Review & Swatches: Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In the Nude”

Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In the Nude”

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

This gorgeous collection of glittery baked eyeshadows includes ten sultry nude shades. Each delivers a cosmic amount of diamond dust shimmer. The compact features beautiful gold-laced artwork.

“In the Nude” is one of 2 Moonshadow Baked Palettes by Sephora. The other is “In the Dark.” Both palettes contain 10 baked shadows.

Packaging: 9.25/10

This palette comes in a plastic compact that snaps shut and has a mirror inside. The top of the palette is decorated beautifully, but the plastic packaging doesn’t feel as luxurious as the top design looks.

Quality: 8.5/10

All the colors in this palette have shimmery finishes. There is a suitable range of colors for a “neutral” palette.

The formula is not at all powdery, but not as soft as, say, the baked shadows in LORAC’s TANtalEYES palette. The colors have medium intensity, which increases very slightly if you apply the shadows wet.

The lack of any matte shadows is the biggest downside to this palette. With 10 shadows, at least 2 of them should be non-shimmery colors to allow you to create a balanced eye look.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

These shadows don’t pick up on a brush as easily as other baked shadows, so you’ll want to run your brush over the surface of the shadow a few times to pick up enough product.

They also don’t work as well with a damp brush as other baked shadows I’ve used. You have to make sure to dampen your brush only slightly, otherwise these shadows will get watery and actually decrease in color intensity.

Price: 9/10

For $28.00, you get a total of 5 grams of eye shadow. That means you’re paying $5.60 for each gram of shadow. This is a good price, though you can get more intense baked shadows for even less money if you buy Wet n Wild’s “Baked, Not Fried” palette, which contains 6 shadows for $5.

Final Grade

87.25/100

Moonshadow Baked Palette In the Nude

Moonshadow Baked Palette In the Nude

Moonshadow Baked Palette In the Nude

Moonshadow Baked Palette In the Nude

Row 1 Swatched Dry

Row 1 Swatched Wet

Row 2 Swatched Dry

Row 2 Swatched Wet


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8 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette “In the Nude”

  1. OPI Addict says:

    Really pretty! I have the In The Dark palette, and I’m wanting the In The Nude one too :)

  2. Michelle says:

    Such a pretty neutral palette!! too bad there isnt much matte shades just like the naked palette.

  3. soesje200 says:

    I prefer pallettes with some matte shades, plus Sephora in Europe does not carry this item.

  4. Lisa B. says:

    Well, the color options here are certainly very appealing…though the ease of use problems are a bit puzzling and discouraging (though I wouldn’t be using them wet anyway, so making the brush too wet wouldn’t be a problem in my case). Still, although the price per shadow is pretty darn good, I’m think I’m happier with Wet ‘n’ Wild. I love Sephora as a store, but they lose this time.

  5. I still love Wet n Wild’s palette. :)

  6. Sarah says:

    Wow, this set looks so pretty! (too bad there’s no Sephora in Australia :( )And I swear they’ve been so many make up companies that have been releasing shimmery baked eye-shadows; it’s a shame they’ve been forgetting about the matte ones! I would love it for a company to arrange a palette with some beautiful and highly-pigmented matte eye-shadows! It’s so hard to find any matte eye-shadows that have decent pigmentation.
    Any suggestions?
    Oh and thanks for the review! :D

    Sarah(:

  7. Elena T says:

    the shadows by themselves look really nice in the palette (it makes me think of planet Mars, lol) but I agree that there should be at least 2 matte shadows in the palette! too bad the pigmentation ain’t that great either

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