DUPE ALERT! Urban Decay & Chi Chi!

Urban Decay Naked Palette vs Chi Chi Nudes Palette

I wasn’t planning on writing this post at all, but one of the beauty groups I’m apart of started discussing the Chi Chi palettes a cult favourite among makeup lovers. One of the girls from the group found a photo online of a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette with the Chi Chi Nudes Palette. I have both of these palettes and I was genuinely curious.

Packaging, nothing at all looks the same. The Chi Chi Palette has a clear plastic packaging whilst the Urban Decay Palette has the felt feel cardboard packaging with magnetic closure. Size wise, the Chi Chi palette is smaller and slimmer, it also feels more secure, however the Urban Decay palette comes with a mirror and a double ended brush, the Chi Chi does not it also has two of those little foam applicator things that I don’t think anyone uses.

Taking a look at the shadows themselves. There is almost an exact replica in shades, down to the position and finish. You can also see the size difference in palettes. The size of the shadows is the same and as you can see there are 12 shadows in each palette. One thing I love is that the Urban Decay palette has names for their shadows. I think its great when companies do that, it makes it so much easier to explain things in a tutorial or when you’re talking about them etc. Now on to the best part…

Swatches

* NO PRIMER USED *

The Chi Chi palette is the top row and the Urban Decay is on the bottom. I was honestly so taken back by the similarities in colour. Even the finishes were the same. I must say though, the matte shades in the Urban Decay palette were better, thats just a general ‘rule’ though, it is hard to get good matte shades at the drugstore. Even though the Chi Chi ‘Mattes’ Palette is one of my faves. The matte shades in the Nudes palette are good, Urban Decay’s are just better.

I was especially surprised to see such a good dupe for ‘Half Baked’. A cult favourite shadow from Urban Decay and one of my personal favourite gold shadows.

When it comes to texture the Urban Decay shadows feel more silky, that typical ‘butter’ smoothness to them, the Chi Chi ones feel nice but they have a ‘harsher’ texture to them its not like sand or anything you can just feel the slight difference. There was a little more fallout with some of the Chi Chi ones.

I don’t know what wear time is with the two shadows I’ve not put them against each other, but I’m keen to do so.

All in all I’m pretty impressed with just how similar these two palettes are. If you’re not up for spending the $74? on the Naked palette but are willing to spend $22.95 on the Chi Chi one, I’d say go for it!

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any dupes for me to check out!

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