Friday, 31 January 2014

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Every beauty enthusiast and her mother knows about or owns the Naked Palette. I bought a whole bunch of Urban Decay products not too long ago and it's about time that I share my thoughts on this palette after having a bit of a play with it.

The packaging on the product is really unique but I personally don't like the velvety feel on the case because it is hard to clean if you spill your other makeup on it. I don't think that the packaging is practical enough with just magnets on the flap lid but that doesn't bug me too much because I know that I won't travel with this palette.

Inside is a really clear mirror on the lid which is really practical and it also comes with a Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush which made me really happy because I would have been disappointed if this gorgeous palette came with those silly little applicators that no one likes. The brush itself is really dense and feels like good quality and I think it picks up quite a bit of product from the pan unless the shadow itself is less pigmented than other shades. I use this brush to pat my eyeshadows on before blending it all out and I think it can even be used as a concealer brush.

The palette consists of 12 "bronze-hued"shades that can be paired in any combination ranging from a natural to sultry look. There are more shimmery type shades than matte shades in this palette which is a little disappointing but other products such as the Urban Decay Basics Palette is FULL of mattes which I love, makes up for that. The shimmer shades are super pigmented and I fount that when I was swatching, some of the mattes weren't as pigmented and creamy as I would have liked them to be.

I didn't experience that much fall out, but I would just recommend using a primer underneath. Which is lucky because the Naked Palette comes with a sample size Urban Decay Primer Potion which is fantastic for those who want to try out this product but don't want to spend too much moolah. If you use the shadows with a primer the colour stands out more and the mattes have more colour pay-off.

All photos were taken with natural light and no photo editing has been done. For each swatch I swiped once up and down in the pan and swiped once on my arm that had no primer or foundation. I think that this way you can see it's "true" colour.

During the day I like to wear "Virgin" on the inner corner of the lid and on the brow bone as a highlight, "Naked"on the lid and "Buck" in the crease and sometimes "Hustle" in the outer V to define my lid. The only issue I have is that I don't use all the colours. I rarely use dark, smokey colours on my eyes and I find that I don't really have a use for "Creep" and "Gunmetal". I might in the future.. but for now, not so much.

I do think that the Naked Palette is well worth the hype. The texture and pigmentation on these shadows are such good quality and it shows through how they apply and last. You can really create so many different looks due to the range of light to dark shadows. I do love this palette and I have high expectations for the other Naked Palettes by Urban Decay.

What is your favourite combination from the Naked Palette?



  1. Do you think I should get this? I have really been thinking about it, but it's just so much! and I'm only 15 but if it is really that good I may seriously think about getting it :)

  2. I love this palette! My favorite combination to wear is Sin, Naked and Toasted.


  3. I haven't got this palette but I'm totally lusting after the Naked 1 right now.

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