Saturday, 9 February 2013

Differences between the shades in MUA - Make Up Academy 'Undressed' and 'Undress Me Too' palettes

Firstly. Just want to say Hello! To the new subscribers that have come aboard since my influx of views after my being posted on the MUA fb page. Thanks for checking out my page and deciding to subscribe, I really appreciate it and I'm really pleased to have some more people to write too! (I'll check out all of your pages once I get the opportunity!)



 The reason I'm doing this post is because, when MUA Make Up Academy announced the 'Undress Me Too', I saw some people asking what the difference is between this new set, and the original 'Undressed'. I just thought that some visual comparisons would help people see the differences, and help them either choose between which one they want to buy, or see why they could do with having both in their collections (I'm definitely an advocate of the second option, if possible you should get both!)

I'm just going to show you some swatches to begin with.

Original 'Undressed' palette

The new 'Undress me too' palette
As you can see, there's such a nice variety in the colours, the 'Undressed' palette has more warm toned neutrals, and the 'Undress me too' has cooler tones, but both have just the lovliest range of shades. And, side by side, the majority of the shades can be seen to be very different.

That said, there are still a few shades which do seem similar in some lights, and in the swatches I did there are a couple, so I've done some pictures of the ones that looked most similar, to me, and swatched them side by side so that you can see any differences between those particular ones in more detail. Obviously I'm not going to need to do that with all 12 shades from each palette, it's pretty obvious that the majority are really different. If anyone has any other shades that they'd like to see swatched side by side then please do just let me know, I have no problem doing some more if I know which ones people want to see the differences in.

L-R Undressed palette shade 7, Undress me too 'Fiery' and 'Wink'
L-R Undressed palette Shade 2, Undress me too 'Devotion''
I hope that this has helped. For those who want to know what's different about them, the pics above should show that, even the shades that look similar are, actually, quite different and in general both of the palettes offer a very different set of neutrals.

 If you're still wondering which one to get? Well that's, obviously, down to personal preference - Personally, I think that if people can afford it, they should get both. With the huge range of shades and tones, between the two palettes, you'll have such a wide range of  neutrals; a few nice mattes and some lovely shimmers, colours to suit almost every occasion. And for £4 each, most people can afford them. I, for one, am so pleased to have both sets in my collection, I see them as two very complementary palettes, they sit beautifully alongside each other and I don't see one as an alternative to another, I see them as different halves of a whole.

For those who're lusting after the Naked palettes then these seem like a fantastic alternative - I'd be lieing if I said I wouldn't like to try them, I'd love to see what the fuss is about and see what the quality really is like but do I feel like I'm missing out, by not having them? No, these palettes are flipping fantastic and MUA, as a brand, really do impress me time after time; I definitely have a huge amount of respect and loyalty towards them as a brand. If you want to try the undressed palettes then I'd really suggest doing it, and if you want to try MUA as a brand then why haven't you already?!

9 comments:

  1. I need to get my hands on the MUA undress me too!

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  2. I thought I was looking at my own blog when I opened yours haha!

    Alessandra xo

    http://www.cakescupcakescosmetics.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Hi Laura!
    Nice job with the comparison. I had already made a previous order of the Undress Me palette, but I just couldn't resist ordering the new Undress Me Too today. And I'm glad I did it! From your pictures I dare say that there's plenty of difference and it will be an interesting set to play with neutrals. =)

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  4. MUA Undressed is a pretty identical dupe for the UD NAKED Palette & Undress Me Too looks really, really similar to the NAKED 2 (:

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  5. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    @Lauraxamy you really do, I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed!

    @Alessandra, I'll have to check your blog out soon, hehe

    @Mauni - Thanks, just hope it helps those who are still a bit unsure - I think I'll be trying out new looks with both of them for so long, there's just so many combinations!

    @Farzana I totally agree. I don't have the UD palettes but from every swatch photo I've seen the similarities are just massive =)

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  6. Such a pretty palette. Can't wait to get my hands on this. Fortunately i have a bday before my spending ban ends hehe

    kate @ sparkle dust xx

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  7. Haha very fortune, I can see this being the sort of item that may break many spending bans 'Oh it's only £4 and it's so pretty! Hope the birthday faeries are listening and make sure you get it :D

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    1. and months later you have managed to break another (mini) spending ban!

      Although I'm good at doing that myself, it is nice to blame someone else for a change!

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