MUA Undressed Palette: Review & Dupe

Or as I prefer to call it, the MUA Deja Vu Palette!

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A little while ago, I received a sample of bargain beauty brand MUA’s latest offering. A palette of 12 neutral shades, from light champagne to dark brown and gunmetal grey, ideal for taking your look from day to night with ease. Look and sound familiar? The below swatches are one swipe on bare skin.

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Okay, if you still haven’t clocked it then here you go… MUA Undressed vs Urban Decay Naked!

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I actually LOVE that MUA have totally duped the Naked palette. Even down to the name! Below, I have swatched the corresponding shades from each palette – UD on the left, MUA on the right. You can see that for the most part, the Urban Decay shades do tend to run a little more pigmented (particularly with the two matte shades) and whilst all of the colours look spot on in the pan, some of the MUA shades are slightly off when swatched. Even so – Bloody good job!

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UD Virgin vs MUA 1

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UD Sin vs MUA 2

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UD Naked vs MUA 3

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UD Sidecar vs MUA 4

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UD Buck vs MUA 5

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UD Half Baked vs MUA 6

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UD Smog vs MUA 7

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UD Darkhose vs MUA 8

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UD Toasted vs MUA 9

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UD Hustle vs MUA 10

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UD Creep vs MUA 11

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UD Gunmetal vs MUA 12

Urban Decay make some of my favourite eyeshadow colours of all time in the Naked palette – Sin and Half Baked are particlar favourites. However I don’t intend to buy Urban Decay products again since the selling in China drama so I am thrilled to discover a palette that’s a really good dupe. Like I said, even though some of the colours are a bit off MUA have done a really good job, and what’s more, the Naked Palette retails at something silly like £36, making it a whopping NINE times more expensive than the MUA Undressed palette at just £4. The real dealbreaker though, is that this pretty-bloody-good Naked dupe is from a brand that is completely cruetly free.

MUA Undressed is released on the 4th of July 2012 and will be available in Superdrug stores. I predict they will sell out very, very quickly and be difficult to get hold of for months if the success of the Heaven and Earth Palette is anything to go by! However, MUA recently opened their own webstore so if you can’t get it in store you may be able to grab it online.

This post is quite long enough now so I’ll save the accompanying FOTD for another post. Will you be picking up the Undressed palette?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01454510471839313009 Helena

    I might try to pick this up. I’ve wanted the Naked palette for ages but it’s just too expensive! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11595945683643782363 Raech @ ❤ilvoeshopping❤

    That’s a steal! :)

    Raech
    ilvoeshopping.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14705208818638692756 Carissa

    Thats a pretty good dupe! I still love my naked palette though!
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10235498133589007693 Cesca

    That’s an amazing dupe! I saw some pictures and saw it was similar but these are almost identical. Some of the colours aren’t as pigmented as UD though… until I have enough money for the Naked palette I may pick up MUA’s version :)

    the-little-divas.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02166504705112235467 Cassidy Lee

    That’s so crazy just how similar the palettes are! There were definitely quite a few swatches that matched up perfectly!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08494343914642840213 Lauren

    Fantastic dupe. I would still get it even though I own the Naked Palette, and would be more inclined to take it on hols or travelling too. MUA are spot on with this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00799423854947939110 Sarah

    I can’t believe how good this dupe is, I’m a big fan of the heaven & earth palette so will deffo pick this up!

    Sarah xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16315165490023100053 Eve

    They’re pretty much the same thing lolol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07584525398654085301 Zainab Warind

    Wow!!! They are so similar!!! I didnt want to spend so much on the naked palette since im not a neutrals girl, but i might just pick this! 4 pounds is a steal =D

    http://www.zainabismbar.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14419178620152309092 GretalRabbit

    I had a feeling the MUA might turn out to be a good dupe- thank you for putting them side by side so I can see properly! I can’t wait for this to come out in stores, I’ll definitely be buying one!!! :)
    xGretalRabbitx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      No worries, hoped it might be helpful! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12177884553178125456 Alice @ NailsbyAlice

    ok, now I HAVE to get this!!!! *_*
    thank you for this comparison!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17505185001922577237 Sineadycady

    Shared this on my facebook hope that’s okay :)Its awesome!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      That’s fine, thank you! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648730542923687403 Victoria

    Poor form MUA. Ok to make similar shades, but to copy even the order of the shadows is not on.
    Won’t be buying this, I already have the Naked Palette (£25 on Buyapowa)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Really? I think it’s funny! I got my Naked palette from BuyaPowa too actually. But yeah, it’s not like Urban Decay have copyrighted the layout or anything!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648730542923687403 Victoria

