DUPE alert! Urban Decay's Naked vs E.L.F. Spring/Summer Beauty Book

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oh I love my daughter's school's SLR camera much better than my digital camera. I redid all of the pics I've taken the last couple of weeks but haven't uploaded because of how crappy (blurry) my pictures are. Time for a new camera I think. lol We took these outside so you could see what the colors looked like under natural light. Photos have not been color corrected or adjusted other than in dimension size. Click the pic for a full size version (warning VERY large images).

Urban Decay's NAKED palette retails for $48 and comes with a brush. The problem is the fact that it's VERY difficult to find as Sephora, Ulta and Urban Decay quickly sell out. There is a less expensive option with Eyes, Lips, Face's Spring/Summer Neutral Beauty Book (click here for Target).



Urban Decay on top, ELF on bottom.
Left to right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sdecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Urban Decay on top, ELF on bottom.
Left to right: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sdecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

The colors are very similar however all the lighter colors you have to build up the color. The light five ELF colors I had to swipe several times to get it to be dark enough to come close to the UD's Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar and Buck. The colors are very similar but again there are differences such as in Half Baked being more yellow toned than the ELF color which is more orange toned.

Smog is more rich than the ELF color and it has a better payoff than the ELF color.

Darkhorse's ELF dupe was chalky and if I took a closer pic of it you may see that it left a bit of unwanted residue from being a bit chalky.

Toasted's dupe isn't as shimmery as Toasted in one swipe but it's pretty darn close.

The last three colors - Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal - and their dupes are also pretty darn close but I think the dupe for Creep is a bit lighter while Gunmetal is a wee bit darker.

For $5 it's a fantastic dupe but be prepared to fight with the lighter colors since the color pay off in the first five are not up to par with NAKED.

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Urban Decay, ELF, Target, Sephora or Ulta. Items seen in the pictures were purchased by me with my own money for my own personal use.


  1. GREAT post! I didn't even realize that the e.l.f. book was meant to be a UD dupe! I still want Naked...but now I want this too!

  2. i bought it last week! it was pretty good but it wasnt the same as the naked...

  3. i bought it pretty good for 5 bucks

  4. The e.l.f. is just as pretty but you get what you pay for. If you can spend the $$ on UD's Naked, do so.

  5. Wow, great find!



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