Saturday, 9 February 2013

Naked 2 dupe (?) MUA Undress Me Too Palette + review


I should have seen this one coming :) haha.  MUA released a palette called Undress Me Too and it is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I am actually happy about that, because not everybody can afford the UD one for £36.00. The MUA dupe comes at a fraction of the price- a mere £4.
I compared the original Naked palette to the first MUA Undressed HERE, so if you want to have a read about the formula of the eye shadows etc, you will find all the info there.

I know that I am on a spending ban, but I just coudln't resist picking up this bargain to write this post. It was only £4, so I don't feel bad about it. I will start with a  quick review of the MUA Undress Me Too palette. 

The palette comes in white plastic packaging, with a clear lid, so a little bit different than the other MUA palettes. 
I actually prefer the white packaging. It looks nicer. There is 12 shades in the palette, including beautiful golds and nudes,medium and dark browns and a jet black shade as well. All the shades are creamy, except shades Naked and Lavish, which are matte and not very pigmented. I love the fact that MUA named the shades. Well done :) The quality of the eye shadows is amazing and they last for good 8 hours without a primer and for over 12 h with a primer. Again, the 2 matte shades don't last on my eyelids for longer than 2 hours. Overall- BARGAIN!!!!I would definitely recommend picking this beaut up, when you are in Superdrug, or ordering it from www.muastore.co.uk. Mine got delivered the next day!!!! I am still in shock about that.



COMPARISON TO NAKED 2

The Undress Me Too palette isn't a perfect dupe for Naked 2, but the shades are similar, especially  in the pan. 
Once swatched, they look slightly different, but I can't moan- the MUA palette costs £32 less.

-there is 12 shades in both palettes

-Urban Decay shadows feel more luxurious and the quality and pigmentation is better. The quality of MUA Undress Me Too is surprisingly good too and all the shimmery shades are creamy and apply beautifully, but matte shades are less pigmented than UD ones

-I don't need a primer if I use the Naked 2 palette and the shadows stay on my eyelids all day, except matte shades(they need a primer) All shimmery shades from MUA Undress Me Too 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.

Overall, the Urban Decay Naked 2 is an amazing palette and as an Urban Decay eye shadow addict, I will love it forever and won't replace it with the MUA dupe :) But... the Undress Me Too is a great product and perfect for those who don't want to pay £36 for Naked 2, or those who own the original Naked already. 


TOP- MUA Undress Me Too, BOTTOM- Urban Decay Naked 2


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63 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I can't believe how similar these are. I'm not a fan of MUA but this is a great alternative to the Naked Palette definitely!

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    1. MUA really annoyed me with the latest twitter drama and I stopped looking into their products, but I picked this up especially for this post. I knew that many of my readers will be interested ;)

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  2. What a good dupe!!! I've never actually tried any MUA makeup so I might get this and give it a go.

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  3. This looks like a great budget alternative! Will certainly be on the lookout for it! Xo

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  4. Very similar, but I think the Naked 2 colours look a lot better - richer and deeper colours :)

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    1. I totally agree. In my opinion, no other brand can beat Urban Decay. They do the best eye shadows on the market.

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  5. Ohh I was hoping MUA would bring out a palette like this! Will have to hope it's still available when my spending ban finishes. It looks like a great dupe, especially for the price. xxx

    Charlotte
    www.coloursandcarousels.com

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  6. gosh the pigmentation looks great! The white packaging is a wee bit tacky thou.x
    http://blogstandardact.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really like the white packaging :) I will be able to find this amongst my other MUA palettes easily :)

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  7. They're so similar!

    Paige x
    paigeypumpkin.blogspot.com

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  8. This is amazing, thanks! x

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  9. I'm going crazy for this palette now! I haven't gotten the Naked 2 because I love the Naked 1 very much and have so many products on my makeup wishlist that I haven't been able to justify the purchase. I really prefer the white packaging, it looks very classic. xx

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    1. I think that MUA ship worldwide now :) If not, we can always do a swap once my ban is over :) x

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  10. OMGGG.

