Absolute NY Icon Eyeshadow Palette (Exposed) Review *Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupe*

Hi earthlings!


I spotted this particular palette at my local Watsons store. The packaging reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I swatched it and it seems okay and the price tag is affordable so I decided to buy it.

I've checked out the official website of the brand and there were 3 choices of palette to choose from. However the only one available at the moment is the Exposed palette. I would love to try the Twilight palette. Hopefully Watsons will bring it into their store soon.

100% similar packaging with the Naked 2 palette. I understand that the Naked series palette is a cult favorite among the beauty junkie which probably lead to different brands using the palette as a template in manufacturing their own palette. 

Ballet - Muted - Canvas - Toast - Nude - Nectar - Gilded - Cedar - Flirt - Java - Slate - Gunmetal

The palette comprises of 12 eyeshadow pans with 3 matte and 9 shimmer/glitter shadows. A dual ended brush was provided and frankly speaking, I am fond of the brush. The blending brush work wonderfully but the flat shader brush, not so much. It didn't packed the eyeshadow as good as I've expected it to be.

Ballet - Muted - Canvas - Toast 

Nude - Nectar - Gilded - Cedar

Flirt - Java - Slate - Gunmetal

P/S; All swatches were done without primer

The shimmery shadows are outstanding!
It swatches beautifully with even pigmentation and it shows true to its colour on the lid.

However the matte shadows are disappointing. Apart from having less transition colour, it also do not have a matte highlight shade for the brow bone. The shimmer shadow is simply too harsh for highlighting. Further, the pigmentation is a bit lacking but it did show up on my lid after I packed it on a few times.

Overall, this palette is a little bit above average. I'm not crazy about it but I don't hate it either. It blends easily and do not crease. I just wish there were more mattes thrown in it.

Outer corner - Java
Browbone highlight - Muted
Eyelid - Carli Bybel Palette

Eyebrow - Nyx Tinted Brow Gel (Espresso)

Mascara - Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 
Lips - Etude House Rosy Tint Lips 05 Baby Peony

Take care! XOXO


Izzah Farihah said...

Been skeptical about the palette every since I saw it @ watsons sunway pyramid a few months back but glad I found a review on it! Hehe


ieyra h. said...

Thank you so much for the review, Azwa! The shimmery shades are all crazy gorgeous. Just checked out their website, they seems to have a lot of makeup products but Watsons only bringing in this palette (if I'm not mistaken!) that's sad! Hopefully they'll bring in more items in the future. :D

~ieyra | babysoulz.blogspot.com

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