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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Urban Decay Naked Palette V's Too Faced Naked Eye Palette

As promised here is the much anticipated review and comparison between the Urban Decay Naked Palette and the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette.

I have had the Urban Decay Naked Palette for some time. I was so keen to get my hands on it because I am such a fan of the neutral colour spectrum. I thought this palette containing twelve shades would be my perfect go to palette for everyday use. I have loved this palette so much that I ordered a second one to have as a backup.

The Urban Decay Naked palette has been enormously successful. It was sold out for months on end at places like Sephora and Ulta in the United States. Finding a Naked palette was as rare as hen's teeth. Thankfully now they are a lot easier to get your hands on.

The first batch of Urban Decay Naked Palettes came with a mini 24/7 eye liner (another cult Urban Decay product) and a tiny sample sized Primer Potion. However there was some kind of difficulty supplying the mini 24/7 liners so these days the Naked Palette comes with a sample sized primer potion and a surprisingly good quality eye shadow brush instead.

One of the best features of the Urban Decay Naked Palette is that it has 12 shades of neutral eye shadows in the one easily transportable palette. There are colours to use on the lid, crease, highlight and also as a liner.

Urban Decay shadows are notoriously beautiful. They blend like a dream and look phenomenal on the lids. However the one fault I have found with the Urban Decay Naked Palette is there can be quite a bit of fallout from the shimmery shadows in particular. This is extremely annoying, messy and time consuming to clean up. I can't do my eye makeup first prior to foundation etc as Makeup Artists such as Napolean Perdis recommend. It just doesn't feel right to me and after having tried it out a few times I ended up with a huge mess anyway.

Since the huge success of Urban Decay's Naked Palette many other companies have followed suit and came out with neutral palettes. I love Too Faced products so naturally decided to try out their Naked Eye Palette to see how it compared to the cult favourite Urban Decay Palette.

The Too Faced Naked Eye Palette contains nine neutral shades. Three shades are much larger than the other six. It comes with a relatively poor quality applicator in a little slide out drawer in the palette. A cool feature of this palette is that it comes with three different instruction cards which teach you which shades to use to achieve particular looks. The quality of the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette eye shadows are incredible. They are the softest textured, most easily blendable shadows I have ever used. They are so easy to apply and there is no fallout whatsoever upon applying them. I could happily use this palette for the rest of my life and nothing else. I am obsessed with it at the moment.

When comparing the Urban Decay Naked Palette to the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette there are some obvious differences. The Urban Decay Naked Palette is priced at around $50 and the Too Faced Naked Eye Palette is priced at around $35. The next difference is that the Urban Decay Naked Palette contains twelve neutral colours and the Too Faced Palette contains nine. Both sets contain colours that can be used on the lid, crease, highlight and as a liner.

If I had the choice of only one Naked Palette I would go for the Too Faced Palette hands down every single time. The reason being that it is less expensive but in my opinion the shadows are much easier to work with. There is no fallout and the Too Faced shadows are easier to apply. This is not to take anything away from the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It is beautiful and obviously has a huge following. The shadows are great quality but there is a bit of fallout from the shimmering colours. I am so blown away from every single shadow in the Too Faced palette. I seriously adore every single one. There are a few in the Urban Decay Palette that I could do without. I think the reason the Urban Decay Palette is so successful is because it has been endlessly promoted and advertised on places such as You Tube. The Too Faced Palette hasn't had as much exposure.

I hope you enjoyed my review on these two amazing eye shadow palettes. If there is anything at all you wish to know more about just pop a comment below.

Note: I am not sponsored by Urban Decay or Too Faced. These products were purchased by me and all opinions are exclusively my own.


  1. Great post! I've thought about buying the Urban Decay palette so many times but haven't, I think I'll get the Too Faced one instead :)

  2. Thanks for the review!This is going on the list.I do like my UD Naked but agree with you about the fallout issue with some of the shades.

  3. This was such a great post! Thankyou for reviewing them so thoroughly! I have the UD Naked palette and I have considered getting the other one but I'm trying to control myself!

  4. Great review K. They both look lovely with a great selection of wearable shades.