Thursday, December 13, 2012

Naked Palette Dupe for Australians!

So I went into Myer yesterday after work to ask for a sample when I happened to stumble upon the Chi Chi display of Christmas items. The first thing that jumped out at me was this palette. It's called the Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Palette, and I believe it is new for this Christmas as I haven't been able to find any information on it online. They had this palette and two others, one with bronze shades and one with bright colours. There is something about the shades of this palette... Does it look familiar yet?

I could have sworn I've seen this palette before...


Oh shit it looks pretty similar to...


Well shenanigans.

They say that imitation is the sincerely form of flattery so like myself, Chi Chi must be huge fans of Urban Decay. This palette contains twelve shades, 10 shimmer and 2 matte, and the colours are very close to that of the famed Naked Palette. After I heard about the MUA Undressed Palette in the UK I was wondering when Australia would get a dupe, and here it is!

So how do the shades stack up? Of course I have swatches for you!


Urban Decay swatches are the left shades, Chi Chi on the right.
The Chi Chi colours do not have names so I have just called them Shade 1 - 12.

Virgin is slightly more beige toned than Shade 1. Shade 1 is more of an off-white.
Sin is again more beige toned than Shade 2. Shade 2 is more pink leaning.
Naked swatches slightly more sheer than Shade 3. Shade 3 is ever so slightly more cool toned.
Sidecar is more metallic than Shade 4.  Shade 4 is more brown and does not contain glitter.

So the first four shades are pretty darn close so far!


Buck is more pigmented than Shade 5. Shade 5 is slighly more cool toned.
Half Baked is more of a yellow gold than Shade 6. Shade 6 is more of an orange based gold.
Smog is is a cool toned shimmering brown. Shade 7 is a medium toned copper.
Dark Horse is a rich chocolate brown. Shade 8 is less pigmented and lighter in colour.

The middle four shades steer a little off course in tone.


Toasted is more pink toned than Shade 9. Shade 9 is slightly more brown in tone.
Hustle is less metallic than Shade 10. Shade 10 is more pigmented and metallic.
Creep is more matte than Shade 11 with tiny glitter particles. Shade 11 has a slight metallic sheen.
Gunmetal is more blue based than Shade 12. Shade 12 is more grey and slightly less pigmented.

The last four shades are once again pretty darn close.

I think it's safe to say that we have a dupe!

However there are some other factors I would like to mention. 



The Naked Palette contains 15.6 grams of eye shadow and is made in the USA. It is not tested on animals. It comes with a full sized eye shadow brush that I personally think is excellent quality. It also comes with a sample size (3.7ml) eye shadow primer. It is packaged in a lovely velvet case with a small mirror at the top.

The Glamorous Nudes Palette contains 16 grams of eye shadow and is made in China. It states that it is only tested on family and friends. It also comes with 2 double ended foam applicators. It comes in a hard plastic case with a clear lid that closes very securely.

Here is a quick look I created with the Glamorous Nudes Palette!


Shade 1 on the browbone, Shade 2 on the inner corner, Shade 4 on the lid and shade 10 in the crease.


Please excuse this picture haha, but you get the idea.

One of the thing that strikes me about this palette is that the shades are so beautifully pigmented, at the same level of colour payoff as the Urban Decay shadows. They are not quite as buttery and dense feeling as the Urban Decay shadows in texture however they are very soft and easily blended.

But the final verdict is, which once would I recommend? Before I was as into makeup as I am now I found it hard to spend $55 on an eye shadow palette. In fact I asked for the Naked Palette for Christmas last year. For this reason I think that this Chi Chi palette is an excellent option for anyone looking to add a great set of neutrals to their makeup collection. For the price, you really cannot go wrong with the quality and pigmentation of these shades. However if you are a true eye shadow junkie like myself you may want to go for the Naked Palette. I think the quality of Urban Decay cannot be underrated, the formula is just smooth, buttery and dream like.

The Chi Chi Glamorous Nudes Palette retails for $19.95 from Myer, however at time of writing this there is currently an offer of 25% off on Chi Chi, so I got it for $14.95.

