In this post, I’ll be reviewing the “nudes & rudes” palette from Karity.
But first, this is how this palette actually looks like. Look at this beauty !
Where to get it
You can buy this palette on www.karity.com. I have a cupon code for you, if you’ll be interested in buying some products from their web site. You’ll get 10% off your purchase excl. shipping. The code is ” anetaK10 “. It’s is not an affiliate code, just a discount code for you.
Unfortunately, Karity does not ship worldwide yet, but they do ship within the U.S., Canada, Austalia and parts of Europe. You can check their full shipping list here: https://www.karity.com/pages/shipping
The palette costs 29 USD, (without using a cupon code ) and you’ll get 48,2 g/ 1,07 oz of product, excl. packaging. That’s about 1,38 USD pr. eyeshadow. When buying a palette, you are also supporting Karity’s “palettes for paws ” programme. For every palette sold, Karity is donating a meal for an animal in need. You can read more about it here: https://www.karity.com/pages/our-promise
The shade range
The palette contains 21 eye shadows, which have 6 different textures/finishes. There are 6 matte, 6 frost, 3 satin, 3 metallic, 2 velvet and 1 eye shadow with duochrome finish.
As you can see on the picture above, the shade range is generally on the warm and neutral side, with some very light toned pastels, which are great for highlighting the brow bone, and some matte shades, which are great for the crease. There are also some golden, bronze and taupe shades, so it’s possible to create both soft bridal- and everyday looks, but also more dramatic evening looks, like a dark smokey eye.
Here are some swatches of my favorite eye shadows from the palette. From top to bottom; “fairie”, “unicorn”, “bling” and “glitz”.
The eye shadows are formulated without parabens, are cruelty free and also vegan. The preservative used in the eye shadows is phenoxyethanol. The eye shadows, are also formulated with Malva Sylvestris exctract, which is used as s skin-conditioning agent with an anti-inflammatory effect*.
The most of the eye shadows feel very buttery, when touching them directly with the finger tips, but they are not so soft that they are crumbling, when putting some pressure on them with fingers or a makeup brush. The matte eye shadows do also feel powdery at the same time, but they are very finely milled.
I the packaging is made of card board, with a magnetic closure, which makes the palette very sturdy. I’ve even succeeded in accidentally dropping this palette, without any damage happening to the eye shadows. The design is very simple and sleek. It’s designed in the U.S, but made in PRC, also know as China. I guess that PRC sounds a bit fancier.
Before buying cosmetics, I’m always considering the price and how much I’m getting for the money. The palettes from Karity are very affordable, and when buying it, you’ll also support a great cause. Just keep in mind, that it is more affordable to buy a palette with 21 shades, even though you are only happy with e.g. the half of the shades. You’ll still pay 1,38 USD per eyeshadow, in stead of buying three “single pan” eye shadows for e.g. 10 USD each.
I really like the shade range in this palette, because it gives the possibility of creating many different looks. I can’t really tell the difference between the velvet and matte textures though.
The eye shadows are easy to blend, and the color intensity of the matte eye shadows is buildable. With this, I do not mean, that they are poorly pigmented, just a bit less, compared to some other brands. When doing my eye makeup, I tend to get impatient when I have to blend the eye shadows in my crease. This sometimes resulst in, that I have put on too much eye shadow in the crease, and can’t blend the shadows out properly. With the eye shadows from the “nudes and rudes” palette, it’s easier to control the intensity and get a nice gradient blend. I haven’t experienced any fall out, when blending in the crease. The other eye shadows, that are not matte, work best when applied with a damp flat makeup brush. They are very nice, and stay put nicely on my eye lids for many hours.
I’m very exciting about, that the formulation is both vegan and cruelty free, and does not contain parabens. I’m always avoiding products with parabens, and making sure to check the ingredients list, before purchasing a product.
The palette is very universal and suitable for people with different skin tones. With this palette, it’s easy to create both day- and night time looks. I would especially recommend it to younger people, who are starting to experiment with makeup, but also for people who prefer a more natural look, e.g. business professionals and more mature people. If you are a cosmetics collector like myself, then you’ll probably already have similar eye shadows in other palettes.
The palette is very nice to travel with, because of the sturdy packaging, and contains many different eye shadows to create a look for every occasion. It would have been nice if the palette had a mirror, but this would probably make the palette less affordable and over the “psychological price range”.
Check out my look, which I have created with the palette: