If you’ve ever woken up and been stuck in a rut about your makeup look for the day, you’ll know what a lifesaver the perfect nude palette can be. You can never go wrong with a classic neutral lid that enhances your facial features without washing you out. But, let’s face it: there’s no such thing as a universal nude. There’s a whole spectrum of skin tones in the beauty community but it can be tricky to find the perfect nude palette for you. The struggle is finding a balanced combination of nudes to compliment your undertones, whilst avoiding the zombie look. Having multiple neutrals in one handy palette will help you discover what works for you and enable you to achieve a variety of different looks. Not sure which nude palette is right for you? Here are 4 of the best barely-there palettes to suit every budget!
1. Catrice Fresh Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette
Highly pigmented and ridiculously affordable, this Catrice palette was sent from the heavens to help you achieve the glowy lids of your dreams. For bonus radiance, it comes with an illuminating highlighter and sculpting powder — this palette covers all the bases if you are lighter in skin tone.
The Catrice Fresh Nude Collection Eyeshadow Palette is available at R99.95 at Dis-Chem Pharmacies.
2. LA Girl Beauty Brick Nudes
Great for medium to darker skin tones, these opaque shadows are ideal for creating darker, smokier nude eye looks. With this palette you’ll get real bang for your buck. Simply slip the slick palette into your handbag to switch up your eye look on-the-go from daytime to evening.
Find the LA Girl Beauty Brick Nudes at R99.95 at Dis-Chem Pharmacies.
3. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
The crème de la crème of eyeshadow palettes, the Urban Decay Naked 2 is a must-have for makeup addicts everywhere. These taupe-toned neutrals are totally trendy, long-lasting and all ’round amazing for creating a variety of different looks to suit your style. 10/10!
The Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette is available at R860 Urban Decay stores or online.
4. Revlon Colorstay ‘Decadent’ Eyeshadow Palette
Last but not least, this compact four-shadow palette is ideal for achieving a quick neutral eye that doesn’t require any additional thought. Keep it on hand for an on-the-go touch up (not that you’ll need to with 16-hour long-wearing shadows) and delight in the silky smooth, ultra-bendable texture on your lids.
Pick up the Revlon Colorstay ‘Decadent’ Eyeshadow Palette for R230.00 at select pharmacies and Woolworths stores.
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Paige has just completed her Honours in Media Theory and Practice at UCT. She is obsessed with makeup, is an avid online shopper, loves to read autobiographies; and enjoys scuba diving and learning about sharks in her spare time.