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

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