The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

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The Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette

Put your best face forward with our new palette of neutral eyeshadows.
It’s you, only better.
Item #: 918

Limited Edition

  • 12 flattering shades designed to highlight your best features
  • Includes a soft shimmer shade to add shine to any of the matte colors
  • Designed in collaboration with popular YouTube makeup artist Wayne Goss

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Customer Ratings:

95 out of 100
(Based on 139 Reviews)
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  1. Anna Mary W.
    Reviewed on Sunday, July 20, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not as great as I was hoping for
    • I thought this would be a great palette b/c I don't wear a ton of makeup and was tired of searching grocery store brands for the colors I wanted. However, like all of the store brands there were only 2-3 colors I actually liked. Plus most of them are matte which I think just blends with every other one. For $40 I really wish I had paid more attention to the return policy b/c I would have returned it. I do like the brush that came with it though and since they can be pricey it not a total loss.

  2. Yvonne B.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Best makeup purchase!
    • Beautiful, silky-smooth texture and wonderful staying power! The colours are richly pigmented and blend easily. I'm not a fan of light-coloured eyeshadows but this collection allows for some very subtle highlights when the lighter shades are paired with the gorgeous dark tones. Great for eye lining and brows too, with a slightly damp fine brush. The only improvement (for me at least) would be to include a mid-toned greyed green , but that's just a personal preference. Well done Paula!

  3. Ashley H.
    Reviewed on Monday, July 14, 2014
    60 out of 100
    • Rating
      Neutral / 4
    Not so sure
    • I really really wanted to love this palette, but I just can't rave about it the way others have. I'm not sure why nobody else seems to feel this way, but for the price and the expectation that I have of Paula's Choice products this was a bit of a letdown. The colors are lovely, but I find the shadow applies poorly and creases terribly, especially when applied with the provided brush. I don't have oily skin, but when I wear these without primer I get severe creasing within a couple of hours.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Thanks for your review! Your experience with these shadows is not one we'd expect, so please contact us to discuss a refund.

    —Admin
  4. MARGARET P.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Beyond fantastic
    • This eyeshadow collection is da bomb! The best ever. I've so far used just a few of the shades, but I'm sure that I will use all of them at some point or another. I can't wait for a fancy evening event so I can go all out and create a beautiful smokey eye with them. Thank you Paula. Please never, ever discontinue this item.

  5. MARY R.
    Reviewed on Friday, July 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Excellent color and quality
    • I love collections that have matte shadows and they are hard to find. I kept trying to resist purchasing these as the cost was a bit high for my budget. With my birthday discount I was able to justify it and I am glad I did. The brush is such a great quality. The colors are excellent with a lot of pigment so a little goes a long way. They do have a slight moist texture so they glide on well and look beautiful over my NXY primer. I think I will use 11 colors

  6. Melissa N
    Reviewed on Friday, July 04, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I've been waiting for this!
    • I've wanted a good nude palette in a matte finish for so long. This one fits the bill completely. There are loads of colors, some with a gray-ish tone and some warmer, so everyone should find a favorite. They are all subtle and nice for daytime wear. You will find one shimmer color on the far left side, which is lovely for a brow highlighter. Thanks Paula! Not everyone wants to have a shimmery, glittery face!!!

  7. Kat M.
    Reviewed on Thursday, July 03, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Eyeshadow junkie approves!
    • I am an eyeshadow JUNKIE, no joke! And these are the best matte shadows I've ever used; most mattes look chalky and don't blend, or have low color payoff. Plus, I've been searching for the perfect MATTE mid-grey with limited luck. The one in this palette is IT! Please please must have singles! Only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars is the box; kind of light and I'm afraid of dropping it. And oh, I also have very sensitive eyes; these are fine.

  8. KLHH
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Neutral colors
    • I wasn't sure if this palette would be a good one for me because I look horrible in warm browns. I called and asked about the colors before ordering and they assured me that it was a neutral palette that someone like me, with cool undertones, could wear. When I first saw it, I was concerned because most of the colors look very warm in the pan but I will say that when I put them on, they do seem very neutral. I'm glad that they included one shimmery color with the matte's.

