This is Laura Lee Los Angeles’s second eyeshadow palette. Meet the Nudie Patootie – a primarily neutral palette with a few pops of color. This palette was designed to be used to create everyday looks. It was also specifically made to please every makeup lover, no matter their level of experience.
This eyeshadow palette is vegan and cruelty free. It is made up of 14 shades – 8 mattes, 4 shimmers, and 2 foils. Laura Lee has definitely made some major improvements from her first palette. This includes packaging, number of shades, and just the overall theme.
The lighter shades are arranged on the top row and the more darker and textured shades are arranged on the bottom. I think this is a nice touch. It looks elegant and organized – definitely well thought out! This palette also comes with a mirror.
The Nudie Patootie eyeshadow palette retails for $45. It can be found on the Laura Lee Los Angeles website: www.lauraleelosangeles.com. It can also be found on the Morphe Brushes website: www.morphebrushes.com. At the time that I’m writing this, the palette is sold out on both sites. I haven’t heard anything about a restock date.
Packaging: 4 out of 5
I don’t own anything from Mac Cosmetics, but that is what the packaging reminds me of. I think it has a lot to do with the font in front of the palette and the length. The palette is sturdy and has a very nice weight to it. This is a nice neutral palette to keep in a kit or to travel with. I like the overall color of the palette and the simple mirror. There is a certain elegance and the simplicity is a major improvement.
Shade Range: 4 out of 5
Let’s get into the swatches!
- Stark: (ivory white shimmer)
- Undressed: (honey nude matte)
- Topless: (chrome pink with gold reflective shimmer)
- Streaking: (dark bisque matte)
- Uncover: (soft pearly-champagne shimmer)
- Strip: (golden mustard matte)
- Bare: (salmon peach matte)
- Exposed: (aged pewter shimmer)
- Au Naturale: (royal bronze foil with gold reflective)
- Reveal: (taupe brown matte)
- Jaybird: (fiery copper foil with gold reflective)
- Butt Naked: (warm brown reflective)
- Buff: (rich chocolate shimmer)
- Nakey Nakey: (walnut brown matte)
The shades Au Naturale and Jaybird are foils and are suggested to be used with a glitter glue or a wet brush in order to get the best results. The foils in this palette remind me of Makeup Geek, for sure. The mattes don’t swatch as pigmented, but I’m sure that they can be blended out and built up quite nicely on the eye. The shimmers appear to be very natural on the skin.
Formula: 3 out of 5
As mentioned before, there are 14 shades – 8 mattes, 4 shimmers, and 2 foils. The formula is vegan and cruelty free. The shimmers aren’t as pigmented on the skin, but that can easily be fixed by wetting an eyeshadow brush before applying to the eye. The mattes can be blended or packed in the crease/lid. As far as the foils, I’m not sure if a wet brush could really show the true impact of the color. I mean let’s face it, who really has glitter glue in their makeup stash? I don’t! I find that foils are really best applied with the fingers, so we’ll definitely have to see with this palette. If that’s the case, definitely eyes first in the makeup routine honey.
Customer Service: 4 out of 5
I was debating if I wanted to get this palette when it first released. It was very tempting and I was intrigued. However, I just think I needed to step away from getting overwhelmed from all the constant releases. When the palette was available at Morphe, that’s when I decided to give it a try. I watched reviews and wanted to check it out for myself. Morphe affiliate codes do not work for this specific palette, but I was able to pick up some other products from the website. I’m trying to be mindful when it comes to online purchases. I try to buy in “bulk” (if that makes sense) to reduce shipping fees and material used for packaging. I’m trying to reduce my waste contribution! Anyways, I placed my online order on May 10, 2018. I received shipping confirmation the next day, May 11, 2018. I also received a delivery confirmation on May 16, 2018. I didn’t encounter any issues at all.
First Impression: 3 out of 5
This palette can be used to create some everyday looks for work or school – just enough glam. It can also be used to create some eye popping looks – complete with a winged liner and falsies. There are also enough mattes to create some matte looks, which is something that I’m definitely interested in creating with a matte black winged liner. Something about that look intrigues me. I find it interesting that every brand has been releasing their own version of a neutral palette. However, it confuses me that it’s during the summer time – when we’re expecting colors and different finishes. I mean.. What even happened to the color of the year – PURPLE??
The first impression grade is 72%! I think Laura Lee did a great job in listening to her feedback with her first palette. The comments may have been pretty harsh and negative, but that comes with being in such an over-saturated beauty community. Consumers have high expectations now and aren’t afraid to speak up about inconsistencies and lack of creativity. Nonetheless, it is obvious that Laura Lee made some major improvements and released a chic palette.
Thank you for checking out my post on the Laura Lee Los Angeles – Nudie Patootie eyeshadow palette. I hope you’re having a great day/night wherever you are in the world. Let’s get ready to knock out another work week and please stay safe! Take a moment to look up at the stars and remember: Walk in beauty, my friends.
All of my love,