Too Faced Chocolate Bar Vs Urban Decay Naked Palette | Which should you buy?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette or Naked Palette which is better

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette or Naked Palette which is better

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette or Naked Palette which is better

Hello Beauties! If you read my recent review of the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette (here) which was basically an essay, then you'll know that I got a whole lotta love for that palette and rightly so - isn't it just stunning? But I had a lot of questions sent in to me about how it compared to the Naked palette from Urban Decay, and as most people can't afford two high end neutral palettes in one go (I know I couldn't!), I thought I'd pop up a little blog post comparing the two and letting you all know which one I think is be better buy. 

First off, lets start off with the packaging. I love the packaging of the Too Faced palette, it's cute, sturdy and it keeps my eyeshadows well protected. On the other hand, I absolutely hate the packaging of the Naked palette. Whoever thought it was a good idea to use velvet on the outside of a make up palette needs to take a long hard look at themselves, its impossible to keep clean (I should know, I dedicate an unnecessary amount of hours to cleaning my make up!) and within a week of owning the palette, it looked so much older than some of the palettes that I'd had for years. However, the Naked palette does come with a brush, and a decent one at that - not a single foam applicator in sight! This isn't really a deal breaker for me though, as I always use my own brushes anyway, but I appreciate that if your brush collection is small, then this would be a nice added extra. 

As you can see, my Naked palette has been well loved. It's looking pretty dirty and one of the shades is now completely empty (sob). I bought this palette last year and it was my first high end neutral palette and I think I've used at least one of the shades everyday without fail, so I definitely got my moneys worth with that one! It comes with 12 shades, most of which are various shade of brown and gold with a few darker shades thrown in for good measure. The Too Faced Palette on the other hand, contains 16 shades and definitely has a wider variety of colours within the palette which is one of the main reasons I prefer it over the Naked palette. I feel that with the Too Faced palette, you get so many more options which allow you to create looks other than your standard (albeit very pretty) neutral looks. 

Formula-wise I couldn't choose between the two. Both palettes contain buttery, pigmented shadows with blend seamlessly. Too Faced and Urban Decay produce some of my favourite eyeshadows along with MAC so you really can't go wrong with either formula-wise. They're also pretty much dead on price-wise too which does make it harder to choose (although you get more shades in the Too Faced offering). 

But overall, if I was faced with choosing between the two, I'd go for the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette hands down. Now I'm not saying that I don't like the Naked Paette - it's still one of my favourites, I just think that the Too Faced Chocolate Bar has so much more to offer for the price. It has more shades, the packaging is better and the formula is wonderful and it's definitely a palette I will get a lot of use of year round. 

I hope this post has helped answer any of your questions regarding the similarities of the two! They are both stunning palettes, so whichever you go for will be a good choice, I just think that one has slightly more to offer than the other. 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x

20 comments:

  1. They are both so pretty; but I think the original Naked palette is just the perfect kit for a nude eye x
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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  2. Wow, you must really like sidecar to have practically finished it!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. Haha Sidecar is my favourite eyeshadow - ever! I think I'm going to have to purchase it as a single eyeshadow :) xx

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  3. This was such a fantastic little post and such a wonderful comparison! I've had my eye on the Naked palette for years but I think I've not finally been swayed to try something different :)

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

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  4. this was a great comparison. they're both really lovely palettes, and i find myself reaching for the chocolate bar palette more than my naked palette. there's so much more versatility!

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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    1. Me too! The shades suit my skin tone much better and I love the variety of browns they include in there too.

      Becky, you did a great job at comparing!

      xx Alyson
      The Beauty Vanity

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  5. I have the Naked palette and have been contemplating if I should get the Chocolate Bar as well and your comparison totally made me want it even more :)

    http://mmemento-mmori.blogspot.com

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  6. Ooh! This is so helpful, thank you! I've been thinking about buying a Naked palette recently, but was tempted by the Chocolate Bar one too. I may be indulging soon!
    Beth x

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  7. I NEED a two faced palette in my life!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  8. I don't have Naked palette but I love my Too faced palette so much I don't even think of getting the Naked one. It has such a variety of shades and while still being neutral palette it provides more options for different looks. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  9. I actually haven't tried either brands EVER but I have to say I like the look of too faced more it's so pretty xx



    Blonde Of Carbs

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  10. I have recently purchased the chocolate bar palette and the colors are so gorgeous!

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  11. I don't have the Too Faced but I got the Naked palette as I think the shades are more wearable and everyday xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  12. Think you are the only other person to agree with the velvet packaging...just why? Too Faced is one brand I need to try more!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  13. I got the Chocolate bar palette before I went for the Naked palette and I actually prefer the Naked palette. I just adore the shades in the Naked palette a bit more as they are more golden and I prefer that look. But I must admit, the chocolate bar palette definitely has some great colours and the packaging is much better! Also, it smells like chocolate......

    Dusty Foxes Beauty

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  14. I'm so glad I saw this, as I've been tossing up between the two. Too Faced is easy to get your hands on in Australia while Urban Decay is a little harder, so I definitely think I've made up my mind.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  15. I say Naked palette!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  16. Ohh it can be difficult to choose between these two~ ^ - ^
    I think that I would choose the Naked Palette though! ^ w ^

    www.thedailydollyblog.com

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  17. Great comparison! You've nearly ran out of Sidecar - I'm guessing it's your favourite?! :-) xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  18. This was super helpful! I already have the Naked 2 and was looking into investing into more of the naked palettes, but after reading this I'm definitely going to look into too faced xx

    Jess Louise | Beauty, fashion, lifestyle

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