Profusion Cosmetics Nude Bliss Eyeshadow Palette Review

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Today I’m reviewing my favorite eyeshadow palette of 2020 (so far) and quite possibly my favorite eyeshadow palette in general, the Profusion Cosmetics Nude Bliss. This is a $10.00 palette that contains 21 shades and a fantastic brush. I wasn’t expecting much from it since it is so affordable but I was very pleasantly surprised. Let’s discuss pros and cons! 

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Pros:

  • As someone with fair skin and green eyes, this is my perfect neutral palette. The purples, yellow toned neutrals, mauvey pinks and muted burgundies work together to enhance my natural features. However, this palette would be beautiful on anyone.
  • Of the 21 shades, there are: two satins, nine mattes, two shimmers, six metallics, one pressed glitter and one duochrome. I love the variety of finishes. 
  • The packaging is plastic but it’s sturdy. This palette also comes with a very nice brush. 
  • One of my main issues with the smaller $5.00 Profusion palettes are the powdery mattes. That is not an issue with this palette. These mattes are a higher quality formula. They’re creamy, blend easily and create very little fallout. I found them to be pigmented but not overly so and I would describe them as buildable. 
  • This palette has everything I need to create looks year round. I can do super simple two shadow looks or something more in depth and bold. 

Cons:

  • The metallic shades really need to be used wet for maximum color payoff and to avoid fallout. Wifey and Studio especially created a TON of fallout if used dry. 
  • There is a pressed glitter, Captivate. Glitter is never eye safe. 
  • This isn’t necessarily a pro or a con but the shimmer shades, Upscale and Preppy, were both on the sheer side. I would consider them to be more topper shades, which I personally don’t care for, but others might enjoy. 
  • Outlaw, the deepest matte burgundy shade, was slightly patchy but nothing terrible. 

Swatches & Shade Descriptions:

These eyeshadows do have names but no shade descriptions on the website so I’ll describe them to the best of my ability. I’ll be going from left to right, top row to bottom row.

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  • Canvas– satin cream with a yellow undertone 
  • Upscale– shimmery gold with pink reflects 
  • Doll– matte khaki
  • Glorious– metallic bronze with gold reflects 
  • Outgoing– matte orange toned tan
  • Camel– matte yellow toned tan (very similar to Outgoing but slightly deeper with different undertones) 
  • Tawny– matte tawny brown 

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  • Quartz– metallic pink toned cream
  • Preppy– shimmery pink with deep pink reflects
  • Heavenly– matte mauve
  • Bridesmaid– satin muted pink
  • Wifey– metallic burgundy
  • Siesta– matte muted burgundy
  • Outlaw– matte deep muted burgundy 
  • Awake– metallic rose gold
  • Captivate– pressed glitter with pink, gold and silver reflects
  • Medieval– matte deep mauve
  • Studio– metallic mauvey brown
  • Ethereal– duochrome shimmery purple with a red shift 
  • Mystique– metallic blackened purple 
  • Cozy– matte taupe brown 

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Here are all of the shades that aren’t satins or mattes in the order they appear in the palette: Upscale, Glorious, Quartz, Preppy, Wifey, Awake, Captivate, Studio, Ethereal and Mystique. This picture was taken with flash as were the three close up pictures of of my looks below. 

Eyeshadow Looks:

I created five looks using primarily this palette alone but I did pull in some eyeliners. I always use an eyeshadow primer and set my primer with a cream or white colored shade, which this palette does contain. When explaining the looks, I will go in the order of the swatches on my wrist; left to right and top to bottom. You can click on the pictures to see them better. Since these eyeshadows do have names, I won’t be describing where they are in the palette or what they look like.

This was a bare bones look but I really liked it. 

  1. I set my primer with Canvas.
  2. I blended Heavenly into my crease.
  3. I applied Upscale on my lid.
  4. I applied Preppy in the inner corner.
  5. I applied Quartz around the edges of Preppy and on my brow bone.
  6. I smudged Medieval on my lower lash line. 

Like every look I created with this palette, I love this one.

  1. I set my primer with Canvas.
  2. I blended Bridesmaid into my crease.
  3. I deepened my crease with Medieval and applied it onto the outermost part of my lid.
  4. I applied Awake on the rest of my lid. 
  5. I applied Preppy on top of Awake in the innermost part of my lid. 
  6. I applied Quartz in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  7. I smudged Cozy on my lower lash line. 

I would have loved this look regardless but I feel that the L.A. Girl Neon Eyeliner in Fresh on the waterline really completes it. 

  1. I set my primer with Canvas.
  2. I blended Doll above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Outgoing right under Doll but not in my crease.
  4. I blended Camel into my crease.
  5. I deepened my crease with Tawny. I also smudged Tawny on my lower lash line. 
  6. I applied Glorious on my lid.
  7. I applied a mix of Upscale and Quartz in my inner corner and on my water line. 

If I absolutely had to choose, this would be my favorite look that I’ve made so far. I used the L.A. Girl Neon Eyeliner in Vivid on my waterline. 

  1. I set my primer with Canvas.
  2. I blended Bridesmaid above my natural crease.
  3. I blended Siesta into my crease.
  4. I applied Wifey on my lid.
  5. I applied Ethereal on top of Wifey. 
  6. I applied Quartz in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  7. I applied Captivate in my inner corner on top of Quartz.
  8. I smudged Mystique on my lower lash line and smudged Siesta underneath it. 

I’m not the biggest fan of red shades but I LOVE a muted burgundy and the ones in this palette are just beautiful. I used the L.A. Girl Neon Eyeliner in Blackout on my waterline. 

  1. I set my primer with Canvas.
  2. I blended Siesta into the crease.
  3. I deepened the crease with Outlaw and applied it on the outermost part of my lid. 
  4. I applied Studio on my lid.
  5. I  pressed Captivate on top of Studio on my lid. 
  6. I applied Quartz in my inner corner and on my brow bone.
  7. I smudged Cozy on my lower lash line.

Brushes Used:

If you are curious about any of the other products on my face, you can find these looks in my recent posts on Instagram.

Final Thoughts:

This palette has a few minor flaws but it’s everything I wanted in a neutral palette. There are still many looks I want to create with it because it just has so much variety and depth. For $10.00, the Nude Bliss is a steal. I’d love to know what you think about this palette and the looks I created with it! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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