Saturday, February 2, 2013

review: mua undressed palette;

 (Sorry for the awful/dirty picture, I just couldn't hold myself back from using it!)

The Undressed palette is MUA's answer to Urban Decay's Naked palette and, I assure you, it doesn't disappoint.  At just £4 (less than €5, holy moly!!) this palette is a steal!  Available here.

 It includes 12 neutral shades, from a pale shimmer, through golden tones, to an intense black.  (C'mon girls, we all know how difficult it is to find a highly pigmented black shadow!)  It has two matte shadows, and the rest are packed with a gorgeous satin shimmer that sticks really well to the lids (without sliding halfway down you face, leaving you looking like a disco ball).  The pigmentation and colour payoff of each shade is impressive, needing just a quick swipe to give intense coverage.  As for the texture of the shadows, they're very creamy and smooth, not chalky at all.

(Top row shadows. Swatched on a base of UD's Primer Potion)
(Bottom row shadows. Swatched on a base of UD's Primer Potion)

Downsides?  There's little to nothing I dislike about this palette.  The packaging isn't exactly pretty; it's quite plastic-y and flimsy, and I don't think anyone like those sponge applicators.  But those are just minor details, and for that cheap-as-chips price tag, I can easily overlook them.

Overall:  I would recommend this palette right down to the ground!  It's a perfect addition to any make-up kit, and has quickly become a favourite of mine.  This quality for that price? You can't go wrong.
Rating: 9/10

Have you tried this palette? What are your thoughts?  Thanks for reading!


  1. Hey Shona! I'm really excited to find your blog because I'm an Irish blogger too but I've recently moved to France but thats another story! Thanks for this great review I can't wait to get my hands on this palette!

    would love if you checked out my blog and follow back if you like :)

    katie xxx

    1. Hello! Thank you for the follow, I followed back :) x

  2. I think that I might have to get my hands on this because I have wanted the Urban Decay palette for ages and been a college student not been able to afford it this will be the next best thing for me.

    Charlotte x

    1. I would definitely recommend it! You can't go wrong for that price. MUA have a Naked 2 dupe now, too x


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