Sunday, September 22, 2013

TheBalm: Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette Review And Swatches

Hey Lovelies,

So the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette has been around for a while now, but I was trying to convince myself that I already have way too many neutrals in my collection, probably enough for my next ten lifetimes. Then a few weeks ago I came across a really good deal and I just couldn't resist any longer.





The palette itself is much bigger than I expected and it comes with altogether 25,5 g (0,9 oz) of product, which is huge, for comparison both Naked Palettes contain 15,6 g (0,55 oz) of product. The finish of the shadows remind me of the satin finishes by MAC but when applied, they go on perfectly matte. All of them have good color payoff (Matt Abdul being the least pigmented) and are easy to blend and generally very nice to work with. When I used them they were not powdery at all and they lasted well all day (I used them over a MAC Paint Pot). 

                                                         TheBalm: Meet Matt(e) Nude

You're getting a good selection of warmer and cooler shades here and some of the cooler shades have a strong purple undertone to them. I've heard some people comparing this palette to the Naked Basics, but to me they are rather different, with the latter having raher lighter shades, plus the Naked Basics has Venus, a satin finish, which is actually a really nice addition to the palette, great for inner corner highlighting. Enough said, here are the swatches of the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette:

Matt Johnson, Matt Garcia, Matt Maloy

Matt Rosen, Matt Wood, Matt Singh

Matt Abdul, Matt Lombardi, Matt Hung

Matt Johnson is a dark grey with a slightly purple undertone. MAC Print is darker and more pigmented, but that was the closest dupe I could think of. 
Matt Garcia is medium dark warm brown. MAC Folie is lighter and has a stronger red undertone.
Matt Malloy is a white. MAC Gesso is very similar.
Matt Rosen is a warm medium brown, maybe comparable to MAC Swiss Chocolate with the latter having lot more red tones in it.
Matt Wood is the darkest shade in the palette, closest to MAC Ground Brown in my collection.
Matt Singh is the perfect blending shade in the palette, most comparable to MAC Soft Brown.
Matt Abdul is medium dark brown shade with a very strong purple undertone. MAC Copperplate is similar but less purle. 
Matt Lombardi is a light yellowish shade. Urban Decay Foxy is a lot, lot lighter. 
Matt Hung is a medium brown with a strong purple undertone. Too Faced Voulez-Vous (from the Boudoir Eyes palette) is darker and more purple. 

Overall, I think this is a great palette and you can get a lot of use out of it. You can create endless variations of neutral eyes with it, both for an everyday look, or a more sultry, party make-up.

Here is an everyday look I created using the palette:


Products I've used for this look: 
Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly; Meet Matt(e) Nude Palette Matt Abdul, Matt Singh, Matt Hung, Matt Johnson, Matt Maloy; MAC Blactrack Fluidline; Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Mascara; Benefit Eye Bright Pencil; Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Perversion; Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash, MAC Eyebrow Gel in Clear
Face: Benefit The PoreFessional; Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe; MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast; Bobbi Brown Corrector in Bisque; Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Natural Tan; MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Dark; MAC Harmony; Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color in Rose Bloom
Lips: MAC Fanfare Lipstick

So how do you like Matt(e) Nude? :)

Petra

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