MUA Undressed Palette & Urban Decay Naked Palette
I love seeing dupe posts on beauty blogs, and I recently acquired MUA's Undressed palette,
which is supposedly a dupe of Urban Decay's Naked palette, so I thought I would do my own.
From the start it's easy to see where MUA got their inspiration from.
With Urban Decay's palette at almost 10x the price (£36) of MUA's (£4), I was certainly curious.
After putting the two palettes side-by-side I was shocked and also a little amused at how similar the shades are.
True, MUA's palette does not look as 'high end' as Urban Decay's but it's simple and clean - it also comes with a double ended applicator, but no primer unlike UD - although MUA's primer is only £1.50.
Also, the UD palette is heavier, and not as easy to transport as MUA's.
Anyway, onto the reason why you're all here...
The following swatches come courtesy of my fiancé who allowed me to use his forearm as a model.
MUA's £1.50 eyeshadow primer was used as a base before applying these.
Top row: MUA Undressed Palette
Bottom row: Urban Decay Naked Palette
The proof is in the picture.
Honestly, apart from a couple of the matte browns, the MUA shadows are pretty much identical.
A primer is needed with the MUA shades, but I don't think anyone would expect anything else from a £4 palette.
I am incredibly impressed with how similar these are, and with previous experience with MUA palettes they are definitely worth the money. When used with a primer, they are long lasting and the colour stays as clear and fresh as when you first applied it. Both palettes have some amazing colours, perfect for this seasons nude make-up trends.
Final decision: This is an amazing dupe, and I would definitely use the MUA palette as a replacement for my UD one.
MUA Undressed Palette is available in Superdrug stores, and online here (worldwide shipping available).
Urban Decay's Naked Palette is available in Debenhams & House of Fraser (UK) stores, and online here.