<data:blog.pageTitle/>

This Page

has moved to a new address:

http://www.dailybaileyb.com

Sorry for the inconvenienceā€¦

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service

Friday, October 19, 2012

Palette Double Take: Urban Decay's Naked versus Profusion's Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever
Profusion Midnight Fever
I spotted the Profusion Midnight Fever palette at Walgreens today and had to do a double take because it looked so much like the Urban Decay Naked Palette! Since it was only $4.99, I thought it would be worth doing a comparison for those still looking for an alternative to what is arguably the most coveted neutral palette over. Check out the pictures below to see swatches of both and the closest matches between the two. Overall, the color ranges are very similar but the quality of the shadows are miles apart. I've already review the Naked Palette before (as have many), so I won't talk too much about the stellar quality of the shadows here. 

The Profusion palette includes 10 shadows, two of which are semi-matte while the rest are shimmery. Overall, the pigmentation is good, but the texture is gritty. There are only two duds in the whole batch: the matte dark chocolate brown and the medium shimmery grey (the two are next to each other on the right hand side of the palette). The rest are okay and I would even even go so far as to say there are a few matches with the Naked Palette - namely Sin, Gunmetal, and Toasted. Still, the texture is not equivalent and the powdery-ness in the Profusion palette is very evident. 

If you are looking for a solid neutral palette with many similar, but distinct neutral shades, and you don't care about brand names or that your shadows consistently perform well, this is a great palette for the price. If, however, you already have the Naked Palette or are looking to fill the void by buying multiple  bargain-priced neutral palettes, you will not be satisfied with this. Put the $5 toward the Naked Palette. 

What do you think about the Profusion Eyeshadow Palette? Will you be buying it?

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever

Profusion Midnight Fever and Urban Decay's Naked Palette


Profusion Midnight Fever and Urban Decay's Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked Palette


Urban Decay Naked Palette


Urban Decay Naked Palette

Profusion on the left, Naked on the right

Profusion on the left, Sin on the right

Profusion on the left, Gunmetal on the right

Profusion on the right, Toasted on the right


Labels: , , , ,