Urban Decay Naked Palette

If I had to live with just one eye shadow product for the rest of my life, it would be this. I’m sure this is the same for many more fans of this product. Besides the bold and somewhat fitting same the Naked palette seemed to come on at a time when the neutral look was picking up. Either way, very few palettes much the range and quality that you get in the Naked palette. For me, it still is way better than the Naked 2 palette in terms of colours.

The shades range from nude browns to bronze to darker browns and finally, darker greys. I will describe each shade in more detail further but there is good mix of matte and pearl shades. Perhaps the only shade missed is a matte black.

Virgin – This is probably my least used eye shadow from the lot, mostly because my skin tone is darker. It’s a pale matte powder. Very useful as a highlighter or the base eye shadow for lighter skintones.

Sin – It’s the perfect rose gold shade. Using this on the lid just lightens the entire look. It can also be used to highlight the inner corners. It’s beautiful pearl finish. The glitters are very smooth and there is no fallout.

Naked – It’s a light brown matte eye shadow. I think it’s a bit similar to Inglot’s 360 shade, it is a bit more lighter.

Sidecar – It’s essentially a taupe pearl finish eye shadow but it has more yellow than the grey associated with taupe. It’s much lighter than Mac Satin Taupe.

Buck – Oh, this one is a keeper. It’s definitely my most used eye shadow. Buck it medium brown eye shadow. It’s a bit lighter than my actual lid colour which makes it so worth it. It’s a matte shade; I know it doesn’t show up much in the swatches due to the similar skintone but it’s pretty opaque.

Half Baked – This one is a pearl finish gold bronze shade. The pigmentation in this is immense and it applies exceptionally well.

Smog – Smog is reddish brown with pearl finish. I find this a bit more difficult to apply, it’s not as pigmented as the rest of them.

Darkhorse – Darkhorse is a dark brown pearl finish eye shadow.  The microshimmer is very subtle and gold. This is one of the best shades. It’s perfect for making a smokey eye.

Toasted – Toasted is a copper colour pearl finish eye shadow. This in combination with Sidecar and Sin makes a beautiful rose gold look.

Hustle – Hustle is a very dark brown shade. The pay off isn’t as good as Darkhorse. The colour is buildable though. It’s a pearl finish with very very tiny red and gold microshimmer. It glides on like a dream.

Creep – Creep is on the grayer end of the shades and has a pearl finish.. It’s a dark grey or charcoal black eye shadow with silver microshimmer.

Gunmetal – Gunmetal is also one of my favourites. It’s a blue toned grey, very steel like colour with a pearl finish and silver microshimmer. This works looks better over matte shades and blends really well.

The packaging is gorgeous in a velvet brown case with a magnetic lid. It is prone to dust  so it’s a but tedious to keep it clean. There’s also a mirror (which I don’t use) but it gets caught with the powder too often. The eye shadow brush provided it adequate. Not the best for blending but good for patting on. You also get a tiny primer potion bottle with this.

The shadows for the most part stay on all day. I’ve worn them for 7-8 hours and they stay put and don’t crease. Compared to other eye shadows, this stood out the most of me. The application is buttery smooth and the finish looks very seamless. The eye shadow doesn’t settle into lines or crack. It looks like a nice smooth cover all over the lid. I have a lot of discolouration on my lids and even the lighter eye shadows in this can mask it very well.

The palette is not the cheapest on the block. There are some Maybelline quads or Wet n Wild palettes that are good neutral palettes, but the quality won’t be as good as this. You get 1.3g of each shade which is pretty goos even though it looks really tiny. The Naked palette has been a constant favourite. I carry it with me when I travel as it takes care of all looks I might need. It’s a must have.

Photos and swatches below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist

Name: NAKED

Colour : Neutral palette

Brand: Urban Decay

Product Amount : 12 x 1.3g

Pigmentation : Very pigmented

Consistency: Buttery smooth to apply

Finish and Texture : Combination of matte and pearl shades

Fall Out : Minimal fallout

Smudge-proof: No

Waterproof: No

Durability : 7-8 hours

Shelf Life : 6 months

Price : $50 ~ Rs. 2650

Available at : Sephora, maybe Strawberry.net

Overall : 5/5

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