So I Got to Meet Matt(e) Nude, What Now? {thebalm nude matte eyeshadow palette review}

‘Ey you Matt(e)! Two weeks I put up with ya and your multiple personalities. ‘Can’t keep secrets from my readers and girlfriends anymore. So do we take ~~>this<~~ to the next level or I say baboosh to you?

Meet Matt(e) Nude, all in naked glory. Does size really matte(e)rs? Moi got the zing!

Sucker for packaging. If there’s one makeup brand that tickles my funny bone with its clever and cutesy packaging, that would be thebalm. I reviewed ‘nudetude, jovi rockstar palette, among others. So when I saw Matt(e) nude, my undies jaw dropped. 

$42, thebalm

So what size is Matt(e) you asked? Oh the eyeshadows! They’re huge and packed with more product compared to other thebalm palettes. For reference, each of these eyeshadows is 2.8 g versus nude’tude and jovi rockstar, both 0.9 g. Therefore, Matt(e) is a stunner in the biggie department! Plus it has a monster mirror to boot.

Alright, let Matt(e) show you his multiple persona.

Matt Johnson: gray

Matt Garcia: chocolate brown

Matt Maloy: white

Matt Rosen: brown

Matte Wood: dark brown 

Matt Singh: peachy brown

Matt Abdul: taupe

Matt Lombardi: golden yellow

Matt Hung: purplish brown

Matt Wood is great for tightlining and filling-in brows. Matt Garcia and Matt Rosen are like siamese twins, the shades are so close you can’t tell the difference when worn. Matt Malloy and Matt Lombardi are quite powdery. The lighter shades (Malloy, Singh, Lombardi) fade fast despite using eye primer while the richer tones (Matt Johnson and Matt Hung)  can be quite difficult to blend.

Kiss and tell 

Dear Matt(e),
I must admit I like some of your traits {pigmentation and wearability}- Wood and Johnson, cant get enough of ’em. If only you were a bit easier to blend and more versatile in color selection, then you can have all of me. So I hate to burst your ego ‘coz handsome and “big” as you are, t’was not love. Infatuated, kinda. But that’s about it. You’re nice to have but not a must-have.

Or maybe I’m a woman that’s just hard to please.




    • March 8, 2013 / 5:12 am

      Yeah, mattes are pretty hard to blend from my experience…. thanks for stopping by…xo

  1. March 7, 2013 / 3:23 am

    Great review. I had the first Meet Matt(e) but gave it to my DIL unworn. I'm not a huge fan of matte shadows though I did just buy the Urban Decay matte palette.

    • March 8, 2013 / 5:13 am

      It thrills me each time I read your comment/s, thanks much and I do appreciate you stopping by!!! I haven't tried that UD matte palette, I'll wait for your review!!!xo

  2. March 7, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Great review! Mattes are such a tricky formula to blend! I'm also itching to try the UD matte palette.

    • March 8, 2013 / 5:14 am

      Hi Shiela, thanks so much for stopping by! You are right about mattes!!! I'm curious to try that UD matte palette too!!!!

  3. March 9, 2013 / 7:02 am

    I like this review and pictures are so great 😉
    The palette is also nice, but some shades look similar, just as you've written.

    • March 10, 2013 / 9:09 am

      Thanks so much, I'm happy that you like the review and photos. Have a fabulous wknd!xo

  4. March 10, 2013 / 7:41 am

    Nicely done, lol 😉 I'm all about ease of application and while I appreciate the novelty, this palette isn't for me. Thanks for a good review!

  5. March 10, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    I like mattes for the lid, but like them to be easy to blend. I'll be interested to see how the UB matte palette blends. I do like most of these colors. Good review!

  6. March 10, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    Great review! Those names kill me, Matt Wood?? Ha! I don't have a ton of matte shades but do use a few for blending the crease, mostly from my Naked palette and from Too Faced :).

  7. March 11, 2013 / 9:46 pm

    First, you're so pretty! Second, this palette seems to have the kind of mattes that aren't bland and boring. Need to check this out. Is Malroy chalky?

  8. March 11, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    First, you're so pretty!! Second, this palettes seems to have the kind of matte that aren't bland and boring. Third, I need to check this baby out. Is Malroy chalky?

    • March 12, 2013 / 4:25 am

      Hi Joanne. Wowza! Thanks for the sweet compliment! Malloy is quite chalky. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Matte's nudity, LOL

  9. March 12, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    These look pretty, but I'm always wary of matte shadows. Great review!

  10. May 7, 2013 / 4:55 am

    I have the same palette but I think they are actually very easy to blend. I've been in love with matte eyeshadows ever since Too Faced introduced the Matte Eye palette. Aside from the Too Faced one I've also got the Stila In The Know palette, Kat Von D Ladybird palette, Urban Decay Naked Basic and the dressed up version of Meet Matte, all of which are very easy to blend except the Urban Decay Naked Basic which is not only boring in color but chalky as well, bummer. Anyway sorry this palette didn't work for you, maybe you could try some of the other matte palette?

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