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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

xo,

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