theBalm Sassy vs. UD Virgin
theBalm Sassy vs UD SinSin and Sassy ended up being a lot more closer than I though it would be, and I think that's due to Sin's frosty finish making it appear lighter than it really is. In color though, Sin is a champagne.
theBalm Stubborn vs UD SinThis was yet another surprise in terms of similarity. Obviously Stubborn is more of a pink, but when Sin is placed beside it Stubborn really brought out some of the pink in Sin.
theBalm Stubborn vs UD VirginThe similarity between Virgin and Stubborn lies in their finishes which are almost identical.
theBalm Standoffish vs UD SinOnce again, the finishes here are very close. The frostiness of both Sin and Standoffish puts such a glare on the shades that they look a lot more similar swatched than in the pan.
theBalm Standoffish vs UD SidecarSame story here as well with the frostiness but the taupe of Sidecar is more apparent.
theBalm Schitzo vs UD SmogSchitzo and Smog would almost be dupes for one another if it weren't for Smog's metallic finish. Schitzo is much softer, but not as pigmented.
theBalm Snobby vs UD Half BakedThe solitary golds of both the palettes are very different. Half Baked is much more of a true, metallic gold with Snobby being more of a buttery, soft gold.
theBalm Sophisticated vs UD HustleHustle and Sophisticated are one of the most similar combo in this bunch. The color and finish are almost identical. The only difference here is Hustle's a bit less pigmented and more plum.
theBalm Silly vs UD HustleThese two are very similar as well, with Silly having a bit more of a cooler brown base.
theBalm Selfish vs UD GunmetalWhile these both swatch as a silver, Gunmetal is much more cool and pigmented.
theBalm Sophisticated vs UD DarkhorseDarkhorse is a bit more similar to Sophisticated than Hustle since it's missing that hint of plum that Hustle has. It's just a little darker than Sophisticated.
theBalm Silly vs CreepSilly and Creep are hardly comparable at all despite there similar formulations and finishes. Silly has more of a brown-plum base while Creep has a black one.
theBalm Serious vs CreepIf comparing the blackness of Serious and Creep, Creep doesn't hold a candle to Serious. It's much more dark and pigmented. Creep however has shimmers whereas Serious is completely matte so they really are different colors entirely.
theBalm Sultry vs UD Naked & UD Buck
|L-R: Naked, Sultry, Buck|
PHEW!! That was a lot of pictures lol. But I tried to compare as many of the possibly similar shades between the 2 palettes so you'd get a clear picture of what's going on here. I don't know about you, but I really feel like although the themes of both are similar (nude, natural, naked, whatever you want to call it), you really are getting 2 distinctly different products here. Other than, I'd say, Hustle, Sophisticated, and Silly, there really aren't any near-identical shades here. The lighter shades could be considered kind of close but once you get into the really dark shades in Nude'tude it's hard to compare.
Another thing of note I think is that Nude'tude contains a lot more softer shades while Naked contains a few more metallics like Gunmetal and Half Baked. But while Naked represents it's intensity in metallics, Nude'tude focuses its intensity in bold colors, like Sexy and Sleek, which didn't have anything from Naked to compare to them.
So in conclusion, if you really like these kinds of palettes and you looking to add another one to your collection, I don't think you'll be disappointed in having both Naked and Nude'tude in your collection together. I've bought products before where it wasn't until I brought them home that I realized I already had something similar enough in my collection that I wasted money. So when I first got Nude'tude, I was afraid this would be the case. I'm very happy to say it wasn't though.
Even though I'm fine with having both palettes, I hope this post can help you decide the best decision for yourself. :)