[CLOSED] {WIN} Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette #DareToGoNude

[CLOSED] {WIN} Maybelline The Rock Nudes Palette #DareToGoNude

In trying to be a little adventurous with my makeup, I attempted the infamous dramatic cut crease – cue major disclaimer: I am not a makeup artist so this look was very much inspired in trial-and-error. When it comes to eyeshadow, I am a big fan of palettes, primarily for their convenience and effortlessness in the ability for one to create an entire eye makeup look using only one compact. The Maybelline The Rock Nudes is no different but remains unique in its selection of colours. So while I continue to practice and perfect the daring cut crease, get to know the palette I used to create this look. {P.S. Read until the end of the post to see how YOU can win this Limited Edition palette for yourself!}

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For the first time in South Africa and this October, Maybelline New York launches an eyeshadow palette. The Maybelline The Rock Nudes is a limited edition creation that features twelve long-wearing buttery soft smoky, cool-toned neutrals with both matte and shimmery finishes. If you like to experiment when it comes to your eye makeup looks, you’ll appreciate the glimmering midnight blue and matte violet hues, super ideal to create the ultimate rock-inspired makeup look NYFW MUA’s would be jealous of.

Maybelline The Rock Nudes also contains shades you’ll be comfortable wearing for daytime. Opt for the pearlescent soft pink and frosty nude for a subtle yet eye enhancing make-up look and finish by contouring the eye with a matte violet or a matte brown.

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Each shade is incredibly pigmented which is rare to find in most drugstore palettes. You’ll also love the fact that the palette comes with its own applicator and is also compact enough to fit into your to-go makeup bag making midday touch-ups painless.

TIP: Use the sponge-end of the applicator to pack shimmery product on or smoke out deeper shades on the lower lash line and use the synthetic brush to blend out colours in your crease.


Congratulations Jaqueline Pillay!

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  • Leandré

    Favourite little black dress, heels and going with a nude face and a shimmery dark eye



  • Valencia

    I would use the shades to create a gold smokey eye look,coupled with a cateye and dramatic lashes for a girls night out and of course a nude pink lip. @Morgasvalencia

  • Valencia

    #DareToGoNude I would use the shades to create a gold smokey eye look,coupled with a cateye and dramatic lashes for a girls night out and of course a nude pink lip. @Morgasvalencia

  • Ipeleng

    On a date with the girls rocking a super dope outfit & #daretogonude by keep the rest of the make up light and let the eyes do the talking by being the focal point.


  • You can never go wrong with a dark smokey eye with a bit of dark blue shimmer from the #DareToGoNude pallette. This look could go really well with a black strappy heel with tassles and a knee length body hugging dress.
    That is my definition of a daring look sprinkled with lots of confidence!



  • I would rock this palette on my wedding day (27 December 2016) wearing my white goom….. As im having bold colours for my theme, going nude on my makeup would be perfect 🙂
    #DareTo GoNude

  • I rock my nudes with a colorful headscarf.

  • Grunge smokey with a hint of the midnight blue on the water line, textured lashes and a dark berry lip. Sleek hair, black choker, oversized printed black tee, ripped shorts and black thighost high boots.



    Cornrows, an off the shoulder white top, distressed washed out jeans, minimal jewelry like studs and a choker, Ego official’s perspex heels, using Maybelline’s THERockNUDES pallet I’d use the brown as a transition then go in with the lighter shades on the lid and inner corner of my eye and go in with the that deep blue and the one that shimmers in my crease. followed by a subtle blush and a Glow for the GAWDS!!! and a nude lip. Thats how I’d #DARETOGONUDE! @blvc_bvtter (Instagram)

  • Noorun-Nisaa van Rhodie

    Long soft curls, dark smokey eye and nude lips

    IG: @iamnooru
    Twitter: @iamnooru

  • Ayanda

    I’d #DareToGoNude by going with timeless dark blue jeans (inspired by the midnight blue shade on the palette), a crisp white t-shirt, beige nude pair of stiletto heels, finishing it off with a great smokey eye+falsies with a matte nude lip and I’m good to go!


