Before going on my no-buy, I ordered this from Superdrug online. I quite like the quality of the regular MUA eyeshadows so was excited to hear they were coming out with palettes in their new Professional line. I can't find the range anywhere in stores at the moment and Superdrug had a free delivery offer on all orders so I decided to pick this up. I've read quite a few rave reviews of this particular palette, the neutral toned Heaven & Earth palette.
I like the colours, they're very typical of the sorts of shades I gravitate towards. I've done some swatches:
Quality-wise, these shadows are creamy and pigmented. I think it's a total bargain for £4 and I know I'll get a lot of use out of it.
However, lots of people have been saying it's a 'dupe' for the Urban Decay Naked Palette since they both contain twelve neutral shadows. I decided to have a play and compare the two.
In all honesty, I don't think these two palettes are dupes at all. I tried swatching several of the shades together and aside from the two light, champagne shades from the MUA palette which are similar to Urban Decay's Virgin, I couldn't find any other shades which were exactly the same. There are also no shades which are even similar to Creep and Gunmetal. I think the textures are quite different too - the Urban Decay shadows are more silky than the MUA shadows and I prefer this texture to the creaminess of the MUA shadows.
I think if you already have the Naked palette then you don't really *need* the Heaven & Earth palette but since it's only £4, it won't break the bank to have both. If you're considering buying the Naked palette but it's not in your budget right now, the MUA palette is a nice and more budget-friendly alternative which will save you £31. If you desperately want the Naked palette, I'd tell you to save your £4 and put it towards the Urban Decay palette.
Do you own either of these? Do you own both? How do you think they compare?