Friday, 22 February 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Since the release of this beautiful little palette, I knew that I had to have it! I love nothing more than a neutral eye, especially with easy simple colours all in one palette. 

The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is the third offering from UD from their Naked Palette range. Their has also been other extensions to the highly sought after Naked range, such as the foundation, beauty balm and flushed palette, all of which I have convinced myself I need. 

The packaging of this particular palette is a world away from the Original and second palette. The packaging is slightly akin to that of Nars, with a slightly rubbery feeling but with less tendency to gather finger prints. UD have also shunned their traditional twelve pan palette for a smaller six pan. I actually prefer it this way as it makes it more handbag friendly. The palette also houses a full size mirror that is perfect for application, being just the right size.

There are 6 shadows overall, 2 of them being completely new shades. The shades included are: 
Venus: A creamy champagne shade that is perfect for highlighting.
Foxy: A yellow toned neutral shade that has been previously featured in the Naked2.
W.O.S (Walk of Shame): A peachy toned beige shade, featured in the Build Your Own palette line.
Naked2: A simple tan colour, ideal for creating contours and shadows.
Faint: A mid-tone brown that quite cool in tone.
Crave: A simple matte black 
The texture of the shadows are soft and buttery which make them perfect for blending. I've been wearing W.O.S all over the lid with Naked2 and Faint blended into the crease and outer corner. I'm no makeup expert by any means but the ease of blending for these shadows makes the application look flawless.

It may seem silly to buy this if you have the other two Naked palettes but I think that this makes for a nice little addition to any collection. Personally, I do have the other two palettes but I think that I will get much more use out of this due to it being majority matte.  

I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves a neutral eye, or wants something easy to wear. This palette is available from UD Counters and online for £20


  1. great review! I just purchased this palette, but I haven't tried it out yet. I've been obsessed with UD's Glinda Palette! :)

    1. I was eyeing up the Glinda Palette yesterday, I'm hoping that I can get it in duty free when I go away next month :) x

  2. I love UD palettes, there is absolute nothing wrong with buying something which you don't need ;) especially staple products like these! xoxo

    1. It's definitely my new favourite product x

  3. I really like the colours in this, I have been on a spending ban for ages now and will have to go on a shopping spree very soon haha

    Tanesha x

    1. Definitely treat yourself to something after your spending ban, you'll deserve it :) x


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