  9. Tina
    Reviewed on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    GREAT! Love it!
    • I have oily skin and I love how these shades last all day in conjunction with my eye primer. These are quality eye shadows for a reasonable price! These neutral colors are amazing. Once again, Paula has nailed it with this set!

  10. Alexis
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 26, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Beautiful quality
    • I've been looking for a fabulous matte, neutral palette with great pigmentation and after I purchase this I actually threw out all my other eyeshadow. I use every single colour: the darkest shades are great eyeliner, especially when used with a wet brush and the medium shades are good brow definers. I would definitely purchase singles if you made them too.

  11. Marguerite L.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Awesome texture, pigment, and classic colors
    • FOR REFERENCE I have average size slightly wide set slightly deep set 60 year old blue eyes, blond hair, medium neutral complexion. I use only the first 5 colors on the left: 1 cream, 2 beige, 3 pink sugar, 4 café au lait, 5 tan. HOW I USE them: 1 tear duct & brow bone; 2 blending; 3 brow highlight & middle of lid highlight; 4 outer crease, outer lid corner & outer lower lash line; 5 crease & above crease. Most used: 5, 1,4. Would buy SINGLE 5, DUO 5-1, TRIO 5-1-4, QUAD 5-1-4-3, QUINT 5-1-4-3-2.

  12. Heather W.
    Reviewed on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    40 out of 100
    • Rating
      Poor / 4
    Can't believe that I don't like this...
    • Maybe I just don't know how to use this, but I have tried many times, and I give up. I LOVE Paula's skincare line, and am in my second decade of using her products. These shadows are just way too dark for me, unfortunately. Of course I am still a fan of the skincare line. This palate has gone into the drawer of the never-used stuff.

    Customer Service Response
    Replied on: Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    Hi there! We're sorry The Nude Mattes didn't work for you! Be sure to contact our Customer Care Team and they will be happy to assist with a refund or exchange.

    —Admin
  13. Chastity S.
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 22, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Beautiful product
    • I was SO thrilled when this eye shadow palette was offered a few months ago. Any time Paula comes out with something new it's like Christmas. The palette is what I've been looking for. It has every color I could want and then some. It comes with a great quality brush, the colors last, it's not flaky, the colors are buildable and there are some great eyeliner options. Another beautiful high quality product!

  14. Kyra
    Reviewed on Sunday, June 22, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Best Makeup Buy!
    • I don't usually spend $40 at a time for eyeshadow. But I reasoned this was actually great value if it turned out to be a good product. It's actually a GREAT product! So worth the money. I've had compliments since wearing this palette that my eyes look lovely (using same application techniques I've always used, just new shadow). I have blue eyes that can look grey to green and every colour in the Nude Mattes palette works for me. Beautiful texture, great pigment, so easy to blend. LOVE IT!

  15. SUSAN V.
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Love It!
    • This is a great shadow palette. The choices of colors are outstanding, blend easily and last all day. You can combine colors for an individual look, and use them as liners. I fill in my brows with one of the colors. The addition of the brush is a nice bonus. It's very handy for lining the eye, as well as applying color all over. Thanks, Paula. How about another palette with more edgy colors like purples, blues, turquoise, etc.?

  16. Annie
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 14, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Don't be fooled by the packaging
    • Being a makeup junkie and a fan of Wayne Goss & Paula's Choice, I have to say when I saw the packaging for this palette I was unimpressed (it looked rather plain). That all changed as soon as I started using it. The pigmentation is amazing and if you love neutrals & matte shadows, this pallet is for you. I have so many high-end eye shadows/palettes (Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior, etc) and this is the palette I reach for almost everyday. Wayne & Paula know what they're doing!!! So satisfied! :)

  17. Sandy B.
    Reviewed on Thursday, June 12, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Lovely!
    • This is a wonderful matte eyeshadow palette! I own many from other brands and this one is my favorite! Color glides on smoothly and are nicely pigmented. Many other matte shadows go on chalky and are difficult to blend. Not so with these! Blend easily and last all day. The brush works well and is an added bonus!

