Let's get naked! Naked Basics that is! Urban Decay have released an all matte palette of both warm and cool toned shadows and I'm going to talk about the palette today. There will also be swatches included below :)
Onto the Palette
If you have any of the other Naked palettes from Urban Decay you will know how great they are and this one is no different. In the palette you get 12 brand new matte shades exclusive to the palette. There are two rows - the top is more cool toned and the bottom row is warm shades. You also get a double ended brush great for packing on colour and blending.
The packaging is a sturdy plastic material And it comes with a huge mirror. I also like the fact that the mirror 'stands up' so you can leave the palette on a flat surface and the mirror will stay angled.
The brush in the palette is also good quality. My only criticism with it would be it is on the small side handle wise. While you can still use it with ease I personally don't like how short the handle is. A minor fault.
Next, the shades...
The shadows themselves are super buttery and blendable, Urban Decay are a brand do really good matte shades in general. They blend effortlessly while still being pigmented. A hard thing to achieve with matte shadows. There is also minimal fallout out with this palette. The black shade does tend to leave a few specks but I have yet to find a black shadow that doesn't do this.
Above you can see the top row of the palette swatches. I have super pale skin and I found the white (Blow) doesn't really show up on my skin but that works out great for me as it is the perfect base for any eye look. In order from L-R Nude, Commando and Tempted are fantastic crease and blending shades. They are great to create dimension when going for a simple eye look. Two of my favourite shades are Instinct and Lethal. These beautiful plum tones are stunning and perfect for autumnal looks.
The bottom row of this palette is warm toned and honestly, UD could have just released these six shades in a palette and you would have endless possibilities. Again the cream colour(Pre-Game) is a great base shade and beside it is the most incredible burnt orange (Extra Bitter). It is my favourite colour in the palette. . These shades are followed by two warm browns, Magnet, a lovely grey - which is such a unique colour. And lastly a charcoal black. The black is a small bit chalky but overall it is buildable and easy to blend.
If you are a lover of matte shadows. like me, this is a must have palette for you. There is so much you can do with these colours and so many different eye looks. It is also a great palette for everyday and travel as it is compact and light. The brush is ok but you probably will end up using different ones anyway. It retails for €47 which when you break it down is less than €4 per shadow.
You can buy it instore or online from Debenhams.
Have you tried this palette yet? What are your thoughts?
Until next time,