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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I was Duped

Urban Decay Cosmetics: Naked 2 Palette
Kiss New York Cosmetics: Nude Seduction

Urban Decay Cosmetics: Naked 2 Palette
Urban Decay's Naked palettes are the best selling and most duplicated products in UD's cosmetics line. Naked 2 costs $54.00 and contains twelve eyeshadows: Blackout is the blackest black with a matte finish, Booty Call is a shimmery version of Cork, Busted is a deep brown with a shimmery finish, Chopper is a copper shimmer with silver micro glitter,  Foxy is a cream bisque with matte finish, Half Baked is a golden bronze with shimmery finish, Pistol is a light grayish brown with a shimmery finish, Snake Bite is a dark bronze shimmer with a metallic base, Suspect is a pale golden beige with a shimmery finish, Tease is a creamy pale brown with a matte finish, Verve is an oyster shade with a shimmery finish, YDK is a cool bronze shimmer with a metallic base, and the palette provides a double-sided brush. Some of the lighter shades have fallout. For those who have darker skin tones you will have to pack on the product for shades, such as Foxy, in order to get the same intensity of the darker shades in this palette. Overall, the shades are highly pigmented, but when paired with UD's eye primer, they are intense, love it!  The brush has the same size, feel, density, and softness as Urban Decay's full-sized brushes. They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, in the case, it is justified! So, if you're a Urban Decay lover, then you will love this palette, at any cost!

Kiss New York Cosmetics: Nude Seduction Palette
Kiss New York came out with four eyeshadow palette to compete with Urban Decay's Naked product lines.  The Nude Seduction is very comparable to Urban Decay Naked 2. This palette at $5.99 is a steal and contains ten highly pigmented eyeshadow that consist of three mattes and seven shimmers, the shades have no fancy names and includes a flesh-toned eyeshadow base. The generic brush that is provided in the set is best used with the eyeshadow base than with the eye shadows themselves, This palette has eyeshadow dupes for Naked 2's: Chopper, Busted, Tease, and a few of the shades can be dupes for some of the eyeshadow in the other Naked palettes. The light matte and shimmer shades in this palette are chalky and produce the most fall out. They are not as vibrant as the other shades and require multiple applications to get the same intensity of the color. You get the most impact from the pigments in this palette when a primer and eyeshadow based are used. Overall, if you are#DivaonaDime wanting to get the Naked palette looks at a fraction of the cost this is an excellent choice. The real value is that, for the cost you pay for the price of the Naked 2 palette, you can buy all four of the Kiss New York palettes, and have money for a pedicure. Now that's a savings!

The Honey,