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So I'm an eyeshadow fiend, but usually buy cheap brands. At Christmas I got the Urban Decay Moondust palette as a gift and I love it. Super sparkly, pigmented and thanks to a friend telling me about using an eyeshadow primer, or wet brush, it stays put.
I've got Naked dupes but they're not very pigmented and don't last long on my eyes, so I was thinking of taking the plunge, and getting the Naked 1 (I have blue eyes so think the colours would suit me)
Worth it? Or are there some other palettes that I should look at, that are a bit more high end, for a nice every day look?
Really depends on the look you like, I went to a launch night for the matte Naked Palette to see the experts at work and ended buying it AND the Moondust Palette . The highly pigmented Matt colours are great for lasting all day and be lifted by using your lovely shimmering colours from the palette you have. Though I do love the Smokey too. I have them all except the pinky one which is too close to inflamed lids for me.
I used the MUR dupe for ages, and always thought it was good, then bought the UD one at Xmas, and realised there was no comparison, I love it. But having said that, I also love PUR mattes, and the TooFaced chocolate box.
Oh, and I love the MAC cool tone 15 palette. Since I got my eyes lasered, everyone is buying me eyeshadows for presents! It's a bit like when you first pierce your ears, everyone gives you earrings initially.
I've had Naked one for nearly six years! Granted I don't wear eyeshadow during the day, but I still haven't hit any pans. The stuff is so pigmented that a little goes a long way! Definitely worth it, the colours in all the palettes are so wearable!
Agree with Teal they do last an age. I do use eye shadow everyday, and naked 1 is my go to pallette and is still going strong after 5 years. I have pale skin and grey eyes and rate 3 and the basics pallette too (this might not be what it's called, but the one with the 6 Matt shades)
Naked 3 is gorgeous. I love all the pinky colours.
Smashbox have some great palettes out at the moment - they're smaller which for me is great as day to day I need less choice! The Golden Hour one (I think) looks warm and shimmery like the Nakeds. I actually find they last better on me as I've run out of primer. I want it
I went to an Urban Decay counter last week as I'd been looking at the naked 2 palette online. I ended up leaving to think about it. I was pretty underwhelmed and didn't think they were overly pigmented (especially for the pricepoint) at all. Xx
I have Naked and I don't wear makeup more than a few times a week tops (sometimes a lot less) but it's helped ease me into wearing it more often like I want to because it's so easy to wear, it's so natural looking so also easy to apply (which is a big barrier to me wearing makeup as my coordination is terrible due to Asperger's Syndrome). I love it. A few of the lightest colours I was using all the time I've mostly ran out of, haven't really used the darker ones, not brave enough yet. I have pale olive skin and light brown eyes with dark brown hair though so very different from you and I wear big black thick rimmed glasses.