How To Spot A Fake Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Sometimes when things are too good to be true then they probably are. I got this palette in an online forum. Maybe I wouldn’t know that what I got is a fake item until someone told me that the seller I bought from in that forum is selling fake items. To help you and our other friends here, I’ll post some tips on how to spot a fake Naked 2 Palette. Hope it helps!
If someone didn’t say that this palette I got could be actually a fake then I wouldn’t know. It looks legit but upon inspection I did learn that it is really a fake.
The word “Naked Palette” should be golden brown in color. On this one it’s in a dark brown hue. It hard to know if it is fake if you’re buying it online and are only relying on their pictures since we don’t know if the picture is of the actual product they will be sending to you.
The metal casing should be warmer in color. It is quite difficult to compare it if you haven’t seen the real Naked Palettes. The color of this fake one is like a cool brown almost.
The print of the embossed “URBAN DECAY” should be perfect. It shouldn’t go beyond the embossed letters.
You’ll notice that the print is not exact with the embossed word “URBAN DECAY”.
The metal casing looks really thin and prone to dents. If it feels too light and thin then it is probably fake.
What are the other things that I noticed?
- The glue markings are still visible
- There are dents on the metal casing
This is a high street product and I think palettes like this that cost around $50 should at least be more presentable than this one.
It might not be evident from the picture but the font is quite “long and thin” compared to the font in the real Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. Also, the label for every eyeshadow should be in the center.
Take a look at Half Baked and Blackout, whose labels are not centered
The fake one has 3 holes unlike the original one which has only two.
The brush looks legit at first but when I touched it, it feels flimsy.
The blending brush part is splayed all over.
While the shader brush is quite stiff.
The color of the brush is also too yellow.
I can’t comment on the pigmentation and staying power of the shadows since I didn’t swatch them. In case you recently bought an Urban Decay Naked 2 or Naked Palette which you suspect might be fake, try it immediately. I’ve read that fake Urban Decay Naked Palettes are quite powdery and their pigmentation is not good.
- Buy from reputable online stores. I recommend Carefreeshopper and Digital Traincase from Multiply.
- If possible do meet ups if you’ll transact with other sellers
- If you have a friend who has an original Urban Decay Naked Palette you could bring her product to the meetup of course compare her palette to the product for sale.
- Trust your instincts.
I had a dreadful feeling from the start but I didn’t mind it since this was 50% off the original price. I’m actually a little traumatized from that experience; I get a cringing feeling whenever I see someone selling Urban Decay Naked 2 Palettes. All in all it was a great lesson for me. Good thing I was only duped with a small amount of money and not thousands of pesos. Never ever will I like a fake product especially a fake cosmetic product since they’re applied on the skin, eyes, or lips. We never know! Hope you’ll never encounter anyone selling fake Urban Decay Naked Palettes.
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