Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cherry on Top - Using Naked Cherry Dupes

The Naked Cherry Palette from Urban Decay is the very first Naked palette from the brand that I did not purchase. While I love the concept of the palette, I honestly feel that I have most of these colors in my collection already, some several times over. To test out this theory, I visited the best place on the web to find makeup dupes, Temptalia.com

Here is the link to check out dupes for yourself:


I used a combination of looking at swatch photos on Pinterest and Temptalia's dupe list to figure out which color combinations I wanted to use. After sifting through my collection and picking out the colors that matched the best, I got to work creating an eyeshadow look.

It should be noted that since I have not actually seen the Naked Cherry Palette in person, it is hard for me to say for sure if the colors I chose are true dupes. However, I feel that the colors I used were in line with other pictures that I have seen online.

It seems like many of the matte shades in Naked Cherry can also be found in the Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Palette. In fact, after seeing some of the looks people created on YouTube, this palette seems more Peach than Cherry to me.

From the Too Faced palette (pictured above), I used the following colors: Just Peachy (dupe for Juicy) in the crease, Just Ripe (dupe for Devilish) on the outer corner of my eye lid, and Peach Sangria (dupe for Bing) along the lower lash line.

To the left of the Too Faced Peachy Mattes Palette is the Wet n Wild Rose in the Air eyeshadow palette. Color #8 in this palette is also a dupe for Bing, which I used on the inner 1/3rd of my lower lash line.

In the picture above, the bottom 2 individual pans are Makeup Geek Tuscan Sun (dupe for Feelz) & Mai Tai (dupe for Bang Bang). I started my look with Tuscan Sun on the outer 1/3rd of my eye lid, taking it just slightly into the crease. I used just a touch of Mai Tai on the inner corner of my lower lash line.

The 2 individual eyeshadows in the top of the above picture are Urban Decay ABC Gum (dupe for Caution), and Urban Decay X (another dupe for Bang Bang). ABC Gum will work as an under brow highlight for some. However, it is just a little bit too dark for my skin tone. I mixed in with a little bit of Super Mom eyeshadow from Tarte to lighten it before using it to down blend. 

For my main lid color, I used Warning from the Urban Decay Full Spectrum palette, which is a dupe for Ambitious. 

I had a hard time finding a cruelty-free dupe for Urban Decay Privacy. I settled on Passion from the Anastasia Norvina palette. In reality, Passion probably leans a little more plum, while Privacy is more of a reddish brown. I used this to darken the very outer corner of my eye look, and took it along the outer portion of the lower lash line.

If you have the Anastasia Subculture palette, Dawn is also a possible dupe for Caution according to Temptalia's dupe list. 

For my lower water line, I used Trish McEvoy Glamorous 24-Hour Eye Shadow Pencil (pictured above). I used a black Kohl Pencil from Milani to tight line. 

As I was going through my eyeshadow collection, I came across a discontinued eyeshadow from Urban Decay called Cherry. I wonder why Urban Decay didn't use this palette as an opportunity to bring this color back using their new formula. I always loved the color of their Cherry eyeshadow. It is a bright super light pink that reminds me of the lipstick that was popular in the 80s. The only issue some had with it was the fallout from the chunky glitter, a problem that could be remedied by using their current formula. 

Many have noted that the Naked Cherry Palette could use another darker eyeshadow in this palette. I agree that adding a deeper shade that could be used as liner, or to darken the outer corners of the eye would probably add more versatility. This is especially true for those with a deeper skin tone. This palette has a lot more light to medium shades than I would have liked. Most notably, it is missing a true cherry red in my opinion


Here is the final look:

My first thought when I was done, was that this looked quite similar to a look I created using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. I intentionally stayed away from the Naked Heat Palette when looking for dupes to ensure that I wasn't trying to convince myself the colors in it were too close to Naked Cherry. 

I also think I have created similar looks with my Wet n Wild Rose in the Air eyeshadow palette.

Creating this look has only confirmed that I do not need to run out and buy the Naked Cherry Palette. Perhaps if I see & swatch this palette in person it will change my mind.

What do you think? Do you own the Naked Cherry Palette?

Also, don't worry my review of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Lip Liners will be coming. Since I added one of the new highlighters from the brand to my order, it has been slightly delayed. 

Thank you for reading. Do you think the Naked Cherry Palette is more ๐Ÿ’ or ๐Ÿ‘? Comment below.

All of the products in this post were purchased by me. I do not get paid to write reviews. All opinions are my own.

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