PRODUCT FACE-OFF: NUDE'TUDE VS NUDE DUDE

Hello everybody! So the only eyeshadow palettes I pretty much ever use are the nude kind (except for one mishap where I ordered a knock-off 100 shadow palette off eBay, painted my face pink and green and then a boy I liked said I should wear less make up. So yup, it was nudes from there on).
They're easy to work with, go with pretty much anything and you can't really go wrong with the colours (yep, I still have some trauma going from that boy I liked). I've have the older the Balm palette for a long time now and it has got a lot of use, so I ordered the Nude Dude palette to upgrade my nude game with some new shades. Here are my thoughts on the two palettes, if I like one better than the other and if they worth investing in.

Tere kõigile! Põhimõtteliselt ainsad meigipaletid, mis kunagi mulle näppu satuvad, on nude-tüüpi (välja arvatud üks õnnetu kord, kui värvisin silmad eBay-st tellitud knock-off paletiga roheliseks ja roosaks ja poiss, kes mulle tol ajal meeldis, ütles, et ma peaksin vähem meiki kandma). Nude toonidega on lihtne töötada, need sobivad kõigega ja värvidega eriti mööda panna ka ei saa. Vanem the Balm-i palett on minuga olnud juba mitmeid aastaid ja leidnud palju kasutust, nii et tellisin uuema Nude Dude paleti, et oma nude silmavärvidesse veidi värskust lisada. Olen kirja pannud enda mõtted mõlema paleti kohta, kas mulle üks teisest rohkem meeldib ja kas neisse on mõistlik investeerida. 
The Nude'tude palette has been a part of my make-up arsenal for some years now and it was all the rage back then. It features six nude ladies with eyeshadow pans covering their privates and back in the day I thought it was just the coolest pin-up design ever. Some people say that the crooked pans drive them nuts but I think it looks cute. It also features a large mirror and a miniature double-sided eyeshadow brush (that I've thrown out because I don't use it). The Balm website offers it for $36 and Feelunique for €36, so that's the general price range.

Nude'tude palett on olnud osa minu meigiarsenalist mitmeid aastaid ja kui selle ostsin, oli see nii lahe. Paleti peal on kuus paljast neiut nii, et lauvärvid katavad nende privaatosi ja omal ajal arvasin, et see on kõige lahedam pin-up disain üldse. Mõnda inimest häirib, et lauvärvid on viltu laotud, aga minu arust näeb see armas välja. Paletile on lisatud suur peegel ja väike kahepoolne lauvärvipliiats, mille mina olen ära visanud, sest ei kasuta seda nagunii. Komplekt on the Balm-i kodulehel müügil $36, Feelunique-is €36. Kodustest edasimüüjatest leidsin näiteks Beauty Pro ja Loverte, kes müüvad mõlemad paletti €34,80.
So these are the new boys on the block (new to my stash, not the world, because they've been around for a while now). The Nude Dude palette also features six nude dudes with eyeshadow pans covering them, but I'd say in comparison to the ladies, the colours steer towards rosy, pinkish shades. There's a nice consistency with the look of the palettes, with again the same cardboard pin-up look, large mirror and small brush (they've straightened out the pans, but I like it for the boys). Again, the palette goes for $36 (the Balm website) or €36 (Feelunique).

Ja need on uued poisid (minu meigiasjades, mitte maailmas, sest tegelikult on see palett juba mõnda aega väljas olnud). Nude Dude paletis on samuti kuus paljast tüüpi, keda katavad lauvärvid, aga värvigammast rääkides pean ütlema, et see palett pakub rohkem roosakaid toone. Palett näeb vanemaga sarnane välja, lisatud on samasugune peegel ja kahe otsaga pintsel ning samaks on jäänud lahe pin-up välimus. Lauvärvid on seekord otseks tõmmatud, aga nende poiste puhul meeldib see mulle rohkem. The Balm-i kodulehel maksab palett jällegi $36, Feelunique-is €36 ja Loverte pakub seda €34,90.

These are the colour swatches for Nude'tude. The names are cleverly with all S-s and I guess, mark what girls can be like (snobby, seductive, silly etc). The colour pay-off is pretty good, there is a little fall out but it's not tragic, the texture is creamy and colour selection is good. This palette features shades from soft yellow to rich burgundy (and some nudey browns of course). There's four matte colours (Sultry, Sexy, Sleek, Serious) that give some serious impact when blended to the crease. My favourite is the matte brown Sultry because it's the perfect blending colour for day time. Sexy is a really... well, sexy matte burgundy and I use it a lot for smoky evening looks. Silly and Sophisticated look like they have a lot of chunks of glitter in them, but it doesn't really show on the lid and their really easy to blend. The rest of the colours - Sassy, Snobby, Stubborn, Stand-offish, Selfish and Seductive - have satin finishes and blend beautifully. I'd have to say, maybe due to my skin tone (or maybe just because I don't really like the shade), I barely ever reach for the yellow satin Snobby. I've just never found a place for a yellow eye shadow in my make-up routine. I also don't use Stand-offish and Stubborn as much as the others, just because I don't tend to gravitate towards pink eyeshadow looks as much as brown and goldy ones. I do like this palette a lot though, and using 11 out of 12 shades is a pretty good result.

