Monday, 5 May 2014

REVIEW: Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette NUDES (NAKED Dupe?)

There have been rumours that a dupe for the Urban Decay NAKED Palette has been floating around, and I think I may have found it!

The Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette NUDES is uncannily similar in colours to the Urban Decay NAKED, featuring twelve shades ranging from warm nudes to deep smoky hues, with a healthy mix of both shimmery and matte shadows.

Below you can see a direct comparison of the Chi Chi NUDES Palette (top) and the Urban Decay NAKED Palette (bottom).

As you can see, while not all of the shades are 100% identical, it's a pretty close colour for colour match! So you can imagine that I was pretty excited to have discovered this palette, because Urban Decay is pretty difficult to come by in Australia (both of my NAKED palettes were gifts from friends who went overseas) and the NAKED palette is the only one from the series that I don't own.

But... the big question is that while the Chi Chi eyeshadows in the palette look like Urban Decay's, does it actually measure up? Read on to see my review!

Review: Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette Nudes


The Chi Chi palette comes in a plastic case with a see-through lid so you can see the shades inside. The plastic itself is solid, but I'm a little worried about travelling with it because I don't think it would be hard to crack or shatter if it was dropped. 

It snaps open and shut which is great, so it's secure unlike the NAKED palette which just opens and closes as it pleases. The palette itself has the same amount of product as the NAKED, but the case itself is quite a bit smaller (maybe half the size?). The packaging is very slim and sleek (think the size of a TV remote) so it looks super stylish on your vanity.

Added extras

Along with the palette itself, you also get two sponge brushes to help with applying your eyeshadow on the go. I'm not a huge fan of sponge-style brushes as they don't pick up much pigment and are a little more finicky than other brushes to use. 

But they're still better than using your finger tips (I find it fairly challenging applying powder shadows without some sort of brush), so I'm still glad that they are included. Plus they lock into place, so there's little to no risk of them falling out and getting lost.

Colour payoff & pigmentation

Compared to the NAKED palette, these shadows aren't quite as pigmented. But to be fair, the colour payoff of Urban Decay eyeshadows is pretty difficult to beat! Chi Chi gives it a fair go and the pigmentation is pretty good, though I would definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer before applying these to stop creasing and keep the colours vibrant.

The darker colours are definitely more pigmented than the lighter ones, but I'm more than happy with the colours overall. There's a great range of metallics and mattes, they apply pretty smoothly and this definitely does the job well if you're after a palette that can go from day to night very easily.


The Chi Chi palette is definitely great value for money, at $22.95 at Myer, which is really affordable when you consider that many pocket-sized eyeshadow palettes from Priceline are around the $20 mark. So in comparison to the NAKED palette, which is $54.00 on the Urban Decay website (and doesn't ship to Australia), it's starting to look like a pretty rad deal!

An added bonus; I actually scored mine in a makeup pack that included two Chi Chi eyeshadow palettes (this one and EXOTICS), a bronzer, a blush and two lip glosses for $15 on sale - score! Chi Chi often has sales on at Myer, so if you keep an eye on the catalogues, it's pretty easy to score an amazing bargain.

Have you tried the Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette NUDES before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment

  1. I've never tried either one but I want the authentic one ^^

    Thanks for the review.

    恵美より ♥


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