I am so thankful that the Makeup Geek team reached out to me and kindly sent over the new In The Nude Collection for me to try. Aside from the elation that this was my first time exploring the MUG brand, I was incredibly excited to play with these beautiful products as I’ve been in a nude mood lately with my makeup choices, and these products looked very inviting.
The collection includes a 9-pan eyeshadow palette and three brand new bronzers. There are also three bundles (fair, medium, dark), retailing for $95.00 each ($118 retail value), which contains the eye palette, two lip products, one highlighter, and one bronzer. I will be reviewing the fair bundle for you today.
Starting off with the two lip colors, which are both really pretty neutral shades that complements my fair skin nicely.
The Beach Bunny Plush Lip Matte ($12.00 for 1.8 ml) is a soft coral with a warm undertone. It’s a hybrid between a cream and a mousse with a soft, plushy consistency and a highly pigmented matte payoff that’s non-drying and very comfortable to wear. The formula doesn’t set all the way, allowing for some moisture to linger for the perfect amount of hydration, and it doesn’t emphasize lip lines. The color does wear off after eating, so reapplication is definitely needed. Overall, I love this formula a lot, but I wish the tube was a little bigger.
The Jetsetter Plush Lip Creme ($14.00 for 3 ml) is a warm peachy brown with a satin finish and a subtle sheen. This is such a lovely nude color and would pair beautifully with a variety of makeup looks. The supple formula is very hydrating and comfortable, and applies on smoothly to give a soft color coverage. While this particular shade didn’t last very long on me (about two hours), my lips felt moisturized and softer after the initial color faded away.
The Luster Highlighter ($20.00 for 7 g) is a muted rosy pink with a luminous silvery sheen — it’s my second favorite product in this bundle, along with the eyeshadow palette. I am so impressed and obsessed with this highlighter! The color looks beautiful in the pan and gives off a glittery appeal, but in actuality, the shimmers are quite fine and non-gritty. It feels buttery soft and goes on effortlessly to give a highly pigmented payoff that blends and builds readily. The effect is customizable — use a soft hand for a subtle radiance or layer it on for an intense glow. I’m incredibly enamored with the reflective effect of this highlighter, as well as the gorgeous pigmentation and long wearing formula. It’s a must-have!
The Sun-Kissed Bronze Luster ($22.00) is a light golden brown with a satin finish. This color is a tad too light for me at the moment since I have a little tan going on for the summer, but it was very build-able and gave a lovely warmth to my skin. It applied on smoothly and evenly, and has a delicate, silky payoff that blended beautifully into the skin for a natural finish. It lasted well during the six hours that I wore it.
The In The Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 1.8 g x 9) contains nine neutral eyeshadows with a mostly matte color selection that includes one satin shade and two foiled (metallic) shades. I love the color range of this palette — there’s a little bit of everything, from warm to cool tones, to matte and shimmer finishes. The variety is great and very wearable, and the quality of the eyeshadows are amazing. They’re all extremely pigmented with the matte colors having a very smooth consistency and the foiled shades feeling ultra creamy. The colors that I’ve tested out so far all applied and blended well, and layered easily for a truly effortless application. The price tag might seem expensive, but when you break it down, each pan costs $5.50 each, which is pretty inexpensive for the quality and performance of these colors. This is, an overall, wonderful basic eyeshadow palette that’s easy to use, great for every day wear, and perfect for traveling. You might find this palette to be a bit dull if you own many neutral palettes already, but honestly, I can never have enough of high-performing brown eyeshadows in my collection. 🙂
This palette contains the shades:
- Rapunzel – pale golden champagne with soft shimmers
- In The Spotlight – metallic lightened coral
- So Pale – matte vanilla
- Tan Lines – matte medium brown with a yellow undertone
- Buffed – matte peachy tan
- Creased – matte cool-toned taupe
- Cabin Fever – medium reddish brown with a matte finish
- Grandstand – metallic copper
- Dark Roast – dark espresso brown with a matte finish
For this makeup look, I used six shades from the In The Nude Eyeshadow Palette:
- Buff – Crease
- Tan Lines – Crease / Lower Lash Line
- Cabin Fever – Crease / Inner & Outer Lid
- In The Spotlight – Center Lid
- Rapunzel – Brow Bone / Tear Duct
- Dark Roast – Lower Lash Line
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(I was gifted these products from Makeup Geek. The opinions are 100% my own.)