Sometimes it's hard being a blogger, especially when it comes to products that everyone raves about but you simply can't afford yourself. I love make up as much as the next girl, but I'd much rather spend my money on gig tickets then expensive products, even if I don't quite feel like a 'proper' blogger without it. Don't get me wrong, I'll splash out every now and then but often I don't need to because I always get spoilt with tons of beautiful makeup at Christmas.
Urban Decay's Naked palette is something I've had my eye on for a long while now, but I've never quite managed to get around to buying it (there are too many bands to see!). Even though it's supposed to be an amazing product, I didn't know if it would be worth the money if I'm not going to get a lot of use out of it. What I really needed was a cheaper version, that way if I didn't end up experimenting with all the different looks I could create using it then it didn't matter!
So when I spotted this W7 In The Buff Eye Colour Palette recently, I just had to buy it.
It's super cheap, I bought it for about £2.50 as it was on sale in Next and I also get my staff discount, but after looking online it seems it never retails for more than £5 which is a huge difference compared to an Urban Decay Naked palette that can cost you up to £40!
It definitely bears a striking resemblance to Urban Decay's Naked, but at a much cheaper price it's more than worth it. W7's In The Buff Eye Colour Palette offers eleven beautiful nude shades that can be mixed and blended together to create the perfect casual look for daytime OR night time. Every colour is beautiful and fairly well pigmented, and it's easy to blend a bunch together to create whatever look you'd like to achieve.
It's kind of ideal for me because although I tend to experiment with my makeup a lot during the evening or for a night out, I do struggle to try out new looks when it comes to day-to-day makeup and this palette has everything all together to ensure that you can mix and match to make some beautiful new looks for yourself.
Here's one example of trying out a few different shades on my eyes. It was really easy to use, although I found myself using one of my own makeup brushes as opposed to the one that came with the palette as it wasn't ideal.
Considering it only cost me £2.50 yet offers everything the Urban Decay naked palette has to offer, I'm pretty pleased with this bargain! The shades are actually so beautiful and I can't wait to experiment with it some more.
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