Tuesday, 24 April 2012

I Got NAKED! - Palette by Urban Decay

"Everybody wants to look good NAKED! Far from a group of boring beige shadows, Naked Palette's long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous neutrals, including FIVE NEW shades, and includes our pro-quality Good Karma Shadow Brush.”

So I'm going to try keep this short and precise, I know there are so many reviews on this palette, but I am new to this palette so I'm sure there is someone else out there like me, a beauty junkie who may be considering the 'Naked palette', so this review is for them and anyone who may have lost touch with their beloved Naked palette :) Plus every review is different so I'm here to share!

Texture & Payoff:  Each and every one of the twelve shadows that are in this palette are soft, buttery and extremely blendable. I would say that using a primer is optional, depends on how oily your lids are but either way the shades go on and stay on quite well. They tend to move around quite a lot and fade towards the end of the day without a primer though. The payoff varies slightly from colour to colour but all are very good and a little goes a long way. Some of the more shimmery ones have a little fallout, also on my NC42 skin tone 'Naked' is literally the same colour as my skin so it doesn't show up when blended, swatched heavily it does and is really nice on my lids as an all over natural colour - like my lids but better! I also recommend doing your base after your eyes to make cleaning up easier due to some fallout.

Colour: The colours are amazing and so versatile, I pretty much use all them equally and I have only had the palette a few days and have enjoyed playing around with every colour. I use these shadows for during the day and for going out - Urban Decay’s only truly versatile palette, I didn't like the other palettes but I  might pick up Naked 2.

Packaging: You get twelve full-sized shadows housed in a long palette with a mirror in the lid & a magnetic closure. This palette comes with a shadow brush which is good quality – quite like a MAC 239 in shape and size, I noticed previously the Naked palette came with a double-ended pencil liner. The palette is covered in felt-like material which feels and looks really nice but the down-side is that it attracts dust.  I also got a cute sized Urban Decay Primer Potion which is a bonus.

The 12 Colours:
  • Virgin:  A shimmery creamy warm white
  • Sin: A highly shimmery cream with a touch of peach
  • Naked: A matte light latte cream
  • Sidecar: A highly shimmery cream-gold, with glitter bits
  • Buck: A matte medium brown
  • Half-baked: A shimmery warm gold with a very smooth texture
  • Smog: A shimmery deep gold-brown
  • Darkhorse: A shimmery dark bronze-brown
  • Toasted: A metallic soft brown with a touch of grey and a faint hint of pink
  • Hustle: A shimmery deep brown with a faint touch of burgundy
  • Creep: An extremely pigmented shimmer black with glitter
  • Gunmetal: A metallic shimmery dark grey

Price & Availability: This palette retails for £36.00, I had a Debenhams beauty card with enough points to get £10.00 off so I paid only £26.00 for it, such a bargain!!! But I still think at £36.00 it is still great value for money for three reasons: 1. A single Urban Decay eyeshadow costs £13.00 and you get twelve in this palette, do the maths! 2. Each colour is so wearable and versatile colours create lovely looks and 3. The shadows last ages because of the good pigmentation.

This is hands down a brilliant palette, I'm looking forward to taking this away on holiday with me and I won't need anything else - though I always take like everything with me because I'm so OCD like that. But it's very useful and the packaging is a gorgeous velvety chocolate brown exterior, which makes it look sleek and sophisticated, some people have complained the case gets dirty but I haven't found this I guess it depends on how you keep it, I'm a clean freak always wiping and cleaning things!

If you’re an eyeshadow lover and don't mind yourself some shimmery finishes, Urban Decay’s Naked palette won’t disappoint. It includes two matte shades–something I’ve always looked for in my palettes, I always buy matte shades from MAC more than shimmer because I like them and I now have a matte palette from MAC and a shimmer mix palette from Urban Decay! There is definitely a good mix of neutrals, smoldering neutrals, and darker, smokier colours. There is nothing about this palette that’s a miss - real hit!

Love Love Love Urban Decay Naked Palette!

Dyno x

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