Sooooo this post was supposed to be for next week and accidentally published yesterday. This is what happens when you have 13 hour work days. (ProTip: I found out L’Oreal’s Infallible Eyeshadow lasts at least 14 hours, which is both impressive and terrifying.) Anyway, I decided I might as well let this post be free, and just write a new one for next week. So without further ado:
Welcome to a new and randomly occurring feature, called Dupe or No Dupe!
In this series, we’re going to breakdown some internet rumors and myths regarding dupes!
On today’s show: Urban Decay’s Naked Palette VS. WetnWild’s Walking on Eggshells!
Why Dupe or No Dupe?
When I was getting into makeup, (around the same time I started writing my thesis), I noticed there were lots of graphics on Pinterest claiming much cheaper “dupes” to expensive products.
Some of these claims were pretty legit, and I discovered some great, affordable products that way.
And unfortunately, some of them were completely wrong, or at the very least not a true dupe. And I wound up with a bunch of crap that I had to pawn off on my friends. (Sorry, friends!)
So I’m hoping this little mini-series can help you get some real information on whether a product is a true dupe or not.
Urban Decay VS. Wet n’ Wild
First, everyone and their mother has a palette they’re trying to write off as a dupe for Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. (Literally. I think even my own mother is trying to sell a palette called Bare Nude or something. It’s pervasive).
It’s not surprising given the Naked palettes’ success. Unfortunately, many of these “dupes” are really just chalky brown and gold shadows crammed in some palette with a title that’s a synonym for Naked.
But some are actually pretty awesome.
I have yet to find a complete dupe for the Naked Palette, but WetnWild’s Walking on Eggshells Trio is rumored to be pretty close to Sin, Virgin, and Naked.
Let’s take a look.
Eh, some similarities. But not completely identical. Now check out the swatches.
The swatches are fairly similar, if anything, the Wetn’Wild Walking on Eggshells shadows actually seem to be more pigmented.
There are some slight differences. Sin and Virgin are a bit darker, and Naked is more matte. But overall, you could probably trick your basic person on the street into thinking you were wearing UD Naked shades if you really wanted to. (Why you are tricking people, I don’t know. I don’t judge, OK?)
Conclusion:Pretty Good Dupe
While not a perfect dupe, this is really close. I almost want to say I like the Wetn’Wild shades a bit better, since they are brighter on my skin.
Also, when you compare prices with Walking on Eggshells at about $3 and Naked at $54, Wetn’Wild’s trio starts to look even better. Sure, you get 9 more shades with Naked, but if you just want a taste of nudes, this Wetn’Wild Palette is a bargain at $3.
Questions of the Day:
-Do you have a favorite dupe?
-Are there any dupes you would like to be proved or debunked? I’ll do it. For science.
-Would you wear the Wetn’Wild or the Urban Decay? Or both? What if you wore Wetn’Wild on one eye and Urban Decay on the other? The possibilities….