This may seem like I am extremeley late on the bandwagon, as the first Urban Decay Naked Palette was released what seems like forever ago, and the second has been out for a while too, but I’m super happy to have this and wanted to share my thoughts on it. I actually got the Naked palette around my 21st birthday three years ago and loved it, but found it was getting forgotten about in the back of my make up drawer, and rarely got used. I decided to sell it on to someone who would give it a good home, but ever since I massively regretted it whenever I reached for other eyeshadows that just didn’t make the grade! Hence why we are here again, back with the Naked Palette, and how very happy I am to be reunited!
Urban Decay Naked Palette – £37.00 via Debenhams*
I’m not going to go into huge detail about the palette, as I’m sure you’ve read hundreds of reviews on it in the past, so I’ll keep this brief. It contains twelve eyeshadows, which are a mixture of matte, metallic and shimmer shadows, all based around the idea of creating natural eye looks (hence the name!). The set comes with an eyeshadow brush, and a mini bottle of Urban Decay’s brilliant Primer Potion. When I got this a few years back when it was first released, the kit came with a 24/7 Glide on double ended eye pencil in brown and black, which I loved, but I think the brush makes a little more sense to be added in the kit.
Look one: Virgin, Sin, Toasted & Darkhorse
Look two: Naked, Hustle, Creep & Gunmetal
Look three: Buck, Sidecar, Halfbaked & Smog
Above I’ve put together three quick looks to show you the different things you can achieve. Look one is what I’d describe as a wearable, natural day to day eye. Look two is a bit more daring, with a slightly smokey, smudged out effect that would be great for evening, and look three is using my favourite colour from the palette, sidecar, alongside three others to create a subtle glittery look, perfect for a party teamed with a slick of liquid liner.
As I said, Sidecar is my favourite, which is a lovely pale gold that is packed with shimmer, great for adding a bit of sparkle. I also love toasted and hustle which both have an almost pinky haze to them which works great against my blue eyes, and Sin is a gorgeous champagne which is great as a wash all over the lid. Nw I’ve got my eyes on the Naked 2, which is the newest palette in the range, but I don’t know if I can justify having so many neutral shadows! Have you tried either of the Naked Palettes? Which is your favourite?