Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

I'm sure you've already seen a thousand reviews on this palette, but I'm still going to add my thoughts! Urban Decay has recently expanded their Naked line, and introduced a new mini palette: Naked Basics. At first, I resisted. I already own the original Naked Palette, and Naked 2. Did I really need another neutral palette? Considering I almost only wear neutral shadows, I decided that yes, I did need this palette in my life.

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The packaging is very reminiscent of NARS, as it is slightly rubberized. The packaging feels very sturdy.

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Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette consists of 6 shadows, 5 of which are matte. I know a lot of people are classifying this as an all matte palette, but the first shade, Venus, definitely has some shimmer. I personally like the addition of one shimmer shade, as this can be used as a highlight colour. 

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I was extremely impressed with the quality of all of these shades. They are all very creamy and highly pigmented. I did find Crave slightly chalky, but this was only a minor issue. 

Venus is a shimmery white satin 
Foxy is a yellow based cream matte
W.O.S. (Walk of Shame) is a light nude matte
Naked 2 is a brownish taupe matte
Faint is a darker matte brown
Crave is a matte black with brown undertones

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I've been wearing this palette over Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Barely Branded (reviewed here). I paired this palette with Stila's Smudge Stick in Damsel, and Maybelline's Rocket mascara. I love using this palette when I just want to wear an easy, neutral eye. This look is great to pair with a bold blush or lip colour, as it won't add to the drama. All of the shadows you need for a complete look are housed in this small palette, making it great for travelling. I also love the full sized mirror on the lid of the palette.

At only $32 CAD, I really don't think you can go wrong with this palette! The formulation of these shadows is incredible, they are creamy, blendable, and long-wearing, everything you would expect from Urban Decay. Have you already picked up the Naked Basics Palette, or is it on your wishlist?

14 comments:

  1. UD is just too fabulous!! Mendi has this palette and I may have just picked it up (even though I was supposed to be a no buys month! - vid to come!)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. This palette is a must have! I don't blame you for breaking your no-buy :)

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  2. I have been so on the fence about getting this! I only have Naked 2, but I feel like 2 of the 6 shades here wouldn't show up on me. I have to try swatching it! I'm hoping SDM stocks it again. :)

    It looks great on you! :)

    http://stephsbeautyboutique.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Definitely swatch it first, but I find the lighter shades are still great for lightening up a look, and as all over lid shades :)

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  3. Need to check this out. I wear a lot of nude eyeshadows ... this might be a perfect palette for me.

    Shia
    World According to Shia

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    1. This would definitely be perfect if you're a fan of nude shadows!

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  4. This palette is gorgeous xxx

    Your eyelashes are a dreamm... lucky girl :)

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/ x

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    1. Thank you so much, you're so sweet! :)

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  5. This is the only palette I have been using lately! Love it <3

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  6. The colours are very pretty. :) I am considering about buying this palette!

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    1. It's a great palette at a very reasonable price, I don't think you can go wrong with this one! :)

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Laura