The anticipation for a palette to drop had never been greater. I love Laura Lee as a YouTuber and influencer, so I was keen to see what she had come up with after the first palette, Cats Pajamas. I have Cats Pajamas, and I have to admit I really only bought that because I wanted to support Laura. I have used it, but not as much as other palettes I have in my possession from YouTubers (Jeffree Star and Kristen Leanne).
But this palette, Nudie Patootie, I really liked the look of. Irrelevant of who it was produced by, a nude palette is something I love.
I ordered it from the USA and waited for it to arrive. In the meantime I binge watched first impressions and some of the look videos floating around too. I was alarmed by the reports of some of the pans falling out, and hoped this wouldn’t be me.
It arrived on Thursday and all the pans are in tact apart from Jaybird, which is very loosely packed in the pan and cracked around the outside (see below). I’ve managed to save it though, for now. So I hope it stays put as it is a gorgeous copper foil, that I know will look awesome on the eye.
My favourites so far from just swatching and that caught my eye in the palette are topless (shimmer chrome pink) and reveal (a gorgeous matte brown). I know I will be dipping into nakey nakey and uncover very soon too, as they are screaming out to be blended into a smokey eye look.
The formula is really well constructed (apart from the loose jaybird) and the matte shades are smooth and almost silky (which I hope makes sense, as they aren’t actually silky in look). I don’t think there are any colours I won’t be dipping into with this palette. I am a neutral kinda gal, so this palette works for me on so many levels.
The packaging is pretty as well. It’s classy in appearance and the palette feels substantial in weight, which is probably the biggest difference from Laura’s first palette. It is cohesive, all coming together into an atheistically pleasing look. The big mirror is also a blessing. You know you can take this palette away for the weekend, and it has all you need to create the looks you want.
One thing I would have liked to see though is the picture that comes with the palette (of Laura) could have had instructions on how to construct it. It’s a really pretty look and I am going to try and work it out.
So, overall, first impressions of Nudie Patootie is very positive. I was really looking forward to getting this palette, and I even woke up at 4am to order it when it went live in LA on the day of launch. That’s commitment for you. I will share some looks as soon as I get the chance to play with it.
So, if you are a neutral lover and have the $45 to drop on a group of really pretty shades, I would recommend it. Yes, we all have versions of these colours in other brands, but having them grouped in this one beautifully presented palette I personally live for.
Have a great day!