11 March 2014

MUA Undress Me Too palette

from l-r; naked, devotion, shy, fiery, lavish, dreamy, tranquil, exposed, reveal, wink, obsessed, corrupt
I recently purchased the MUA Undress Me Too palette; I finally managed to find it in stock in a Superdrug store near me (it's been so hard to find!) after covetting the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette but resenting the £30+ price tag (hello, unemployment). After having it for around 2 weeks it's already become my firm favourite palette that I reach for on a day to day basis. It's so versatile - I've created smokey eyes, neutral eyes, bronzey eyes, 'no makeup' eye looks - the possibilities are endless with this palette.
The pigmentation of the shadows is very impressive, each one has a nice creamy easy to blend texture and amazing colour payoff, meaning a little goes a long way. I've used the Urban Decay palette before, and this certainly measures up for a mere fraction of the price (this palette retails at £4). The second colour in (devotion) is a near perfect dupe for Half Baked which I already own, and comes off as a really pretty shimmery bronze/gold. The shadows aren't at all chalky and I've found them to leave minimal fall out; an issue I find with the Sleek iDivine Storm palette which was previously one of my favourite budget palettes.
The only downside to this palette, as with most of the MUA and Sleek palettes, is that there are only 3 matte shades. Personally, this isn't an issue for me as I prefer shimmer based shadows most days, but for lovers of purely matte shadows, this may be a slight let down. Although they've done well to mimick the Urban Decay palette by making the duped colours matte like the originals, something which I felt was lacking in the raved about 'Heaven & Earth' palette.  The taupey soft purple (lavish) looks amazing blended into the crease with naked and devotion blended over the lid and into the inner corner - it's become my daily eye makeup look!

1 comment:

Kirsty Barrett said...

i do love a bit of shimmer