Finding dupes for products you love is the best way to save money. No doubt the process could be challenging and time consuming but here’s where I come in. Recently, I just found a product which could be a dupe or dud and I’ll explain it further down in this post. I’m excited so let’s jump right in ….
I’m using these two palettes as you can on the picture above to compare if The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette 3. Well, you may know that Maybelline has recently launched a few of the larger 12 pan palette which makes so many of us excited, right and The Blushed Nudes was the new palette on the block.
Well, I have another palette from Maybelline which is the original The Nudes Palette of which I put a full review in the link here. It’s a neutral shade eyeshadows with a mixed of warm and cool and matte and some shimmery which I don’t think they’re trying to dupe any Naked 1 or 2 palette but when I saw The Blushed Nudes at Walmart I can see the resemblance of it with Naked 3 palette. I put a flash picture up beside each other as you can see on the picture above.
Here you can see that it’s not only that they have the same color to tee but it looks like the colors are in the same order.
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette shadows are very creamy pigmented and the shades are gorgeous. There are three matte shadows and nine with shimmery finish. This Naked 3 has seemingly the most cool pink color shades in one palette followed by Taupe.
Here are the color swatches right out from the pan. Awesome shades from Naked 3 Palette, right?
I noticed that the Blushed Nudes has a decent pigmentation on the darker shades but the lighter shades doesn’t seems to show up on my light-medium skin tone. I really really want to love this palette but I could only use half of this palette. On the other hand, I can wear all the eyeshadows on my Naked 3 palette.
The Blushed Nudes Palette is a nice palette if you love shimmery and satin finish but sadly it has only one matte color in Mauve (5th shade on the top row swatched) which I’m a little disappointed for it’s so light that the color doesn’t even show up on these color swatches above and bottom pictures.
For this purpose, I primed my arm which I don’t usually do on normal swatches for a better view. The top row is the Naked 3 Palette and the bottom row is The Blushed Nudes. Naked 3 has a wider range of pinkish tones and the pigmentations are right off the bat richer. The texture was so much creamier and smoother than the other palette.
As far as outlast and out wear, I feel that both of these palettes are quite compatible worn with eye base, In terms of price, there is a huge difference but when comparing quality, I still reach for my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette simply because the shades are more versatile and it’s rich in pigmentation which The Blushed Nudes lacks on some of the shadows. So, Urban Decay is still the winner in my book. I’m not saying that it’s a bad palette. For a drugstore brand and affordable price with decent quality, I think it’s on point to cater for different market group considering L’oreal owns Urban Decay and Maybelline. This is a no brainer for beauty fanatics on a budget, right?
There may not be dupes for every single shade in the Naked 3 palette here, but there are shimmers and mattes in the Blushed Nudes palette that very closely resemble shades in the Naked 3 palette. And you know what? That’s good enough for me when I’m on a budget buy!
Whew. I think that about covers it..for now! Any questions about anything mentioned above, just let me know on the comment section below.
Do you think it’s a dupe or dud?
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