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Budget Beauty: Naked Palette Dupes!

17 April 2013


Unless you've been living under a makeup-free rock for the last couple of years, you've probably been hearing about (and wanting!) the Urban Decay Naked Palette as much as I have. The reason it's so popular? The Naked Palette has an amazing selection of neutral tones that not only look gorgeous, but have awesome pigmentation on the eyes as well. The only downside to this perfect palette? The $50 price tag.



That's why I've decided to put together a list of all of the best Naked Palette dupes that I have tried out!  Some of the palettes I will be mentioning are also a dupe for the Naked 2 Palette or the latest in the Naked series, Naked Basics. I know everyone has a preference between them, so I figured I might as well include all three in the mix!


Sephora Primal Instincts Eyeshadow Palette- $28
The Primal Instincts Palette is seriously one of the best dupes I've found for the Naked Palette. From the golden champagne of Half Baked to the frosty blue of Gun Metal, all the shades you need for the perfect dupe can be found right here. It's a bit more pricey than some of the other palettes I'll be mentioning, but still about half the price of Naked!

As you guys know, I am an absolute e.l.f. junkie. So when this palette first came out, I seriously could not order it fast enough. It has all the colors you'd find in Naked and Naked 2 (and a whole lot more!) for a ridiculously affordable price. 

This palette by Nyx is actually one of my most-used because I love the quality and color payoff of the eyeshadows. Some of the colors may not be exact dupes, but there are others that are literally almost exact matches in color and velvety-smooth application. 

So I know this palette is absolutely ginormous and a little overwhelming- but hear me out. The 88 Warm is not only a dupe for the Naked Palette, but also pretty much any other natural eyeshadow palette out there. I mean, is there any color that's not included in there? I know this one won't be good for on-the-go use like Naked, but it makes up for it by being an amazing value.



This palette by Sonia Kashuk is actually a really great dupe for the Naked Basics Palette. All of the colors are matte, which is great for anyone who is not a fan of the frosty or shimmery shades found in most palettes.  Plus, for $7 less than Naked Basics you get twice the color selection! 

MUA Undressed Palette- £4 (approximately $6)
This palette was reader-submitted by Kitty. I have not tried it myself so I cannot speak for quality, however the color selection is absolutely spot-on! Thanks Kitty!



This is a reader submission from Taylor. I have not tried this exact palette, but all of the Forever 21 eyeshadow palettes I have tried have been super pigmented and really good quality! Thanks for the suggestion, Taylor!



This gorgeous little Naked dupe was submitted by Elle! While it may be missing some of the cooler tones found in Naked like the frosty pinks and purples, it certainly has a great selection of golds and browns that are very similar!

That's all for my favorite Naked Palette Dupes! If you've found any other palettes you think are a good dupe, please feel free to let me know in the comments down below! I'd love to add some more reader-submitted ideas to this post! 



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    1. Great to hear, anonymous stranger I totally don't know! (;

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  2. And the MUA Undressed one too :)
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bW_lxd_50FA/URUaY21jx2I/AAAAAAAAKrU/MXO9e89dl6c/s1600/mua+undressed.jpg

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    1. Thanks so much for that dupe Kitty! It's perfect! I've never heard of MUA, now I'm dying to get that palette and try out some of their other products!

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  3. I have been looking for a good duplicate for my naked palette. i've used up at least 3 colors in it and didn't want to spend $50 on a new one just for a few colors! I am getting the coastal scents because, like you said, what neutral/natural color does it not have?!?!? Thanks so much! :-D

    I started following you today too... if you want to follow me back i'm at http://geekyvisions1217.blogspot.com/

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    1. So glad this post helped Ashley! You'll love the Coastal Scents palette, it's one of my all-time favorites :)

      Thanks for the follow, I'll be sure to check out your blog as well!!

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  4. I have this hard candy palatte from walmart that was super cheap. Almost the same!
    http://www.hardcandy.com/beauty-eyes/hc-top-ten-naturally-gorgeous/?cat=shadow-palette

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Elle, I will have to check that one out! I love almost everything I've tried from Hard Candy so I'm sure it's great!!

