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A Closer Look: Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Nudes Palette

Maybelline released the Nudes Palette this past Summer. I didn’t immediately jump at the opportunity to purchase this palette. I already have nude eyeshadow palettes: Naked, Naked2, Naked Basics, Nude’tude. I bought this palette when it was 40% off at Rite Aid. I also used a $2.00 off coupon.

Maybelline Nudes Palette2

The Nudes Palette comes with twelve eyeshadows. I think it’s clever how the eyeshadows in this palette are grouped together. When you look at the palette there are three quads, four trios, and six duos. Thirteen looks can easily be created just by how the eyeshadows are grouped together. The Maybelline website does explain how to create thirteen different looks. This is great for beginners. Those of us who are more experienced the possibilities are endless.

Maybelline Nudes SwatchTop row

Maybelline Nudes Swatch2Bottom row

The Nudes Palette has a nice balance of matte and shimmer eyeshadows. Two of the colors came across really sheer on me when I swatched them. My skin tone is darker though. I can’t wait to play with this palette. 🙂

Mini Maybelline Haul from Rite Aid

I decided to take advantage of the 40% off Maybelline cosmetics this week. It also helped that I had three Maybelline coupons to use.

Maybelline Rite Aid Purchase

I already have my fair share of red lip colors. I saw the Burgundy Beauty Color Sensational® lipstick and decided to get it. This shade is perfect for Fall.

Maybelline Rite Aid Lipstick

Maybelline Rite Aid Lipstick2

I am already a fan of Maybelline’s mascaras. They are my favorite drug store brand. I wanted to try out the Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara just to see how the formula is.

Maybelline Rite Aid Mascara

Maybelline Rite Aid Mascara2

I was on the fence as to whether or not I was going to purchase the Nudes Palette. I already have nude eyeshadow palettes. Was having another palette going to be redundant? This palette being on sale and having a $2.00 off coupon helped in making my decision to purchase this palette.

Maybelline Rite Aid Eyeshadow

Maybelline Rite Aid Eyeshadow2

The total price of this purchase after I used $5.50 in coupons was $9.17 (the price before the 7% sales tax was added).

NFL Teams Makeup Look: Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have won three Super Bowl Championships. They have some really passionate fans. Fans of the Oakland Raiders go all out representing the team colors of silver and black.

Raiders Look


Raiders EyeshadowCoastal Scents Original 88 Eye Shadow Colors Palette

Raiders Silver Eye

  • Maybelline Eye Studio® Color Tattoo® Metal (used as a base on the eye lid) – Silver Strike
  • NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow (applied to the center of eye lid) – Silver

Raiders Eye Liner

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)
  • Starlooks Kohl Eye Pencil (used to cut the crease) – Obsidian
  • Starlooks Gem Pencil (applied to water line) – Amethyst
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to lower lash line) – Zero

Rest of Eye Makeup

Raiders Rest of Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Raider LashesArdell Accent Lashes – #315


Raiders Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Mocha
  • NYX Blush (used as a contour) – Cocoa


Raiders LipsBuxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish – Sugar


Raiders Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Cocoa
  • Clinique All About Eyes Concealer – Deep Honey
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW45

Raiders Look Again

Homecoming Style 2014

Homecoming for my youngest daughter Naomi was held Saturday, October 11th. Her friend Haley asked me to do her makeup. I realized when I was almost done with Haley’s makeup I didn’t take a before picture. She brought her own foundation, powder and lip color.

Haley Makeup


  • Maybelline Fit Me ®Foundation – 125 Nude Beige
  • bareMinerals Mineral Veil


Urban Decay Naked Palette

  • Naked – used on the lid
  • Buck – used on the crease
  • Virgin – as a brow bone highlight
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Zero used on the upper lash line
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Smog used on the lower lash line
  • Ardell Lashes #109


BH Cosmetics Floral Blush Duo – Rose


NYX Simply Red Lip Cream – Russian Roulette

Naomi already had in mind how much money she wanted to spend on her homecoming outfit.



Her dress was $50.00 from Burlington Coat Factory. She wore my shoes. The purse she carried is her sister’s. I’m pretty sure the purse used to be mine at some point. LOL!


Homecoming 4

I kept her makeup soft. The lip color she is wearing is NYX Round Case Lipstick in Lala.

Homecoming5Naomi with her boyfriend Don.

Homecoming6He is a nice young man.


NFL Teams Makeup Look: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have won four Super Bowl Championships. Their fans are affectionately known as cheeseheads. That nickname wasn’t originally meant to be a compliment either. The team colors for the Green Bay Packers are forest green and metallic gold.

