MUA Undressed Palette vs Naked Palette Review


MUA Undressed Palette vs Naked Palette

Hello Beauty Lovers!

I did a haul post last week which included the MUA Undressed Palette and I had a lot of requests to do a review. I wouldn’t usually do a review as quickly as this but I find eyeshadow is a product you can easily tell if you like or not as you don’t need to wait a period of time to see the results etc.  I have used this palette every day since I bought it so I’ve given it a pretty good trial.  As promised here is a review on the MUA Undressed palette as well as a comparison to the original Naked palette.

The MUA palette comes in a compact, black, plastic case.  The size is really nice because it isn’t bulky at all so it is perfect to pop into your handbag/makeup bag if you need to.  It also comes with a standard two ended foam brush.  I’m not a fan of these brushes so I haven’t tried it, instead I have used my Sigma brushes to apply the shadows.

The selection of colours in the Undressed palette is great.  You get twelve shades which are pigmented really well (except when you swatch!).  The majority are shimmery shades but there are also two matte shades which are really nice to use for a natural day time look.  I’ve used them a lot in the past week.  It is disappointing that the shades don’t have names, though.

I love that this palette has everything you need.. a lid colour, crease and outer colour and lastly a highlighter so you have everything in one place.  The price is also brilliant, only £4.00 at Superdrug and it is definitely worth every penny! 

The MUA Undressed palette is a high quality product and can definitely be compared to the Naked palette, which is a high end eyeshadow palette priced at around the £36 mark (I purchased mine from the Debenhams website).



The Original Naked palette is very popular and is well known in the blogosphere.  This palette also comes with a brush, which although I haven’t used yet I will in the future.  It is a gorgeous flat brush with soft bristles, perfect for packing colour onto your eyelids.  When I bought this palette it also came with a miniature Urban Decay Priming Potion (This product is amazing, check out my review here).

The Naked Palette also contains twelve shades.  Again, most of these are shimmery but there are two matte shades.  There is also a mirror in the lid which is always a nice touch.

As you can see from the above pictures the colour of the shadows in both of these palettes are very similar. The Naked shadows are a little more pigmented and some of the colours are slightly different but overall the MUA Undressed palette is a pretty good dupe!

As you can see from these swatches, you can easily match up the colours between the two palettes and there aren’t that many major differences.  I think some people would probably struggle to even identify which swatches were from which palette.  Unfortunately, some of the colours didn’t swatch very well, these were the lighter shades and also the matte shades but when you apply them to your eyes this isn’t a problem at all. 


The closer swatches on my finger tips really show the pigmentation of these shadows and how beautiful they are.  All of the colours from both palettes are gorgeous and very wearable for both a day time and evening look.

When combining the shadows from either of these palettes with the Urban Decay priming potion I mentioned earlier, they will stay on all day perfectly without creasing or fading.

I’m a big fan of both of these palettes and at only £4.00 the MUA palette offers unbelievable value for money and in my opinion is a great dupe for the Naked Palette.

Do you have either of these palettes? What do you think?



  1. Rosie von Waldherr
    February 17, 2013 / 11:54 am

    I loved this review! It made me want to get that palette (so bummed I can't get it in Portugal and don't have a credit card to buy stuff online =X), it seems much better than the Naked palette…I've seen it around in Sephora and I just feel like it's just too expensive (at 45€ here) for what it is…

    I really liked the way you wrote about the MUA palette, because you talked about the good and the bad and were extremely objective =D

    Have a great Sunday!

    The Austrian Rose

  2. Catherine S
    February 17, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Fab review I need to get this x

  3. SpoiltBrunette
    February 17, 2013 / 12:37 pm

    Everyone has been talking about this, I feel I must investigate into it more.

  4. Jessica Brown
    February 17, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    I can't believe how similar they are! I think you've persuaded me to buy it now 🙂 I'm hosting a giveaway this week if you want to pop over to my blog 🙂 x

  5. Rajvi Bhow @ Straight talk
    February 17, 2013 / 1:00 pm

    That's a great review Kimberley.. I love the shades in the naked palette and the MUA one looks to be the same..

