Some people have been saying that the ELF BeautyBook Neutral Eye Edition is a dupe for the infamous Urban Decay NAKED Palette. So I thought I'd show you side by side swatches to see if it's really true.
So check out the colors overall in the pan first....
Urban Decay Palette
Ok, so far, yes...they look pretty similar. But now let's swatch them...
As you can see, the UD shadow is a lot more pigmented, but the ELF shadow is still extremely similar.
Same thing here....
Now here you can see this is a different color completely. They are both soft browns, but the ELF is lacking that slightly redish undertone that the UD shadow has.
The ELF shadow is lacking the glitter that the UD shadow has--your opinion if that is good or bad. I don't mind the glitter. But otherwise, this color is very similar.
Very similar color, but I really had to build up the ELF to get it close to one swipe of the UD.
The ELF shadow has more orange in it here. And again, the UD shadow is more much pigmented.
The ELF shadow doesn't have the bronzed undertone that the UD shadow has here.
The ELF shadow doesn't even come close in my opinion. I had to really pack it on it get this color to show up .
Color is a bit similar, but you just can't compare these as far as sheen goes! Look how the UD ones just glow and they ELF fall flat.
Again, this color is just way off for me. The ELF shade has so much red in it whereas the UD shade is just a beautiful dark brown.
Again, no comparison here. Period.
I feel like these are pretty similar though. The UD is just a tad darker.
If you can't/don't want to shell out the bucks for NAKED, this is an alright alternative.
The ELF Shadows don't have the creamy texture or color payoff that UD has, but what else can you expect for a buck?
When the day comes that I finally go through my NAKED palette....I will probably not turn to the ELF palette, but will instead re-purchase NAKED.
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