  • Mbalenhle

    Giving a work presentation. Rocking a the bare face look and nude eye-shadow.



  • Yonda Gaga

    A crisp white dress shirt, nude pair of strappy heel sandals.
    A smokey blue eye from the pallete with a matte nude lip.

    IG: XhosaLoveChild

  • masego marite

    For the past month iv been dying to just have a beautiful evening with my bae its been rocky and finally the storm has cleared. the one thing he knows or has heard about concerning make up and that he finds ultra sexy is a smokey eye teamed with a winged liner and that teamed up with this gorgeous palette a beautiful red dress will definitely have us dancing the night away. the theme of the night look will be sultry vixen and that’s all this palette lives for.
    facebook; masegomarite
    instagram: masegomarite

  • Tshidi

    #DareToGoNude- i would simply wear the eye shadow smokey eye palette with a a bold bright color maybe a ruby woo during the day and switched it up with a dark color High drama for the evening. Not forgetting my hair also need to compliment my face and i would have a bob weave to complete the look.


  • Rido

    Ok so it is my favorite season . With all the invites I have been getting to events and catch up dates ,maybelline will be the solution .I will wear bright ,colorful clothes. My hair has been Cut to a very short length so I wear bold bright lip colours. The Maybelline pallet will help me tone down my daring style/fashion looks this summer . . #DareToGoNude
    My twitter handle is @Ridotshila_

  • Ayanda Moloi

    I just started wearing some make-up,I’ve been keeping it sleek and simple just to up my confidence levels.Im dying to rock a smokey eye at our end of year function. *fingers crossed* Twitter: @ayandanmoloi

  • Gugulethu Penelope Radebe

    Simple #DARETOGONUDE make up look, crisp white dress shirt, some nice red ombre lippie and nude pumps… And my nice ombre TWA in Neutral colours of course

  • Precious Mthombeni

    Giiiiiiiiirl!!!! So I’m a minimalist when it comes to everything but make up. Its very important for people to see your normal self but also get a surprise of what you’ve got coming foround them. So this palette is giving me an edgy feel but I can still go dramatic. But hey, I can still stir thathe pot in the kitchen with that dramatic smokey eye and a golden inner corner and still make that class wig a pale pink girly eye. See…I can defs #DareToGoNude all day everyday☺

    IG: precious.mthombeni
    Twitter: @PreshieB

    • Precious Mthombeni

      Giiiiiiiiirl!!!! So I’m a minimalist when it comes to everything but make up. Its very important for people to see your normal self but also get a surprise of what you’ve got coming for them. So this palette is giving me an edgy feel but I can still go dramatic. But hey, I can still stir that pot in the kitchen with that dramatic smokey eye and a golden inner corner and still make that class with a pale pink girly eye. See…I can defs #DareToGoNude all day everyday☺

      IG: precious.mthombeni
      Twitter: @PreshieB

  • Gugulethu Penelope Radebe

    Simple #DareToGoNude make up look with a crisp white dress shirt, some red matte ombre lippe and nude pumps…

    With my ombre TWA IN neutral colours of course

    Instagram : @pennie.from.the.block

  • Katlego

    I’d #DareToGoNude with a bold smokey eye and a nude lip in a cute jumpsuit and a pair of steve maddens….perfect for a girls night out ❤

    Ig: @katle_ratshidi

  • I would #DARETOGONUDE for a sophisticated and elegant event such as a dinner party. As I would like to keep my look simple yet slightly edgy I would definitely use Maybelline’s #DARETOGONUDE eyeshadow palette to create a soft and sultry smokey eye. My hair would be loosely curled and pinned into a bun. I would wear stylish black wide leg capris, a loosly fitting white top slightly tucked in and pair it with black stiletto heels.

    @sinedlulisa ( Instagram )

  • Sandisiwe Maguga

    nothing screams #DaretogoNude like sultry lingerie paired with killer sky-high strappy heels. I would rock that look with a grungy yet subtle Smokey eye, white eyeliner and alluring falsies, matching that eye look with nude ombre lips for that va-va-voom. All of this, while I enjoy strawberries and chocolate on a heart shaped revolving bed.


