Thursday, 6 September 2012

Urban Decay NAKED palette dupe- MUA Undressed palette- comparison and swatches

I became  a big MUA enthusiast recently :) and I am loving all their palettes. The one I was excited about the most is the Undressed palette. The name is an obvious hint that it was created based on Urban Decay Naked palette. Well... It is a great dupe in my opinion! Read on for more details and have a look at my swatches of all shades. They are a really close match.


If something is hyped about and everybody and their mother owns it - I usually buy it to see if it is as good as everybody claims it to be. Urban Decay was always my go to brand when it comes to eyeshadows and I had a little UD addiction going on in the past, so when I seen the 1000th review of Naked and Naked2 I bought both.
I am really happy with all the shades and the quality and I can't deny, that Urban Decay does the best eyeshadows on the planet- in my opinion anyway. Not everybody can afford a £36 eyeshadow palette though, so many brands released cheaper alternatives. MUA Undressed palette is one of them and the RRP is £4, but I got mine on sale for £3.00!!! Can you believe it? The full palette comes at a price of one little Urban Decay shade from the Naked Palette :)
I am a bit of a makeup snob and I want to own the most expensive and luxurious products in the world, but to be honest... the only high end make-up product I keep repurchasing is Lancome Teint Miracle foundation. I don't like to spend more than £20 on a beauty product, but I do make exceptions sometimes, if I really want something.

 
THE COMPARISON:
-the packaging is totally different and I actually prefer MUA, as it is more sturdy/
-there is 12 shades in both palettes
-all shades are a very close match, dupes of matte eyeshadows from Naked are matte in the Undressed palette and the shimmery UD ones are shimmery in the MUA dupe. (unlike in the fake Naked palette)
-the pigmentation of both palettes is really good
-Urban Decay shadows feel more luxurious and the quality and pigmentation is better. The quality of MUA Undressed is surprisingly good too and all the shimmery shades are creamy and apply beautifully, but matte shades are slightly less pigmented than UD ones.
-I don't need a primer if I use the Naked palette and the shadows stay on my eyelids all day, except matte shades(they need a primer) All shimmery shades from MUA undressed stay put for most of the day- around 8 hours, but with a primer they last all day and look perfect. Matte shades need a primer no matter what to last for more than 2 hours.


 I think that MUA Undressed Palette is an amazing dupe of the Naked Palette and if you don't want to splurge £36 on eyeshadows, there is no need to do it. Please, do not consider buying fake UD makeup from ebay etc... It is very dangerous. Why risk your health, if you can get the same shades from a brand you can trust for a fraction of the price? I don't see the point of buying fake makeup, knowing that it is definitely fake. We want the product to be good quality and to give amazing results, so If you buy a fake it is a totally different thing, so why buy it just for the packaging?
I wrote a comparison post about the real UD Naked palette and an ebay fake a couple of weeks ago, so if you want to have a look and consider buying make-up on ebay, please read my post here.
There is no need to risk your health, if you can get a perfectly safe dupe for £4!!!

Many bloggers find great dupes and share reviews on their blogs, so if you want to find a cheaper alternative of a product, I am sure you will find it in the blogosphere.

33 comments:

  1. I tried my friends Naked palette to find I actually prefer the MUA palette! I found the eyeshadows easier to work with.

    Charlotte xo

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  2. Wow. I never knew this. I'm a bit MUA fan & I'd really like the undressed palette but I don't think my Superdrug sells it. I'll have to have a look in London when I go on Monday xo

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  3. That is quite a dupe. I didn't think they would be that comparable. What a bargain! x

    http://catsandclothing.blogspot.com

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  4. Gosh it is unreal how alike those shades are! in the top image of the swatches they look near identical! next time I'm near a superdrug stocking mua I will DEFINITELY be getting this undressed palette! Thanks for the comparison, really helpful :)x

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  5. Great post, i recently done a post on the undressed and heaven & earth palettes, i had heard a lot about them being good dupes for the naked palettes but as i don't own either i didn't want to comment. Now looking at your swatches i can see that the undressed is a amazing dupe, i still want the naked's don't get me wrong but im glad to see i have the cheaper alternative for the time being :) x

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  6. they look alike... but are as good in pay off... i am so surprised....

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  7. Wow this is such an amazing dupe. the price is great too. great comparison :) x

    A Scholar Life

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  8. I love MUA, I think it's really net resting to see these two side by side though! They are amazing dupes!


    www.betsyboat.com

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  9. I am in love the the undressed palette!!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW amazing post. Everyone always said it was a dupe, but seeing it side by side has really confirmed that, thanks so much for this :)

    Sophierosehearts, currently having a soap & glory and Revlon giveaway! x

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  11. I can't stop giggling. I'm sat here staring at the palette comparisons you have and am amazed that they look IDENTICAL! I can't even note a smidgen of a difference! Amazing, amazing blogpost! :)

    themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  12. So I have to buy this MUA palette. I don't own any of their products, I think it's time to buy some :D
    Thank you for a lovely review and also a post about dupes. I've been always sceptical about eBay cosmetic sellers. I buy just if I know it's 100 % original.

    Have a lovely day!
    xo Deja
    Deja Zu

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  13. Whoa, I did not know this! Can't believe how they are the same!

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  14. Wow, the two are so close! I really want to try MUA eyeshadow palettes, unfortunately they're not available where I live.

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  15. That MUA palette is gorgeous,,Urban Decay is in trouble..haha


    http://www.shelovesthefinerthings.com/

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  16. Super nice shades. Timeless colors for any occassion.
    Would be grateful to have you as a visitor on my blog. :)

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  17. I did a quick review of this palette, but this one is wicked! I agree with you, such a good dupe :) x

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  18. I have both these palettes and I agree! MUA Undressed is an amazing dupe, so much so my mum bought herself and my sister one so they can pretend they have the Naked palette haha! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. i have to admit i do prefer MUA! and so cheap aswell! brilliant. thanks for the post :) x

    http://sofexo.blogspot.com/

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  20. i really like that all colours but i dont use palets to eyes :)

    http://heycuteboy.blogspot.co.uk/ -- new blog xD

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  21. Brilliant :) I don't have the Naked palette but I do have the Undressed palette and I love it :) I love the comparison photo's you did, as always :)

    Georgina

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  22. Oh wow, what an amazing dupe! x

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  23. It is crazyyyy how similar those are!! I think I am going to get the MUA one and see how much I use it before potentially get the Naked palette. (yikes)

    www.raspberphobia.com

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  24. I had no idea they were such a close match, it's amazing! I can't get the MUA palettes where I live though, just the singles. x

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  25. Such an ace post! Thank you for all of the detailed comparison pictures.

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  26. I really like the looks of the MUA palette! I have both of the Naked palettes, but the MUA is such a great dupe for someone that wants a bargain!

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  27. I own both and I'm still unsure which one is better. I switch them on daily basic. xo

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  28. oh my gosh! those shades look identical, that's amazing! I just posted how I wanted the Naked palette but couldn't justify the price! This seems like a great alternative!


    http://www.facethiscity.blogspot.com/

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  29. Wow! I didn't realize the MUA palette was so similar to the Naked palette. It's a shame we don't have MUA here in Sweden!

    Have a great weekend!

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  30. Oh wow, it's very close to the naked palette. It's great for ppl who are not willing to spend too much on the naked one. The pigmentation really looks good and it's so cheap, I'm impressed!

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  31. oh, they're so similar! The Naked palettes are my dreams :)

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  32. WOW! Almost an exact dupe! i just started a blog recently and i did a review on the naked 2 pallete http://ablogaboutfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I hope mua bring another palette out for the naked 3

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