MUA – Make Up Academy – Undress Me Too Palette is here! – Swatches and first reactions review

Can you imagine how excited I was when I realised that among all of the packages of birthday presents for other people; my boy, my nephew and my man, there was a package which felt suspiciously MUA like! I had no expectations for it to turn up any time before Monday, really, so for it to be here already was an amazingly good surprise!

It’s taken me until now to get the blog done because I have a small person who takes most of my daytime attentions; but this one was so important to blog so soon that he’s been a good boy and let Mummy get some photos taken!

Firstly… Do I like it? Oh Yes! Is it as good as I hoped it’d be? Oh Yes!!

The colours are just gorgeous, I absolutely love the range of shades, they’re exactly the colours that I’ve been looking for, all in one palette, for £4 – MUA how do you keep managing to do it!

I’m going to stop teasing and add some swatches in here and then talk a bit more about my feelings about it after the pics, so here you go!

In natural light

Wish flash

Firstly, I want to say I know you can’t see the first shade. It’s an incredibly pale nude tone – I think it’d show up much better on people with a less crazily pale skin tone than me, though, it’s a lovely shade but it’s so very subtle that it’s hard to capture in photo – So you’re just going to have to take my word for it, it’s just a barely anything shade but it adds the slightes touch of soft, neutral colour and I think it’d be a fantastic base to help even out the colour of the eye lid.

As for the other colours, you can see them, aren’t they just stunning! You’ve got a goldy bronze, a neutral champagne, a reddish bronze, a matte taupe, a dark brown with gold shimmer, a paler brown with gold shimmer, a shimmery taupe, a very pale almost-taupe with shimmer, a copper, a dark brown with a lighter hint of shimmer and a matte almost black brown.

Firstly, sorry if my descriptions are rubbish, I’m not good at describing colours, that’s just how I see them. But honestly, I can’t say it enough, I absolutely love them. There’s only three matte’s but the shimmer colours all have a different strength of shimmer so you’ve got some who’re only just on the shimmery side of matte, if that makes any sense at all?!

The texture is just gorgeous. They’re almost all that soft, creamy, buttery texture that we already know and love from the Undressed palette, the only one that’s chalky is the last shade, and it’s such a heavily pigmented matte shade that you can’t really be surpised.

A nice little change, with this palette, is the fact that the shades have names rather than numbers! I love this. I know it doesn’t matter, really, we can refer to things by numbers, but I just like being able to call it by name, and the names are lovely (If not a little cheeky in some instances 😉 )

A lot of you are going to be asking if this is a dupe for the Naked 2 palette – I think from the in pan colours, alone, the similarities are there and if you want to compare swatches then have a quick google (Sorry, I don’t own the naked 2 so I can’t do the photos myself) Also, I think if I’d had the time to really build these swatches up then they’d have looked even more pigmented than they already do in my swatch, so keep in mind I just didn’t have as much time as I’d have liked and they are really nice, buildable colours.

Do I think it’s a dupe? Yeah, for me it’s going to save me spending a lot of money on something incredibly similar. The shades are so so similar, I have no need to look elsewhere.

I can’t wait to play with these shadows, seriously, cannot wait.

There are some asking what the differences between ‘Undress me too’ and the original ‘Undressed’ palette are and so I’m planning on doing another blog, tomorrow, showing you the differences – because believe me, they’re different.

If you want to see real life swatches I can only suggest you fork out the £4 for one of these, yourself, it’s worth it – Honest.


  1. Reb Mintoff February 8, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Oh wow! My boyfriend just ordered this palette amongst 2 other palettes for me and I can't wait to receive it! Was trying to decide between the Undressed palette and this one, and I'm glad I chose this one! Excellent swatches 😀

    • admin February 8, 2013 / 4:27 pm

      It's a very good choice, and lucky you, lovely boyfriend! The undressed palette is good, too, so maybe worth getting another time, they complement each other nicely 😀 But I think Undress me too is much more the sorts of shades I like.

      I'm planning on doing a post showing the undressed and undress me too together so people can see any similarities and differences, should be up tomorrow, it might be of interest 🙂

    • admin February 8, 2013 / 4:53 pm

      Oh thank you 😀

      Hope you get it soon, I'm sure you'll love it!

  2. Lux February 8, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    This is a gorgeous palette and the swatches are lovely! Too bad I already ordered from MUA, but I'll be sure to put it on my WL for next time 🙂
    Great review 🙂

  3. admin February 8, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Thanks 🙂

    Definitely put it on your wishlist, you won't regret it. I think I'll be getting a second one with the next order I do, my local superdrug doesn't have a very good MUA stand so, although I'm in the uk, I have to do most of my purchases online. I don't always like waiting but it's quite nice we have to wait, and build up a decent wish list as it makes it all the more exciting once we get to make the order and get a big delivery at once 🙂

  4. Shopping Lady April 17, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    I just taste some MUA products and the quality for that price is very good! This palette look so great, thanks for your opinion!
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