Every girl feels a certain affinity for neutrals. They’re comforting and classic, forming a staple in most makeup collections – whether you use them to enhance your natural beauty or to make dramatic changes. And when it comes to eyeshadows, a palette of neutrals is a must-have, covering day to night, casual to formal, and everything in between. They’re versatile and can help you pull together a look that works, even when you’re short on time.
The Chi Chi Nudes Palette is here to meet all of your neutral needs. With 12 velvety soft, highly pigmented shades, including mattes, highlighters and metallics, this is a universally flattering palette. You’ll never tire of creating enticing new looks, complimenting and contrasting shades like a pro! I use them all so regularly, I’m not even sure I could pick a favourite. But also, I literally couldn’t tell you my favourite, since the shades are not named in any way, which feels like an oversight. It would be a classy addition to the Chi Chi palettes.
The sleek and sturdy palette comes with a clear snap-lock lid and two small eyeshadow applicators, but a proper eyeshadow brush would give this a higher quality feel. I don’t know anyone who uses eyeshadow applicators – they don’t blend, and the fall out from them is insane. I’ve already thrown them away!
And of course, DUPE ALERT! This is a perfect dupe for the original Naked palette from US brand Urban Decay. But at just $22.95, the Chi Chi palette is a much better choice for anyone on a budget.
Obviously there’s a difference in the packaging, but the shades themselves are almost identical. The Chi Chi shades are marginally less buttery and pigmented than the Urban Decay shades, but this is simply a reflection of the $30 price difference. The Chi Chi palette is definitely still comparable quality. They both have minimal fall out and a highly blendable formula. They apply easily when dry, or you could raise the drama by applying them wet. Chi Chi haven’t included a mirror, but my Naked mirror cracked not long after I bought it and I’d never do my eyes without a full mirror anyway – so while it’s a nice inclusion, I do find it a bit redundant.
Ultimately, the Chi Chi palette is ah-MAZ-ing value for money, and it’s an Australian owned company, so even though I have a few gripes with the packaging, I’ll be choosing it over the Naked palette any day!
Chi Chi Nudes Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette 16g RRP $22.95