Sunday, 8 October 2017

Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupe

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If you're anything like me seeing the word 'dupe' in a title really excites you (I know, sad). Especially when it comes to makeup! As much as I love higher end products that have that luxury feeling, often more affordable products can have similar, if not the same, results. 

One of my favourite eyeshadow palettes is the Urban Decay Naked Palette, a cult classic. It's such a versatile, wearable palette but for some the price may not be their cup of tea. When I was in Boots I spotted a palette that instantly reminded me of the Naked Palette; the Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette in '01 Cappucino Nudes'. While there are fewer shades in the Max Factor palette there are many similarities between the two. 

So, what's the difference?
The main distinction between the two palettes is the price. At a reasonably high cost of £39.50 is the Urban Decay (UD) Naked Palette while the Max Factor Masterpiece palette is priced at £14.99! Quite a difference! As for the actual eyeshadows? They're pretty similar! Both palettes range from pinky tones to golds and browns. In each palette there's a combination of both shimmer and matte eyeshadows. The Max Factor eyeshadows aren't just as creamy or pigmented as the UD shadows however, they do have good colour pay-off. As with the Naked Palette, the Max Factor palette is versatile giving you the option to create a simple day-to-day look or smoke it up. In both of the palettes, the eyeshadows have slight fall out but for the price this doesn't bother me. The Max Factor packaging definitely isn't as luxe as the UD packaging but it is handy and compact. 

Creating a look
You can certainly create a similar look using each of the palettes depending on what you're going for. I love creating looks that are slightly smokey with a bit of interest while still being completely wearable whatever the occasion. To do this, I usually turn to the Naked Palette but you can easily create a similar effect with the Max Factor palette. Take the shade 2nd from the left and apply it all over the lid to simply warm up the eye. Then taking the shade 4th from the left, sweep it through the crease as your transition shade and to add a little definition. To smoke it up, place the shade 3rd from the right on the outer corner of your eye in a 'v' motion. If you want make the look even more dramatic take the 1st shade on the right and blend a tiny bit into the outer corner of your eye. Go back to the first two shades used and sweep them lightly underneath your eye. 

Do you have any eyeshadow dupes?

Until next time, Katie x


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