NYX Nude on Nude Collection | Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupe

NYX COSMETICS

NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE

“Our Nude on Nude palette has twenty neutral eye shadows and ten vibrant lip colors that are perfect for every skin tone and occasion.” – NYX Cosmetics

PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

PRICE DETAILS: $25 (Layered Brown Plastic Palette w/ 20 shadows and 10 lip colors)

QUICK REVIEW: Sorry, not a UD Naked dupe – but a fantastic palette nonetheless.

the REVIEW (03/28/2011): The Urban Decay Naked Palette has become an incredible phenomenon, leaving many Lemmings unsatisfied, eBay sellers with fatter pockets and Urban Decay counters and Sephora with long waiting lists. While I find the Naked Palette (NP) a great buy – it did not completely encompass what I would define as “naked” or “nude”.

The NYX Nude on Nude Palette in some ways, does a better job at creating a nude palette. There are more matte shades and flesh toned or peach options. What is missing is, what I consider the key color to a naked look. A matte warm brown. The NP was missing the flesh tones and a matte bone/cream color. The most annoying thing about both palettes is the presence of GRAY shades. When I think of nude and naked, I think about Brad Pitt in Troy – warm and bronze. Not Harvey Keitel in the Piano – gray and pasty (Sorry Mr. Keitel, loved you in Sister Act). Unfortunately, the NYX palette has them in spades. They aren’t “ugly” colors – but they don’t belong in a nude palette.

That said, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the actual shadows in the NYX Nude on Nude Palette. They were relatively pigmented, didn’t make the lids look dry (a problem I find with cheap shadows) and were easy to blend. The only reason I wouldn’t reach for this more often is the absence of the warm brown – although I did manage to create a warm look using the bronze color over a darker brown.

I almost forgot about the 10 lippies in the bottom drawer of this palette. A very odd pairing of brights, blue based pinks and neutrals. The bright reds almost make me uncomfortable. Its like they showed up to a BBQ in an evening gown. Lovely, but out of place. In all honesty, this feature is a throw away and will probably go mostly unused and forgotten.

While this is not a personal favorite, it is a solid palette with great options and I would easily put it in my makeup kit for weddings  (if I did them anymore) or other occasions that call for neutrals. Hmm. That would have been a better and more appropriate name for this palette. The Neutral Palette.

the SHADES: (Top L-R) matte pale beige, pearl pale beige, matte flesh (pink/beige), shimmery pale copper, matte bone, matte medium taupe/gray, shimmery warm gunmetal, shimmery chocolate brown, pearl charcoal, matte charcoal black. (Botton L-R) matte white, pearl champagne, pearl sun gold, matte cool gray, matte cool brown, shimmery cool gunmetal, shimmery peach, shimmery copper, shimmery cool deep brown, pearl silver

LOOK BOOK: NYX NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE V.1 (BASIC EYE - V.1. NATURAL)

(Shades numbered from top left to bottom right)

1. Shade #1 – All over as base. Concentrate on brow bone.

2. Shade #4- Apply on lid.

3. Shade #8 – Crease color & use over liner (top and bottom) to blend.

4. Shade #18 – Use to blend crease color and to add dimension to the lower lid.

5. Two coats black mascara.

MONSTER BITES: This is my idea of a Naked/Nude palette, and what I use regularly at home. Two matte base shades – bone & nude; Two matte warm brown shades – a camel/mustard brown (adds warmth & depth) & a brown sugar shade (for crease or brows); Four accent shimmer shades – a ivory/shell shimmer, pale pink shimmer, golden taupe shimmer and a tan shimmer; Two metallic shades – a gunmetal & a bronze; Three matte liner/shadow shades – a true black, black brown & a deep warm brown; Two accent shades – a shimmery plum & a chocolate brown shimmer.

What I would put in my Naked Palette.

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NYX COSMETICS NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “Our Nude on Nude palette has twenty neutral eye shadows and ten vibrant lip colors that are perfect for every skin tone and occasion. Each palette is packaged with a mirror and two applicators for your lips and eyes so you can take this palette with you everywhere you go.” – NYX Cosmetics
NYX COSMETICS NUDE ON NUDE PALETTE INGREDIENTS: Talc, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Propylparaben, Methylparaben, C.I. 77007(Ultramarine), C.I. 77742(Manganese Violet), C.I. 77491(Red Iron Oxide), C.I. 77492( Yellow Iron Oxide), C.I. 77499(Black Iron Oxide), C.I. 42090:2(FD&C Blue 1 Al Lake), C.I. 19140:1 (FD&CYellow 5 Al Lake), C.I.77019(MICA), C.I. 77891(Titanium Dioxide), C.I. 77861(Tin Oxide). (From NYX Website)
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NYX NUDE ON NUDE PALETTENYX Nude on Nude Palette is available at NYXCosmetics.com

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2 thoughts on “NYX Nude on Nude Collection | Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupe

  1. I was just curious about the photo of your shu uemura palette you posted in the NYX nude palette posting. As you know, I have a lot of those shu colors too. If it’s not too much trouble, could you list the colors that you have in your nude palette? I’m thinking I have a lot of those already. I wish they still had a shu counter in Hawaii.

    1. I’ll go and check – a lot of the colors are the original formulas that come in the thinner plastic case. There are also 4 shadows from the Hikari palette that released before Shu was here. But I will go look that up as soon as I can!

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