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.
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.
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.
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.