soft as the shimmer shades. These other 10 shadows are buttery and highly pigmented, and definitely compare to the more expensive brands. The packaging, although cardboard, is very sturdy and comes with a large mirror, making this palette ideal for travel.

Have you tried this brand? What dupes for the Naked palette have you found?

  • It has such great neutral colours!! I haven’t tried it but I have some single eyeshadows from theBalm that I got from Ipsy that are nicely pigmented and blend well. I’ve also tried their liquid lipstick which is good and their Mad Lash mascara is awesome.

    • beautifulbeakers

      Everything I’ve tried from theBalm has been great. They frequently have 50% sitewide sales, which makes them super affordable. Definitely one of my favorite brands!