Splurge or Save: Naked 3 v. The Blushed Nudes

As if my eye shadow palette collection was not large enough already, I decided to add another one to the mix with The Blushed Nudes by Maybelline. The Blushed Nudes happens to be the drugstore friendly counterpart of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette…which I also own (I need makeup rehab guys!). If you do not own either the question remains, should you splurge on the Naked 3, or save with The Blushed Nudes palette?


Naked 3 (left) // Blushed Nudes (right)

When I first purchased the Blushed Nudes, upon first glance, some of the shades looked completely different from Naked 3. Here is a closer look at all of the shadows in each palette.



When I swatched each of the palettes however, the Blushed Nudes is a pretty dead on dupe for Naked 3. Naked 3 is the top picture, the Blushed Nudes is the bottom.



One of the pros to the Blushed Nudes palette is that the lighter shades show up a little better than the lighter shades in the Naked 3 (you can tell in the picture with the first 3 shades). One of the pros of the Naked 3 is that for the most part, the other colors are a bit more pigmented, but the Blushed Nudes still offer a nice amount of color. I was pleasantly surprised that the Maybelline shadows blended as easily as the Naked 3 ones, and for $9.99, the cost of the Blushed Nudes is much cheaper than Naked 3’s $54.00 price tag.

All in all, I would absolutely recommend saving with the Blushed Nudes palette. The rosy shades are not something I wear on a daily basis, and I have never used my Naked 3 palette as much as I have used other palettes with shades for everyday wear.

Have you tried the Blushed Nudes? Thoughts?


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