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Urban Decay Naked Palette – vs – Chi Chi Nude Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a staple eyeshadow among many makeup artists for many reasons.  Consisting of 12 neutral colours, they suit any skin tone and can create so many different looks, from a bronze eye to a smokey grey – this palette is a must have for everyone!


The palette comes in a luxurious chocolate and gold velvet box with a beautiful eyeshadow brush.  You also get a travel-size primer potion which aids in maintaining a crease-free look all day. 


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You can purchase the Urban Decay Naked Palette from Beauty Bay for $58.80 including delivery.  The 12 colours are listed on their website at http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/urbandecay/nakedpalette/


The colours are:

– Virgin eye shadow (Nude satin)

– Sin eye shadow (Champagne shimmer)

– Naked eye shadow (Buff Matte)

– Sidecar (Beige with glitter)

– Buck (Brown matte)

– Half baked (bronze shimmer)

– Smog (golden brown shimmer)

– Darkhorse (dark bronze shimmer)

– Toasted (Taupe shimmer)

– Hustle (Mocha shimmer)

– Creep (black with sparkle)

– Gunmetal (dark grey with sparkle)


Word on the street is that Chi Chi is selling a dupe of this palette for around one third of the price.  Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to purchase the palette from Myer for a bargain price of $19.95!!!  At first glance you can see why people are saying this is a dupe of the Naked palette – the colours look almost identical.  The main difference at first glance is the packaging – the Chi Chi palette is in a cheaper looking plastic palette with two double-sided sponge applicators rather than a brush.


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When I first used the Chi Chi palette I must admit I was surprisingly impressed – the eyeshadows went on really nicely and the pigment was pretty good!  It was definitely a little messier than the Naked Palette and I had a fair bit of fallout, but nothing that can't be whisked away with a brush.  The colours blended well together.  A tick of approval from me!!!


I took some colour swatches of the colours from each of the palettes to compare – you can see that there are a lot of similarities, but a few of the colours are a tad different, for example the "darkhorse" colour is a lot darker and pigmented in the Naked Palette, and "half baked" is more bronzy in the Naked Palette.



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And under LED light:


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Overall, the Chi Chi is a great palette to have in ones personal makeup collection – I really like this palette and will continue to use it for personal use.  However, the Naked Palette is a bestseller for a reason – the quality is definitely more superior when comparing to the Chi Chi palette.  The shadows are a lot more pigmented and a little bit goes a long way.  So it's staying in my professional kit (no offence to Chi Chi!!!)


Rebekah Foxe
Makeup Artistry by Rebekah

Joel Madden’s Sydney Housewarming Party – special guests Simmone and Sam

You may remember back in January I published a blog post about two lovely girls from Townsville, QLD who travelled to Sydney to attend the Australia Day Cricket Test with Joel and Benji Madden!  I was lucky enough to do the girls' makeup for their dinner-date with the Madden Brothers!

You can read that post here: Simmone, Australia Day and the Madden Brothers


You can imagine my surprise when I received an email from Simmone a few months ago telling me that she had won yet ANOTHER competition, this time one sponsored by Vodafone, to attend Joel Madden's Sydney Housewarming Party!!!  I felt honoured to be asked to do the makeup for her again, as well as for her sister, Sam.

I attended the girls hotel room overlooking Sydney Harbour to do their makeup – the theme at this event was "Rock" so we went with a bold winged shadow smokey eye for Simmone, and an orange rock lip for Sam, with long lashes. 

The girls each wear Atelier Paris Waterfproof foundation, Atelier Paris concealer, Cinema Secrets cream foundation, Atelier Paris eyeshadows in various colours, MAC Magnetic Fields eyeshadow (Simmone only), Makeup and Glow gel liner, Elementwo Airbrush Blush, Sleek blush in Rose gold, and Red Cherry lashes (Simmone wears #217 and Sam wears #12).  Simmone wears lipstick Makeup and Glow Ash Rose and Tea Rose (mixed) and Sam's orange lips are Lime Crime Velvetine in "Suedeberry".

Here are the girls before and after photos (thanks for allowing me to post them, ladies!). 


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SAM before and after

And the girls dressed and ready to leave:

simone and sam

Last (but definitely not least) here they are with the main man himself, Mr Joel Madden (Vodafone official photograph):


I have spoken to Simmone since the event who said it was an "excellent night!"

She said that "the boys (i.e Joel and Benji) are intoxicating, she wanted them around forever, and is just so grateful". 

"The party was amazing", she says.

I am so pleased that she got to hang out with the boys again, both ladies are beautiful people (inside and out) and deserve the happiness this experience has brought them.

I look forward to doing their makeup again for the next Madden Event!!!


Vodafone's official LIVE BLOG page can be found here: 



Rebekah Foxe
Makeup Artistry by Rebekah




I decided to give the Bourjois Paris Healthy Mix foundation a go after seeing one of my favourite you-tube makeup artists, Zoe Karlis, recommend it in one of her recent videos.  The Video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JzKrWCNw5c


 Zoe is referring to my daughter "Sarah" at the start of this video – who is one of Zoe's biggest fans (and was totally stoked when she saw her mention her name!!!).


So last week I went into Priceline to pick up a bottle of the Bourjois Healthy Mix (at just $32), and to my surprise they had a free gift with each purchase – this cute little box containing a blush (golden rose), brush and mirror!!!! I love a FREEBIE!



So the verdict? I love this medium coverage foundation, and now wear it every day.  It is SUPER silky and feels very light.  I love the way my skin looks in this foundation (and word on the street is that it's identical to the Chanel Vitalumiere, which has been discontinued!!!).


So a thumbs up from me!


Rebekah Foxe
Makeup Artistry by Rebekah