I love shopping at stores like Marshalls and Winners because they have a lot of great deals. In the last week alone, I found a Kat Von D lip kit, an Anastasia brow kit, and a Mac lipstick variety pack; all for under $15. I know; what a bargain!
I also came across a brand called BYS and their nude eyeshadow palette, called Nude. It caught my eye, mainly because it looked so similar to Urban Decay’s swoon-worthy Naked palette line on the outside. Then I saw the inside (and the price) and this new discovery blew me away!
Obviously, the packaging is similar, but so is the actual product. The brush the palette includes is also extremely similar to UD’s.
Urban Decay’s Naked:$85 (approx.)
BYS Nude: $15 (approx.)
That’s right; you can basically get the exact same palette for $15, and no one would know the difference.
So, of course, I just had to buy and try it out as soon as I possibly could. I didn’t notice a difference in terms of how it looks on your face or how long it lasts. The quality is equally as fantastic! The fallouts (the extra shadow that falls during application) were even pretty similar.
The only difference I found was that the Urban Decay brand didn’t need much time and effort to apply, whereas with the BYS, you need to use a bit more effort to see a vibrant difference. Honestly, though, I couldn’t really tell. I even showed my girlfriends, who are equally obsessed with make up, and they couldn’t tell a difference between the two palettes on either one of my eyes.
In case you have never heard of this company, BYS is an Australian, family-run cosmetics company. They only recently opened their online doors to international shipping, which is probably why most people in North America have never heard of them. PETA also recognizes them as a cruelty-free brand. So, if that’s important to you, as a consumer, it’s your added bonus.
All in all, I don’t think I’ll ever buy another Urban Decay Naked Palette again. $60 is a huge difference, and if I can save myself that money to use on something else, I might as well. I’m not picky about a brand name, but I am picky about quality and price, so this product is a win-win!
So, go out and get yourself this palette; this product will not disappoint you!