Natural and Vegan Naked Palette Dupe
The neutral eyeshadow palette is surely a staple in every girls make-up collection – offering a simple shortcut to effortlessly pulling off the ‘no make-up’ make-up or just the simple understated go-to for everyday whether you’re heading to school or work. I must admit, I still used my Urban Decay Naked Palette until I found this natural and non-toxic dupe ‘Laid Bare’ Collection from Lily Lolo. It’s smaller than the original Urban Decay counterpart, but you could also say it’s a merge between the Naked palette and Urban Decay Basics palette. So how does it compare? Read on for my review!
Comparison with Urban Decay Naked Palette
So as I mentioned the main reason I purchased this palette is its uncanny resemblance to the infamous high-end Naked Palette from Urban Decay. The ingredients in Urban Decay’s eyeshadows (or any of their products for that matter) aren’t exactly what I want to put on my skin least of all my eyeballs, so sadly my most beloved palette had to be put away in the back of my make-up drawers. As you can see from the swatches the colours are very similar and I can see that all eight shades Lily Lolo have placed in their Laid Bare palette are an exact dupe for eight shades from the original Naked Palette (1st edition). These include four matte and four shimmer.
- Stark Naked – matte, nude pale pink beige – dupe for Urban Decay Virgin
- Au Naturel – shimmer, pink nude – dupe for Urban Decay Sin
- Skinny Dip – shimmer, golden bronze beige – dupe for Urban Decay Sidecar
- Shy Away – shimmer, smoky taupe – dupe for Urban Decay Toasted
- Lady Godiva – shimmer, rich gold – dupe for Urban Decay Half Baked
- Birthday Suit – matte, dark grey brown – dupe for Urban Decay Hustle
- Exhibitionist – matte, deep olive brown – dupe for Urban Decay Darkhorse
- Exposed – demi-matte, navy charcoal – dupe for Urban Decay Creep
The application of the shades are good: they aren’t as loose or super-shimmery as the Naked palette and are slightly more densely pressed into their eyeshadow pans, but it just means it’s less messy! As with all eyeshadows, green/natural or conventional, I still find I need a primer to prevent creasing (hooded eyelid problems) so I don’t mind that the Laid Bare shadows haven’t succeeded in this department. Compared with the Naked Palette, you do need to pack these shadows on a little more to get the vibrancy and intensity of the shades, though with just a little extra work adding a few layers, it looks amazing! I have noticed the shimmer shades have better colour pay-off than the matte shades. I must mention too that these colours are perfect for paler complexions. Incredibly multi-functional, you have all the shades you need for highlighting the inner eye and brow bone, defining the crease as well as darker shades to use as an eyeliner.
The plastic casing is nice, neat, compact, durable (I’ve dropped mine twice) and would fit great in a travel makeup bag. I love the large good-quality mirror that fills the whole inside of the lid and it’s actually a thousand times better than the terrible one that’s enclosed in the Naked Palette.
As for the foam applicator that comes with the palette – just chuck that right in the bin! It’s a shame that for the price it couldn’t come with a nice eyeshadow brush as the Naked Palette does considering you only get a small amount of product in each pan. I was actually pretty disappointed when I did get this in the post as I had really thought the palette would be twice the size – it weighs in at a total of just 8g – with each of the Lily Lolo Laid Bare pans at about ¾ the size of those in the Urban Decay Naked Palette. How amazing would it have been to do a palette the same size as that from Urban Decay! I mean they’re everyday colours so surely we’d want it to be larger for easier use and to last longer?
Vegan friendly with no carmine 🙂
Mica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Eryngium Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, [+/- Silica, Tin Oxide, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77742 (Manganese Violet), Ci 77510 (Ferrocyanide), Ci 77288 (Chromium Oxide)]
Verdict – Good!
Whilst the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Eye Palette is quite compact, it’s very practical and offers a good choice of everyday shades. I love this palette and reach for it most days, especially when I don’t want to use loose eyeshadow which can get a bit messy. Lily Lolo please create a larger version (twelve shades!?) including a dupe for Naked Palette 2 & 3! You can purchase this eyeshadow palette from Lucy Rose which offer free delivery (which is where I bought mine) 😀