By Alana Says... 11:05 Alana Says... , alana-says.blogspot.co.uk , beauty , collection , dupe. , eyeshadow , makeup , naked , urban decay
On a recent trip around Boots, I was browsing the aisles and spotted this Collection 'Eyes Uncovered' eyeshadow palette in Nude Bronze. I couldn't help but notice the similarity to Urban Decays Naked palette, especially the colours Half-Baked and Smog. The palette was £3.99, although it's currently £2.99!!! A FLIPPING BARGAIN... compared to Urban Decay's Naked palette at £38.00... MIND BLOWN.
Side by side there is literally no difference between Urban Decays Half-Baked and Smog shades and the gold and bronze shades in Collections palette.
So... I did a little experiment all in the name of beauty for you lovely people. I did my typical eye with my Naked Palette. I always use Buck, Half-Baked and Smog, in that exact order on one eye. Then I made my eye up with the collection palette using the gold and the bronze and then the dark brown (the last shade in the palette/ the crumbly looking one in the picture) on the other eye. There was literally no difference between the two... the only real difference was the Naked shades seemed to blend better, but hey for a saving of £34 pounds a girl ain't fussed about that. To apply the eye shadow, I used the angled shadow brush and base brush from Nic's Picks real techniques collection.
My eye with the Naked Palette shades
My eye with the Collection shades
Side by Side they look exactly the same.
I feel like such a winner here, the Collection palette is a perfect size to slip into a clutch or handbag and take out for an easy touch up. The shades pigmentation is fab and the shades are really easy to blend, for such a small cost I was worried that I was going to suffer from crappy crumbly eyeshadow but I am in love with this. The only downside is the palette doesn't seem to be able to stay shut very well so I have to slip a hair tie on it to keep it closed and prevent eye shadow from getting all over the inside of my handbag. But that issue is easily handled and the product really is amazing, I recommend it to everyone. Get the collection palette online here or nip into your local boots store.
Love Alana xxx