Favorite Everyday Nude Palettes + Swatches

Seven years ago, Urban Decay launched the original Naked Palette and since then, the makeup world has been churning out wearable nude palettes left and right. I've never been a big fan of the way bright, bold eyeshadow looks on me, so I've picked up quite a few "naked" palettes over the years, including the original Urban Decay version. I still like it well enough, but the past year or two, there have been some new releases that ended up pushing my Naked palette to the back of the drawer.

Here's a look at the Everyday Nude palettes I've been reaching for the most!

1. Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette ($46 at Ulta and Sephora)- I have the original Tartelette palette, but this warmer version stole my heart away when it came out. It has amazing pigmentation and so many wearable shades to create lots of different looks.

Tartelette in Bloom 
The Balm Nude Dude Palette ($36 at Kohls)- The Balm is so underrated as a brand and I never hear people talk about their eyeshadow palettes (except for maybe Meet Matt(e) Trimony). The Nude Dude palette has a beautiful, buttery formula and easy to wear shades in both matte and shimmer finishes.
The Balm Nude Dude Palette

Lorac PRO Palette ($44 at Ulta and Kohls)- I have all three PRO palettes (and a Mega Pro) but the original is my favorite. The shade selection is just on-point and I've been reaching for it a lot lately. Not to mention, Lorac's silky, blendable formula is one of my absolute favorites.
Lorac Pro Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario- Sadly, this palette was limited edition and is now sold out. I'm kicking myself for not buying a backup because Anastasia's formula is amazing and these shades work so well together, no matter what combination I want to make.
Master Palette by Mario
bh Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette ($14.50 at Ulta.com and bhCosmetics.com)- This palette is so affordable and the pigmentation is excellent. I love the shade range...it's actually very similar to the Kylie Cosmetics Bronze Palette (but this one came out first). It also has 9 lipsticks on the other side! 
bh Cosmetics Shaaanxo Palette
Mally Beauty Muted Muse Palette ($29 at Ulta.com)- This is my first Mally palette and I'm obsessed! I use this constantly because it's such an easy palette to wear. She included a beautiful satiny highlight shade and a neutral matte bronze crease shade and put them in larger pans since those are the colors that will most likely get used up first (you can also use them on your face to highlight and contour). I just love the mix of cool and warm shades and the formula is among the best I've tried.
Mally Beauty Muted Muse Palette
What are your favorite everyday palettes (nude or otherwise)? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!


  1. This is the perfect post for me today! I have been trying so hard to decide between nude dude and tartlet in bloom. Ugh, it's so hard! Ive never used th balm eyeshadows. But after I got the tarter pro to go...I'm in love with that formula! Idk! Are you going to review it's judy time with pixi palette?

  2. I only wear nudes, I just turned 50 and I feel like nudes work best on me. I might do a smokey eye if I'm going out. Sometimes I add a pop of color in the summer or for a Packer game( my spouse is from WI). I've been loving the Too Faced matte neutral palette and the Nude palette from Bare Minerals I also got the wish list ready 12 shadow palette. I picked up a Nude beach palette( 8 pan) from TJ Maxx for 16.99 too. I'm really digging their shadows. So buttery and creamy. I love MAC too, I have most( not this year) of their neutral holiday palettes. Previous years were much better than this year. I have Amberx9 too. I love it.

  3. So happy to see Shaaanxo's palette featured here! I absolutely love her and this palette is so underrated to me, I actually really love the lipstick formula as well. <3

  4. I feel like I bought the wrong The Balm Nude Dude palette. I got the 2nd one and while the shades were pigmented, I struggled to put together looks with it. I ended up decluttering it.Looking at those shades though, I'm kicking myself for not picking it up in the last Haute Look sale.

    1. There's only one Nude Dude palette - the one in the post - and it was the 2nd one after the original Nude Tude. So if you have Nude DUDE it IS the one featured!! I have Nude Tude & it's definitely good, as are the Matte Palettes & the older Balm Jovi. The good news is that if you do want to pick up more they'll be back on Hautelook again, as they are every 3-4 months almost like clockwork! They also have 50% sales on their own website at least several times a year. Hope that helps!

  5. The Tartelette in Bloom palette is one of my favorites! I didn't care for the original Tartelette but I think the pigmentation and colors are better on this one. I need to get that Mally palette next, it looks beautiful!

    1. I agree...I like this one much better than the Tartelette in Bloom! :) And yes, the Mally one is fantastic, I think you'll really like it.

  6. I need that Shaaanxo palette! Been hearing great things about it and now that they have it at Ulta it's easy to add to my next order. Thanks for all the great swatches!

    1. I'm so glad that Ulta is stocking more Bh Cosmetics lately too...it makes it so easy to grab them with an order, like you said. I even saw the Carli Bybel palette in-store!


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