Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Vs. Urban Decay Naked 3

 Urban Decay Naked 3
Makeup Revolution Iconic 3

I won the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 Palette in a  giveaway a while a go, and soon realised that it was pretty much an exact dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 3 for a fraction of the price! All the shades are identical apart from the dupe of 'Dust' from the Naked 3, Makeup Revolution have formulated it to be shimmery rather than glittery which I actually prefer and find a lot easier to wear.  

The Urban Decay shadows are a lot more soft and buttery which make them highly pigmented, but also mean that you get a great deal of fall out.  Although the Makeup Revolution alternative is evidently not quite as pigmented, the shadows are slightly harder in texture which means that you get less fall out and overall, get a cleaner and more of a fuss free application. 

 Both sets of shadows blend seamlessly and are a dream to work with, which is surprising for such a budget brand! They even have decent matte's which is extremely rare for a drugstore brand so a big pat on the back to makeup revolution, I am impressed.

I did a look a few weeks ago (should've taken a photo, damn) where I did one eye using shadows from the Naked 3 and the other from the makeup revolution palette, and you honestly couldn't tell the difference.  I went out with it on and everything, you honestly wouldn't have known that they were completely different shadows that come in at very different prices.

I would definitely recommend checking out the Makeup Revolution dupes if you're on a tight budget, they are certainly more cost effective and almost as good as the Urban Decay ones for £33 cheaper.  It really isn't to be sniffed at!

Emily xx

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