Urban Decay Naked Palette

Urban Decay Naked

As a make up fan, this should have been in my collection ages ago.

It is much talked about, and much loved – and now I am going to talk about it, and love it too.

Urban Decay’s Naked Palette…. I can, would, and do, wear every one of the twelve shades. I can’t say that about many sets, packs, or palettes.

When I go away, I bring a few different eyeshadow combinations, different pots, different colours to mix, or use together. There won’t be a lot of need for me to do that after buying this. So far it has come everywhere with me – even to walk my friend’s dog. I did manage to do the dog walking eyeshadowless, but none the less, it was close by in my handbag.

Urban Decay put the naked palette together, with seven of their best selling shades, and five exclusive shades – Virgin, Buck, Creep, Hustle and Darkhorse. All highly pigmented. All very wearable. I’d be surprised if their individual eyeshadow sales haven’t dropped significantly – these all work so well together. I can’t find Sidecar as an individual eyeshadow now either. This was launched in 2010, but the ‘exclusive’ shades do remain exclusive to this palette. It comes complete with an eyeshadow brush, and a travel size eyeshadow primer potion.

Virgin – Nude Satin – NEW 
Sin – Champagne with shimmer
Naked – Matte nude 
Sidecar – Cocoa beige sparkle
Buck – Matte brown – NEW
Half Baked – Subtle bronze 
Smog – Gold brown shimmer 
Darkhorse – Bronze plum shimmer – NEW 
Toasted – Taupe brown
Hustle – Plum brown satin – NEW 
Creep –  Blue black metallic – NEW 
Gunmetal – Dark Grey Metallic

Although this palette is called ‘Naked’, it’s not that naked. You could easily do a stronger eye suitable for an evening. This is perhaps, about as naked as Urban Decay do it anyway. I do love green eyeshadow – in particular MAC’s Sumptuous Olive – so I would never say I won’t use another eyeshadow. But this is going to be a staple, day to day, item for me.

It retails at £36.00. An individual Urban Decay eyeshadow, is £13.00, so I think if you do enjoy experimenting, and not using the same thing every day, then this is much better value.

They have launched Naked 2, there is much talk of whether it is worth buying it, if you already own ‘Naked’ – too similar some are saying. It looks different enough to me. I love the quality of these shadows, and I find £35.00 for twelve wearable colours, good value.

For anyone outside UK, I really recommend – http://www.lookfantastic.com – free shipping, worldwide.

For the USA – http://www.sephora.com – free shipping over $50 (this is $48, so once they add tax it will be over $50)

Another UK option is Debenhams – http://www.debenhams.com

I’m going to get my hands on the Naked 2 – I will let you know if I think it’s a worthwhile purchase. I guess the answer to that will depend on how much you love eyeshadow!


5 Comments on Urban Decay Naked Palette

  1. Aine
    January 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm (7 years ago)

    I thoroughly agree Susie! This palette had been on my wish list for ages and I finally got it at Christmas. I knew that naked2 was about to be released but went ahead and got the original. It really does live up to the hype!

  2. Emma (fluff and fripperies)
    January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm (7 years ago)

    I just got this recently too – and oddly enough Sumptuous Olive is my fave MAC shadow – twinsies! xo

    • Susie Amy
      January 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm (7 years ago)

      Ah that’s so interesting! I just love that shade….

  3. Aideen
    April 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm (7 years ago)

    Was going to purchase one of these palettes but don’t know whether to go for the original or go for the 2nd palette, what do you think?

    • Susie Amy
      April 20, 2012 at 1:17 am (7 years ago)

      It would depend on your colouring. They are in stock in House of fraser – so maybe if you have a store nearby – I am assuming you are UK based which is possibly completely unhelpful – but try and look at them in a store if you can’t decide. Both are called ‘Naked’ I believe because they are easy to wear neutrals – fabulous palettes…


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