Sunday 15 July 2012

Eye Love... MUA Cosmetics Undressed Palette

All my other eyeshadows are redundant right now, because I am in love with this palette! It has caused a lot of hype, but rightly so! For a mere £4.00 you get 12 gorgeous eye colours, 3 matte shades and 9 shimmery shades. The mix of taupe, bronze, gold and brown shades, with a blue and black shade thrown in for good measure, is very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Palette (check it out for comparison here). You also get a double ended eyeshadow brush.

Top Row = Shade 1-6 / Botton Row = Shade 7-12

The three matte shades are Shade 1, 3 and 5 on the top row. 

Now for the swatches! Unfortunately I couldn't manage to just take a picture of each row, so I've cut the palette in half to take the pictures, hope this isn't too confusing!

Shades 1-3 and 7-9
Left to right: Shade 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

As you can see the two matte shades (1 and 3) aren't very pigmented. I've been using Shade 1 on my brow bone and Shade 3 as a base colour.

Shades 4-6 and 10-12

Shades 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12

With primer I get a good six hours wear out of these. Below I am wearing Shade 2 all over then with Shade 9 blended into the outer third of my eyelid.

The Verdict

Buy it! I really love this palette for so many reasons; the price, the range of shades, the fact that the colours are so wearable and so many of them go so well together, the pigmentation of the shimmery shades... It's going to be a makeup staple for me! Are there any negatives? The case isn't the best quality but pah! It's what inside that counts. I also prefer my E.L.F eyeshadow brush, which has bristles rather than pads like the one provided, but that's my personal preference.

Do you have any MUA Cosmetics palettes? Which is your favourite right now?

Beauty Bird xx


  1. I really need to buy this. I've seen nothing but good reviews on it xx

  2. Gorgeous shades, love the look of this one!

  3. Every time I see a review of this, my heart sinks, I seriously need to get my claws on it! The Heaven and Earth palette is a lovely alternative though, but shade 12 on the Undressed one has sold it to me! Thanks for a great post :) xx

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! I haven't tried Shade 12 yet - I'm slightly colour phobic when it comes to eyeshadow - but I will give it a whirl!x

  4. This is such a lovely palette, really want it! x


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