We all know and love the Urban Decay Naked palettes. I’ve managed to collect all of them after falling in love with the original. Now, the only one missing from my collection is the Naked 3. When it comes to eyeshadow I usually stay within my comfort zone opting for warm toned bronzed shades, but I decided to pick up a dupe of the Naked 3 and test it before committing to the bigger purchase.
The dupe in question is the Rimmel Magnifeyes Eyeshadow palette – Blush Edition. This post has been updated since the initial launch of this palette. It now 12 shades instead of 8, making it even more similar to the infamous UD Naked 3.
The shades all have a pink hue reminiscent of the Naked 3. I have blue eyes and these colours seem to compliment them well. I think these shades will also look amazing with brown or green eyes too. I’m lucky enough to have the other Urban Decay Naked palettes, so below is a little comparison of how these shadows compare.
How does the Naked 3 dupe compare?
The main pro for me is being able to try a selection of colours that I wouldn’t usually reach for, without having to take the plunge and splurge on the Naked 3. Most of the shadows are good in terms of pigmentation and texture, the last three swatches (see below) are my favourite shades, they look stunning as part of a smokey eye look or on there own. The eyeshadows do blend nicely too and teamed with the Urban Decay Primer Potion it lasts a good 7-8 hours before starting to fade or crease on my eyelids.
Things that could be improved
The palest shades in the palette are a disappointment, they are quite chalky and not very pigmented. I rarely use the palest shades of a palette anyway, but if you do then it’s not ideal. Since first writing this Rimmel have now included a darker matte shade in the palette and updated the shade range which I think was much needed. When this was first launched it definitely needed the mattes now included to help blend everything. Another thing, with high street makeup you don’t get the beautiful packaging. It’s not directly linked to the product but it does feel more luxurious using the Urban Decay offering.
If you’re thinking about picking up the Urban Decay Naked 3 but you’re not quite sure, I think it’s well worth paying 1/4 of the usual price tag and opting for the Rimmel dupe.
Do you know any other dupes for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette?
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