Naked 3 Palette Dupe Worth It?

by - 29 September

I am a sceptical one when it comes to drugstore dupes for high end products so I can confidently promise you that you will not be sold on this Naked 3 Palette dupe. However, on a brighter note you will be getting what you're paying for when I'm raving about a product because it will *fingers crossed* exceed your expectations - or almost always will at least!

In my definition a dupe is most definitely not another word for 'knock-off' because a 'knock-off' - a word which I do not like to use on my very legal blog - is an insult to a company, a less quality duplicate harming the company's reputation and sales. A 'dupe' is a product inspired by another, and I quite like that. It's rather a compliment to the original company. If you have seen Samsung's advert about Apple's iPhone 6 Plus being inspired by their widescreen phablets (phone-tablet hybrid) you will notice how very flattered they are. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are almost undistinguishable from a samsung phone but they have their own brand name to the products and clearly distinguish themselves from all the others moving away from any copyright infringement whatsoever.


Dupe explained, let's get onto this review. Superdrug have recently released a brand new brand called Makeup Revolution and beauty bloggers everywhere are raving about how greatly pigmented they are and already comparing them to the most talked about eye shadow palette in the beauty blogging world: Urban Decay's Naked 3 Palette. 



Naked 3 Palette Dupe Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3

The colours do look mighty fine and if you notice I have gone in and swatched the gorgeous pink colour and the vibrant looking bronze next to it because I just couldn't wait. 

A close-up of the product reveals it's shimmery pink shades throughout, even on the dark browns.


Pigmented?


It's by far the biggest question. Unfortunately, the colour payoff isn't so good, but a good brush, primer and persistence can definitely do the trick. I have filmed a video of me applying a bit of this to my eyes and linked it right at the end of this blog post just so that you can get some sort of idea on it's consistency.



As you can see it is the darkest shades that have sufficient colour payoff and the lighter the pink shimmery shades get the least amount of pigment. I have not forcibly rubbed on the palette as do many bloggers. I believe that a genuine swatch is shown only when giving the product one swipe with regular amount of force. If you're having to gain greater colour payoff by repeatedly rubbing on the product then it is often deceiving and isn't at all worth the buy.


Price?

At only £4.00 I don't think you can really go wrong. It does the job, maybe not up to the standards of the Naked 3 but it certainly is worth what you're paying for.


Will it suit me?

I am a warm olive skin tone so I usually like to look for colder colours but do fall back into my love for a good old bronze. This offers me the combination of both. With its colder and warmer pink shades, fiery bronze and neutral taupes it seems to be seeking a broader consumer.


Are there any other options?

Yes! I haven't tried them and don't know how great they are but they are all said to be dupes for the Naked 1, 2 and 3 all in order. Iconic 1, 2 and 3. Which one will you choose? Have you tried them? What are your thoughts on these palettes and drugstore dupes in general?

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