The Rock Nudes by Maybelline – Review, Swatches, Eye Look

The newly released The Rock Nudes palette by Maybelline was a tough one for me to find! I went to about 5 different drugstores until I finally scored the last one at a local CVS. I’m sure it will be become more readily available soon… I don’t own any of the other Maybelline “nudes” palettes, but I figured it was about time that I tried one out.

Maybelline Rock Nudes

Inside The Rock Nudes PaletteThe Rock Nudes palette is an edgy take on nude, and 7 of the 12 shades are perfect for smoky eyes. This palette is a relatively even mix of shimmers and mattes, with 2 glitters thrown in.  I don’t have any of the other palettes to compare it to, but I found the pigmentation to be hit and miss.  The lighter shades were definitely more on the sheer side but the darker shades, especially the mattes, were impressively pigmented.  I swatched them all over primer, using 2 swipes each.  The only shade that gave me trouble with fallout was the golden glittery one.

Rock Nudes Maybelline Swatches Review Eye LookYou can use the shades as quads (clockwise, going down), trios (going 3 across), or duos (going 2 across.) For the eye look that I did, I used the chocolate brown matte on my lid and blended it up with the light taupe shade. I used the shimmery white shade as a brow highlight and patted the silver shimmer on the middle and inner part of my lid. Lastly, I took a smudger brush and ran the shimmery blue along my lower lash line. I think it came out well, considering my eyeshadow skills aren’t the best.

How to use Rock Nudes on the Eyes

Rock Nudes Maybelline Swatch and Review

All in all, I think The Rock Nudes palette would be best for those looking to create smoky, sultry looks. Trying to create a nude look with the lighter shades didn’t work out too well for me because they are just so faint against my skin. I also think it’s decently priced at around $12 and it’s currently BOGO 50% off at Ulta!

Does The Rock Nudes palette interest you? Do you have any of the other palettes by Maybelline?

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