Naked 3 comparison: Nude Dude, Nude ‘Tude and Revealed 3

Hi friends! Today’s post is one I’m really excited to write about, as I had a lot of fun researching and taking notes for it and it came as a request from my dear friend Kaily from Hello Kaily! She asked for a comparison between Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette and theBalm’s Nude Dude and Nude ‘Tude, and Coastal Scents’ Revealed 3 palettes, which I was more than happy to provide!

Let’s start by breaking down the palettes: there are 12 shades in Naked 3, three of which are matte. Nude Dude and Nude ‘Tude have 12 shades, with five matte each, and Revealed 3 has 20 shades, with five matte as well.

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  • Strange: No similar colors in either palette. All three palettes have one or two light shades like Strange, but none are close enough to be considered for this comparison.

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  • Dust: In Revealed 3, shade #14 is pretty much identical to Dust.

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  • Burnout: In Nude ‘Tude, Stubborn is extremely similar but a bit lighter than Burnout. In Revealed 3, #14 is also very similar but more pink that Burnout.

limit

  • Limit: In Nude Dude, Feisty is similar to Limit, but a bit less pink.

buzz

  • Buzz: In Nude Dude, Flirty is very similar but more purple than Buzz.

trick

  • Trick: In Nude Dude, Fit is almost exactly the same as Trick, just a bit lighter. In Revealed 3, #5 is similar but a darker and cooler color than Trick.
  • Nooner: No similar shades.
  • Liar: No similar shades.

factory

  • Factory: In Revealed 3, #16 is very similar to Factory, but just a bit more brown than Factory is.

mugshot

  • Mugshot: In Nude ‘Tude, Selfish is very similar but more cool-toned than Mugshot.

darkside

  • Darkside: In Nude Dude, Friendly is very similar to Darkside but a little darker.

blackheart

  • Blackheart: In Nude ‘Tude, Silly is similar to Blackheart but more brown, with less copper shimmer than Blackheart has.

So there we have it! I had to take notes on all of these (I made a table to compare them, no kidding) and then do the swatch pictures in good lighting in order to get the best idea, but I love how this post turned out! Overall, out of the 12 shades in Naked 3, nine of them have similar colors in one of the three palettes.

What do you think? I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you thought! Thanks for reading!

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Guest blogger week, day 6: Molly’s dupe for Chanel’s Soleil Tan De Chanel

Hi Everybody, I’m Molly from The Rose Beauty Files and I’m so pleased that Valentina asked me to be a guest blogger for her today! I know summer is coming to a close, but I thought it would be a perfect time to discus a product that will help prolong that gorgeous golden glow that you’ve acquired over the last few months!

I’m sure most of you have heard of the infamous Soleil Tan De Chanel, however at £32, it is not a bargain beauty product! I was completely hooked when I tried it though but couldn’t justify that price for a bronzer, so off I went on the hunt for a cheaper alternative! I am pleased to say, I think I have found it!! The Bourjois Bronzing primer is effectively the same product only a little smaller but a lot cheaper in price!

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Price – At only £9.99 this product is a lot cheaper than Chanel’s offering, Boots also always have offers on so keep an eye out for those! You get 18g in the Bourjois product and 30ml in Chanel’s so I do feel like you get more with Chanel, however you have to use so little each time that either tub would last you a very long time!

Packaging – There is no doubt that Chanel’s packing is the nicer of the two. It is chunky and sophisticated and screams high-end. However, it is a huge pot and therefore not very travel friendly, whereas Bourjois’s is a lot smaller but also looks a lot cheaper.

Product – I was seriously impressed with both products, they look very orange in the pots but this does not transfer to the skin and even manages to blend seamlessly into my pale skin! The Bourjois primer is slightly more mousse like than Chanel’s however it works exactly the same and feels very light on the skin.

How To Apply – You can apply both products in the same way, and you will need quite a dense buffing brush or kabuki brush to get the best effect. You can either apply this as a primer and then apply your foundation on top to give a subtle glow, or you can buff it on top of your foundation for a lovely bronzed look. This is my favourite way to apply it and I find that is has good lasting power when applied this way.

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Verdict – I think this is a fantastic dupe for the Soleil Tan De Chanel and I have been really impressed with the quality of the product. I am a high-end makeup lover but £32 for a bronzer was too much for me so I am really glad that I picked this up instead. As an added bonus, it has Bourjois’s typical chocolatey scent to it too which is just divine!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my guest post! Please pop over to my blog and say hi, or I am on Twitter or Bloglovin’ if you want to follow me on either of those! Thanks again to Valentina for having me!

Find of the week: Naked3 palette dupe

Hi guys!! I am so terribly sorry that it’s been so long since my last post. Between internships, my classes and work, I’ve been crazy busy the last few weeks, and to top it off, I had to go home for a week for my sister’s high school graduation, birthday, and my little brother’s middle school graduation. With all six of us home, plus my grandparents, there hasn’t been much time to blog about anything! Hopefully once I get back to Orlando, I can work on establishing a schedule and improving my blog more.

But anyway! Let’s talk about what you’re all actually here for: what is this about a Naked3 dupe I found? While I was shopping for my sister’s birthday present, I went into Hot Topic to see if I could find any potential presents and ended up stumbling upon this beautiful palette, L.A Girl Beauty Brick Nudes.

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The first thing I could think of when I picked it up was how much it reminded me of my own Naked3, sitting at home in my makeup bag. Once I swatched them, I couldn’t help but add it to the presents for my sister, since she insists on wearing the same eyeshadow every day, and well, isn’t it my duty as older sister to educate her?

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I know my Naked3 looks all sad and beat up… let’s just not talk about it.

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If you look at these two side by side, it’s pretty easy to see how similar the shades are! They’re in slightly different order than Naked3, but it’s still undeniably close. I swatched them all today and used some of them to do my sister’s makeup, and I’m happy to report that they are beautifully pigmented and seem very good quality.

Shades one through six.

Shades one through six (from right to left).

Shades seven through twelve.

Shades seven through twelve (from right to left).

Now here’s the best part: the price. At $9, these are a sixth of the price you’d pay for Naked3. So as much as I love Naked3 and will cherish it till my death, if you aren’t quite sure you want to spend $54 on it, Beauty Brick is a great alternative for a much cheaper price, and it’s very good quality for the price you’re paying!

What do you guys think? Which Naked do you own, if any? Or do you have any other Naked dupes you’d recommend?