Reviewing the Laura Lee Los Angeles Nudie Patootie Eyeshadow Palette

I am a self-confessed ‘Larlee’. I regularly watch Laura Lee’s YouTube videos, and enjoy her goofy and refreshing personality. The Nudie Patootie eyeshadow palette is the second release and eyeshadow palette from her own brand, Laura Lee Los Angeles. I never bought her first palette as the colours didn’t appeal to me as much, and I figured I’d wait until her brand was more established to try her products. The Nudie Patootie palette (don’t you just love the name?!) is a palette consisting of 7 matte and 7 shimmery neutral shades with a few welcome pops of pink here and there. I bought the palette off Beauty Bay (YAY for free next-day delivery!) for £38, which comes to around £2.70 per 1.65g eyeshadow.

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The palette itself is LARGE with 14 shades and a massive mirror! I love the pale pink packaging, which is very different from the over-the-top floral and glittery packaging of her first palette, the Cats Pyjamas. Although the palette is large, it is still very sleek and it was easy for me to take it with me on my weekend away.

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The top row of shades from Left to Right: Stark (white shimmer), Undressed (honey nude matte), Topless (chrome pink with gold reflects), Streaking (dark bisque matte), Uncover (pearl-champagne shimmer), Strip (mustard matte), Bare (salmon-peach matte)

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The bottom row from Left to Right: Exposed (pewter shimmer), Au Naturale (bronze with gold reflects), Reveal (taupe brown matte), Jaybird (fiery copper foil with gold reflects), Butt Naked (warm brown matte), Buff (rich chocolate shimmer), Nakey Nakey (walnut brown matte)

I really like the shades in this palette, as even though its mainly a neutral palette, there are pops of pink to make it interesting, as well as that lovely mustard matte. My favourite shades are the mattes in this palette, as they blend really well and are relatively pigmented (less than an ABH palette though). The shimmers do make a good impact, especially when wet, but they do have fall-out and are VERY chunky (which I don’t like). So don’t expect a smooth metallic formula from any of the shimmers, except for ‘Topless’. My least favourite shade is ‘Stark’ which is supposed to be an ivory white shimmer. However, it’s patchy and not very shimmery at all.

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This is a look I did for my aunt’s 60th birthday party. I couldn’t get any close up eye pics, but trust that the pewter shimmer I wore on the lids was very chunky! I did like the look in the end however, and the shadows did last the whole day.

So, is this palette worth the money? I’d say if you’re a big Laura Lee fan, like blendable and pigmented mattes and like the colour scheme of this palette then go ahead. But if you’re looking for smooth-looking metallic eyeshadows then I’d say look elsewhere!

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