Saturday, 8 January 2011

REVIEW - Urban Decay The NAKED Palette

Hi Friends!!
Back again with another review this time the hugely popular NAKED palette from Urban Decay!
This was launched in the fall of 2010 but thousands of make up lovers are still not able to get their hands on it due to the fact that it almost instantly sells out when it's back in stock and many stores are holding waiting lists for it. At first it was rumoured to be limited edition but it has been confirmed that it will indeed be part of their permanent collection! So is it worth all the hype? YES! YES! YES! Read on......

 This palette comes complete with 12 FULL SIZE, yes i said FULL SIZE eyeshadows!! That is incredible value for money! This palette contains 6 permanent shadows, 1 re promote and 5 NEW shades. They are as follows :

Virgin - New - A pale nude beige with a touch of shimmer -
Sin - Permanent - A pink champagne colour with a frost finish.
Naked - Permanent - A soft brown matte, very smooth and not chalky
Sidecar - Re-promoted - A brown bronze with shimmer hints of a red undertone.
Buck - New - A darker version of naked basically and the second of only two mattes again very smooth.

Half Baked - Permanent - A gold with a frost metallic finish beautiful colour
Smog - Permanent - A medium bronze shade with a frost finish. 
Darkhorse - New - A gorgeous deep chocolate brown with gold through it
Toasted - Perminent - A lovely dark pinky brown shade with a frost/shimmer finish
Hustle - New - Beautiful plummy brown colour with 

lovely soft shimmer finish
Creep - New - Blue/Black with Silver and Teal Shimmer, gorgeous colour!
Gunmetal - Permanent - A intense Blue/Grey Metallic

The selling price for this palette is £28/$44 and if you consider each UD eyeshadow sells for £14/$17 you can see the value in it! Even just buying it for the new shades alone you are getting a bargain.

Along with the palette you also receive a double ended eyeliner from their 24/7 range in the colours Zero and Whiskey.

And if that's STILL not enough you get a mini version of their fantastic eyeshadow primer! What more could you want?

The Pigmentation
Urban Decay are a wonderful brand that produce consistently top quality eyeshadows. The only negative thing i can say about them is sometimes their shadows can be overly glitterly (Midnight cowboy rides again and Uzi anyone?) You do not have this issue with any of the shadows in this palette. Sidecar can be a little bit difficult at times but just remember
pat your brush off well and you will be fine.
The pigmentation and colour pay off in all of these shadows are wonderful and the mattes are a dream! If more company's could get their matte formulas to be as smooth and as non chalky as buck and naked then i would wear mattes more often!

The Range of Colours
When i heard that UD was bringing out a naked palette that would be more towards the neutral end of the spectrum i didn't know what to expect as UD is known for it's bright bold eyeshadows. But when i saw the shadows i fel in love with them. EVERY shadow in this palette is wearable on a daily basis, there are some eyeshadows in UD palettes that i find very hard to incorporate into my daily make up however pretty they looked swatched! You can have an every day eye using the mattes, an out to lunch look combining the mattes with a bit of shimmer and you can really vamp it up for night time using creep and gunmetal!

Staying Power
You put these on top of their primer potion and these will not budge, fade or crease all day. No touch up's required.

Favourite Colours & Combinations
A soft put together look for work - Virgin all over, Naked on the Lid and Buck in the crease
Weekend daytime look - Virgin all over, Sin on the Lid and Toasted in the crease
Weekend nighttime look - Virgin all over (can you tell my fav colour?) Half Baked on the lid with a little bit of darkhorse & hustle in the crease.

When you can get it BUY IT! You will not regret it. Really nice size palette better than their book of shadows much easier to store and use. The shadows glide on and blend effortlessly and their is a look for every occasion. My top buy of 2010.

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Love Laura xx


  1. I finally got my hands on this well not literally am still waiting for my sephora delivery on Tuesday Great Review I have been on the waiting list for such a long time! Am glad I picked 2 up because they are sold out again Great review

  2. Thank you huni, glad you enjoyed the review :-) x