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  5. I also would like to add Forever 21- brown/taupe palette. A makeup vlogger I follow said this one & its only $9.80! http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=beauty_makeup_eyes&ProductID=1031748092&VariantID=

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    1. Looks great Taylor, I've never noticed that palette at Forever 21 before! I'll add it to the list! :)

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  6. Hey Sarah - Try Five Below - These are $5 each: http://contributors.luckymag.com/post/profusion-cosmetics-dupes-for-urban-decays-naked-palette-at-five-below

    "Bare" and "Smokey". As long as you use a good eye shadow primer they are great!

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    1. Oh okay, thanks Andrea! I'll have to check that out! :)

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    2. Thank you for quoting my blog. I found another palette and Five Below.

      http://saintsalvage.blogspot.com/2012/11/profusion-cosmetics-dupes-for-urban.html

      I'll have to do another post to compare all 3 of them.

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  7. I have that hard candy palette and i dont like it! the shadow flakes and the color play off isnt exact. makes me sad.

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    1. Oh no, that's disappointing to hear Bridgett! I'll have to try it out for myself soon so I can determine whether or not it's worth keeping as a reader submission on this list. Thanks for your input!!

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    2. I have the hard candy palette and I love it! It does have a bit of fallout though, but I still love it!

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  8. The new Physicians Formula "Nude" palette looks like it meant to be an exact knock off. They have 3 different color sets for natural, classic, and warm.

    http://www.drugstore.com/physicians-formula-shimmer-strips-custom-eye-enhancing-eye-shadow-natural-nude-eyes/qxp466938?catid=183538

    http://www.drugstore.com/physicians-formula-shimmer-strips-custom-eye-enhancing-eye-shadow-classic-nude-eyes/qxp466940?catid=183538

    http://www.drugstore.com/physicians-formula-shimmer-strips-custom-eye-enhancing-eye-shadow-warm-nude-eyes/qxp466939?catid=183538

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    1. Those all look great, thanks so much for sharing! I'll have to try them out! :)

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    2. I have the PF Nude palette in all three (natural, classic, and warm) and I absolutely love them. At $10 a pop, all three are still cheaper than UD Naked and are gorgeous. :)

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  9. I just got the E.L.F palette and LOVE it!! I got their eyelid primer and it works surprisingly well! I live in Hawaii & It's humid so a good primer is essential.

    Thanks for sharing <3

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    1. Great to hear you're liking the palette! Glad I could help! :)

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  10. If you don't mind loose mineral eyeshadows, Silk Naturals has a set of eyeshadows that are pretty much an exact dupe of the Naked Palette: http://host.silknaturals.com/creb/naked-palette-clone-p-1200.html It's more expensive than some of the ones you posted, but you get a ton of eyeshadow in each jar!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Michelle, I will definitely check that out! :)

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  11. Picked up Icing's "Barely There" palette at the mall the other day and it's great too! http://www.icing.com/icing/us/goods/icing+commerce+root/cat1860108/eyes/p68947/expert+%22barely+there%22+eyeshadow+palette/

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion girly! I'll check it out! :)

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  12. I love the On the Dot neutral palette from Mark by Avon. You can get it for $16 on there website. Sorry I can't get the link to paste from my phone. It's my go to pallette for sure. I have a couple e.l.f palettes in neutral that I like but I always find myself going back to this one.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Tina! I'll definitely have to check that palette out!!

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  13. Just saw your post on http://bellashoot.com that linked back to your blog. Great dupes! We would love for you to share for of your blog posts on Bellashoot! You can link back all your pictures and articles to your blog. We would love to have you on Bellashoot! xx

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite, I will check it out! :)

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  14. This is a link to the neutral eye palette I swear by. Unfortunately, NYX discontinued it, so there are only a few out there, and the price has gone up from $9 a few months ago to about $32 now. If you are able to find a palette comparable to this, please reply to this comment and let me know!
    http://www.amazon.com/NYX-Cosmetics-Shadow-Palette-Bubbles/dp/B002S8PTMQ

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    1. That palette looks amazing! Such a shame that they hike up the price so much once it's discontinued. Pretty much all of my favorite neutral shadow palettes are included in this post, but I will let you know if I find a dupe for it!!

