When I saw the MUA were coming out with the Undressed Palette (£4.00), I immediately wanted to have it. It's a very cheap competitor for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, and since I wasn't about to shell out £36 on a palette when I wasn't sure if the colours would flatter my skin tone or not, I though this would be a purse-friendly way to test it out. That said, I think I'll probably leave the Naked Palette alone now, given the quality of this!
Of course I'm not saying that the shadow or packaging quality is the same - and I don't have the Naked Palette for comparison, anyway. But I've always loved MUA's shadows and this palette doesn't disappoint.
|The shades don't have names, but are numbered from left to right, top to bottom, as shades 1-12.|
|Shades 1, 2, 3 and 4.|
|Shades 5, 6, 7, and 8.|
|Shades 9, 10, 11 and 12.|
|Left to right, top to bottom: Shades 1 -12.|
These colours are all amazing. If you want to see how they compare to the shades in the Urban Decay Naked Palette, you can see that comparison on the MUA Facebook page. I'd say it was an incredibly close match.
Most of the shades were pigmented, creamy and blendable. The only ares of (mild) disappointment were in Shade 6, which had quite a bit of fallout and was a little less powerfully pigmented than the others; and the two matte shades, 3 and 5, which were incredibly creamy and had a great finish but weren't as pigmented as I'd hoped. That said, they make a great natural blending colour and work for a soft, subtle nude look.
I'm really impressed with the quality of this palette, especially for the low price of £4. I probably won't get the Naked Palette now, as £36 seems excessive for a near replica of something I already have.
What do you think? Have you tried this yet, or are you happy with the Naked Palette?
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