Monday, May 11, 2015

The Best Naked Palette Dupes

I have a confession to make. My name is Sarah, and I am a neutral eyeshadow palette addict. While some may simply see brown or tan, I see an endless array of nudes, champagnes, bronzes, and creams. Whether it's a matte, frost, satin, pearl, velvet, or metallic finish, I want it all. So needless to say, over the years I have accumulated quite the collection of neutral shadows. One of my all-time holy-grails is Urban Decay's Naked Palette. However, at $54, the Naked Palette certainly isn't cheap. And since my neutral palette obsession began, I have discovered quite a few alternatives that are comparable in both color selection and quality. Read on to learn all my best budget-friendly dupes!

1. Crown Brush Under Exposed Eyeshadow Palette ($22)
If you're looking for an identical dupe for the original Naked in terms of color selection and packaging, look no further. While these shadows aren't quite as buttery smooth as Urban Decay's, they are certainly worth the $22 price tag. 

2. MUA Undressed Palette ($6)
Makeup Academy (MUA) has a huge following in the U.K., but has yet to really cross over the pond in a major way. However, this crazy affordable palette with dupes for nearly every Naked shade certainly makes this up-and-coming brand worth a look. 

3. W7 In The Buff Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette ($8)
Like the Under Exposed palette, In the Buff does a great job of mimicking Naked's smart packaging design. The shadow colors included are a mix of dupes from Naked 1, 2, and 3, which is great if you want a sampling of shades in the neutral family.

4. Coastal Scents Revealed Palette ($20)

The Coastal Scents brand has a cult following in the beauty blogger community, and for good reason. Their individual shadow pans and palettes offer amazing quality at an affordable cost, and the Revealed palette is no exception. This workhorse of a palette has a dupe for nearly every shade in the Naked palette trio at a fraction of the cost. 

5. NYX Nude on Nude Palette  ($25)

With twenty neutral shades to choose from, the Nude on Nude palette offers dupes for the whole Naked collection. NYX is known for their high-end quality at affordable prices, so you know you're going to get highly pigmented shadows for your money. Plus, this palette has 10 gorgeous lip glosses to finish off your look.

6. theBalm Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette ($36)
While this palette may be on the higher end of the price spectrum, it's still $18 cheaper than Naked with comparable quality and shade selection. Nude 'Tude has a great variety of shimmery and matte shades that can take you from a work day to a night out on the town. 

7.  Maybelline The Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($10)

This super affordable and easily accessible drugstore find includes a gorgeous gold that is a fantastic dupe for Half Baked, along with tons of other shimmery shades of brown. It also has a few matte shadows in super versatile colors perfect for that smoky neutral eye.

Have the perfect dupe for Naked not mentioned on this list? I'd love to hear about all your best Naked palette dupes in the comments below!

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Sarah Breden | Editor

Sarah is a full-time college student and aspiring digital strategist with a passion for the beauty industry. When she's not hard at work in the office or the classroom, Sarah enjoys home decorating, vintage shopping, and spending time with family. She couldn't live without laughter, online shopping, mac & cheese, and mascara.

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  1. That is a super expansive list! The best one I've seen!! Thanks for the tips!!

  2. Maybelline is just KILLIN' the drugstore game lately! I'm glad you shared this one because I was eying that palette...def going to have to add it to my collection.

    1. The Nudes is one of my favorite drugstore palettes! Hope you like it as much as I do!

  3. I bought a really pretty nude palette from Physicians Formula at ULTA. They have 4 palettes to choose from, each with 9 shades included for $11.99

    - TahoeJuls, San Gabriel, CA

    1. Yes, the Shimmer Strips! Physicians Formula has some fantastic neutral palettes. Thanks for adding on to the list, Julie!


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