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Affordable Holiday Look: Featuring The Nudes Palette from Maybelline

The Nudes Palette from Maybelline is not only affordable but very versatile. I used the eyeshadows from the first quad and one eyeshadow from the last quad to create an affordable Holiday look.

Affordable Holiday

Affordable Holiday BaseUsed the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha as a base on the lid

Affordable Holiday inner thirdApplied the shimmery eggshell shade to the inner 1/3 of the lid

Affordable Holiday Outer two thirdApplied the shimmer brown shade to the outer 2/3 of the lid

Affordable Holiday CreaseApplied the medium brown matte shade to the crease

Affordable Holiday BrowboneApplied the taupe shade to the brow bone

Affordable Holiday outer VApplied the dark brown shade to the outer V

Affordable Holiday High BrowApplied the shimmery eggshell shade to the highest point of the arch

Affordable Holiday Black LinerUsed the NYX Slide On Waterproof Eye Pencil in Jet Black on the upper lash line

Affordable Holiday WaterlineApplied the Sephora Collection Nano Eyeliner in Iced Brown to the lower waterline

Affordable Holiday MascaraApplied Maybelline Great Lash® Real Impact™ Mascara to the upper and lower lashes


Affordable Holiday CheeksMaybelline Master Glaze™ Blush in Plums Up


Affordable Holiday LipsMaybelline Color Sensational® Lip Color in Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Makeup

Affordable Holiday BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso


Affordable Holiday Face Makeup

  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer – Nutmeg
  • Covergirl Queen Collection All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer – Deep

Affordable Holiday Again

Affordable Smoky Eye: Featuring The Nudes Palette from Maybelline

I plan on getting plenty of use out of The Nudes Palette from Maybelline. A nude eyeshadow palette wouldn’t be complete without the colors to do a smoky eye. Here is a smoky eye look to try. I used the third quad in The Nudes Palette.

Smoky Eye


Smoky Jumbo PencilUsed NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean as a base to the lid and crease

Smoky BrownApplied the dark brown eyeshadow to the crease

Smoky BlackApplied the black shadow to the lid

Smoky TanUsed the light brown shadow as a blending color and also applied it to the brow bone

Smoky BeigeUsed the shimmering beige shadow under the highest point of the eyebrow arch

Smoky LinerApplied NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jet Black to the upper and lower lash line as well as the water line

Smudged the black eyeshadow to the lower lash line

Smoky MascaraApplied Real Impact! Mascara from Maybelline to the upper and lower lashes

Smoky BlushApplied Maybelline Master Glaze™ Blush in Plums Up to the cheeks

Smoky LipsApplied Maybelline Color Sensational® The Buffs lipstick in Touchable Taupe

Rest of Makeup

Smoky EyebrowNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Smoky Face Makeup

  • Covergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 All Day Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown
  • Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Cafe

Smoky Eye Again

Fish Mooney Inspired Tutorial: Featuring Maybelline The Nudes Palette

I am a huge fan of the TV series Gotham. One of the reasons is Jada Pinkett Smith. She plays a brand new character created just for this series, Fish Mooney. What is cool about this show is that it gives the origin stories of the characters. We grew up reading about Batman in the comic book series from DC Comics. We saw the characters play out in the Batman TV show from the 1960s. There have also been various Batman movies. Let’s not forget about the TV cartoons.

I will admit the Fish Mooney character stands out for me because of her makeup. I used the Maybelline the Nudes Palette to create this Fish Mooney inspired look. Enjoy!

Fish Mooney Look

Fish Mooney BaseApplied the lightest shade from the second quad to the entire lid up to the brow bone

Fish Mooney GoldApplied the gold shade to the first half of the lid and also the inner corner

Fish Mooney BronzeApplied the bronze shade to the outer half of the lid

Fish Mooney BrownApplied the shimmery brown shade to the crease

Fish Mooney Dark BrownApplied the dark brown shade from the third quad to the outer V

Fish Mooney LashesArdell #102 Demi False Lashes

Fish Mooney DeviantUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Deviant applied to the water line

Fish Mooney Black VelvetUrban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Black Velvet applied to the lower lash line

Fish Mooney MascaraMaybelline Great Lash® Rea Impact™ Mascara to upper and lower lashes

Fish Mooney CheeksMaybelline Face Studio Master Glaze ™ – Plums Up

Fish Mooney LipsMaybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Burgundy Beauty

Rest of the Face

Fish Mooney BrowsNYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso

Fish Mooney upper lash lineBH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner (applied to upper lash line)

Fish Mooney Face MakeupCovergirl Queen Collection 3 in 1 Flawless Foundation – Spicy Brown

Maybelline Fit Me™ Concealer – Café

Fish Mooney Look Again

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).