You Treat Me Like a Rose
Maybelline Nudes Palette Version 2.0
…shoutout to those who got the reference on that title. LOL! So anyway, the natural no-makeup makeup look isn’t going away anytime soon… or maybe ever. But honestly, I am already so bored with the same old browns and neutrals when it comes to eye makeup. I’ve been preferring lilacs, violets, orchids and all kinds of neutral plum shades over the static brown eye in the past months. What I’ve also been dabbling in and actually took a liking to – but haven’t quite mastered yet – are the roses. Soft pinks, muted rose, plummy pinks – shades I didn’t think could look so ‘neutral’ and ‘natural’ until I started experimenting.
Compared to the original Maybelline palette, the Blushed version is still quite neutral although has strong rose and plum tones. The pigmentation on these vary – the first three light shades are quite weak in pigment which I found disappointing. However, the darker shades are better in pigment, although not as bold or strong as I’d want. Most shades are quite powdery with some fallout. However, applied on the lid – they transform. I didn’t use an eye primer below just to showcase how these look on the lids despite looking a bit blah on the arm swatches. They’re definitely more impactful! Check it ouuut.
These are sheer tinted lip balms that give your skin a bit of tint and lots of moisture. It reminded me of my beloved Dior Lip Glow (that I repurchased until I found it too expensive to keep a habit). These are your alternatives to intense matte lipsticks – especially if they’ve been cracking and bleeding because of too much moisture suck out. It reminds me of Koreans’ favorite lipstick trend – the gradient. It just slightly gives your lips a tinge of health, which I prefer on some days.
What do you think? This looks is a simple, quick no-makeup makeup look that you can take from work to party. It’s actually super simple I did this all in 5minutes and I’m still wearing my night gown on (no shower yet woops TMI). To intensify the look for nighttime, just add a darker eyeshadow shade on your outer-v lids. You can also intensify more by applying that same dark shadow on your lower lashlines. I’ve another rose palette to review soon so if you’re interested, check back. But if you’re looking for a super affordable one to warm up to rose shades, this is something you should check out.