Smashbox Full Exposure v.s. Urban Decay Naked Palettes

Hi Lovelies,

As promised in my Smashbox Full Exposure review, I’ve prepared a side by side comparison to the original Urban Decay Naked, Naked 2, and Naked 3. I’ve also matched up Naked colors that are similar to Full Exposure colors. Without further delay, let’s jump right in.

Below is a close up shot of the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. 7 shimmer shades on top and the 7 matte shades on the bottom. Check out my Full Exposure review here for my overall thoughts on this palette. Keep scrolling for a complete visual comparison of all the palettes!

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Below is a photo of all the Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes together. If you’re interested in seeing a visual comparison of the Naked Palettes, click HERE.

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The next 3 photos are of Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette next to all 3 versions of the Urban Naked Palettes.

1)  Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette compared to the Original Naked Palette

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2) Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette compared to the Naked 2 Palette

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3) Smashbox’s Full Exposure Palette compared to the Naked 3 Palette

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Below is a photo of the SHIMMER swatches from the Full Exposure Palette (bottom half) matched up with colors from the Naked Palettes (top half).

  • S2 & Chopper from Naked 2: Chopper is a bit more pink and less glittery
  • S3 & Half Baked from Naked 1 & 2: Half Backed is more gold. S3 is more peachy.
  • S4 & Sin from Naked 1: Sin is more iridescent pink.
  • S5 & Suspect from Naked 2: Suspect is more bronze.
  • S6 & Pistol from Naked 2: Pistol is more brown. S6 is more plum/gray.

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Below is a photo of the MATTE swatches from the Full Exposure Palette (bottom half) matched up with colors from the Naked Palettes (top half). The Naked Palettes collectively don’t have many matte shades so I only found 3 shades that matched the Full Exposure Palette colors.

  • M2 & Buck from Naked 1: Buck is a bit darker than M2
  • M4 & Foxy from Naked 2: Foxy is a slightly more beige
  • M5 & Naked from Naked 1: Naked is a bit more brown

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In terms of packaging, the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette is slightly thicker than the Naked Palettes, but shorter in length. I love the sleek packaging and the magnetic close. I still think that the Naked 2 and 3 Palettes are more sturdy since they’re made of metal. But for a non-metal case, Smashbox did a good job.

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I hope this comparison has been helpful.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these palettes. Please leave your comments below!

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Mindy

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4 Comments

  1. Nikki
    January 12, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I haven’t used the full exposure pallet but it looks like you could get looks from Naked 1&2 all in the full exposure pallet.

  2. Isa
    January 2, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    So which one should I go for? I like both of them, but need to stay with one. Recommendation please??

    • January 8, 2015 / 11:51 pm

      That’s a hard question… All of them are great so don’t stress too much. 🙂

  3. November 16, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I loved this post! I’ve wanted to purchase the Smashbox Palette, but I really don’t find the pigmentation as good as the Urban Decay one’s and those are less expensive too!