With Urban Decay that is, lol. I was so excited when I saw a few of these at my local Ulta, so I just had to take that opportunity to purchase this because they usually sell out right away as they get restocked. I wanted to squeeze in a few more EOTDs before doing a review, but currently my eye is irritated or I have a pink eye - I'm not sure which one it is, ahaha. So for the time being, I can't really do any eye looks. I'm hoping by the weekend it'll clear up, so we'll see about that. I also wanted to let you all know that I'm working now as well as going to school so I'm going to be much more busy nowadays. My job requires me to work overtime so I'm not sure how often I will be posting which is why my surprise giveaway has been extended to Sept. 5th. I'm still waiting on some items I've ordered for the giveaway so I'm hoping it shows up soon so I can finally post up the prizes. Also, please join my gift card giveaway, it ends this Monday. Any who, let's get back to the review. Just to let you know, this is my first ever palette from Urban Decay. I've used some of their single shadows before, but I've never purchased any of their palettes, lol.
BRAND: Urban Decay PRODUCT: NAKED Palette PRICE: 44USD AVAILABLE AT:Urban Decay, Sephora & Ulta PROS: Great For Everyday & Work, Portable, Versatile, Packaging CONS: Only 2 matte shades, Some Fall-Out, Packaging Would I Recommend? Yes
The packaging is divine - it's a chocolate with velvet texture and the word "NAKED" is printed on with gold foil. The only issue I find with the packaging is that if I accidentally get the cover slightly dirty, it was difficult for me to clean it up. The gold foiling on NAKED also flakes off - not a lot, but I don't know why it does because I've never touched it, haha.
The shades that you get in this palette - click the first image to view in full. I'm pretty sure you all know the names by now since its such a coveted palette and pretty much everyone has this, lol. There are twelve shades in this palette - two matte shades (Naked & Buck), the rest are satin, shimmer, metallic and glitter (Creep). The only shadow I've experienced some fall-out so far is Creep - it's a deep charcoal with silver glitters running through it. The other shadows I don't really have an issue with. My favorite colors in this palette has to be Half Baked (metallic gold), Virgin (super pigmented off-white shimmer), Toasted (metallic pinky-plum brown) and Darkhorse (deep cool-brown).
Swatches are done without a base. You can definitely do an array of looks with this palette. From school, work appropriate to even clubbing/dramatic looks. These are really smooth, pigmented and blends like a dream. I know that for most, the price may be a little much. But if you think about it, the price for one Urban Decay eye shadow is 18USD, which makes it around 216USD or so +tax if you were to purchase them individually. So you're getting a good deal with these UD palettes. NAKED is a must for neutral lovers who want to spice up their looks on occasion. If you own this palette, please let me know what you think about them!
Here's a look I did using this palette. Click here. Talk to you all soon!
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