    IG: sandiee_m

  • So since I just recently cut my hair I would love to make my eyes pop. By my lower lashes I would apply the dark blue color and makensure it spreads out across my eye. Then I would use the brown as a transition color and apply the black on my upper eye lid. AND BLEND, BLEND BLEND! I woud install eyelashes and even them out with the Colossal Mascara from Maybelline.

    An old black outfit with knee length jeans, a sheer top and black ankle boots with a red sole will never ut you on the wrong path !


    Instagram: dibusengdibu


  • Palesa Matlejwane

    Going to uni and being a law major & still practising being a make up artist, really doesn’t leave time for any form of events to transpire in my life.! I would literally relish in this space, so #daringtogonude would entail a night time date with my best girl friend, particularly The Saxon or Hyde Park corner for an early. LBD, nude Aldo heels and on the face? Velvet teddy on the lips (like I’ve seen you wear on your YouTube blog “My MAC cosmetics collection”), Dare to go nude palette from Maybelline on the eyes, not forgetting a Rommel’s dramatic eyeliner pen creating the perfect cat eye. Eyebrows make a selfie the most important factor for looking hundreds and I’d use MAC eyebrow pencil in Stud. Looking good? I think so!!💯💯😘


    Ig: tido_royale

  • Ayanda

    I would #DareToGoNude by pairing up a some washed up high wasted shorts with a bold message white crop top, black velvet knee-high boots and a black biker jacket. I’ll go with my Maybelline SuperStay 24hr foundation then bringing the drama on my eyes with a matte smokey eye look from using The Rock Nudes palette and a soft brown matte nude lip using the Maybelline vivid matte in Matte 12. Finishing the entire look with a high top bun with sleek edges. 🙂


  • Thabile Mhlongo

    Hi Cynthia, I’d rock the #DaretogoNude pallette with a white dress shirt, a nice pair of boyfriend jeans and nice comfy block heels for night or sneaker for day.

    The eye would be nude and bit of navy on the outer corner with a wing liner
    And for lips i’d go for a darker lip just for control.

    This look would work for the day and night by just switching up the shoes of course. 🙂

    Thanks so much for this opportunity Cynthia.
    #daretogonude #pickmeplease #thankyou

    Instagram: thabilemhongo
    Twitter: thabilemhlongo_

    • Thabile Mhlongo

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      twitter: thabilemhlongo_

  • Jaqueline Pillay

    S. L. A. Y.

    This makeup look is EVERYTHING!!!
    You did such an incredible job with the cut crease.

    I #DareToGoNude in my natural wavy hair. It seems very simple but when you’re used to styling your hair with straighteners and curlers, going out with your natural hair is like stepping out Nude.
    Being an Indian, I almost feel judged by other Indian women if my hair isn’t straight or done up.

    With my Rockstar wavy ‘do, I’d opt for a dramatic eye look with Maybeline’s The Rock Nudes eyeshadow palette, together with winged eyeliner sharp enough to slice anyone who dare judge me for going “Nude”. And not forgetting a few coats of my favourite mascara at the moment, Maybeline’s Lash Sensational.

    I’d wear a minimal black ensemble, with my eye makeup and hair being the statement.


    Instagram: Who_is_Jaqueline
    Snapchat: JaquelineJ2


  • Sandisiwe

    Although I’m still a newbie in this nakeup world who’s enjoying the reads from the blog and ofcourse the informative videos, I love to experiment . My version of #DARETOGONUDE would be a Natural everyday typa makeup look coupled with a matte brown-light brown ombre lip and ofcourse a dramatic eye.

    I’d play around with the matte violet and the black to create a smokey eye then compliment it with a soft nude lid and a little shimmer in my inner tearduct. I’d then finish it off by applying some jet black and thick eyelashes.

