Are the Maybelline Nudes Palettes any good?

Maybelline brought out their "The Nudes Palette" a few months ago and everybody wanted to get their hands on it. It did look promising and i had to visit the drugstore a few times to finally find one on the shelf. Then a few weeks ago i saw a picture of the "The Blushed Nudes Palette" on Twitter and i immediately wanted to have it. I am longing for the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette for quite a while now and this one looked as if it could please my desire in that department at least for now.

Do i even have to say anything about the packaging? They both look gorgeous. The Nudes Palette is more of a sleek black elegant packaging where the Blushed Nudes Palette is a bit more on the girly side. The rosegold though... Both are sleek, elegant and nice to look at and hold. With 12 eyeshadows you have a lot of variety in a compact package, perfect for traveling. One contra is that they both don't have a mirror.
The colour choice of both palettes is perfect for a day or a night look, you have light and dark, shimmery and matte shades.
The Nudes palette has 5 matte shadows and 7 shimmery ones, where the Blushed Nudes one has 2 matte ones and 9 shimmer and 1 glitter eyeshadow.

Both palettes convince swatching them with a finger in pigmentation even the lighter colours. Especially with lighter colours it's hard to find palettes with good pigmentation in the drugstore. The Blushed Nudes Palette which has more lighter shades, definitely convinces in that departement. Applied with a brush the lighter colours do lose a bit of this good pigmentation. For a drugstore palette the pigmentation is one of the best i've seen so far, still you can't compare them to highend eyeshadows.
The darker colours are all good pigmented and don't lose that applied with a brush. 
The shimmery shadows all have a nice subtle shimmer and not an ugly one.

Without a primer the shadows fade and crease throughout the day a bit. I would say they are in the middle range when it comes to longevity. With a good primer they'll hold the whole day. 
The shadows do have a bit of fallout, but nothing really serious where you end up with more shadow under your eyes than on your lids.

Both palettes are for drugstore palettes definitely some of the best you can get. They both are perfect for everyday looks and with a good variety of shades you can create a lot of looks for day and night.
Personally i prefer the Nudes palette, because i am more of a nude, brown and bronze kinda gal.
If you want to try the rosy eyemakeup trend and don't want to splurge on the Urban Decay Naked 3 just yet than the Blushed Nudes palette is definitely one to try. With a few very interesting shades which i'll use quite a bit in the future this is a palette i don't want to miss in my collection. The high amount of light shades (close to white) isn't something i like though.
Depending on your colour preferences in eyeshadows one of the two or maybe even both could be something worth buying.

What do you think of the palettes or are they on your wishlist yet?

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