Thursday, 26 February 2015

Models Own Academy Nude Palette

Apologies for the bloody awful light in these photos: what can I say, it's winter.  This cute little palette is from Models Own, whose makeup range actually extends further than I thought it did - although until now they've not really had a lot of eyeshadow.

The Nude palette is unsurprisingly filled with nude shades - although, they're more variations on brown than they are nude.  That sparkly copper, for example, definitely isn't nude, it's a gloriously sparkly copper, and that taupe brown on the end is actually pretty dramatic and not at all nude.  The first three shades are pretty nude though - the palette's only matte shade is a creamy bone good for use as a base or for highlighting, sitting next to a fairly standard white shimmer and a pretty beige-y champagne shimmer.

The textures are pretty good for a palette which costs a mere £5.99 - soft, verging on crumbly, easy to blend provided you have the right fluffy brush.  And it's small, tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand, making it perfect for travel, or for carting about in your handbag if you do the day-to-night thing.  If you're looking for a small, cheap, perfectly usable no-frills nude palette, this one is great.  Find it now at ASOS.

Disclosure: PR sample

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  1. Awww...this is sooo pretty! Love the packaging and the colors are so perfect. This is the kind of palette that I wanna try nowadays. this will be in my purchase list.

  2. You say how the brown colours aren't 'nude' but do you actually know what nude means? Nude isn't white. There are millions of women of colour, way more than white women if you look at a map, who would call that brown colour nude. Nude is different for every woman. Make up companies and bloggers need to realise this. The make up market (drugstore) already has limited products for women of colour that we have to spend loads on high end foundation because make up companies refuse to make products for brown women. Just a thought for next time you decide to talk about how brown isn't 'nude'. I'm pretty sure if I was nude right now I'd be brown from head to toe.

    1. You make a really good point, and I can definitely see that the deeper brown/taupe may work as a nude for darker skinned ladies. That sparkly copper isn't going to be a nude shade on anyone, though!


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