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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NYX Butt Naked Palette Review And Swatches!!!

When NYX was on Hautelook a couple weeks ago I purchased three palettes that I have been wanting for quite a while. I have had my eye on the Butt Naked Palette ever since I saw some of my favorite YouTube guru's make videos about it. I was pretty excited when it came in. I can't say that it lived up to the hype but it wasn't that awful either. I think it is worth the $15 I spent but I don't know if it is worth the $25 it is full price. So without further adue...let's take a look...
So let's start with the packaging. The palette has 2 tiers. The top are the eyeshadows which are fairly decent size. About that of a quarter in size. The bottom tier has 4 blushes, 2 bronzers, and a highlighter.
This is a close up of the eyeshadows. They are all cool tone neutral shades. Hence the Butt Naked name. There is a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades. The color selection is pretty good. I like that the palette gives you enough shades where you could do a couple different looks like a classic smokey eye, subtle pin up type looks, and nice natural everyday eyes.
The top row are the lighter shades. Mostly used for brow bone and highlighting. The pigmentation is pretty good. It doesn't really look good in some of the swatches but that's mostly because the shades are very close to skin tone. I like that they give you some shimmer and some matte shades because depending on what type of look I'm wearing I don't always like shimmer shades on my brow bone.
The second row is the more medium/taupe shades. They are mostly shimmer shades but they are beautiful. None of the shades in the palette are over the top pigmented but they are all very subtle and smooth which they should be to get a "naked" look.
The last row is the darker and more smokey shades. As you can see these are much more pigmented.

These are the swatches of the face products of the palette. The blushes are pretty nice as well. They are also not as pigmented as I would have liked. They would work for a nice subtle flush. The highlighters in this palette are great. I like that they give you a very shimmery highlighter and also one that is more toned down. The bronzer is way too dark for me and appears a little to orange on the skin. I would not be able to pull this shade off so I don't for see myself using that.

VERDICT: I like this palette. I think for what it is aimed to do it is great. Some of the shades are not as pigmented as they could be but they are all smooth and creamy shades. If you aren't a fan of wearing a lot of makeup than this is a great piece to have in your collection.

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