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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette vs. NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit. Dupe?

I believe everyone knows how famous Urban Decay Naked Palette is. Till now, it still runs out of stock everywhere. Those that couldn't get a chance to snag them are out looking for dupes. I've reviewed both Urban Decay Naked Palette and NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit previously. But does it par to a dupe?




I am not a UD lover, but as everyone knows UD Naked has been one of my favorite palette ever since I purchased them. And never did I regretted my choice. The problem is.....we need something friendly to our pocket and getting the same neutral colors!!

Urban Decay Naked:

Price: $40 (I think they increased the price for the new packaging with brush)
Packaging: 12 full size eyeshadow, double-ended 24/7 liner pencil, 1 travel size UDPP. The brown velvet packaging is attracting dust which is not good.

Texture & Pigmentation: I think the Urban Decay shadows feel a little smoother and look more intense on my skin even without the UDPP as base. The shadow definitely last longer on my lid before it creases and smudge. Definitely colors for sunny day and smokey night
NYX Nude in Nude


Price: $11 (It is 4 times cheaper than UD...Great for your purse)
Packaging: 9 eye shadows, 2 lip colors with applicators & mirror. Small enough to be placed in your bag

Texture & Pigmentation: The NYX colors is definitely worth for the price. The texture of each shadow is quite soft, smooth and blendable. Certain colors are pigmented too compare those drugstore products which the same price range.

Swatches comparison:

Do you think both of these are dupe? 

Without flash

Comparing UD Naked shadows to NYX:  (Left to Right)
Smog, Half Baked, Toasted, Sidecar, Darkhorse, Smog, Sin, Buck, Naked, Virgin

With flash
It’s not a total dupe, of course but there are some shades between the two that doesn't feel much alike or look alike.  

Conclusion:

NYX is definitely a neutral palette which are friendly for our purse but Urban Decay is one of those awesome palette to give a miss on. Both of them are definitely not a dupe. NYX comes with special colors of its own and doesn't look the same as Urban Decay.

Do you need both of them? They both are different and not too alike. Therefore, if you have Urban Decay, having NYX should be fun for your collection. But if you have NYX, you may want to get the legendary UD and pass the raved.

Dupe or No?

I say no...But you decide.

22 comments :

Jennifer said...

Ooh thanks for this! I think they are really similar and I can see a resemblance in colour but I wouldn't be too sure as to whether or not the NYX palette is a dupe for the UD Naked Palette :) Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I love the width of your blog! I'd love to know how you got it to be so wide ^^ I want mine to be like this hehe

Stellarvixen Golive said...

cynthia~now i am salivating over UD NAKED palette!! i always thought i have more than enough neutral
looking at naked now...NOT ENUZ!

uu interesting dupe from NYX!but the pigmentation and shimmering effect still lose to UD by FAR! i would say

http://stellarvixen.blogspot.com/

Stellarvixen Golive said...

cynthia~now i am salivating over UD NAKED palette!! i always thought i have more than enough neutral
looking at naked now...NOT ENUZ!

uu interesting dupe from NYX!but the pigmentation and shimmering effect still lose to UD by FAR! i would say

http://stellarvixen.blogspot.com/

jeanjean said...

Thanks for review and swatches. I actually think that UD palette is so much better than NYX. The pigments are so pretty and outstanding on your skin. An EOTD someday perhaps ? Anyway,I am envy you for having both palettes that I have in my wish list!

Urban Warrior said...

great post! I love UD Naked but would totally try the NYX palette ...

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Cynthia Loh said...

Yeah, they look similiar but I personally prefer UD :p
Ohh, I forgot how I fix the width to be that wide. =) Let me check and I'll let you know k?

Cynthia Loh said...

You should get yourself a UD Naked Stellar. No lies, you will LOVE it =p
Well, UD are well made up for the price therefore texture are much better than NYX. But for the price, NYX is not bad though.

Cynthia Loh said...

You're welcome~~ Yeah, I shall try an EOTD with UD and NYX soon. =)
Any plan to get either UD or NYX?

NicoLevina Siew said...

woahhhhh love love love!! rmbr to use it before it exp :P wahahha

shuaddict said...

Great comparison. The UD Naked colors are smoother and pigmented but if you're on a budget and Naked isn't in stock it's close enough.

Jen@lifeandlensofbeauty said...

thanks for the comparison! i'd go for UD coz there are like 12 FULL SIZE e/s!! LOL

Jennifer said...

Lol yeah, UD would have better pigmentation and all :)
Ok thanks very much!

Eve Shum said...

I think that they're close enough where I would just get the NYX naked palette. I mean, I wasn't TOO crazy about the UD naked palette anyway LOL

April Hollie said...

you should check out the New Nyx Nude on Nude Spring 2011 palette! That is something you can really compare to the naked palette. http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/index.php?pf=S119

Cynthia Loh said...

Give it a try my dear...

Cynthia Loh said...

Okay..I will.. :)

Cynthia Loh said...

Yeap..I do agree with you.

Cynthia Loh said...

I just ordered that!! I gonna do a comparison after I tried it out.

Cynthia Loh said...

For pricing, NYX is good enough.

Cynthia Loh said...

hehe XD

jamie chai said...

Thanks for this post. I was wondering if Urban Decay was worth the buy and if I could find another product similar but cheaper. You answered my question perfectly!

Ashihana said...

wow,,i've been wanting Naked Palette for so long!

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