So, when the lovely Aleksandra from Plumpish Beauty mentioned that she picked up the Back To Basics palette from Quo, the first think I asked her was how it compared to the Naked Palette. While she did not have the Urban Decay one, and I did not have the Quo one, we figured out how to compare them! So we got them together for a play date and I think I can safely say we were both SHOCKED at what we found!!
The Urban Decay one contains 12 full sized eyeshadows (1.3g each) and the Quo one contains a about 25% less product with 12 1g eyeshadows. But at half the price, it is still a cheaper palette. And since we as crazy beauty lovers tend to do, we rarely finish shadows, so I dont think the size difference matters much. At $25 vs a Canadian price of $60 (yes, it is a full $10 more expensive here!!) it is a steal!
And when we opened them up our jaws fell open. They'e basically IDENTICAL! Since Aleksandra had not yet swatched hers I wasn't about to swatch her shadows first, but they look like THE SAME PALETTE!!!
Here are the first four shadows (keep in mind my UD palette on the left has been very much used):
The next four:
The last four in the palette:
I am totally stunned. They look like the same palette. I am not sure how I feel about the idea that they basically copied the ENTIRE palette, right down to the full sized brush that comes inside. It seems kind of wrong to me. Kind of like beauty plagiarism. That being said, if they swatch well (we will have to wait for Aleksandra to swatch them) it is BY FAR the cheaper option for essentially the identical palette!
So I will be keeping a very close eye on the Plumpish Beauty Blog for her review of them! I hope you do too!