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Save Vs Splurge: The Most-Wanted Neutral Eyeshadows Of The Season

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Eyeshadow palettes are probably one of the most versatile makeup products for me. With a range of shades, I don’t need to purchase a whole lot of single pigments, allowing me to save my money (or spending it on something else instead, cause…who really saves when it comes to makeup). Another great thing about any eyeshadow palette is that you can mix and match colours of the same family, resulting in a consistent and smoother gradient post blending. A classic eyeshadow staple for any season, occasion, or event, the several shades of the colour blush is a good choice when you’re looking for something subtle and elegant.


Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 (Rs 5,450)

Now, anyone who remotely knows anything about makeup knows that when you think of shadows, Urban Decay comes to mind. One of the most ‘in-demand’ palettes, Urban Decay is probably something every beauty writer, blogger, or guru will recommend. The Urban Decay Naked 3 is one such product that is making the rounds and is a favourite go-to. The super pigmented colours, textures, and finish are the main plus-points of the product. It comes with a professional brush suited for blending as well, and a sample of their primer potion. If you’re looking to indulge in some guilty pleasure, then it would be sinful not to treat yourself to this piece.



Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette (Rs 764)

If you still want that neutral shade of blush but don’t want to spend a crazy amount, then we’ve found the perfect saver for you. When it comes to the range of colours, Maybelline’s The Blushed Nudes Palette is pretty much a mirror of the above. It isn’t any less than the Naked 3 in terms of quality. The payoff is very similar, especially the lightly pigmented ones — in fact, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference at all. The only place where this product slightly differs from the former is in its pigmentation of the darker colours. On the palette they might look similar, however, when swatched, the colour payoff is a lot less intense. If you do use the dark powders sparingly, or prefer a softer look, then Maybelline would be a perfect match for you and your pocket.

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