The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a cult classic in the beauty world. There’s no doubt as to why it has stood the test of time. An array of beautiful neutrals, bright shimmers, rich golds and deep smokey shades.
With the Naked palette being so popular, it can be daunting to try and put out your point of view without repeating what the world has already said about it, but as always I have my own spin on things, so here it is!
Firstly I want to apologise for this post being a few days late. I explain in a bit more detail in my video below, but I have been sick. I wasn’t sure when I would be able to film another video. Once I was able to film I had to schedule in a posting date, as this weeks video is a collaboration.
If you saw my UK Haul post last year you’ll know that I was a little late to the party when buying the Naked palette. While it’s ‘cult status’ made me very curious to try it, I thought ‘it’s just another neutral eyeshadow palette’ and questioned if it was worth the price tag.
It was when I was in duty free that I first had the opportunity to swatch the Naked palette. I was instantly blown away by the quality. I think it’s obvious that I didn’t walk away from the Urban Decay stand empty handed. (For anybody who may be looking for a more affordable option to the Naked palette, I uncovered a great dupe in my Postie+ Haul.)
Every single shade in the Naked palette is neutral, so they will suit any skin tone. The colour selection is laid out from light through to dark. There are a few matte shadows in here enabling you to do some basic eye contouring. The rest of the colours are shimmers, and for me, this is the huge selling point of the Naked palette.
Each shimmer shadow has so much pigment, and with one finger swipe (below) you can see how much colour payoff you get. The texture is so smooth and there is very little in the way of fall out.
When you buy the Naked palette, it comes with a sample of the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. Of course using this primer does improve the wear of these shadows, but that is universal. I always recommend using an eyehadow primer when you need extra longevity. I do not experience creasing or fading of the shadows when I wear them all day, around 10 hours.
Overall you can tell I am a real cheerleader for this palette. Whether you use the Naked palette everyday, or it’s been collecting dust at the back of your makeup hoard, there are always new looks to try. This weeks video should bring you some inspiration.
As I mentioned above, this weeks video is in collaboration with Sharon from BondBeautyful. Sharon has an awesome beauty channel on YouTube which you can visit here. If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to both of our channels! Also make sure to also check out her Naked palette tutorial below.
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