03/11/2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review & Swatches

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Hello everyone! I picked up this Naked Palette from Urban Decay a couple of months ago, and I only decided to blog about it now after I've used it quite a bit. I really like this palette; when I swatched them at the store I thought blah, neutral, blah - nothing exciting; but boy did I underestimate how versatile and useful these eyeshadows would be. Keep reading for my review and swatches!


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The palette is covered in luscious chocolate brown felt with gold lettering. Its a lot bigger than I envisioned it, but I like how much product there is. ♥

As for the eyeshadows themselves, they are gorgeous. They are well pigmented with lovely finishes. None of them disappoint.

Virgin is a satin creamy-white colour.
Sin is a frosty light pinky-taupe colour.
Naked is a satin pinky-brown colour.
Sidecar is a frosty yellow-taupe color.
Buck is satin medium brown colour.
Half-Naked is a frosty bright bronzey-gold colour. Looks similar to MAC Amber Lights.
Smog is a frosty bronze colour. A bit darker than MAC Bronze eyeshadow.
Darkhorse is a blackened-brown colour that is slightly shimmery.
Toasted  is a shimmery pinky-taupe colour.
Hustle is a dark brown with less shimmer than Darkhorse.
Creep is a slightly shimmery dark grey.
Gunmetal is a shimmery medium grey.

Because these are all neutrals, they are very easy to wear.
For a no-brainer 5-minute eye look:
1. I start off with an eyeshadow base all over the lid (MAC Soft Ochre paint pot),
2. Place Naked on the crease,
3. Followed by Sin, Sidecar, Half-baked or Toasted on the lid and lining the lower lash line,
4. And finish off with Virgin or Sin as highlight.
* If I want my eye look to be a bit more smokey I would use Buck or Creep on the crease or outer V.
5. Line my upper lash line with MAC Slick Black greasepaint stick.
6. Apply mascara!
And voila! Eye makeup done!

I also have just recently ran out of my HG eyebrow pencil, MAC Lingering brow pencil, and Buck eyeshadow saved my day :3

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This palette also comes with a double ended 24/7 liner which includes Zero (black) and Whiskey (brown). These liners are very soft to apply, but I am not to keen on these since my eyelids can be quite oily and these liners do crease on me. 


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I was happy to get the mini Urban Decay Primer Potion which has had so many raves in the beauty world. It apparently makes your eye looks crease-free and as vibrant hours later as if you just applied the eyeshadow. I haven't been using this much though, so I can't give my opinions on it yet x

I can't recommend this palette enough, but if you feel like you have enough neutrals, you could probably skip this. ♥

What do you think? Did you pick up this palette? xx
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6 comments

  1. ooh this looks soo pretty! i keep seeing it on everyone's blogs and i already have enough eyeshadow but i may end up breaking down and getting this, it just looks too nice!

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  2. I think this palette is so pretty but you're right, I have enough neutrals so there's really no sense in me purchasing this palette :(

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  3. i want to pick up the palette--it looks soo beautiful. and i don't have any urban decay shadows yet but i love their primer : ) thanks for the review and swatches!!

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  4. Me need this palette! ^^ Love the swatches too! You took awesome photos btw, what camera you use for these shots? Is it the Canon IXUS 110IS mentioned there on your right bar? =) Thanks for this review! Yay for Urban Decay!

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  5. I actually stopped reading your post for a second to go to the UD website and request a reminder for when this palette is back in stock.

    I have to have it!
    Great post, I love all these neutrals.

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