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  15. Which of these palettes are best for people with allergies? I usually use Benefit, Urban Decay, or Clinique and Neutrogena. Are any of these brands listed above similar?

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    1. I'm honestly not sure Jess, I haven't had an issue with any of them! You may wan to check with your dermatologist to find out what ingredients you are allergic to, so you can check for them before buying a product :)

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  16. Thank you so much for this! Next time I'm in a mall I'll hit up Forever 21!

    -Michelle.

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    1. Glad you found it helpful!! You definitely should girl!

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  17. I just came across your blog (via Pinterest of course!) and I was wondering if you've seen this website (which I also found through Pinterest). Supposedly you can get the Naked Pallette for $13.78! I haven't ordered from them...so who knows if it's a scam or what...
    http://www.cheapmacosmetics.com/naked-urban-decay-12-color-eyeshadow-p-1229.html

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    1. Lol, Pinterest power! One thing I've learned about websites like that is if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. What you'd be getting is more than likely a "replica" of the Naked palette. Kind of like a knockoff version of a designer purse. Obviously, that means it won't be Urban Decay quality, but you will get similar colors and packaging. Here's a Youtube comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpA-4nv87Vc

      Hope that helped! :)

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    2. Thanks so much! I'll check out the link. Keep up the great blogging :)

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    3. I don't know if its a scam, but the shipping charge is $35.00!! No thank you.

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  18. Sorry to say but the hard candy dupe is awful I have it and it just doesnt work for me. when swatched on skin its great but once it is applied to the eye its just a mess.

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  19. Two palettes worth purchasing are the profusion ones called midnight fever and sultry and neutrals. I bought them both for $7, and although they are not exact dupes, some of the colors are the same and there is a great color selection with both matte and shimmer shadows. Also, they are both about as big as the naked palettes so for the price they are an amazing value

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  20. I keep finding my way back to your page, and you really do have the best lists of knock-offs! Thank you for your "research" ;)

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  21. Really great! Thanks for sharing x

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  22. Check out Wet N' Wild. Nude Awakening on Pinterest or YouTube tutorials. It's the best!!!! Super pigmented and the colors are exact!!! I found mine on Ebay.

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  23. There are palettes called Nearly Nude and Barely There that are absolutely amazing and pretty close to the Naked palette. I believe at the Icing. I'm pretty sure that I only paid about 14$ for the Nearly Nude and 12$ for Barely There.

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  24. The NYX neutrals palette is great, too! Doesn't have as many colors as the Naked palette, but they're great and very pigmented!

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  25. I don't have the Naked palette so I can't personally compare it with my Chi Chi Glamorous Nude palette but I have read some reviews that they're a great dupe for Australians since we don't have Urban Decay here! :)

    http://www.chichicosmetics.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=21794&category_id=82&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=5

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  26. wow thankyou so much ! I found this so useful ! Ther Is so much hype about the Naked Palette but I cant find it anywhere In Spain and the shipping Is so expensive It ads up to 80$ , thankyou for sharing (: x

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  27. Hard candy is owned by urban decay...they even have some of the same color names

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  28. Naked pallet is the best!!! Too face makes a natural paette
    For $36... hard candy is owned by urban decay... there pigment is really good... and there only $8...

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  29. Thank-you SO much for posting this. It is about time I get a new eyeshadow palette so I searched for Urban Decay dupes on google and your blog came up! I am SO glad it did.

    New follower!

    Jessica
    www.afternoonstyle.com

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  30. I found this Physicians Formula palette to be very close and only $12.00

    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4930115#

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  31. There was a CRAZY similar one at Forever 21. I am talking basically the exact same one without the gray shade. Here is the link to it. http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_beauty-makeup-eyes&ProductID=1000070491&VariantID=

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  32. MUA's some of the product's quality is really good and cost effective '' easy on pocket'' hope you like them... try Undressed and Undress me too...

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  33. Coastal Scents Revealed Eye-Shadow Palette is my favorite dupe for the naked1 and 2 palettes.

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