  6. Katie Clarke
    February 17, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the great review Kimberley 🙂 I can't wait to try out the Mua palette as I've never had the money to fork out for the naked palette. great blog I'm following 🙂 would love if you popped by! xx

  7. Sophie
    February 17, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    They've also got a second undressed palette which is a dupe for the second naked palette now too! 🙂

  8. Hannah
    February 17, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Love this review! Thank you x

  9. Lucy Cole
    February 17, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    I think I'll be purchasing this MUA palette, it sounds fab!Xx

  10. Sania Mahmood
    February 17, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    You have made a really good comparison kimberely ! Well done! I also have the MUA palette, however my case to it has broke the lid has come off. Thats the only downside I would say to it but it is definitley a product worth 4 pound ! I think I will also do a review on this but you made a really good comparison (:

  11. beautyqueenuk
    February 17, 2013 / 3:31 pm

    They are so similar… is it bad to want both? xx

  12. Ruth
    February 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    nice blog! i've seen this MUA pallate being reviwed on so many blogs and it seems to go down really well. i have to get my hands on one! New follower here!

  13. Christine B.
    February 17, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    I have the original Urban Decay Naked palette and I have to say I don't like it that much. Most of the colours are too dark for me. I do have the MUA Heaven & Earth palette which is one of my all time favourites.

  14. Sanja
    February 17, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    Great review. I have both and I lovem them. The MUA one is more handy for traveling because it's smaller and it's really a great product for the price 🙂

  15. Thi Lan
    February 17, 2013 / 6:12 pm

    wow amazing *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!


  16. Butterfly Me
    February 17, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Nice review, great blog. 🙂

    K xx

  17. Annabelle
    February 17, 2013 / 6:42 pm

    So Kimberley, do you think that if I have the MUA palette, do I need the Naked palette?
    Plus this was a really great review!!
    Really loved the layout of it! <3

  18. Georgina Y
    February 17, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    this looks great definitley going to buy this on my next truo to Superdrug! I followed your blog xoxo

  19. sophie-anne
    February 17, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    I love my naked palette so much, but so tempted by the MUA one now. Thanks for the comment, now following, Follow back if you like my blog?

  20. weheartbeautyblog
    February 17, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    I LOVE Urban Decay! If I wore more eye shadow I would definitely invest in Naked.

    xox Lara

  21. daniella-r
    February 18, 2013 / 12:20 am

    Love this comparison review! I've been wondering about getting either the undressed or naked palette and this has helped lot- MUA it is 🙂
    Daniella x

  22. Jasmine
    February 18, 2013 / 5:27 am

    I bought just the MUA one(even though I live in the states), because it was such a close dupe for the price! Love your blog and am following – if you ever want to do a US/UK swap let me know!

  23. Zane Saria
    February 18, 2013 / 8:42 am

    Wow, I love all the colors! Followed your blog, hope you can check back and follow mine too. Thanks


  24. C
    February 18, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    Ive Loved MUA stuff for years! Their mono eyeshadows are great too! Also they have a new highlighter out which is also fantastic!
    C x

  25. illy
    February 18, 2013 / 5:48 pm

    Nice review!

    Would you like to participate nail polish giveaway? It's going on my blog right now 🙂

  26. .......
    February 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm

    wow it's amazing how similar they are! haven't been able to get ahold of mua here in the us but they look fab. I own the ud pallette and use it every day. would love to have a less expensive alternative when I finish with it. maybe this will be a good choice. thanks for the great review! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

  27. Holly Gardiner
    February 18, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    That is a bloody awesome review!
    I definitely need to get myself an MUA palette, although I'm not sure if I'd choose this one – I love the look of a few! As much as I love my Naked 2 palette, I need an everyday alternative 🙂

  28. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 9:16 am

    Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it!

    That's a shame 🙁 The Mua palette is really good value for money, I was really suprised at how similar it is to the Naked palette and at a fraction of the price!

    Thank you that means a lot!

    Kimberley x

  29. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 9:16 am

    Thank you!

  30. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 9:17 am

    This really is a great palette!

  31. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Hi Annabelle,

    Personally I think they are so similar you don't need both, although both are lovely!!

    Kimberley x

  32. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Thank you for the follow! I hope you like the palette when you get it 🙂

    Kimberley x

  33. Alice Waude
    February 22, 2013 / 11:37 am

    What a great idea for a post! I love my Naked 2 palette but I am seriously considering buying an MUA one too just because of the price and the variety of colours!

    I'm now following, check out my blog too 🙂



  34. Kimberley
    February 22, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    ooooo I would love to do a US/UK swap!

    Kimberley x

  35. Simplybeautifulelegant
    June 28, 2013 / 3:00 am

    Awesome review! I want these palettes so bad! I still am undecided on which one to get!!

  36. Miss Nixi Trixi
    July 24, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Loved the review! I own the MUA palette, and didn't realise how close the colours were to the naked palette!xx


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