Monday, 13 April 2015

Dupe | In the Buff Lightly Toasted Palette

I have heard a lot about how the original Naked palette is a classic for a reason, but being the student I am I couldn't bring myself to shell out almost £40 for yet another neutral palette. Seriously, how many do I need? Fortunately, thanks to Pixiwoo I heard about this great dupe from W7 called In The Buff: Lighly Toasted. I found this for under £4 on Amazon! For a quick review, swatches and comparison to the Naked palette keep reading.


There are 12 shades just like the Naked Palette, the packaging is tin and a double-ended brush is provided. I will say the brush is not great, one side has the dome shamed applicator that everyone knows is utterly useless, however the other side is quite dainty and appropriate for highlighting under the brow bone, the inner corners or even adding colour to the lower lash line.

It is styled very similarly to the Naked palettes. The tin packaging does mean that it will not look as dirty over time. The Naked palettes has a velvet covering and although that looks stunning and feels incredibly at first, it will be ruined within the first few weeks of using it. 

The lightest shadows are on the left and the increasingly darker shades are placed towards the right. Although I do think the last two should be swapped around, surely black is darker than grey? From left to right: Teddy Bear, Wonderland, Cracker, Happy, Lady Luck and Twister. 

Here are the darker shades. From left to right we have: Di Di, Delilah, Magic, It's a Dream, Up in Smoke and Dawn.

Now for some swatches, here are the first five shades in the palette. These are the lightest. Teddy Bear is a beautiful highlight colour with some shimmer ans a satin finish. Wonderland is a brighter, sparklier version of Teddy Bear with pink undertones. Cracker is a cool toned matte brown. Happy is very similar to Wonderland but with a taupe undertone. Lady Luck is a matte mauve brown, this shade was the poorest quality in my opinion, not much pigmentation although it would work well as a transition colour in the crease. These shades are the least pigmented in the palette, the mattes ones especially are pretty lacklustre compared to Urban Decay shadows but you can still see them so they are better than some.

The next five shades are swatched below. Twister is a beautiful deep shimmery gold. Di Di is a strongly pigmented dark olive shade with lots of shimmer. Delilah is a dark purple with multi-coloured shimmer, again very good pigmentation. Magic is a pinkish purple, again with shimmer. Its a dream is a silvery deep purple shimmer. These are the best eyeshadows in the palette in terms of colour and quality, I love the interesting shades and they have great colour payoff.

The final two shades are Up in Smoke (a black with multi-coloured glitter) and Dawn (a medium grey with mulit-coloured shimmer). These two shades are not as pigmented as the last five but are definitely more pigmented than the first five, they would do in a pinch if you wanted a smoky eye.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this palette, I can see myself using all the shades and for this price you can't really complain. Click here to get it for £3.80 as well. The paler colours are wonderful for highlighting and there are some gorgeous rich earthy tones that could be used during the day and at night. I will be using this pretty regularly. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post don't forget to follow and leave me a comment on what palette you have your eyes on. Take care.

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