theBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette

TheBalm‘s Nude ‘Tude palette includes 12 wantonly wearable shadows in a broad range of neutrals with a few wildcard deeper shades in the mix. The obvious competitor to it is Urban Decay‘s Naked Palette (both 1 and 2), by sheer virtue of the fact that they’re both based on nude hues, but actually the shades are quite different. Here’s a rundown of the all the muted (and not-so-muted/louder tones):

Sassy: A highly pigmented, frosted white.

Stubborn: A light-medium peach with a soft frost finish.

Snobby: A gold shimmered medium yellow.

Stand-offish: A light-medium shimmery beige, recalls Stila Kitten.

Selfish: A mushroomy taupe with shimmer.

Sophisticated: A deep brown with subtle warm undertones and a bronze shimmer.

Sultry: A matte, medium brown.

Schitzo: A warm, golden bronze-brown with a pearlescent texture.

Sexy: A matte, rich burgundy with hints of red. MY FAVE.

Silly: A red-tinged brown with copper sparkle.

Sleek: A matte, deep black-brown hybrid.

Seriously, each shade is incredibly wearable and while remaining on the spectrum of easy-to-wear neutrals, they run the gamut from dark to light with varying levels of glimmer. Infinitely vaca-packable. In fact, there’s only one person on EARTH I can envision NOT loving Nude ‘Tude:

TheBalm Nude ‘Tude retails for $36 at

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