Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The pocket friendly UD Naked dupe you've been waiting for!-MUA Undressed palette

Unless you have been living under a Martian rock, you'd know all about the cult of Urban Decay Naked.
This little palette of neutral which has sent countless makeup obsessed gals in a wild frenzy last seen only for the Beatles & Beiber.
UD Naked spawned an entire genre of eyeshadow palettes claiming in various stages of undress and right down to a very cheeky-'Butt-naked palette by NYX'!!

So if you have been pining and lemming for UD Naked for years and cant or wont spend so much on an eyeshadow palette,Makeup Academy a.k.a MUA's (a UK based brand) Undressed palette is the perfect dupe you have been waiting for.

Internet is already littered with comparisons and swatches of both UD & MUA Undressed so I will quickly throw in my 2 cents in. If you have a 'thang'  for neutral eye makeup looks you have to get MUA Undressed palette. At only 4 pounds this is a great investment.It dupes UD Naked's shade for shade, though the pigmentation and colors might be slightly off, but it performs admirably well.

MUA Undressed comes in standard clear plastic top casing with two rows of shadows.The top row is filled with lighter and the bottom row with deeper shades. The palette has 2 matte shadows, one glitter and rest all frost and pearl finishes.
I wont talk about the sponge tipped applicator I chuck these in trash as soon as I get my palettes.

 The pigmentation of both the nude matte shades, numbered 3 & shade number 5 is pretty weak and though these shades are perfect for blending out my crease,I cant get much use out of them. Comparatively I've found pigmentation of Sleek makeup's iDivine palettes have much better quality matte shadows.

Starting from left to right shade numbers 1 to 6

The bottom row of shadows perform much better and being deeper hues these do tend to wear for longer duration on my lids

I use MUA Undreesed palette pretty much daily for work wear.When I do my make-up during the rush hour without a base or a primer,the shadows wear for about 5-6 hours,these don't crease or cause any fall out.I notice gradual fading and after 5-6 hours the MUA Undressed shadows get swallowed whole by my uber oily lids.
Now on the good days when I have time and apply eyeshadow as it would behoove a beauty blogger and I apply primer and a base, these babies hold up to 9 hours with minor fading.

Starting from left to right-shade numbers 7 to 12

For in depth review and comparative eye makeup look check out this YT video by Mimi.

Overall Thoughts- MUA Undressed palette is filled wit very wearable and nicely pigmented shadows, its perfect for creating plethora of neutral looks.If you are in the mood to save some moolah,it is a very good quality dupe for UD Naked& for the price its a total steal.MUA offers International shipping and frequently offer promotional discounts online.So check out,currently the Undressed palette is available for 3 pounds+International shipping.

And as promised-You can find bother Urabn Decay Naked and Naked 2 palettes for Rs 4000/- a piece at Beauty Hub, Bandra West, Mumbai
Phone: 022 - 26001605 / Mobile: 9820667778
Landmark: Near Welness Forever
Contact Person: Amar
Shop No. 3  Kenwood Society  , Dr. Ambedkar Road, Palinaka 
Bandra West, Mumbai -400050
Area: Bandra West

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  1. I have the Urban Decay Naked 2 Pallet and completely in love with it :D Will check out this Palette :D
    xoxo <3

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  3. This is yum yum palette xoxox :)

  4. I love MUA palettes <3 And no doubt this is a real dupe of UD Naked palette <3

  5. i need to buy this palette soon...loove all the colors in it

  6. I need to get hold of a credit card or paypal now !!! People are raving bout MUA and I m still waiting to lay my hands on these palettes ! ..n yeah, at one point i was tempted to buy that nyx palette.. but the name was turn off ! How can you name such a beautiful thing "butt naked " O_o

  7. wow the colours are so beautiful and wearable :)

  8. All The Colors Are So Wearable!

  9. Lovely colours! I like I Like!

    I have a very similar looking palette from Oriflame which costs about 480 Rs.
    The name is 'Pure Colour Eye Shadow Palette - Nude & Grey' and its pretty nice..

  10. Nice colors...The palette has 2 matte shadows, one glitter and rest all frost and pearl finishes.

  11. I've never tried MUA!! But the shades are so gorgeous!!!Ohhh!!!
    The Sweet Life

  12. Woww :) I think its a close dupe for the sleek oh so special palette as well..



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