Naked Palette vs. MUA undressed palette

(Left side using the naked palette and right side using the MUA palette) 

I’ve seen a lot of blog posts on the similarities between the Naked and MUA undressed palettes. I may be a little late on the band wagon, but I thought I’d buy the undressed palette to compare to Jade’s (well loved) Naked palette. 

(MUA colours left to right: Shade 1-6)

(MUA colours left to right: Shade 7-12)

First impressions: the colours look pretty much exactly the same though some of them are slightly different - for example the MUA version of the Naked ‘Hustle’ is more brown than purple, the Naked ‘Sidecar’ has larger chunks of glitter, and the MUA version of the Naked ‘Gunmetal’ is more blue toned. The Naked eye shadows are a little softer than the MUA, which means they are easier to blend but means they may crease more on someone with oily eyelids.

(Naked palette left to right: Virgin, naked, sidecar, buck, half baked)
~ Sin is missing as Jade has used it so much there is none left in the pan ~ 

(Naked palette left to right: Smog, dark horse, toasted, hustle, creep, gunmetal) 

Although the MUA packaging might look a little cheaper, and doesn’t have a mirror, it is a lot more sturdy and would be good for travelling. Whereas the Naked palette has a magnetic close, which means it can be more prone to breakage/damage (the mirror on Jade's has smashed). 

The major difference I found with these palettes was the price is that the Naked palette is £36 and the MUA undressed palette is a steal at £4! For a price difference that extreme (you could buy 9 MUA palettes for the price of the Urban Decay palette if you really wanted to) I think you would expect a great difference in the quality of the products, but there really isn’t. 

Overall, I like both of these Palettes and the Naked palette is good if you want a treat, but the MUA palette is a lot more worth your money. 

Do you prefer high end products, or budget bargins? Would you buy a product based on its brand or quality/price?

~ Lucy

My current go-to products

Today I thought I’d share with you what makeup I tend to wear on a daily basis/current go-to products. The majority of these products are long time favourites but a few are new to me.

(Left to right: Sleek blush, Maybelliene colour tattoo, MAC mineralise eyeshadow, Lancôme rouge in love)

What are your go-to products?

~ Jade xx

My bank holiday

This past Monday was a bank holiday here in England. It also happened to be a gloriously sunny day which was a welcomed change from our usual gloomy and rainy weather which, has since returned - how depressing - so Lucy and I decided to go on a walk and I took my camera along so I thought I’d share a few of the photos I took.

(This is Mr Bentley my little Shih Tzu)

We also had a BBQ however it was all demolished before I had chance to photograph it but it sure was yummy. :-)

How did you spend your bank holiday?

 ~ Jade xx

Things I recently bought

1. Bourjois bronzer
I've never been into bronzer, so I've been quite wary since starting to use it. I got shade 51 as I have fair skin but sometimes I have to build it up. Also, I feel like it might be a bit yellow-ish for me. Except from that I like this product. I use it to bring out my barely visible cheek bones and have noticed a difference when I wear it. It is also good for the days where you just want a bit of colour to your face without having to contour. It has a very slight shimmer and I like that it's not too over powering. Although I don’t have anything to compare this to, I think it is a good standard bronzer. 

2.  Match perfection foundation
I don’t love this product, but I don’t hate it. I think it's just one of those everyday foundations that does the job but isn’t anything amazing. The lightest shade was too light for me so I thought that as summer is coming up (although I don’t really tan) I would go for the next shade up. This is slightly too dark for me but with my handy real techniques buffing brush I can blend it in fine. It stays well on the skin, although being at college all day it does tend to go patchy from when I've been resting my head on my hand or something. It has SPF 18 which is great now that we're seeing a bit more of the sun (yay!). I think this foundation would be good for combination skin. It tends to go slightly patchy on both the dry and oily parts of my face, so for the middle ground of the two I think it will stay on well. It will be great for summer when you want a light coverage, but don’t want to go bare faced. Overall I think this is a good, but basic foundation for everyday use.

Photography information

Canon 600D with 18-55mm lens, Canon 24mm lens or Sigma 70-300mm lens. Canon EOS M with 18-55mm lens or Canon 24mm lens. Any edited photos are edited using Photoshop CS6. Picture source is given for any photo used that is not directly ours.