I was strolling through the Wal-Mart cosmetics department last week and this Hard Candy Palette caught my eye.
As a huge fan of the Urban Decay naked palette how could it not?
It looked very similar so I had to bring it home with me.
Hard Candy Naturally Gorgeous Palette on top, Urban Decay Naked Palette on bottom
Looks similar, but is it a dupe?
Well yes and no.
Swatch 1&2 UD Virgin & HC shadow 2. Swatch 3&4 UD Half Baked & HC shadow 4. Swatch 5&6 UD Smog & shadow 5. Swatch 7&8 UD Hustle & 10. Swatch 9&10 UD Buck & HC 7.
As you can tell from the swatches above there are several good dupes, but the problem I have with this palette is the quality.
I’d say only about 5-6 of the 10 shadows have good payoff with the other 4 being very very chalky.
I don’t know what to say I have such a love hate relationship with this palette.
I guess I’ll just go ahead and say if you have the money to spend buy the UD Naked Palette. The quality is amazing and I can’t say enough great things about it. It’s the best $50.00 I ever spent on a palette hands down.
If you don’t have the money or you’re very young or new to makeup then this is a good palette to learn and play with and you can find some good dupes for the UD Naked Palette without spending a lot of money. Keep in mind though that the quality won’t be the best.
Anyone else try this palette before?
What were your thoughts?