Green Bay Face


Green Bay EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Colors Eye Shadow Palette 2nd Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

Green Bay Rest of Eyemakeup

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide –On Eye Pencil (lower lash line and water line) – Junkie
  • NYX Gel Liner and Smudger (brows) – Scarlette (dark brown)
  • BH Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner (upper lash line) – Forest


Green Bay LipsSephora Lip Gloss – She Sparkles


Green Bay Cheeks

  • Maybelline ® Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up
  • Iman Cosmetics Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder (highlight) – Afterglow
  • NYX Matte Bronzer (contour) – Dark Tan


Green Bay Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg

Green Bay Face Again

NFL Teams Makeup Look: San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers is another NFL team who has won five Super Bowl Championships. Their team colors are Red and Gold. By the way, I think their quarterback is really cute. 😉

49ers Face


49ers EyeshadowBH Cosmetics 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette Third Edition

Rest of Eye Makeup

49ers Eye Makeup

  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • NYX Slide On Glide On Eye Liner (used in the water line) – Glitzy Gold
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (used on upper lash line) – Black
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish

49ers Lashes

  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes – #109


49ers Lips

  • NYX Goddess of the Night Lip Gloss with Mega Shine – Gold
  • Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color – Theodora


49ers Cheeks

  • Be a Bombshell The One Stick – Flustered
  • Physicians Formula Bronze Booster (used as a highlight) – Medium to Dark


49ers Face Makeup

  • Maybelline ® Fit Me™ Concealer – Café
  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige

49ers Face Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #9

Here is my ninth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 9

Lips and Cheeks

Pink Lips and Cheeks for Look9

  • Be a Bombshell Blush – Beach Please
  • NYX Cosmetics Soft Matte Lip Cream – Addis Ababa


Pink Eye makeup for Look9

  • Black Radiance Loose Shimmer Shadow –Hot Pink
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (used as a base on lid and on inner corner) – Woodstock


Eyeshadow for Pink Look9

Urban Decay Theodora Palette

  • Eyeshadow used
  • Spell (outer V)
  • Beware (crease)
  • Broken (browbone)
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (waterline and lower lash line) – Zero

Rest of Eye Makeup

Eye Makeup for Pink Look9

  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Black
  • NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara

Face Makeup

Face makeup for Pink Look9

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Café
  • NYX Cosmetics Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder Makeup – WD5

Pink Look 9 Again

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #8

Here is my eighth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink

Pink Look 8


Pink Look 8 Lips

  • Starlooks Lip Pencil – Tickle Me Pink
  • Almay Liquid Lip Balm – Pink


Pink Look 8 Pink EyeshadowBe a Bombshell Eyeshadow (applied to center of lid) – Southern Sass

Eye Shadow Palette

Eyeshadow for Pink Look

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

  • Busted applied to inner and outer third of eyelid
  • Tease applied to crease
  • Foxy applied to brow bone

Rest of Eye Makeup

Pink Look 8 Eye Makeup

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (used as a base on eyelid and applied to upper & lower lash line) – Rockstar
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (applied to waterline) – Zero
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso


Pink Look 8 Cheeks

  • NYX Blush – Desert Rose
  • NYX Blush – Cocoa


Pink Look 8 Face Makeup

  • BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Cafe

Pink Look 8 Again

Warm Weather Beauty Must Haves (so far)

I started off using these products during the Spring and continued into the early part of Summer. It was easy for me to reach for items especially when I was pressed for time.

Warm Weather Must Haves

  • Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist
  • Flat Bronzer Brush – Crown Brush
  • Angled Eyeliner Brush and Spoolie – Crown Brush
  • Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Pencil – Pearl
  • Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
  • Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze – Plums Up
  • NYX Gel Liner and Smudger – Brown
  • MAC Lipstick – Heaux
  • Benefit they’re real! Mascara
  • Maybelline Color Sensational the Buffs Lipstick – Untainted Spice

Warm Weather Lipstick  I liked Heaux lipstick because it was a great way to brighten up my look especially when I didn’t wear a lot of makeup. Untainted Spice is easily a nice everyday lip color.

Warm Weather Face  The Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry powder was my go to foundation for when I was rushing in the morning. Depending on the type of coverage I applied dry for more sheer coverage. I applied wet for more coverage spraying the brush with the Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. I also used the wet/dry makeup as a setting powder whenever I wore liquid foundation. The Flat Bronzer brush made it easy for me to apply the makeup.

Warm Weather Cheeks  The Maybelline Master Glaze blush gave me a nice natural glow. Color really looks great on darker skin tones.

Warm Weather Eyes  Benefit they’re real! Mascara gave me nice long full lashes without needing to wear false eyelashes. I used the Elizabeth Mott shadow pencil in Pearl on my water line to brighten up my eyes. The two of these made a nice combo.

Warm Weather Brows  The NYX Gel eyeliner was an affordable alternative to filling in my eyebrows. The color lasted all day too. I used the angled eyeliner/spoolie brush to fill in my eyebrows.

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Look #6

Here is my sixth look for the series on Wednesdays we wear pink.

Pink Look 6


Pink Look 6 Eyeshadow  BH Cosmetics 28 Color Smoky Eye Palette

Pink Look 6 Eye makeup  Rest of Eye Makeup

  • NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil – Rust
  • NYX Cosmetics Auto Eyebrow Pencil – Dark Brown
  • Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Stingray
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara

Pink Look 6 Face Makeup  Face

  • Covergirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Liquid Makeup – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me ™ Concealer – Café
  • Clinique Blended Face Powder – Transparency 5

Pink Look 6 Lips and Cheeks  Lips and Cheeks

  • Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick – Get Ready
  • NARS Blush – Outlaw

Pink Look 6 Again