    As if this is pretty much identical. The Naked 2 palett is my fave out of the two Urban Decay offerings. x

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  11. This looks amazing and I was already impressed seeing it on MUA blog. I love the white packaging and the colours! X

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  12. This looks like a bargain alternative! There is free delivery on Superdrug at the moment so I'm really tempted!

    www.bethbablesblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my on the swatches they look eerily similar. Good job MUA, I know that not everyone can afford the UD one, but I'd say if you want to invest in a good basic eyeshadow palette, that the UD is still the best :-) xoxo

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  14. The MUA section in my nearest Superdrug has a really bad selection so they never have this. Hoping to catch it someday though.

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    1. I think that they are trying to fix the problem of messy stands. I went to a small Superdrug recently and the MUA section was immaculate! I was in shock. In bigger stores, it still looks quite messy and empty most of the time, especially in city centres. :/

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  15. Oooo fantastic!!! I have naked 1 and love it but am not sure about naked 2 if I would get as much wear out of it and it is a bit pricey so don't really want to buy it only to find I don't wear it! Might get this MUA palette as my guinea pig!

    Great Post!

    Sianni :)

    http://siannismakeupdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love both Naked palettes, but I mostly use the original. I bought both because I am addicted to UD eye shadows :)

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  16. Seems like a very nice palette for the price you pay! The colours are beautiful too!
    I don't know if I'm going to try it out, but it's tempting!

    Xxx

    Katrien

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  17. I jumped for joy when I heard MUA were releasing this palette!!:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  18. You're right, I actually prefer the white packaging too ^^. I think this is an amazing looking palette for every younger girl or anyone on a budget. I would totally gift this to my mom and sister if they had it here :). Thanks a lot lot for the comparison swatches Sandra, they have some very different looking shades but I actually really like them too!

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    1. I will be picking it up for my younger sisters :) I agree- some of the shades look different, but since I have the original Naked 2 , it is a bonus for me :) I think that they simply compared the shades in the pan to create the palette. Dupes of Pistol and Verve differ quite a lot.

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  19. I dont understand how MUA are allowed to make two palettes that are IDENTICAL to the UD palettes?! are there no laws against it?! hahaha xxxxx

    Heather Hearts

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    1. I asked myself the same question, but I don't think that this will affect UD's sales. I bought both Naked palettes, because I wanted them badly. The quality is better and I trust the brand. MUA dupes are great for those who are on budget and wouldn't consider buying the real deal.

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  20. For the money this MUA palette is outstanding! I must buy this (.... when my spending ban finishes!) :)

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  21. Great post! They are so similar but I like the whole beauty on a budget vs luxury products thing. x

    www.mybeautie.com

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  22. For the money this MUA palette is outstanding! I must buy this ... (when my spending ban finishes!) :)

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  23. wow they literally are exactly the same! buying this!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  24. All MUA seem to do at the moment is rip off high-end brands. I feel like its a bit boring now, why make something identical to another product already on the market!

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    1. I did feel like this initially, because I am a massive fan of Urban Decay, but I would rather see people buying a £4 MUA palette than UD fakes from ebay. I wrote about it before. There is so many fakes around and people don't have a clue. When I point out to somebody that their Naked palette is fake, they feel offended etc. I do agree with you in general though. The fur effect nails, caviar manicure.... Apparently Ciate stole the caviar idea from somebody as well. Most brands copy each other.

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  25. I am surely gonna try this .. Great alternative ,.. How abt pigmentation ?

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    1. Naked 2 is more pigmented, but MUA eye shadows are great value for money and very pigmented as well.

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  26. ARRGGG I really need this! They look almost identical, awesome post Sandra !xx

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  27. Brilliant blog post. Must have taken you ages to take and compile all of those pictures. Thanks so much.