  18. Lena
    Reviewed on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    This is natural beauty.
    • I had never come across a realy matt eyeshadow before and enjoy this one very much. I need to reapply some shadows by the end of the workday, but it still looks naturaly beautifull. Easy to apply, hard to make mistakes with. Perfect for daywear! Sofisticated for the evening. The box is a bit too big for me and is not suited for traveling light. Would have been ideal to split this one in two: warm and cold colored. :) (Please, pretty please)

  19. Jill M
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 07, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    lovely shadows!
    • I've been wanting a nude eye shadow palette for years... considered getting Urban Decay or Smashbox palettes, but I'm so glad I waited for this! These shadows are beautiful - smooth, creamy, with good color pay-off, and they blend like a dream! The included brush works really well, and the colors are so useable. For future palettes, Paula should include larger amounts of the lightest colors and the shimmer color, since I think I will use these up first. Great job Paula!

  20. Sarah R.
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 31, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fighting off my teenager
    • So, my 15 year old daughter left her makeup bag at Grandma's house overnight, and discovered my Nude Mattes Eyeshadow palette. Now, I have to order her own palette so that I can get mine back. Rachel has discovered what I already knew - this is a splendid collection of flattering shades with something for all skin tones and enough variation for different outfits. She and I have different coloring: she has brown hair, blue eyes, and ivory skin - I am a green eyed redhead, as autumn as can be.

  21. Kristin M
    Reviewed on Thursday, May 29, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    I almost returned it, but.......
    • I am so glad I held on to it. It has become an everyday staple for me. My eyelids have become more oily lately and this is the only shadow (with or without all the primers in my arsenal) to truly last ALL DAY LONG!!!! Its nothing flashy or super exciting when you first look at them, but they are by far the best eyeshadow I've tried. If you are on the fence give it a try. PC is awesome with returns, but trust me, you won't need to return this. Paula & Wayne Goss, you have hit a home run!

  22. KT.
    Reviewed on Sunday, May 25, 2014
    80 out of 100
    • Rating
      Good / 4
    Beautiful but the box isn't the best
    • The shadows are beautifully pigmented and blend so well. There is no chalky texture whatsoever and the shades would flatter almost all skintones. A HUGE bonus of this great palette is that there are shades that will suit all hair colors, meaning that this is a great kit for your eyes AND eyebrows. The packaging is an issue though. My mother and grandmother both have problems with the box. It's very light, has no surface texture, or definition. It's a slippery little devil and difficult to grip.

  23. Patricia B.
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Fabulous!!!
    • Paula you hit it out of the park with these Matte eye shadows! I have used many brands including some very expensive ones and these are the best ever. The color selection is wonderful; love that they are all matte but you can add the hint of shine. They stay all day. My only suggestion would be better packaging; the outside is not going to last that long; also I would prefer a square compact rather than the long rectangle, partly because it would go in your make-up bag for travel.

  24. Nancy E.
    Reviewed on Saturday, May 24, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    Must have
    • This palette is as good as everyone says it is. I am in my mid-40's and prefer matte shadows, and only wear neutrals, so this was a perfect fit for me.

  25. Melanie J.
    Reviewed on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    100 out of 100
    • Rating
      Best / 4
    AMAAAAAZING!!!
    • I literally cannot say enough good things about these shadows! The color selection is great, the pigment is concentrated, so only a little is needed, and it lasts all day long! Eye makeup tends to fade on me easily, but not these! I am simply in love! This will be my go-to gift for any woman! I also would love to see these sold individually, b/c I can already tell that I'll use up some shades more quickly. One woman asked for shade names. They are listed on the back :) THANKS PAULA!

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What makes this product unique?

