Feb 14, 2017 - makeup
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette
On today’s menu is one classic in the makeup world, the Urban Decay’s Naked palette. And from the very start of this post, I must say – this palette is everything! It is such a fine mix of neutral shades, but with certain diversity in terms of finishes. Nice balance of warm and cool tones that could satisfy everyone’s appetite for skin similar colours. I’ve been wanting her since forever. First, the price was rejecting me, then there were other palettes trying to mimic this one, and at the end, I’ve bought her, and it is continuous love ever since.
Naked palette, unofficially called Naked 1, comes in a nice sturdy box with the motive of crushed eyeshadows on the top. Inside of the box is classy brown velour that feels so soft and sophisticated in hands. Palette is made of the firm carton with a magnetic closure. The mirror is smaller than it’s popular nowadays, and below it is a naked logo. Shadows in a pan look so seducing, and the two-sided brush is also very sleek and usable. I really don’t get why people complain about the brush. How were they using makeup when brushes weren’t so overly affordable and reachable? This one in Naked palette decently does her job.
Now I am aware that you all know what colours this palette includes, but I will share my descriptions anyway. There are twelve eyeshadows that are mostly shimmery, except two that have a matte finish, and one is satin. Going from left to right there are:
- Virgin– pale nude beige, with a bit of pink undertone, satin finish. This one, in particular, is very similar to my skin tone, so it can’t be seen in all of its glory, but is still very beautiful and can compliment darker complexions.
- Sin – frosty light pink champagne. Sparkly and with a bit larger grains.
- Naked– matte soft darker beige, very in accordance with its name.
- Sidecar– shimmery, almost foiled brown with hints of copper inside.
- Buck– matte medium beige-brown, darker than the shade naked with high colour payoff.
- Half-baked – it is a beautiful shimmery gold with a metallic finish.
- Smog– shimmery brown bronzy colour, finely milled.
- Darkhorse– real brown, more of a matte finish with tiny golden particles. It is definitely different finish than the shimmery ones described before.
- Toasted– one more with a metallic finish, deep pinkish brown, very similar in texture to shade smog.
- Hustle– even deeper version of toasted, like a mixture of plum and brown, with soft shimmer.
- Creep– black matte with silver shimmer, very suitable for smokey eye look but with not so good quality. It is a bit chalky and swatches unevenly.
- Gunmetal– is a dark grey with a blue undertone, and silver shimmer, nicely pigmented.
What is in common for all shades is their amazing pigmentation. They are so rich in pigments; they blend easily and have nice and soft texture. There is also a lot of fallout so you should be careful when working with them, but in general, my impressions are way positive. There is no perfect palette on the market, and this one is very close to perfection. For a reason, it has a cult status and I am happy having her in my collection. It can be used for appropriate day looks, and the looks suitable for night time, as well. I highly recommend her.
At the very end of this post, I would just want to remind girls not to buy fake Urban Decay palettes. Instead of buying something made under suspicious conditions somewhere in China, that can really harm your skin, better choose Iconic palette from Makeup Revolution or any other “on budget” brand. Urban Decay products are available at Sephora, Galeria Kaufhof, and Douglas.
What is your experience with Naked palettes and do you like neutral tones?