Aldi Makeup, Yay or Nay?

Aldi Lacura Smoky Eye Palette
I have been meaning to try Lacura cosmetics in forever. Actually, I can pinpoint the exact moment my interest was peaked and that was when I first saw the Benefit dupes. I think there was a Hoola dupe in particular that I really wanted to try, but due to my already expansive collection of bronzers I thought I would save a little moolah on that occasion.

Aldi Lacura Smoky Eye Palette
However, fast forward to now and I finally found the Urban Decay Naked palette dupes and my mind was made up, especially since there was only one Smoky left on display.

The powder is a lot looser then you would probably expect to get in a more luxe palette. There was an awful lot of fallout, but to combat this I applied the base shadow using my finger for more tack and blew off any excess product.

The few times I have tried this palette it has lasted all day even without an eyelid primer. It went on very subtly, and overall this maybe more of a subtle palette despite its name. Well, I only paid £3.99 for it, it was never going to be really dramatic after first application but admittedly a completely buildable product.

Aldi Lacura Smoky Eye Palette
The Lacura Smoky palette comes with a brush, which is actually really good quality. I have used both ends a couple of times and the bristles have stayed firmly in place which is fab!

In all, the palette itself is absolutely beautiful to look at as there is a nice mix of shimmer and matte shades. The plastic casing feels a little cheap and flimsy, but that's to be expected for the price. Obviously it isn't a patch on any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes which are crazy pigmented, but if you were just in the market for an inexpensive and relatively mediocre smoky eye palette, then this is perfect for you.