The Urban Decay Naked Palette retails for approx. $55 from BeautyBay, with free shipping.

I really tried to make this post as comprehensive as possible but if you have ANY further questions I will do my best to answer them in the comments below!

Do you have the famed Naked Palette or any of it's dupes?

Mishelle

76 comments:

  1. How exciting! This was such a good post, thank you!
    xx

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  2. That dupe is awesome and SO close :) Which we could get it here in the States!!

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  3. Wow this looks like a great dupe, well done on finding it :) and such a nice price tag too...tempting! You can never have enough neutrals right?

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    1. Also - I'd love to see you do a video on this palette :)

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    2. I will see how I go for time this weekend lovely!
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  4. Holy crap they're freakin' identical! Congrats on finding that - I may have to venture into Myer @ garden city tonight :P

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    1. That's where I got mine Julz - they have plenty in stock!
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  5. I have the MUA Undressed palette and I love it - when I saw this I was so close to leaving my desk and racing over to Myer, but I had to remind myself I don't wear neutrals too often so I have enough! It is a great dupe though, and especially excellent for those who can't shop online, I take it for granted but for those who are a bit younger or don't have paypal/credit cards it's not an option. Great swatches too, and such a pretty face :)

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    1. Absolutely. I didn't start shopping online until I about 16, and even then I had to beg my mum to use her credit card!
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  6. oh wowww! nice dupe!
    by the way Mishelle, my boyfriend is visiting his sister in Australia this Christmas and i was wondering if you there are any brands/products specifically found in Australia that i need to try? i want to make him a long shopping list!! hahaha
    i'd love your feedback!! :)

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    1. Hey hun I can email you a list and where to buy everything if you would like!
      x

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    2. aww that would be so sweet! and you don't have to make it super long! email is beautydelights@hotmail.com
      thanks :)

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  7. Big fan of the colours: I bet the Beauty world is singing now :)

    Luc X

    www.loveluc.blogspot.com

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  8. What a great find! I've been admiring the Naked Pallet for quite some time, but the price tag has definitely put me off. This looks like an amazing dupe though!! :D x

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  9. oh wow I do love neutral eye shadows & for that price this would make as a great gift option I know a few of my family & friends are on the hunt for more affordable options for the naked palette as not everyone can afford them. I happen to own both & do not regret buying either of them. Thanks for this post it's great. I might have to go check this one out

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  10. Oh wow Chi Chi definitely had the NAKED palette in mind when making their own palette! The colours are so similar :O
    Thanks, this was a good post!

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  11. Amazing find, Mishelle. What's the quality like of Chi Chi shadows? I've never tried any of their stuff before.

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    1. They apply very smooth and pigmented, I wore them today for 9.5 hours to work and they stayed all day on my eyes! Mind you I do use an eye shadow primer every day :D
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  12. Great review!! I cant believe how close they are, not just in colours, but also how they are layed out, that's just amazing. And you are right, once you've tried a good quality eye shadow, you really notice the difference!

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    1. Yep yep, being the eye shadow junkie that I am, I notice those tiny differences in formula ;)
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  13. I have the MUA undressed palette, which is also a dupe for the naked palette, and only costs $6

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. This is such a good find!! Unfortunately it seems like in the US we don't have any good dupes for the Naked Palette!

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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    1. Aww no! Have you checked out Nouveau Cheap's list of dupes?
      http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/breaking-it-down-urban-decay-naked.html
      It's pretty comprehensive!
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  15. Its definitely a DUPE! ♥ I love how close they are yet so far in price range! Def a GREAT find!
    ♥,
    Shari

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  16. Wow that is so similar! I'll have to check it out :)

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  17. Great post! They're so similar! I have the MUA undressed which is meant to be a dupe of the Naked Palette, but I haven't used it yet!

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    1. Thank you hun! Yeah a lot of people have that one :)
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  18. Nice spotting lovely! :)

    So similar. Thanks for the comparison and swatches.

