Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection Palette| Review and Naked 3 swatched comparison.


In this months Boxy Charm, we received the Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection.

It retails for $50, and can be purchased, here.

It is paraben free, tricolsan free, fragrance free, and not tested on animals!

Here is a full ingredient list:

Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510)

It contains 12 shadows, some shimmer, some matte. It also has a mirror and a double ended brush.


Does this look familiar to you? I bet it does. I bet you are thinking, “hey, that looks just like the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette!” Well, you are not wrong.


The image above is from the UD site. The picture of mine got lost, and I didn’t have time to re-take the picture. But, you can still tell that they are pretty dang similar.

Pure Cosmetics Swatched:


  • Quartz
  • Sahara
  • Dune
  • Mojave
  • Sand Stone
  • Clay
  • Canyon
  • Dessert
  • Dust
  • Barren
  • Mirage

Urban Decay Swatched:


  • Strange
  • Dust
  • Burnout
  • Limit
  • Buzz
  • Trick
  • Nooner
  • Liar
  • Factory
  • Mugshot
  • Darkside
  • Blackheart

Between the two:

If I had to choose based on quality over all, I would go with the UD Naked 3. It isn’t as powdery, there is more variation in the darker shades, and the packaging is much better. But, the Pure Cosmetics palette is much cleaner than the UD palette. So, with the current green beauty mind set I am in, I can see my self reaching for the Pure palette much more. However, if I am buying UD dupes, I would not purchase this. I would go with the Silk Naturals Naked palettes. They are loose, but can easily be pressed. THey are also very clean, and I would rather be safe than sorry. And I personally like pigments.

A look with the Buff Collection:

  • I used Dune as my transition shade.
  • I put Sand Stone all over my lid
  • On the outer third of my lid, I placed Canyon.
  • To deepen up my crease and to define my lower lash line I used Clay.
  • To highlight my inner corner and my brow bone I used the shade Quartz.

Over all thoughts on The Buff Collection:

I was expecting to not like this palette at all, but I actually do. The shades are amazing quality, I feel safer and less guilty using it than I do the Naked 3, and the looks I have done with it lasted ages. However, I would not buy it for the full price of $50, but I also wouldn’t pay $52 for the Naked 3 again.

If you want to pick up this palette, for anything else from Pure cosmetics, I have a code for 25% off your first order of $40 or more. Type in BOXYCHARM at checkout.

I hope you enjoyed this little review and comparison. Thank you so much for reading! What do you think of The Buff Collection? What do you think of the Naked 3? Comment below! You can get more of my content on Instagram and Snapchat, just find manda_janette

XoXo Manda

4 thoughts on “Pure Cosmetics Buff Collection Palette| Review and Naked 3 swatched comparison.

  1. Am I seeing double ??!!
    In the naked 3 palette I don’t really like the shade ‘trick’, I feel like it’s too flaky and not as pigmented but the buff collections dupe ‘clay’ looks so much better !!


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