As I strolled through Mecca Cosmetica I spotted this...
NARS, I love you, but you make me feel like I'm looking at Urban Decay's Naked Palette.
Working clockwise from the upper left corner, let's breakdown the striking resemblance:
Belissma = Virgin (shade #1)
Alhambra = Half Baked (shade #6)
Silk Road = Sin (shade #2)
Galapagos = Smog (shade #7)
Bali = Dark Horse (shade #8)
Tzarine = Gunmetal (shade #12)
Please feel free to draw your own conclusions. I didn't buy American Dream, because I couldn't rationalise shelling out $85.00 AUS for something which closely resembles to what I already own.
Want to check out swatches of American Dream? Sabrina of The Beauty Look Book reviewed it on her blog recently.
So, what do you think? Coincidence, inspiration or a carbon copy?