I’m so scared someone is going to throw a rotten tomato at me if I don’t do a swatch comparison of Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, Sleek & Spice, and Nude Compliment. I’m probably doing you a complete disservice but unfortunately I rarely have time to dig through my stash and just list every single dupe there is for another shade I review. If I blogged full time I’d def try to commit to doing something like that but I don’t and I find it a real chore to search through my stash and try and find dupes of everything I post about.
What’s equally exhausting is people asking me is that a dupe for this is this a dupe for that. Oh lawd. It seems like everything has to be a dupe for everything else. Most recently I get a lot of questions about the newest Maybelline Dare to Go Nude Tattoo Eyeshadow shades so I decided I’d end all the discussion about the most popular shades being dupes for a shade already in the permanent collection, Bad to the Bronze, as I feel like it isn’t a dupe of the two newest shades and I’m unsure really why people might feel they are similar. I’m probably missing something here but I suck at shade comparisons anyway so don’t take my word for it but here are some swatches so you can decide for yourself.
Plus if I’m honest at $5.99 each I’m almost positive the world won’t end if maybe sorta kinda Bad to the Bronze resembles something you already own! It’s not a $30 eyeshadow so we should be ok!
Bad to the Bronze, Nude Compliment, and Sleek & Spice
The main difference between Bad to the Bronze, Nude Compliment, and Sleek & Spice is the fact that Bad to the Bronze is a warm bronze where as the other two shades are taupes with different undertones. Or at least that’s how I feel about the shades. If anything at all in my swatches below you’ll notice that Nude Compliment and Sleek & Spice are pretty similar where as Bad to the Bronze really isn’t like these shades.
Bad to the Bronze
Sleek & Spice
I dunno in my opinion Bad to the Bronze isn’t like these shades and I do think it is worth grabbing the two others. Now Nude Compliment is more of a traditional smoky taupe where as Sleek & Spice has more browner undertones in my experience so again, the shades look very close to the same shade swatched but on eyes are considerably different.
That’s about it
I hope this helps end all the questions about the two shades being a dupe for Bad to the Bronze and helps you decide if you need these newer shades!