    Jules x

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  28. This palette looks amazing, just like you said I wouldn't replace my Naked Palettes with the MUA versions, can't wait until I will pick it up. xo

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  29. wow what an amazing dupe! thanks so much for this post it's so helpful! xxx


    katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

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  30. This is so exciting, I had no idea that they were bringing this out (but yeah, should have seen it coming!) I must get this! I don't have the Naked 2, but I have the original and the Undressed palette and I was really impressed by it.
    This is a great review, so thorough and helpful. Thank you! :)

    X

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  31. Cool! That's a great dupe for the Naked 2! ^_^

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  32. wow this looks like such a good dupe! Definitely need to get myself this!

    xo

    http://velvet-ghost.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. amazing close colours especially in the pan! i have the naked 2 but am buying the original undressed palette as i wasn't sure about the naked 1 palette colours on me. mua have hit the nail on the head with dupes!
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for the post :) I hate spending money on eyeshadow so that seems like a good deal! MUA do love a good copy....you seen that fur manicure? It looks a bit like someone stuck a Muppet on their nails but in a kind of good way?
    K x
    katieneedsajob.blogspot.com/

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  35. Thanks for this post, the MUA palette looks like a great, cheaper alternative! I wonder if they will release a dupe of the Naked Basics palette soon? haha xx

    www.anna-blush.blogspot.com

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  36. Wow, £4. What a bargain! I'll definitely have to give it a go x

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  37. oh my word!!! What a brilliant comparison post. I love your split screen photos and swatch comparisons. Well done you xxx What camera do you use?

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  38. Great review, I liked seeing the comparisons against the Naked 2 palette. I really like MUA and their palettes are great value for money. :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Thank you so much for this post! I think it's great that there is a dupe for the palettes! So happy.. I have wanted to get the Naked Palette for a long time and knowing there is one for a fraction of the price is amazing! Go MUA!!

    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/

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  40. Defiantly looks like a dupe! * Dashes to shop* MUA Pulls through everytime!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. Uhoh... Was thinking of going on a spending ban but will *need* to purchase this first!
    Thanks for the useful post :)

    www.beautyexperiment.co.uk

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  42. I had no idea that the colours were so similar until you put them together! I have Naked 2 but might have to pick up this cheapy to mess around with!
    xoxo
    http://beauty-my-way.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I have never thought about MUA being a dupe for the Naked range. But I will being looking into this tomorrow and purchasing.

    Lou

    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  44. I have wanted to naked two for so long but I am in utter shock with the pigmentation! was not expecting that from your swatches. I need to get my hands on that new MUA!

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  45. This really is incredible! I do not own the Naked 2 Palette so this is such a good find.

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  46. Wow, actually a very good dupe and I've seen many. I have both naked 1 and 2, might check this out when my palette finishes. Thanks for the swatches love!

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  47. This is a great dupe, you can definitely tell that the UD is much better quality but the MUA is still amazing for £4. I think I may pick it up. x

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  48. Oooh I'm definitely convinced now in getting this MUA palette!
    Thanks so much for the swatch and review on these two as I had been contemplating for a while on whether to get the Naked 2 but it would take forever to budget for that huge investment!
    Maybe one day when I marry a rich man lol!

    http://artisticallycurious.blogspot.com

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  49. this looks amazing :) thanks so much for posting this duplicity of UD and MUA thanks.

    http://passiontobeauty.blogspot.com/

    Thanks

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  50. Such a great post! I've been wanting to buy both these palettes for a while now! Super useful :)!!

    Kat x


    http://l1ttlemiss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. Amazing post! These photos are so so useful, I'll definitely be buying this palette now, thank you! xx

    www.TangibleTreasures.co.uk

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  52. I was wondering about buying this palette. Finally yesterday I orderes Sleek Goodnight Sweethear instead. I hope that I won't regret that choice. :)

    It would be a pleasure for me if you visited also my blog.

    Greetings from Poland!

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