Esimesena võtan käsile Nude'tude-i toonid. Nimed on neil kõik kavalalt S-tähega, märkimaks tüdrukute omadusi (snobby, seductive, silly jne). Värvid on üsna tugeva pigmendiga ja kuigi natuke pudeneb peale kandes ka silma alla, ei ole see takistus, millest üle ei saaks. Värvigammana on paletis esindatud toonid pehmest kollasest rikkaliku veinipunaseni (ja muidugi kohustuslikud pruunid toonid). Esindatud on neli matti tooni (Sultry, Sexy, Sleek, Serious), mida on väga mugav silmakoopasse sügavuse lisamiseks hajutada. Mu lemmiktoon ongi üks neist mattidest toonidest - pruunikas Sultry - mis on täiuslik päevameigi hajutamisel. Sexy on väga hurmav matt veinipunane, mida kasutan tihti õhtumeigis. Silly ja Sophisticated näevad küll välja, nagu neis oleks suured säratükid, aga see ei kandu eriti laule. Teistel toonidel - Sassy, Snobby, Stubborn, Stand-offish, Selfish ja Seductive - on kerge läikega võine viimistlus, mis teeb nende hajutamise väga lihtsaks. Võib-olla tulenevalt mu nahatoonist (või sellest, et lihtsalt seda värvi ei salli) ei tõuse käsi kunagi kollast tooni Snobby kasutama. Teistest vähem leiavad kasutust ka Stand-offish ja Stubborn, sest ei kanna tihti ka roosat silmameiki (vähemalt nii palju kui pruunikaid-kuldseid toone). Sellegipoolest on see palett üks mu lemmikuid ja 12-st värvist 11 kasutamine pole üldse halb tulemus.
Now to the swatches from Nude Dude. Again, they're being clever with the all F-lettered things boys can be (flirty, friendly, fit, feisty etc). I can't really talk give opinion about colours I reach for the most, because I haven't had this palette long enough to form favourites. However, look at the pigmentation on the colour Friendly. Wow, beautiful! I feel the dark shades in this palette are a bit more creamier than in Nude'tude and the palette overall features a lot more cool-toned shades. So again it's featuring four matte shades (Fearless, Flawless, Feisty, Friendly) but they've added some different types of mattes. For instance, the black and dark brown in Nude'tude are matte (Sleek and Serious), however similar shadows in the Nude Dude (Fine and Fierce) are added in satin. I might have more use of a matte black but since I have it in one palette already, I appreciate they didn't add the same colours to the second palette. I can't really say that any of the shades in the two palettes look similar (the closest I'd say is the matte browns Sultry and Flawless, but again Flawless looks more cool-toned). I love all the shades in Nude Dude, except for Flirty and Feisty, because I can't really think of an excuse to put lilac on my eyes. Ever.

Nüüd toonid Nude Dude paletist. Järjekordselt on poiste nimed kavalalt F-tähega (flirty, friendly, fit, feisty jne). Ma ei saa toonide kohta nii põhjalikku arvamust anda, ega öelda, mille järgi käsi haarab, sest pole seda piisavalt palju kasutanud, et lemmikud välja kujuneksid. Aga mul jäi suu lahti, kui nägin, milline pigmentatsioon on toonil Friendly. Tõeliselt ilus! Siinses paletis olevad tumedad toonid tunduvad minu jaoks rohkem kreemjad kui eelkäijas ja paletis on esindatud palju külmasid toone. Järjekordselt on tegu nelja matti tooniga (Fearless, Flawless, Feisty, Friendly), aga mulle meeldib, et ühe paleti matid on teises läikega - näiteks Nude'tude paletis olevad tumepruun ja must Sleek ja Serious on Nude Dude-is esindatud läikega (Fine ja Fierce). Tõenäoliselt kasutan musta matti küll rohkem, aga mulle meeldib, et kui see ühes paletis juba olemas oli, seda teise ei lisatud. Ei saaks öelda, et ükski toon kahes paletis korduks (kõige lähemal on matid pruunid Sultry ja Flawless, aga Flawless on külmema alatooniga). Mulle meeldivad kõik toonid Nude Dude paletis peale Flirty ja Feisty, sest ei leia põhjust, et helelillat endale näkku toppida.
I will keep testing out the palettes, but now the crucial decision... which one do I prefer. I appreciate the creaminess of the Nude Dude shadows more. And come one, just look at the pigmentation on Friendly - it is to die for! But honestly, cool tones just ain't my jam, so I would still go for the classic, good ol' Nude'tude. I do appreciate some shades in Nude Dude (like Fabulous, which is a much better shade of yellow than Snobby) but like I said.. I can't justify putting lilac on my face. However, this is a personal prefrence and I've read many reviews saying Nude Dude is the better of the two, so it basically comes down to your personal prefrence and skin tone. Both of the palettes are an excellent addition to any make up collection so I recommend going out, swatching the shades and just seeing which palette has more shades you love!

Katsetan kindlasti mõlema paletiga edasi, aga nüüd pean tegema olulise otsuse... kumba eelistan. Hindan Nude Dude-i värvide kreemisust ja Friendly pigment lihtsalt paneb vaimustusest ohkama, aga ausalt öeldes on siin minu jaoks liiga palju külmi toone. Seega valin ikka klassikalise hea Nude'tude paleti. See on aga mu isiklik eelistus ja olen lugenud mitmeid arvustusi, mis väidavad, et Nude Dude on parem palett. Niisiis taandub see otsus isiklikule eelistusele, nahatoonile ja nii edasi. Mõlemad paletid on suurepärased lisad ükskõik kelle meigikollektsiooni nii et kõige parem asi, mida teha, on ise värve proovida ja selle põhjal otsustada, kummas paletis on rohkem meelepäraseid toone!

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