theBalm Meet Matt(e) and Meet Matt(e) Nude Swatches and Comparison

Meet Matte and Meet Matte Nude Comparison

A couple years ago, we had the delightful opportunity to Meet Matt(e) in all his handsome glory.  He’s a stand-up guy who provides matte eyeshadow options for any occasion.

Meet Matte Eyeshadow

From neutrals to blues, plum, and pink, a variety of matte tones are covered.  The Matts are perfect for every day wear or even over a shimmering primer for an added punch.  Now that we know and love the Matts, we get to Meet Matt(e) Nude.  I don’t know about you, but nude?!  Yes, please ;)

Meet Matte Nude EyeshadowsDo you see the gorgeousness?  Larger shadows rich in neutral tones, there’s a little bit of everything provided by this group of Matts.  And just like the ladies of Nude ‘Tude, these aren’t run-of-the-mill shades.

Meet Matte and Meet Matte Nude Eyeshadow ComparisonThe original Meet Matt(e) is a small palette with a net weight of .33 oz.  The Nude counterpart is .9 oz.

Meet Matte Swatches Smith / Gallagher / Ramirez / McDonald / Horowitz / Chung / Batali / Schilling / Patel

The variety in Meet Matt(e) offers shades that are appropriate for everything from Sunday morning brunch, to a week at the office, and Saturday night out.

Meet Matte Nude Swatches

Johnson / Garcia / Malloy / Rosen / Wood / Singh / Abdul / Lombardi / Hung

The shadows in Meet Matt(e) Nude can be combined together or provide the perfect blending shades for any eye look.

As with any similarly themed palettes, there is a risk of duping a shade or two.  Here are the most similar shades from both palettes:

Meet Matte and Nude Swatches Comparisons

Ramirez and Wood / Patel and Abdul / Batali and Hung

 Ordered from the original palette, to the second version, the most similar shades are the taupes.  Patel runs the slightest bit more ashy while Abdul has a hint of lavender (more apparent when not behind the camera).  Ramirez actually runs cooler than Wood.  And Batali is a rich fig while Hung is a smoky plum.

theBalm powder formulas are superb and offer the most quality in smoothness and blending.  I’m happy to own the most recent eyeshadow palette and look forward to growing my ever-increasing collection of theBalm.

What are your thoughts on matte eyeshadows?  Do you prefer them colorfully dressed or completely nude?

  • Silly Lilacs

    To be honest, the only matte colors that I usually wear are crazy bright ones or a skintone nude for highlighting and blending. Thus, I have yet to get the meet matte palettes yet. But I am absolutely digging the new matte palette! Oh how I giggled at the “size matters” ^_^

    • Alison M

      I tend to wear mattes mostly with nudes for blending, highlight, or colors for really deepening the outer ‘v’. But matte palettes are so versatile when you think in terms of layering them over shimmer primer.

  • themakeupfile

    I love mattes! I laughed when I read Matt Garcia. I actually know a Matt Garcia, I guess that means I have to wait for him to get a girlfriend so I can recommend this palette to her!
    An eye shadow with the same name as your boyfriend…how romantic! Haha

    • Alison M

      Or how scandalous…he is nude after all!! :P

  • Love Happy

    both palettes look nice and i think the packaging is so funny and cute :)

    • Alison M

      theBalm’s packaging is always good for a chuckle :)

  • Joyce

    i quite like thebalm nude tude, so eventually i’ll have to get around to trying out some of their other palettes, LOL!

    • Alison M

      You absolutely *need* to. If ever you need a recommendation, feel free to ask. I own most of them ;)

      • Joyce

        i will keep that in mind! Thanks Alison!

  • Erika Leake

    I own both of these palettes, as well as the Nude ‘Tude palette, and I consider them absolute staples in my makeup collection. I probably reach for them even more than my Naked palettes, and that’s saying a lot! Just placed an order for the “Balm Jovi” palette, and I am dying from anticipation! Thebalm has the best packaging, EVER! Great review! :)

    • Alison M

      They are staples indeed! I somehow managed to skip out on Balm Jovi (which sounds crazy just saying it!). I might still pick it up. But I’m already anxious to see what theBalm will be releasing in fall!

  • Kartika Rahmawati

    hello. can you pls put these three palettes in order (favorite to least fav)? nude tude, matte, and matte nude?

    • Alison M

      Because they are so different, I can’t really order these by favorite. I love all of them. But here is the order of how much I use them (most to least) Nude Tude, Matte Nude, Matte. If you are looking to purchase one, I recommend going by the shades. You can always layer the mattes over a shimmer/pearl base for more versatility.

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