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Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of the Week: Naked Palette

Naked Palette Splurge Versus Save

In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products - and their high-end equivalents! This week, we’re chatting Urban Decay NAKED palette and its beauty dupe. Also make sure to check out my newly revamped blog, for even more beauty product reviews and tips.

The pure HYSTERIA that happens when Urban Decay launches a new NAKED palette is truly amazing. If you haven’t tried it for yourself, you simply must. In fact, the palette is so popular that they also launched two other versions (2) and (3) but then there’s the fact that even though I love my original NAKED palette, I find that I only use maybe 3-4 of the shades, making it a big waste of $54. I recently tried a VERY SIMILAR palette, NYX Nude on Nude, and was really impressed with the color similarities AND you even get bonus lip colors!
What do you guys think? Is NAKED worth the hype or will you try the NYX version at only $25 (plus lip colors!)?

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I bought the Naked palette awhile back and I like it but I don't think it's worth the $54.
#1 Andrea (Homepage) on 2014-05-02 09:36 (Reply)
How is the pigment and staying power of the NYX palette?
#2 Jessica on 2014-05-02 21:45 (Reply)
Hey Jessica, the pigment is VERY similar though not a 100% match and I haven't noticed any difference at all in the staying power...though, if you do, I recommend using an eyeshadow primer :-)
#2.1 Jamie Stone (Homepage) on 2014-05-02 22:48 (Reply)
I'm not sure if you know, but Paula's Choice recently came out with their matte neutral eyeshadow palette that was a collaboration with YouTube makeup artist Wayne Goss, seems to get pretty good reviews. Seems to be a contender too. It's $40 though.
#3 Karen Y. on 2014-05-02 23:36 (Reply)
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