Get the Look with Meet Matt(e) Nude

theBalm's Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow palette is the first all matte palette in my collection and let me tell you, it has set some pretty high standards for me! I wrote about this palette back in June after theBalm so kindly sent it to me and, as promised, here's a look I've created with it (finally). The color range is perfect and it has totally become my go-to palette for everyday wear.

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Although Matt Malloy (the cream shadow) can be a bit chalky, it still provides good coverage, you just have to be sure to tap off any excess from your brush to avoid fallout. Plus, how often are you really looking for stark white shadow anyway? It is easily buildable if that's your thing though! I absolutely love these eyeshadows. They really are super easy to work with.

Products Used:
Essence I ♥ Stage Eyeshadow Base
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Nude
Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in Ultra Black
Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil in Bronzed
e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium

theBalm Meet Matte Nude Tutorial - makeup used

theBalm Meet Matte Nude Tutorial

Step 1: Pat cream (Matt Malloy) onto eyelid with an eyeshadow brush.
Step 2: Apply peach (Matt Singh) to outer crease and blend with a blending brush.
Step 3: Apply brown (Matt Rosen) to crease and blend with a crease brush.
Step 4: Apply navy (Matt Johnson) to crease and blend upward with a pencil brush.
Step 5: Apply cream (Matt Malloy) as highlight to browbone & tear duct with finger.
Step 6: Line lower lashline with bronze eyeliner, set with brown (Matt Rosen).
Step 7: Give yourself wings!

How do you feel about all matte looks? I was afraid they would appear flat and one-dimensional but I really dig them now! I think I'll add a pop of shimmer next time just for a little texture and contrast as my highlight.

Be sure to read my previous post on this palette if you'd like to see my swatches, it also covers theBalm's BalmJovi Rockstar Palette. And keep an eye out for when HauteLook offers theBalm again, they show up every couple of months or so and Meet Matt(e) Nude is usually 50% off!

UPDATE: theBalm is back on HauteLook today (6/20/14) through Monday (6/23/14) 8AM Pacific! Get this palette for 50% off - only $21!


  1. Great post - I love the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette! I have that one and the original Meet Matt(e), and both are really nice. I love the look you created here and I'm going to try it soon, so thanks for the step-by-step instructions! :)

    1. Meet Matt(e) is such an adorable little palette but the colors are just too cool for me. That's part of the reason why I love Meet Matt(e) Nude so much! I'm glad you like the post, I'd love to see your version of this look so be sure to report back!

  2. You look gorgeous! I love the eyes

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