The Ultimate Nude Palette

Today I have a review on a palette that I have absolutely been loving lately! It's the Napoleon Perdis Ultimate Nude Palette.

This palette contains a collection of matte powders. It has 8 matte eyeshadows, 2 highlighters, 1 bronzer and a blush all with a very neutral and natural tone. The cheek porducts are for the most part matte, they may contain a little shimmer but it's not very evident on the face.
The box also contains some how to's for day and night looks.

The packaging is quite simple but very sleek. It is made of sturdy plastic and the palette has quite a weight to it making it feel quite expensive. It closes very securely but I do wish it had a larger mirror.

I'll swatch the shades numbering them using the guide from the how to's.

L-R: 1, 2, 3, 4
Shade 1 is a light, creamy white. It is slightly chalky and needs a couple of layers to become opaque.
Shade 2 is a light pinky cream colour which has a similar formula to shade 1. Both shades though feel extremely soft.
Shade 3 is a yellow nude. It has a better formula that the two aforementioned shades being more pigmented and less chalky.
Shade 4  is a lovely nude shade with a slightly peach undertone. This also has a great formula being smooth and pigmented.

L-R: 9, 10, 11, 12
Shade 9 is a warm medium brown perfect for blending out in the crease as a transitioning colour. All of the shades on this side of the palette have lovely formulas. Incredibly creamy and have great colour payoff.
Shade 10 is slightly lighter that 9 and more neutral toned.
Shade 11 is a lighter pinky toned brown.
Shade 12 is the darkest shade in the palette and is a dark, cool toned brown,

L-R: 5, 7, 6, 8
Lastly, for the cheek products:
Shade 5 is the blush and it is a very natural shade. It's a warm peach that is very bronzy.
Shade 6 is a light creamy white highlight shade.
Shade 7 is a more yellowy-golden highlighter.
Shade 8 is the bronzer being quite a nice deep warm brown. It's not too orange and can be used for contouring or giving a warm glow to the face.

I really love this palette and have been reaching for it very often when I do choose to wear eyeshadow. It creates very naturally defined looks and it is a great stand alone product or a good addition to collections which may be lacking in matte shadows. The eyeshadow shades remind me a lot of those in the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, though what the Ultimate Nude Palette is lacking in is a deep dark black shade. Other than that the selection is great. It contains shades for different skintones and even some can be used to fill in eyebrows. I also love that the highlighters aren't shimmery so they provide a very natural glow. This palette has definitely earned its place as a staple in my collection!


  1. I love the colours in this! I'm so addicted to neutral shadows :)

    1. Me too! This definitely gets its fair share of use from me!