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Monday, May 28, 2012

theBalm Nude 'Tude Palette and Cabana Boy Blush

After getting Frat Boy Blush in a Glam Bag, I thought I would try a few more other products from theBalm.

Being a neutral shadow lover, I decided to get the Nude 'Tude palette and also to try another blush, Cabana Boy.

Nude 'Tude contains 12 shadows and a shadow/liner brush in a mirrored compact (11.08g, 0.382 oz.; Retail $36).  The compact itself is very slim so it's perfect for travel.  All the eyeshadow shades begin with the letter "S" and are a nice mix of mattes and shimmers.

  • Sassy
  • Stubborn
  • Selfish
  • Sophisticated
  • Sexy
  • Serious
  • Snobby
  • Stand-offish
  • Sultry
  • Schitzo
  • Silly
  • Sleek

Here's a close-up of the shades:

Here are swatches:

From Top to Bottom: Sassy, Stubborn, and Selfish
From Top to Bottom: Sophisticated, Sexy, and Serious
From Top to Bottom: Snobby, Stand-offish, and Sultry
From Top to Bottom: Schitzo, Silly and Sleek
The mirrored palette also includes a dual-ended shadow/liner brush.  Here are close-ups of each end:

Cabana Boy is a warm raspberry pink shade and is very pigmented (0.3 oz; Retail $21).  The blush blends nicely and leaves a nice glow to my cheeks.

Here's a close-up of the shade:

Here's a blended swatch:

Overall rating: Booyah! on both counts.

What do you think of the Nude 'tude palette?  Cabana Boy blush?


  1. I love the look of the palette..I love neutral shades! My Naked palette is my life! hehe

  2. I love it also as well as Naked 2. Can't wait for MUA Undressed!!!! You're lucky you're in the UK!