    As for my daring outfit to go with the BEAT FACE, I’d wear my nude beige suede mini skirt with a crisp white off-the-shoulder top and my all time favourite nude Fenty Creepers. Finally, to tie the look together I’ll have my long black faux locs tied in a bun leaving the shoulders bare but not forgetting my big hoop earings. That there is MY UNAPOLOGETIC #DARETOGONUDE SLAY LOOK.

    instagram: sandie_bamby

  • Lethabo

    I’m quite new to this makeup thing so that means I’m still absorbing any makeup related advice like a sponge. I would #DareToGoNude with my hair styled in a cute bob, wearing my LBD + my favourite lace-up black heels because when do I ever not wear black?! I’d pair this with a winged eyeshadow & eyeliner because if you’re meant to slay why not go all out! This is all for a night of drinking and eating with my friends which is my version of a night well spent.
    Twitter: lethabo___

    • Lethabo

      Along with my stone MAC lipstick of course 💃🏾😄

  • Noluthando Masikane

     WOW! The Maybeline #DareToGoNude looks like one versatile palette that would have me covered whether I want to create a subtle look for the day, or something more dramatic for heading out.


    My ultimate #Daretogonude look would definitely be worn on evenings where I want to feel fierce, in charge and ready to make a statement.

    I would first put a nuetral shade, the white would work, although it  looks a little intimidatingly white in the palette, but I’m sure it would come out very lovely.

    Then add a slightly warmer tone. To create a golden bronze eye.
    Then I would add a little drama for your mama with a smokey brown on the outer corner and then sweep it across my crease.

     And probably add a little SPARKLE since its a night time look and i just like a little extra shimmre, it will also make my eyes appear larger. So I would just sweep across the browbone and in the corner of my eye.

    Obviously  finish it off with a cate eye wing and lovely lashes that aren’t too dramatic  cause I would want the eyeshadow to shine the most.

    I would pair this lovely makeup look with a long black dress with some gold sequences and a cheeky pair of glittery gold heels. My hair with be a short bob and slightly curled to add a little vavavum!


  • joy

    Lol I just started thinking about eye make up, I love natural looks so I generally don’t do much other than mascara. I would love to explore eye make up and with your amazing videos that should not be too difficult, and with that palette I would be off to a good start 😊😊😊. #DareToGoNude my twitter handle is @actualescapist

  • #DARETOGONUDE I’d rock my blonde curly natural hair, all white outfit, oversized denim jacket, and use the pallet to create a halo smokey eye and using the lighter colours to highlight under my eye and inner corners of the eye. Top the eye look with lashes. Wear pink nude lips, with gloss and use the frosty pinkish colour on the lips for that summery fresh glowy look. @londiey_ramoh (instagram)

  • Thulia

    Hi Cynthia
    I would use the rock nude’s palette to experiment with my eye makeup. I generally only like using subtle colours when I do occasionally wear eye shadow. However I would like to be more adventurous and try different looks with more bold colours.

    You can contact me on twitter or IG on @ThuliMari

  • Nadene

    I would definitely like to do a smokey eye for a night out,

  • Simran

    This is such a great giveaway!

    I would definitely create a dramatic smokey with a hint of that gorgeous blue shade. Because I love bold looks, I’d pair it with a dark lip. It’ll be perfect for a night out 🙂

    Find me on Instagram: @burgundybeautyza or on Twitter: @Sim_185

  • Onthatile Seatle

    Hey Cynthia,
    I definitely see myself in a LBD rocking a neutral toned smokey eye for a night out on the town. Or a simplistic nude shimmer on the eyes for the daytime paired with the perf gloss and a summer glow (courtesy of that Fix+ you put me on!)

    Catch me on the Instagram: @thati_seatle

  • Kefiloe Mokgethi

    I really wanna see how that gorgeous palette will go with my tomboy look… i am very curious

  • Jaqueline Pillay

    THANK YOU! ❤

    Thank you so so much Cynthia and Maybeline!!!😘💕
    I honestly didn’t think I would win because I never win anything.

    I can’t wait to play around with this beautiful palette😊


    • Thabile Mhlongo

      you deserve it Jacqueline! ❤

      • Jaqueline Pillay

        Thank you so much 😊. This is really made my week!