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The Dupes Chronicles #2 | MUA (Undress Me Too) vs. Urban Decay (Naked 2)

Dupes series 2 MUA vs UD2

Hey dolls … here’s the 2nd instalment of the Dupes Series that I am hoping you guys are enjoying.  So rumour has it that the Makeup Academy Undress Me Too palette is a dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette. I am actually happy about that, because not everybody can afford the UD one. I cannot do a side-by-side comparison, as I don’t own the Naked 2 palette, however, I will try to compare both as I have seen quite a few tutorials on the Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette.

I do secretly wish that one day I will own a Naked palette, in the meantime, I will stick to the Undress me too since after using it I have to say I quite like it.

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Overview:
First things first, both palettes come with a double-ended sponge applicator. The name of the shadows in Undress Me Too are all listed on the back whereas as per customary the Urban Decay names are listed underneath the shadow.

So let’s get down and start comparing both palettes.  The Makeup Academy Undress me palette shades are visible

MUA swatches with namessheen and work well especially for all over the lid (for instance the shadows on the top row, second and fourth from the left are both very nice colors with glitter flecks in them and look really nice) but I like the variety of shimmer shadows to the less visible shimmer to completely matte. Like the Naked 2 palette, there is a matte highlight and matte black shade (top row most left and bottom row most right) and let me say, that matte black is REALLY matte and really really pigmented so be careful! I had the misfortune of dabbing my brush in about 2 times and getting way too much of that black shadow and had trouble blending it out (haha).

dscf4080The entire bottom row of the palette leans more towards the cooler shades of brown meaning they have more greyish undertones and are more of a taupe colour. The colours aren’t exactly the same as the Urban Decay ones but they’re are as pretty close as you can get and even though the Urban Decay shadows seem to be softer and more pigmented, the MUA shadows still give a really good colour pay off and blendability.  Not bad for a “drugstore” brand and with a good eye shadow primer the shadows will definitely last longer.

Comparison
Both palettes have 12 eye shadows with a mix of shimmery golden shadows, nudes, a few matte browns and a jet black eye shadow.

The Undress Me Too palette retails for £4 while the Naked palette retails for £37.  So, it is safe to say that the MUA palette is definitely a bargain and is great for those of us, who do not want to spend that much money on an eye shadow palette.

The MUA Undress Me Too palette comes in a white plastic packaging with a clear lid, whereas the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette comes in a bigger grey sturdy metal packaging. Owning the MUA palette I think it’s easier to carry in your makeup bag since it’s smaller.

Concerns:
I would have liked to see a more softer matte brown .

Final Verdict:
Well this palette is just perfect for creating a neutral look!

Repurchase:
Definitely

Further details:
Shade/s : Neutrals and Metallics
Weight: 9.6g

Where to buy:
Makeup Academy

I love finding makeup dupes and I get all fuzzy and happy when makeup companies release cheaper alternatives, because not everybody can afford high-end makeup. The Undress Me Too palette is a great dupe and I would definitely recommend it to everyone who hasn’t tried the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay … just like I did.

If you like neutrals, you should definitely pick up the Undress Me Too. The palette is the definition of a quality product at an unbelievably affordable price! I hope this review was helpful and encourages you to try MUA if you have not already. I know I am glad I did!

Until next time,

XOXO
Caroline

Disclaimer : This post is my own personal opinion, I bought all the products myself and I am not affiliated with the company.

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