      Yes, being on the receiving end of copying in the work I do (not make up related) I don’t think it is right for other companies to copy and under cut.
      MUA’s first neutral palette looks great and excellent value, but I think they’ve let themselves down straight copying some one else’s. Wouldn’t it be better for MUA to be talked about/be popular for producing great original palettes of their own, rather that popular for copying someone elses and making it cheaper?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      I definitely see where you’re coming from. Ordinarily I’d think it’s probably a bit of a cop-out but it’s just amused me no end because frankly Urban Decay deserve it right now. Although having said that, MUA will have been planning and developing this for quite some time so the whole Urban Decay in China drama has just put the cherry on top for MUA, I think. Realistically I don’t think the palette would be getting *quite* such a good reception if not for that. Schadenfreude!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03557321068250146526 Aline C.

    That’s awesome. I loovee my naked palette and always worry about the time that i’ll be running out of the colors. I’m not really prepared to pay that much again. I’d love to try this palette out :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15375851396964850492 Jodie-Winyan

    this is so good! thanks for the swatches too :)! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09395632885559174949 MakeupForDolls

    Brilliant post and swatches. I have the MUA and the UD palettes and tbh, over primer they’re much-of-a-muchness!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08732106091797909790 Sidrah!!!!

    this doesnt look that bad!! I might pick this up..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00101867185333150130 1

    MUA dupe is good but I feel as if UD is more vibrant (plus it last me throughout the day unlike MUA)plus BARCODE has them 45% off. I got a cheap one from barcode. It was $28 after everything.

    shopbarcode.ecrater.com/c/1567432/beauty

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02403171782338902254 Laura

    wow, incredibly useful post! i knew it was supposed to be along the same lines but had no idea how similar this was to the naked palette! i wanted it anyway, but now i must have this palette :D thanks so much for the comparison :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13870130617699291188 Charlotte Lottie

    wow i am so excited! i have to get this, theres a couple of colours i actually prefer the look of the mua ones :o! thankyou for this post! i am now following you :D x

    (i found my way here from HoLlYsAmAnThAa video on youtube :) x)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09518217424678325411 Kraftykirsty

    cant believe how similar they are just ordered the MUA palette :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16725455186657958641 Nida Moughal

    OMG! the shades are so similar you dont know how much thankful I am for your this post. I always wanted UD Naked or Naked 2 but we dont get UD in my country but we do have MUA, so m gonna buy this one for sure… =)
    Thank you so much your new follower =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05654072642850678010 liloo

    i am not saying this because i likes you but if kanye were around he’d say that this is the beyonce of blog posts reviewing the undressed palette. I was a bit like meh about it before and now that you explained to me, I want it in my life

    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Hahaha oh I love you Liloo :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10784786922062147725 Anna

    I’m not really much of a make-up person but I bought this after seeing this post. I really like it, more than the sleek ones!

  • Anonymous

    I have wanted the urban decay naked palette for forever, then I saw your post and rushed out to get this! It was £1 off so it was only £3 but there was none left! Luckily my sister went into the drawer below the display and found another one!
    I just used three of the colours and they worked perfectly, some of the colours are very pigmented which was a suprise!

  • Anonymous

    I own both urban decay palettes!! I do have to say they look very similar. if u cant afford the ud palettes go for this one! very comparable colors. Ud are more tadly pigmented though. But great dupe!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10686577918520980760 SparklesLikeDiamonds

    If you used the less pigmented ones wet then I’m sure there’d be no difference (:

  • http://beauty-chica.blogspot.com/ hana

    Amazing post here! I am going to pick this MUA!
    Visit my blog too at http://beauty-chica.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07086277891329442509 Kimberley

    Brilliant post, a very interesting read!

    Great blog, I’m a new follower :)

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

  • Vee

    So you are boycotting UD because of their PR debacle. They never actually followed through with their plans to enter the Chinese market, and therefore DIDN’T compromise themselves with animal testing. None of us know what is to come with the L’oreal sale, but it is irrelevant for the point I’m trying to make.

    In your review you are extolling the virtues of a knockoff product that is MADE IN CHINA (read the small print on the back of the MUA palette – if you don’t know what “MADE IN PRC” means, google it) and is therefore fully compliant with the Chinese animal testing laws.
    Your claim in the 3rd to last paragraph that MUA is “a brand that is completely cruetly free” is a lie.

    Please stop misleading your readers.
    Thank you.
    Vee

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02469264568136340952 obsessivecosmetics

    How did I miss this palette!

    http://www.sarahsbeautyspace.blogspot.com

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  • Kelly

    Make-up that is made in China isn’t required by law to be tested on animals, only that which is sold there.