Accessorize Lovely Day Palette Vs Urban Decay Naked PaletteFriday, June 22, 2012
So you all know by now my love for the first Naked palette by Urban Decay. I use it practically every day and it's probably my most treasured make up item. It's been very loved and it starting to look a little worn! However I know that the Naked palette is quite pricey, £36.00 to be exact and although this is a good price for 12 high quality eye shadows it can be an eye watering price for essentially just eyeshadow. Now there have been high street dupes that have come out but one that has come out lately and doesn't claim to be a Naked dupe at all has caught my eye. I recently got sent one of the new Accessorize wonder eye palettes, I got the Lovely Day one which has more neutrals which is obviously right up my street. If you read a lot of beauty blogs you will of probably seen quite a few posts about these palettes so I thought I would take a little different approach with my review and compare it to my beloved Naked palette. I wasn't holding out for much but as soon as I got swatching I realised there are some shades which are exact dupes for some that are in the Urban Decay palette. The best thing is that this palette is a lot cheaper at £8.95 and features 32 shadows which are a mixture between matte and shimmer.
My general thoughts on the Lovely Day palette are good, it features a wide range of shades which are mostly neutrals but there are few brighter blue and purples if you like a little colour. There is a range of browns shimmery and matte and even some greys which look great on blue and green eyes. However I do have a little gripe with this palette and maybe it's because I've been using the Naked palette for so long, but I feel you have to work quite hard to get a really good colour pay off on your eyes. I've tried with a few different brushes and think this palette works best with a flat top brush and then using a fluffy brush to blend it after. But like I said this is palette is under £10 and has 32 shades, maybe my expectations are too high? I still would recommend this palette though as the value of it and the shade variety are second to none. Also how cute is the packaging?