Is it sad that word dupe gets me a little bit excited?
No matter the topic, if someone is shouting about an amazing dupe, I’m 100% clicking on that link and having a snoop. Having worked in the beauty industry for years now, I know first hand that the majority of products are made in the same factory. So while the packaging and the price tag might differ, the product inside can often be exactly the same. Now that’s not to say it stops me buying a high-end purchase… ‘if only’, I can hear my bank account saying! But it’s sometimes worth thinking about. So anyway, I wanted to tell you about my latest dupe discovery… this rather beaut palette from Lottie London.
Lottie London’s Nude collection features a mixture of shimmer and matte shades, rather similar to that of the iconic Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. They might not be exactlyyyy the same and they’re in a different order in the palette (which, who cares about that right?), but the looks you can create are almost identical. I use my Naked palette practically every day… and night for that matter, creating a natural daytime look or a bronzed smokey eye. I’ve been trialling out the Lottie shades to recreate the same styles and I honestly couldn’t have told you it was a different palette.
So the colours are great, but what about the formulas? I would say that the Urban Decay palette is ever so slightly more pigmented, but both layer up beautifully. Like with any eye shadow, apply a little primer beforehand and you’ve got yourself a palette of instantly bold, beautiful shades.
Coming back to my earlier point, the main noticeable differences between the two palettes is their packaging. The Urban Decay palette is super sturdy, features a large mirror and a beautiful double-ended brush. The Lottie London palette is plastic and has a much cheaper style of brush – one that I threw straight in bin if I’m honest. However, the Urban Decay is quadruple the price (yep, you read that right, quadruple!)! So if you want to splurge, then the UD palette is a truly beautiful purchase and I would highly recommend it. But if you just love the nude tones and aren’t so fussed about a nice brush, I’d snap up the Lottie London palette.
There’s a full review of the Naked 3 palette here if you want a little more info.