$49 vs $16: Urban Decay Cherry VS ColourPop Give It To Me Straight Palettes

Dupes! Splurge VS Steal! However you want to say it I am here to tell you Urban Decay Cherry is a palette filled with dreamy colors. Yet Colourpop Give It To Me Straight gives you the same vibes for less than HALF the cost. I absolutely love high end makeup but nothing thrills me more like an affordable product that performs. Colourpop is officially in my everyday makeup routine and its not going anywhere. Urban Decay is as well. So when I received the Urban Decay Cherry palette I could not help to go grab my CP Palette next to it. I took a poll on my Instagram (come join the fam!) and soooo many of you wanted these swatch comparisons.

I am not here to say one palette is better than the other. I never do that with my dupes but I love to give you guys options especially if you are looking for more affordable products. Both palettes have the quality and pigmentation there. There is no denying that. At least in my opinion. However I personally this the CP Give It To Me Straight Palette is 100% dupe worthy of Urban Decay Cherry!  Some shades are different but if you are looking for this mauve/plum vibe and do not want to break the bank, you can do this with the CP palette!

Urban Decay Cherry Dupe
Colour Pop Give It To Me Straight Palette
Urban Decay Cherry
Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

Swatches: CP on the Right and UD on the Left


What I did was swatched the Urban Decay Cherry palette on the left side of my arm from lightest to darkest of the palette in order and then tried to match the CP shades to UD. After when I started playing more on my eyes I noticed I could have done even better. So after I list the shades in order I will also state which shades are pretty much in my opinion an exact match.

  1. Matter of Fact / Hot Spot
  2. Up Front / Caution
  3. Downright / Bang Bang
  4. Frank  / Feelz
  5. Truth Hurts / Juicy
  6.  Straight up/ Turn On
  7. BS / Ambitious
  8. Fourthright  / Bing
  9. TMI / Devilish
  10. Candid / Young Love
  11. BE Blunt / Drunk Dial
  12. Actually / Privacy

Urban Decay Cherry

As you can see there are many similar vibes here which is why I say this is most certainly dupe worthy. Some shades are very different and some shades are pretty much the same. Shades that I feel are almost identical to both palettes are below. Some I didnt realize till I put them side by side on my eyes or swatched next to eachother.

CP: Downright &  UD: Feelz

CP: Straight Up & UD: Turn on

CP: Candid & UD: Ambitious

CP: Actually & UD: Privacy

CP: TMI & : UD Devilish

CP: Truth Hurts & UD: Juicy

So out of the 12 shades 6 are almost identical with each other and some that are close may just be a shimmer vs a matte but its the same shade.  When it comes to these palettes its a matter of money obviously and what you are willing and wanting to spend but also your preferences for shimmers and transition shades. Either way I hope this helps you and shows you how truly beautiful BOTH of these palettes are! What do you guys think? I would love to hear your thoughts below.

Urban Decay Cherry Palette


Disclaimer: Both palettes were sent for editorial consideration by the brands. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio. 

Urban Decay Cherry

NEW MAC POWDER KISS LIPSTICK: Matte, Totally Reinvented

Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick: Matte, totally reinvented. Delivering a romantic blur of soft-focus colour, this weightless moisture-matte lipstick was developed to replicate a backstage technique: blending out edges of matte lipstick for a hazy effect. Its groundbreaking formula contains moisture-coated powder pigments that condition and hydrate lips. The result is the zero-shine look of a matte lipstick with the cushiony, lightweight feel of a balm – maccosmetics.com

Sometimes matte lipsticks can feel too dry and make our lips looked cracked and old. Meet MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick. The formula feels like you have on a lip balm. I do not know how they did this but WOW. This new lipstick formula is extremely comfortable on the lips. As I was swatching them they went on smooth and easy. Like your lips, when you swatch very matte lipsticks they do not swatch great. The red shades caught my attention right away. Style Shocked reminds me of a subdued Lady Danger. This shade is the perfect shade if you are new to a bold lip. Many of the more “bold” colors are.

As a disclaimer I did go back and forth a couple times for my swatches but they are pigmented and not sheer! I just wanted to get my swatch to look a bit straight and not super messy. On the lips these look exactly how they are described. However they can be worn as a more sheer look and very buildable. So much to love about this formula! I would say as you should with all lip products make sure to scrub your lips and prep them before hand. My lips are a bit chapped and were not prepped and you could see a lot of those lines when I was trying them out.

PRODUCT INFO: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

  • 16 Shades
  • $19.00 USD (Shop Them HERE) 
  • Provides Immediate Hydration
  • Feels Like a Balm
  • Soft Focus Color
  • Blurs Lines
  • Very Lightweight

Meet The Nudes: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

(Shop HERE)

  • Best Of Me – Pale Milky Beige
  • Influentially It – Nude Beige
  • Sweet, No Sugar – Clean warm pink
  • Scattered Petals – Pale clean pink
  • Sultriness – Baby blue pink
  • Mull It Over – Dirty peach
  • My Tweedy – Blushy Nude
  • Impulsive – Warm brown

MAC Nude Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

The Bolds: MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

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  • Mandarin O – Bright creamy salmon pink
  • Style Shocked! – Clean red orange
  • Fall In Love – Bright creamy fuschia
  • Lasting Passion – Clean bright red
  • Devoted To Chili – Warm brick red
  • Burning Love – Deepened red wine
  • Shocking Revelation – Clean blue red
  • A Little Tame – Midtone pink

MAC Lipstick

MAC Powder Kiss

I highly recommend these as the formula is something I have never seen or experienced before. Hope you enjoy the swatches below and let me know in the comments if you plan to grab 1 or 3 shades lol! Shop the lippies HERE.


DISCLAIMER: Products were sent for editorial consideration. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Links associated with BPAMC are affiliate links. Thank You for your constant love and support to Beauty Products Are My Cardio