Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 | Urban Decay Naked 3 Dupe!

Hey everyone! I'm pretty excited for today's post because it can end up saving you TONS of money. When the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette came out, I thought it was just ok. Because, honestly, who would want pinkish shadows? (At least I didn't!)  So I happily passed up the whole 'hype' around the eyeshadow palette. But, after seeing SO many tutorials and realizing that my collection was missing pink and rosy toned shadows, I wanted the palette.

However, I could not justify spending $54 on an eyeshadow palette that in reality I didn't need. I began to look for dupes for the Naked 3, but the ones I found were not really dupes or still seemed pretty expensive. When I thought I gave up all hope, I randomly went on to coastalscents.com to see what was new. Lo and behold, the first thing that popped up was the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette! I have the first Revealed palette and they are pretty much exact dupes for Urban Decay Naked 1 and Naked 2. Not only did the colors from Revealed 2 palette seem very similar to Naked 3, but it was on sale for $9.95! That is a steal! Unfortunately, it is no longer at that price, but it does sell for $19.95 when on sale.
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 comes with 20 shadows that are shimmer, matte, and some glittery. The palette is very thin, which makes it storage effective, but has no mirror. The packaging is made out of cardboard and has a magnetic closing to keep it shut.

Below are the Revealed 2 swatches. The first 10 shadows are on top, and the second row on the bottom.
Revealed 2 Swatches
The shadows are highly pigmented and smooth. Lasting power of the shadows is excellent and stay on all day for me with an eyelid primer.
I took the liberty to number the shadows so you can see which ones correspond to the Naked 3 palette. I went to my local Ulta to swatch the Naked 3 palette as I do not own it. After swatching Naked 3 and Revealed 2, both palettes have similar textures and are both equally pigmented. There are a few shadows from Revealed 2 that are actually more pigmented then Naked 3.
Top: Urban Decay Naked 3
Bottom: Coastal Scents Revealed 2
Going from left to right (Naked 3 shade / Revealed 2 shade)
 1. Strange / 2
2. Dust / 4
3. Burnout / 5
4. Limit / 6
5. Buzz / 8
6. Trick / 9
7. Nooner / 11
8. Liar / 12
9. Factory / 14
10. Mugshot / 15
11. Darkside / 16
12. Blackheart / 19
Top: Urban Decay Naked 3
Bottom: Coastal Scents Revealed 2
Although some of the Revealed 2 shadows are not precisely the same shade as the Naked 3 ones, they are very close and I would definitely call them dupes! I definitely recommend checking out the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 before purchasing Urban Decay Naked 3. Not only are the shadows very similar, but you get to save $34. I am highly satisfied and no longer desire to have Naked 3 since these are pretty much the same.

Let me know what you think!
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14 comments:

  1. Oh my! I must get my hands on this!!
    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Sooo damn beautiful! I've seen this being swatched and compared on youtube a lot! I really love the colors and that it's a great dupe but I really really want to buy the naked 3 anyway because also of the packaging! I don't like that there are so many light colors in this palette too!

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    1. Naked 3 does have beautiful packaging! I personally don't mind the light colors. I actually prefer them! lol

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  3. Oh wow! What an amazing palette and such a great dupe. You're right, some of the coastal scent colours are even more pigmented! Definitely needing this. Such a bargain. :) xx

    Angela | The Sunday Chapter

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    1. Definitely a great bargain! I was surprised that some of the coastal scent colors are more pigmented! But they last the same.

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  4. Wow, such an amazing, affordable dupe! I already own Naked 3, but definitely curious about other Coastal Scents palettes :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I have only tried the Revealed palettes, but they do have several palettes with 80+ shades and they have every color possible!

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  5. I have to say I absolutely adore their packaging! I have never tried coastal scents, but I really want this one!

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    1. They do have cute packaging! If you can, get the chance to check them out!

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  6. Oh this one has way more variation compared to UD Naked 2!

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  7. for someone who isn't lemming the naked 3, i'd say it was close enough and worth the price difference.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. That's the good thing about it!

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