This unique eyeshadow palette features 11 velvety, true matte shadows plus one highlighting shadow in universally wearable shades—the kind you’ll find in any good makeup artist’s kit! In fact, the experts at Paula’s Choice consulted with makeup expert and YouTube sensation Wayne Goss on the creation of this palette.

The superbly blendable and buildable shadow colors range from soft ivory to rich brown and smoky black, making them versatile for day, night, or any time in between. The slim, mirrored case is recyclable and includes a professional-quality synthetic hair brush that allows flawless application and unlimited looks.

This palette includes 12, 0.04 oz. eyeshadows: (1) Cream, (2) Beige, (3) Pink Sugar, (4) Café au Lait, (5) Tan, (6) Chestnut, (7) Clay, (8) Plum Taupe, (9) Gunmetal Grey, (10) Chocolate Truffle, (11) Coffee (12) Onyx.

Who is this product for?
This eyeshadow palette is suitable for all skin types and flatters all skin tones.

Product Ingredients:

Talc (texture enhancer/absorbent), Mica (texture enhancer/mineral pigment), Magnesium Stearate (binding/anti-caking agent), Dimethicone (silicone-based texture enhancer), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Synthetic Wax (binding agents), Mineral Oil (texture enhancer), Methylparaben, Propylparaben (preservatives), Tin Oxides (cosmetic pigment).

May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Black 2

DIRECTIONS: Use the included brush plus any of your favorite eyeshadow brushes to create your ideal eye design. Be creative! The single semi-matte shade (labeled Pink Sugar) has just a touch of shimmer, perfect for adding dimension and highlighting.

Do you have shade descriptions for each color in the palette?

We certainly do! From lightest to darkest, the descriptions are as follows:
  1. Cream: pale ivory
  2. Beige: light, neutral beige
  3. Pink Sugar: pale pink with soft peachy-gold shimmer
  4. Café au Lait: light, warm taupe
  5. Tan: light brown
  6. Chestnut: russet brown
  7. Clay: warm medium brown
  8. Plum Taupe: medium cool brown
  9. Gunmetal Grey: deep, warm grey
  10. Chocolate Truffle: cool medium brown
  11. Coffee: deepest brown
  12. Onyx: classic black

Can I use these powder shadows wet or dry?

Yes. As with any smooth powder eyeshadow, wet application (by which we mean applying with a damp, not drenched, brush) intensifies the color and can be great for using powder eyeshadows as liner. Within the palette the Coffee and Onyx shades are brilliant for lining wet or dry! Applying these shadows dry gives a softer yet still pigmented look that you can easily layer if more intensity is desired.

What’s the level of shimmer in these shadows? Are they truly matte?

Other than the Pink Sugar shade, every eyeshadow color in this palette has a true matte finish—no hint of shine. But unlike matte shadows from years past, this modern matte formula never looks flat or “dirty”. It can be difficult to find truly matte eyeshadows that also have a smooth, even application and stunning appearance but Paula’s Choice Nude Mattes Eyeshadow Palette provides just that.

How long will these powder eyeshadows wear?

To some extent this always depends on what else you apply around your eyes, especially to the eyelid area. When the eyelid and underbrow area are prepped with a matte-finish foundation and/or concealer or, if you prefer, an eyeshadow primer, these shadows should wear from day to night without fading or creasing.

Can I use these with other types of eyeshadow?

Yes! But do keep in mind that mixing powder eyeshadows with cream or cream-to-powder shadows can shorten their wear time. For best results, mix with other powder eyeshadows or long-wearing shadows such as M.A.C. Paint Pots.

Who is Wayne Goss?

UK-based Wayne Goss is a popular, wonderfully talented makeup artist who has become a YouTube sensation due to his hundreds of makeup how-to videos. From contouring to bronzing to applying the perfect smokey eyeshadow design, Mr. Goss has proven his talents and won the support of millions of devoted fans. Paula’s Choice is thrilled to be working with Wayne Goss on this eyeshadow palette.

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