So we're getting very used to the hype surrounding the MUA Professional Heaven & Earth palette, and we've heard no END of comparisons between it and, darling of the shadow world, THE Naked Palette from Urban Decay..... But, it's all good playing "Spot the dupe". It needs to be put to the true test.
So can YOU spot the difference between them??
So here's how this is going to work... I've taken Sin, Smog and Hustle from the Naked Palette along with (in my opinion) almost IDENTICAL shades from the MUA palette and applied them to one eye a piece.
So here are the swatches...
|Left - Hustle. Right - MUA|
|Left - MUA. Right - Smog|
|Left - Sin. Right - MUA|
In my opinion, the MUA shades all seem to lean slightly purple with the exception of the bottom one. The pigmentation and consistency of both palettes can't be grumbled at. Both produce a little fallout at times. The disadvantage of the MUA palette in my opinion is that there are no matte shades. Naked and Buck are my no1 used shades from the Naked palette but there are no dupes for them in the MUA palette, so it IS justifiable to have both (plus H&E is only £4 so why the hell NOT have both??). What i am getting at here is, don't despair that you do not own the Naked palette when you can pop to Superdrug and pick up the MUA palette for peanuts.
Okay so, here's the test.... Can you tell which eye was done with which palette??
Both of these palettes are wonderful, everyday palettes with so many possibilities. The look i did here was as follows...
On ONE eye.....
Sin - All over the Lid
Smog - On the outer part of the lid and blended inwards
Hustle - Applied into the crease and outer corners
All shades were then blended together for a smart, but subtle, wearable look.
The other eye (I'm not telling you which is which yet) was done with the MUA dupe shades.
Soooooo can you tell your Steal from your SPLURGE?? Answers on a postcard pls (or just in the comment box). I have a feeling you ladies are pretty on the ball when it comes to spotting the Naked palette. Like me, you all have impeccable taste. Even i struggled to remember which eye was which after a while as they really ARE soooooo similar!!
Which wins for you?? MUA or UD?? Or, like me, do you love them both for different reasons??