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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Palettes' Comparisons & Swatches
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Below are somewhat similar shades–not necessarily perfect dupes, but they’re the ones that “overlap” more to give you a general idea of where there are similar shades. You’ll definitely some similar shades if you own every single Naked-related palette (and even more if you own a lot of the other Urban Decay palettes), but it will depend on how many of them you own, which ones, and what kind of shades you favor (or not) and whether the difference in undertone, contrast, and finish are worth it or not.  I’ll go over the specific dupes for Naked Smoky in its full review. Hope this is helpful!

  • Beiges: Venus/Verve/Virgin/Bootycall; Skimp/Bootycall; High/Liar/Sin; Walk of Shame/Stark/Combust; Venus/Thirteen
  • Bronzes: Sidecar/Smog/Snakebite/Radar/Darkhorse; Half-Baked/Chopper; Chopper/Trick; Suspect/Dirtysweet
  • Blacks: Black Market/Creep/Blackout
  • Taupes: YDK/Toasted/Liar/Mugshot; Naked2/Frisk; Undone/Password; Cover/Tease
  • Browns: Buck/Whiskey; Faint/Whiskey
  • Plums: Crave/Hustle/Busted/Blackout; Darkside/Smolder
  • Grays: Gunmetal/Slanted/Dagger
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuour / Eyeshadow Quad
Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuour / Eyeshadow Quad

Givenchy Inattendue Prisme Quatuour / Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a sparkling mix of shades with warmer undertones. This was the more pigmented of the three quads I bought from the range, but it wasn’t worth the price tag due to lower color payoff, fall out, and generally uneven color application. It was more frustrating to use than anything else. I give Givenchy credit for coming up with a more interesting color combination that you don’t often see in a set of four shades (though it is harder to combine as a result). I think you’d need to use a glitter adhesive and possibly sponge-tip/fingertips for applicators to manage this one.

Inattendue #1 is a medium, golden brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze sparkle. It had the least sparkly finish of the four shades, and it was the easiest to work with, as it applied with better color coverage and went on evenly. It had a small amount of fall out but creased after seven hours of wear. YSL Aquatic Copper (07) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop On the Rocks (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Deluxe (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever I634 Praline (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Anastasia Truffle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Le Metier de Beaute Axiom (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Mulch (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Inattendue #2 is a medium-dark black with silver glitter. It had a drier texture that was prone to applying unevenly, and the color payoff was weak. There was so much fall out during wear, as well as some when initially applied, that by the end of six hours, it had creased and turned into more of a satin finish eyeshadow! Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacklight (306) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Moonspoon (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Inattendue #3 is a sparkling, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and pink and white glitter. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier consistency where the sparkle often came loose. There was a lot of fall out during application as well as during wear, and the base color was quick to crease (six hours). Sephora Collection Star-Crossed Lovers (103) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever D862 Fairly Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Inattendue #4 is a muted, blackened plum with warm, brown undertones and lighter silver and plum sparkle and glitter that gives it a very high-shine finish. It had good color payoff with a gritty, glittery texture where the glitter adhered initially but easily dislodged from the base color as soon as you went to blend it out at all. The color lasted for seven hours but had a lot of fall out over time. Chanel Diapason (92) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Modern Majesty (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 for 0.60 oz.) just arrived this morning (no, seriously, like thirty minutes ago), so I haven’t had time to test yet (or even process!), but for now, enjoy photos and swatches! :)

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Clinique Melon Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer
Clinique Melon Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is supposed to have a “weightless” feel with “bold, saturated colour” that is combined with a “smoothing primer” so it applies with a “modern-velvet finish” (which Clinique also describes as “demi-matte”) and hydrating, 8-hour wear. As you might expect with a Clinique product, the formula has no scent or taste, which is always a bonus. If I ignore a lot of the claims, it’s a fine lipstick, but color coverage is more semi-opaque to opaque, wear three to six hours, and a couple of shades weren’t smoothing. They do feel lightweight with a thin, lightly creamy consistency that slides over the lips without tugging, and they’re lightly hydrating while worn. The shimmery shades seem to apply less smoothly and are more prone to wear issues (pulling into lip lines, shorter wear).

Clinique Melon Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “light, light creme peach.” It’s a light-medium, pink-peach with fine pearl and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque coverage, but the texture was thin enough that it emphasized lip lines, while the lighter color pulled into them even at initial application. The shimmer in it made it seem almost grainy when I was applying it, though it didn’t actually feel gritty once on. As the color wore away, the color further pulled into lip lines, so it didn’t wear away as evenly as I’d like. All told, it lasted for three and a half hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Reel Sexy (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. YSL Peach Passion (13) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, brighter, glossier. NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, cooler. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Chanel Cheri (61) (P, $34.00) is lighter. MAC Real Redhead (LE, $16.00) is more muted. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Fiesta (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Ever Hip (LE, $16.00) is glossier. MAC Coral Bliss (P, $16.00) is cooler. Burberry Devon Sunset (P, $30.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Poppy Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone orange creme.” It’s a brightened, medium orange-red coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had fairly opaque coverage that went on evenly and smoothly without gathering into lip lines. This shade lasted for six hours on me and was hydrating while worn. Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $30.00) is more muted. Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is brighter. Maybelline Rose Rush (735) (P, $7.49) is brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Adriano (LE, $32.00) is cooler. Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $32.00) is warmer. Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is brighter, glossier. MAC Excite (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty True Coral (P, $50.00) is cooler. MAC True Red (LE, $16.00) is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Clinique Sweet Pop Pop Lip Colour + Primer ($18.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “bright, yellow pink creme.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff that went on fairly smoothly. It leans bluish in the tube, swatched, and applied, though if you swatch it next to a very strongly blue-based pink, it doesn’t look as cool-toned, but next to yellower pinks, it stands out, but it might be one of those shades that will lean warmer/cooler depending on your undertones and what you pair it with. It lasted for four and a half hours and was hydrating over time. Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Sweet-Thing (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter. Colour Pop Fetch (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter. Bobbi Brown Pink Flush (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter. YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is lighter. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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