Maybelline The Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review

Maybelline The Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review

Maybelline’s new The Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette takes the idea of a nude eye look and amps it up. There are 12 shades to help you create sultry, sexy looks with neutral creams, beiges, warm browns and blues in both matte, satin and glitter formulas.


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“Dare to rock nude with this 12-shade eye shadow palette edited for edge. Sultry, brooding, daring-whatever your mood demands, this 12-shade palette will deliver the ultimate smoky rock nude look. From maddening matte black to knock out navy, bring out your inner rockstar.”

Maybelline Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review quads
According to the back of the palette, you can use this by dividing into quads (shown above), trios or duos.

Maybelline Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review trios
I really liked the bottom right trio and ended up using it for one of the looks below!

Maybelline Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review duos
Not sure what you can do with the first top and bottom duo, maybe for highlighting?

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The top row has some pretty basic shimmers and mattes. I expected a bit more as far as pigmentation from the blue, but the two brown shades are nice for contouring and tightlining.

Maybelline Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette review swatches 2

The bottom row has two of my fave shades, the gold shimmer and deep purple next to it. The matte black is fairly patchy and sheer but not powdery making it usable.

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For this, I used the light neutral taupe matte (bottom row #2) for the crease/transition shade. I applied the deep purple from the bottom row in the crease and outer and inner corners and blended.

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I then patted on the gold shimmer from the bottom row in the centre of the lid.

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This ended up being a really cool look with nice blending!

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I wanted to go a bit icy for the second look. I started with the darker plummy taupe matte (bottom row #3) in the crease and blended out. Then I defined it with the dark blue shimmer in the outer V and outer lid.

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I then finished up with the silver shimmer (top row #2) on the rest of the lid and inner corner.

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Another great look and I love the punch of silver shimmer (to match with my Becca Pearl highlight!)

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This palette has more hits than misses for me and the formula isn’t chalky or powdery in anyway. I was able to blend these out beautifully and build up intensity when I wanted to. What do you think, will you be picking this up?

The Maybelline Rock Nudes palette is available for $14-19 CAD (depending on retailer). 

 

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  • it’s great to see drugstore palettes but i just have eyeshadows i like more…i tend to prefer drugstore singles to be honest.the silver shimmer look is lovely though!

  • Hmm this palette is just meh for me. I like the concept and that it seems like a more affordable UD smokey palette, but the shades seem a little patchy and sheer.