Thursday, May 5, 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette + Possible Dupes

I know I'm pretty late on jumping on board with this whole Naked Palette hype, But that is because I was reluctant thinking I will buy something I have dupes for.
I have a Mac 15 pan palette that is meant for all of my neutrals so I thought I really didn't need this palette.  
BUT, Melissa & Raisa both have this and when I played with Melissa's palette I just needed to get it.  
I do not own any eyeshadows from Urban Decay so I figured I should just take the leap.

For swatches, dupes, and thoughts, keep reading...

l-r: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle

l-r: Creep, Gunmetal

The one shadow I really really wanted before I got this was Darkhorse, and since I knew that UD was coming out with another palette that had darkhorse, I thought I would get that instead.  But this one has more shadows, AND it came with a brush which is good so that I can keep this in my bag when im out. I didn't want a liner and gloss, like the UD Rollergirl palette was offering along with only 4 shadows which included darkhorse so I gave in and bought this palette.  I'm glad I did.

This also came with a mini primer potion which I also always wanted to try because of the hype.  I already have a Holy Grail clear eyeshadow base (Nars Smudgeproof Base) so I won't really be disappointed of this doesn't perform to my expectations on my oily lids.

These are possible dupes for Virgin, Buck, & Hustle.  
I thought Half Baked would look like Mac's Woodwinked, and Smog would look like Mac's Bronze, but they are completely different which is great for me.

Virgin Dupes

l-r: Virgin, Maybelline quad Natural Smokes (Brow Bone), Mac Grain, Mac Ricepaper

Buck Dupe
l-r: Buck, Mac Charcoal Brown

Hustle Dupes

t-b: Hustle, Mac Handwritten, Mac Embark

So, long story short, yes I am happy with my purchase, yes I would buy it again, and it is great for travel... Although I am scared of ruining the velvety exterior when I throw it into my purse :-\ 

I will play around with these shadows more and put up different looks using this palette.

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