CULT BUY: The $13 dupes for every single one of the cult Urban Decay Naked palettes.

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Urban Decay Naked palettes are the stuff of beauty legends.

Sleek, shiny and compact, opening up one of these 12-shade eyeshadow palettes feels like unlocking a world of smokey eye possibilities.

Getting your hands on one from Mecca is practically a beauty right of passage.

From textured metallics to creamy mattes, these staple products are as versatile as they are really pretty to look at.

But… they’re also expensive. $83 expensive.

While nothing can come close to their cult-like status, these dupes from BYS have really tried.

Yes, the packaging is a blatant rip off. And the switching of ‘Naked’ and ‘Nude’, not so subtle.

But for around $13 a pop, the above suddenly doesn’t seem so bad.

Below are the exact BYS dupes for the Urban Decay Naked palettes, swatch by swatch.

Warning: Staring at these palettes for extended periods of time may cause one to question… everything.

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $83

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Image: MECCA.

Dupe: BYS NUDE Eyeshadow Palette, $12.99

BYS NUDE Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette, $83

Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette
Image: MECCA.

Dupe: BYS Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $12.99

BYS Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette, $83

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
Image: MECCA.

Dupe: BYS Nude 2 Eyeshadow Palette, $12.99

BYS Nude 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette, $83

Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette
Image: MECCA.

Dupe: BYS Nude3 Eyeshadow Palette, $12.99

BYS Nude3 Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

"Yeeeeah, but not all of these dupes are exact matches," you say sceptically.

Correct. They aren't.

BUT their el-cheapo price tag means you can supplement some of the more specific tones and textures with colours from these other themed palettes.

BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette, $13.99

BYS Berries Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

BYS Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, $12.99

BYS Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

BYS Peach Eyeshadow Palette, $13.99

BYS Peach Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

BYS Cosmic Eyeshadow Palette, $14.99

BYS Cosmic Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

BYS Metals Eyeshadow Palette, $9.99

BYS Metals Eyeshadow Palette
Image: Mamamia Shopping.

The beauty world's general consensus is that the BYS palettes' pigment doesn't quite stack up to their pricier counterparts, but comes pretty close

A few tips to amp up the colours even more:

  • Prime your eye lids before applying your eye makeup for longevity - this Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer, $30 is a goodie
  • While you're doing your concealer, lightly blend the product on and around your lids to knock out any redness that might affect your shadow
  • Use a cream eye colour as your base colour - apply all over the eyelid and up to the brow bone - to give the BYS shadow something the cling to. The shades in this BYS Creme Contour Kit, $4.99 also doubles as a great neutral base for your eyeshadow.

Now, go forth into your day with a wonderful smokey eye and change for lunch.

Because, fake it 'til you make it, yeah?

Have you tried these BYS palettes? Do you think they're a good dupe for the Urban Decay palettes?

The women around Trump cover themselves in makeup, and Amelia Lester thinks she knows why below.

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