Sunday, 24 June 2012

Review + Swatches: MakeUp Academy (MUA) Undressed Palette

You may have seen my comparison of this super cheap palette to the not so cheap Urban Decay Naked Palette last week. But if not, my verdict was that they were dupes. For this reason I haven't gone into shade descriptions as I already did this in my comparison post and thought you'd find it boring to read the same thing twice, but if you wanted to read it, then head on over to the other post! This is available from MUA's Website and some Superdrugs for £4! 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 


The Basics 
This is a new palette from MUA including 12 shades of beautiful everyday shades including a mix of shimmer and matte finishes. Although the colours are dupable for the Naked Palette, the packaging is on the cheaper side - with a handy clear lid (this isn't a moan!). In total there is 9.6g of eyeshadow, which works out as 0.8g per shade. This is on the smaller side, but again I have no complaints due to the phenomenal quality and value! In total you can get these palettes in 9 different varities, which is awesome! 


The Formula 
These have a really great formula considering the price, the colours are mostly well pigmented, with the mattes not being so great in swatches, but they do translate better to the eye. They also apply and blend nicely and just work really nicely for a variety of pretty looks. On me I find that these last a good 9-10 hours before creasing, but like a lot of cheaper eyeshadows there is some fading, but you'll still be able to see there's colour on your eyes! This is all over my trusty Too Faced Shadow Insurance. 

Over ELF Eyelid Primer

The Colours 
As I already said this is an Urban Decay Naked Palette dupe, so it has a range of finishes - 2 mattes and 10 more shimmery shades. The colours are mainly nudey shades, with varying gold/bronze/champagne tones. With some darker shades as well which work well in the crease or for a more smoky look. All in all a great variety. I have full colour descriptions of the shades and a comparison to the Naked Palette here.

The Good - cheap, value, pigmented, a Naked palette dupe, practical packaging, lasts well on the eyes.

The Not so Good - Not available in that many Superdrugs, does fade a little, mattes could be better.

Would I repurchase? Absolutely, over and over!

Who might like it?  Those that have been eyeing up the Naked palette but don't want to spend the money on it. Also anyone that likes more natural colours.

The Bottom Line - The best Naked Palette dupe I've seen, with amazing value and quality for the price! 

How many times can I say dupe in one post! Hopefully you got the point anyway! But all in all I LOVE this palette - very awesome! But if you have any questions then do let me know and I'll speak to you again soon. Thanks for stopping by, H :)


  1. I think i'll be looking out for this next time i'm at Superdrug! Great post. :)

  2. They are not in all superdrug stores until 5th July (:

  3. I am buying this on ebay now! Love the review xx

    1. Thankyou Kat, I hope you like it :)

  4. I just received it and I already love it ! Nice alternative for UD Naked, for those with smaller budgets or just those who don't want to waste a lot of money on something that has so good dupes on the market !
    I already have the Heaven & Earth palette, but I find better shades in that one, it's more versatile...
    I got other things from MUA, and I must say I will surely buy again, they have nice products and very nice prices too !! :D
    Kisses from France!

    1. Thank you Charlotte, super happy you like it! MUA are an awesome company - keep trying their stuff!


I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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