A matte palette! Can I get a WOOT, WOOT?! Wowee! I was beyond excited when I first discovered the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette from TheBalm and have been equally impressed with the quality of the eyeshadows. They are highly pigmented, unlike the ‘Nude Tude palette I tried previously, and they blend into one another seamlessly.
My most favorite colors in this palette are Matt Abdul and Matt Singh (you know me and pinky browns!). No real blending shade within the palette, in my opinion, for the real fair gals so you will more than likely need to rely on an external blending shade like I did.
Matt Hung was the only shade in this palette I felt gave me more of an issue than the others. That’s because it made me look like I had a bruised, black eye. Uh, no thanks! Placing a small amount of it on the outer corner of the eye helped to eliminate that somewhat (see look #5 and 6), but so much for being able to use it on a good portion of my lid.
Overall, I don’t feel like this is a must-have palette and certainly not one you can use solely by itself, just my opinion! It’s a great addition if you’re looking for matte neutrals that you can mix in with colors you already own, and that will probably be how I’ll use it in the future myself.
Look #1 – see the full face here!
- Matt Malloy (inner third of lid)
- Matt Lombardi (outer 2/3 of lid)
- Matt Garcia (outer third of lid, carried into outer v)
- Matt Singh (crease)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend)