Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette vs Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 3 comparison -Are they the same?
As a student, dupes are my one love in life.
For those that don’t know, Dupe (short for duplication) is a term used for products that possess similar like qualities whether it is in the formula or shade range. I’ve seen hundreds of dupes and there is nothing more disappointing than buying a false/ disappointing dupe. However Makeup Revolution have seriously upped the dupe game.
Now, I already owned the cult favourite rosy pink toned Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. But after noticing the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette in Superdrug about a year or two ago, I was persuaded into buying it due to curiosity (plus the huge amount of hype the internet had given it). Safe to say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made!
Obviously the Naked 3 wins the packaging category with its sleek rose gold tin casing. Its unique packaging is truly stunning and does not even compare to the Makeup Revolution’s cheap plastic packaging. If you aren’t that phased when it comes to packaging then this packaging comparison won’t apply for you.
Along with the Naked 3’s beautiful packaging, it comes with a metal dual ended brush which for those with little or no makeup brushes, this will allow you to pack on colour as well as blend. Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 3 palette once again does not compare with its cheap dual ended sponge applicator which although its good for packing on colour, it does not allow you to blend shadows on the eye. You get what you pay for?
Here is where it gets interesting. The formula of these two palettes is almost identical. Few differences include the longevity – Naked 3 definitely lasts longer on the eye throughout the day however the Makeup Revolution lasts a good 8-10 hours! The textures of both palettes are extremely similar, if not the same and both are highly pigmented.
The lighter pink shades in the Makeup Revolution palette are almost identical to the Naked 3 shade wise. Slight differences include:
- Limit – The makeup revolution shade is more cool toned
- Buzz- The makeup revolution shade is more purple compared to the pinker naked 3
- Trick- The makeup revolution shade is slightly more bronze however I personally find this shade to have a better formula than the Naked 3.
Some darker shades differ more than the lighter shades:
- Nooner- The makeup revolution shade is more neutral and cooler toned
- Liar- The makeup revolution shade is more metallic
- Darkside- The makeup revolution shade is warmer
- Black heart- This is the one shade in the palette with noticeable differences when swatched, the makeup revolution shade is less pigmented with more pink flecks in it. One blended out you wouldn’t be able to tell which is which but the makeup revolution shade will require a few applications to reach the same pigmentation as the Naked 3.
(I forgot to include the swatch ‘MUGSHOT’ sorry!)
ALL the shades (accept from Black Heart) look identical once applied onto the eyes, my picky comparison is me being true to the swatches as there are a few differences. However don’t let this shy you away from favouring the Makeup Revolution palette!
Now the best part of the Makeup Revolution palette is its price- £4 (Superdrug) . How can you go wrong with that price? It’s safe to say it wins with the Naked 3 palette’s big ticket of £39.50 (House of Fraser).
Honestly, skip on the Naked 3 palette and save yourself a lot of money. They are so similar and identical on the eye and formula wise. This has become one of my all-time favourite makeup dupes , even making me regret purchasing the Naked 3 palette ?
If you are a cult driven makeup addict with a bigger budget then the pretty packaging of the Naked 3 may be for you.
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I’d love to hear some of your favourite dupes that you’ve come across!