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.
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