Review: TheBalm Nude’Tude Eyeshadow Palette

I purchased this palette a few months ago but I never actually really started using it until recently. I don’t know why I haven’t used it recently because it’s amazing!

dsc_0306TheBalm (in my opinion) make some of the best eyeshadows on the market. They are pigmented and easy to blend and the colours are just beautiful. I could go on forever but for now let’s focus on the colours in this palette.


The first six shades (from the left) are all fairly light and perfect for a daytime look. I love using Snobby on my lid and Stubborn in my crease with a little bit of Sultry in my outer corner. I finish it off with Sassy on the inner corner, apply a coat of mascara and then my eye look is complete!


The last six colours are perfect for a night look and adding that extra bit of drama you might want. I usually use a pretty natural base like Naked from the Urban Decay Naked 1 and then add Seductive on top of that and apply Sexy in the outer corner and crease. I sometimes like to add winged liner (which I make Adrienne do since I can’t do eyeliner to save my life), add some mascara and you’re done!

What I love about this palette is you have your nudes and your darks so this is a very versatile palette and it isn’t bulky so it’s easy to through  in your makeup bag. I feel that this palette has a wide range of colours to use for a variety of looks and that you are getting a great quality product for a reasonable price.

This palette retails for $36.00 on

Kat Von D: Monarch Pallet

I have never owned anything from the Kat Von D line (because I have no credit card and I don’t live near any store that sells it which majorly sucks) however my mom recently came to visit and surprised me with two products from Kat Von D (you the real MVP mom), a liquid lipstick and the Monarch pallet. I instantly fell in love with both products (review on the liquid lipsticks to come!).


(top from left to right: entomology, telepathy, tiny death; bottom from left to right: wrath, papilio, summerfly, killing jar, delaney, vanish, disintegration, shadow box, dead head)

The Sephora site tells us that the shadows are triple-milled (which I had no idea what that meant but figured it out as soon as I touched them because talk about soft!) and is infused with antioxidants (include rose extract and vitamins A, C and E). With 12 gorgeous shades this pallet is great for any look you are going for.The colours from Monarch are gorgeous! The pigmentation is incredible and you do not need a lot of product on your brush to create a beautiful look (I mainly use bolder looks with this pallet) with the colours looking extremely close on as they do in the pan.

My most used colours are: wrath, summerfly, vanish and entomology.

The pallet sells for $55 from Sephora.