Sunday, February 27, 2011

Did I Get NAKED?

The Urban Decay NAKED Palette might be the most wanted and hyped palette ever created, and I have been eying it for a good while myself. And the other day Sephora was back in stock! I was super excited, I went online right away.
So, did I get NAKED?
These swatches are nude in shade, pigmented, and soft.

But, for those of you who know the NAKED Palette, you will notice that these swatches are missing 3 colors, though they are similar, I did not get NAKED, but I did get NUDE.
I instead, and impulsively got the NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look Kit. 
I had come upon around 40 dollars of some extra money that I could spend freely, and why not spend it at the ULTA? I want the NAKED Palette desperately but would settle for any Urban Decay palette that had Half-Baked and Twice-Baked in it, but sadly, a lot of the palettes there were sold out :(
Then I decided on the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, but after looking around and swatching some other palettes, I decided I wasn't going to settle for something that was just as expensive as Urban Decay, but not what I wanted. 

 So I made my way to the NYX section because I have been wanting some of their glitter liners and some more jumbo eye pencils, maybe the Winter In Moscow Palette or one of the Runway Palettes, but my eyes were drawn to their Look Kits and i was gone, I only had eyes for them. 
 There are 4 Look Kits: Smokey Look Kit, Purple Smokey Look Kit, Bronze Smokey Look Kit, and the Nude On Nude Natural Look Kit. I picked up the nude and the bronze, but the bronze is for a different post.
These were impulse buys. I had no idea these palettes existed, I usually research the products I want, read reviews. But if I didn't buy this right away, I wasn't sure I'd see it again, it was the only one left, I mean, the NYX section was ravaged through. 
 I open this immediately because I just had to look at the colors in person and touch them, just a little. It comes in a sleek little black box that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. There are 9 shadows with 3 different finishes. Matte, Satin and Shimmer. There are also 2 lips colors (that I probably won't use, because I don't care about them). The shadows are soft and pigmented, but they are a tad powdery, so this may cause some fallout if you don't take measures to prevent it. 
 I am in love with every shadow in this palette, and the best part is, after doing some researching on it, I found out that it is considered a dupe for the NAKED Palette, the palette I wanted all along! If that wasn't fate, then I don't know what it.

Pros: pigmented, soft, blendable, cheap, sleek packaging, portable. 
Cons: powdery, small amount of shadow.

All in all, I believe that the cons mean nothing with all the pros of this palette. I would recommend this as a must have for most people.
Do you like nude palettes?
Are you lusting over the NAKED Palette?
Do you like inexpensive yet great palettes?
Then get the NYX Nude On Nude Natural Look Kit!!
It's a no brainer. Two Thumbs Up

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