Hey All Y’all!
Who doesn’t love a nude palette!?
I have a couple, I can’t lie.
Urban Decay is one of the most popular in this arena. I have Naked 3. I’ll be honest, I don’t reach for it as much as I should. Perhaps with Spring around the corner, I’ll grab it more. Naked 1 though has been on my want list.
And…. that is where this blog starts.
A while ago, PixiWoo (The Chapman Sisters on YouTube.) They are the ones behind Real Techniques brushes.) noted that the W7 In The Buff: Lightly Toasted palette was very similar and a much more affordable than Naked 1. I found mine on eBay for about $7 with free shipping. It took about 2 weeks to get to California from England.. Did I mention that W7 is a British company? They are. I’ve spent nights searching eBay and Amazon for their stuff.
The palette actually weight is a little less. I don’t mind this one bit. For traveling it’s a definitely plus. The product amount is very similar. This size is very similar as well.
The colors are beautiful aren’t they? You get a total of 12 shadows. The 2 matte shadows are good transition shades. 8 shimmer and 2 that are more glittery. The non-matte shades have a nice sheen to them. Even the glittery ones. It’s not a chunky glitter. As a mubleover40mumble woman there are times that I don’t want to bust out the glitter. *Shock* *Horror* 🙂
These are swatched in the same order as in the open palette picture.
The names (from Top to Bottom):
Dawn, Up in Smoke, It’s a Dream, Magic, Deliah, Di Di, Twister, Lady Luck, Happy, Cracker, Wonderland and Teddy Bear.
You get a mix of warm and cool neutral shades.My favorite is Di Di It’s dark coolish brown with (I think) a touch of olive and some bronze sheen.
They do have decent pigment. For some reason the pigment got even better after I did the above pictures! (The lighting of the swatch pictures is sad. It’s been overcast in SoCal.) They are soft. I appreciate a shadow that is buildable and easy to work with. The darker shadows last longer than the lighter shandies on me. This would make a wonderful first palette. The colors are elegant; school and work appropriate. So Pretty!
Here’s the photo from the Urban Decay site for comparison.
I think they are very dang close.
I’m in love with my W7 Palette. I just wish there were more easily available in the states. I have purchased several item from W7. I got a pink boxed blush (think Benefit) and recently I picked up the Bronzing Base (think Chanel). I was wearing the bronzer in my most recent Instagram selfie. These three products have made my a HUGE fan of this company.
Would I love to have all of the UD Naked series? You bet you shiny metal a$$. I love UD!!! I would love to roll around in UD eyeshadows, naked. (See what I did there? Naked palettes, roll around in them NAKED! Too much caffeine, today, Clare?)
This W7 palette totally sates the need for spending almost $40-$50 extra dollars. I could almost get the rest of the W7 palettes in the series for 1 of UD? The struggle is real.
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