    I will be picking this one up, and possibly the coloured one.

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    1. I think I will pick up the coloured ones too especially after this one has been such great quality so far!
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  19. i read every single word of this lol to be honest i am surprised we havent seen more dupes? at the moment it is arguably the most popular palette in makeup-land and i just thought we would have seen more of them! great review michelle i will keep my eye out for this :)

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    1. Absolutely. It has been such a hit, considering it came out in 2010! Thank you for reading lovely and always leaving me such sweet comments ;D
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  20. Great find and review! I don't own the Naked palette, but I have ordered the MUA Undressed palette and I am anxiously awaiting its arrival. I will definitely be looking into this one! Thanks!

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    1. Let me know how you go with the MUA one lovely!
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    2. I was in Myer today and picked this up! I seriously cannot resist good prices. :)

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  21. Wow amazing dupe! I've seen so many different so called dupes on blogs for the Naked palette, but this one definitely looks the best! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Thanks for posting about this! I would rush of to get this but I already have MUA undressed and I don't really need 2 dupes. I haven't bought any Chi Chi before, but I should probably go have a look and check out their other eyeshadows (maybe the palette with bright colours?) - hope they're the same quality as this.

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    1. I hope so too! If I do pick up the other two palettes I will definitely post about them here!
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  23. WOW WOW WOW! This is an amazing dupe - thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to run into Myer now and get my hands on it! I already have the Naked Palette and the MUA Undressed Palette but I still want this one, haha! x

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    1. No worries hun, I would love to hear how you think it compares to the MUA one!
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  24. I saw this in my local Target however it was behind the cosmetics counter and not yet on display. I was considering just grabbing it and going to buy it anyway, but I might have gotten in trouble hehe :P
    I WANT!
    xx

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    1. Ooh thanks for letting us know it's available at Target too! I had any seen it at Myer so far :) All is fair in love and beauty hun, grab it and run to the till!!!!!
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  25. wow this is almost an exact dupe! reminds me a lot of MUA Undressed palette which is a great dupe for NAKED, and also really affordable at 4 GBP :))
    thanks for the swatch!

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    1. The MUA undressed palette is an amazing dupe for such a low price as well! I have it and it's totally killed my urge to buy the Naked Palette.

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    2. Yeah I have heard a lot about the MUA one!
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  26. I am 100% going to check this out and probably buy it on my lunch break tomorrow!! I also bought 2 of the Australis eyeliners that you did a post about, the bronze and purple one and I freaking love them! x

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  27. This is amazing! It definitely looks like a dupe to me and at a fraction of the cost of the Naked Palette. Wow at $14.95 I think this is definitely worth it, especially with it being so pigmented! Thanks for the beautiful swatches, as always :)

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  28. Wow they're identical! Great post girl! xx

    www.ruelalips.blogspot.com

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  29. Blimey, what a bargain! Perfect dupes too!

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  30. wow they look the same!

    you look so beautiful! :-))

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  31. Wow, amazing! Thanks for sharing Mishelle, now I want to go and check it out!
    I love that this is available in stores, I have a dupe, the MUA Undressed Palette but that is only available online, so it is nice to see something easily accessible in stores and that you can test out in person before buying - such a great price too! :)
    xo

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  32. Wow! What a find! They are equally gorgeous but I always love a deal! Stop by my blog if you like?

    xx kelly

    www.momwifebosslife.blogspot.com

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  33. OMG that is like.. identical! Too bad I don't live in Austrailia!

    chochalistas.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow, thanks for posting this - I have a few other Chi Chi palettes that I LOVE so I'm going to have to pick this up now! Awesome find <3

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  35. Wow the resemblance is uncanny! Will have to pick up the Chi Chi palette for myself for sure... Despite the fact that I am horrendous at applying nudes haha

    http://www.inkedanchorbeauty.net/

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  36. really late comment, but just received this palette in a giveaway... It's SO similar to the naked palette... I'm amazed... and almost glad I never got into the UD Naked palettes :P thanks for the comparison!

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