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Monday, January 07, 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette






Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: £20*

I've never tried Urban Decay's first Naked palette but I have the Naked2 (full post here). When I caught wind of this miniature version of matte shades I was really excited as the previous palettes were full of mostly shimmers.

Naked Basics has six matte shades ranging from an almost white to a carbon black. I like to use Venus (tiny hint of shimmer) on the brow bone and also in the inner corner of the eye - it's very, very pale so I use a light hand. Foxy (also in the Naked2 palette) is a perfect base to counteract any redness and followed by Walk of Shame this creates a beautiful neutral lid. Naked 2 is applied to the outer half of the eyelid and blended, with Faint in the crease. Finally, Crave is used as a liner - I prefer to use a tiny brush to tightline the eyes as I like the finish of liquid liner better.

Compared to the larger palettes, this is a great little set for every day and for travelling. The packaging feels a little bit rubbery (although not quite as much as say, NARS packaging) so could be prone to getting a tad grubby but I've not had any problems so far. I love this for on the go as Crave also makes for a great brow shade for me too, so it helps me to further streamline my makeup bag. The fallout is noticeable and a bit of a pain so I use a foundation brush to just buff underneath my eye before powdering the rest of my makeup. These shadows are beautifully pigmented and extremely easy to blend, so the Naked Basics palette would be a great addition for any eyeshadow obsessive or an equally ideal starting point if you don't really use shadows and don't know where to start. Simplicity can be pretty!

What do you think of this palette? Have you ever used any of the Naked series? Do you prefer mattes or shimmers?

62 comment(s):

  1. urban decay thought of such a clever idea, but personally I think it's overpriced! x

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    1. Overpriced ? You got 6 full size eyeshadows for that price. I am not a big fan of this palette either but this is not overpriced at all!!

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  2. I received this for Christmas and I'm really looking forward to trying it out, I've got both the Naked palettes and I love them, but they're not really very easy to carry around.

    I'm a big fan of matte shades, I find shimmers sometimes run a little and I don't like the look of slightly shimmery/glitter cheeks when that happens!

    tashaajaynee.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm not sure what it is about this palette but i actually don't see the hype around it, i'd just rather have a mix of shimmers and mattes i suppose! Your nails look gorgeous btw.

    Zoe | zozeze.com
    x

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  4. emma you're just so gorge! x

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  5. omg your nails!!!


    http://lavieenliz.com

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  6. I love the eye look you've done, I just don't think I need to add another palette to the mountains that I don't use already!!
    I'm going to try and recreate that look though!
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
    x

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  7. I never wear eyeshadow but I decided to buy this last week to start me off. I love all the colours and I'm really not a fan of brighter shadows x

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  8. I love this look. I don't really use eye shadow unless it is for a night out but this look is lovely for day time x

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  9. Ugh this made me want the palette even more! Beautiful shades!

    http://surlacinquieme.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Looks gorgeous, I've not used a Naked pallette before but I'm reallu interested to try and see what all the fuss is about :) I feel so behind the times haha x
    Lovely blog xx

    Vicki x

    www.missvlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I really love this idea/palette. The colors in it are great and I like that they are all matte. I've never been much on shimmer eyeshadows. This is definitely something I will be purchasing as soon as possible.

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  12. this looks really lovely, definitely going to think about investing in it. xxx

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  13. it has such beautiful shades! really need to get my hands on it! xo

    vintage-teapot.blogspot.com

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  14. I've seen this on loads of blogs recently and totally fallen in love with it! I have the original Naked palette but it's very shimmery. This palette looks great for smoky eyes during the day, I love that the shades are matte too. Sounds like a great product
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  15. reaaaaally want this pallete, it looks lovely on!
    xxx

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  16. I bought it, I really like it. Perfect for travelling and kind of unique to get a palette of only mattes, usually everything is shimmery.

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  17. Such perfect colors. Thanks for sharing <3

    http://jetsetbabe.com

    Br,

    JetsetBabe

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  18. I really want this palette, but unsure if I even need it..
    I love matte eyeshadows though! x

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  19. These are wonderful colours! xo

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  20. Great review, this palette looks gorgeous! The fact that you mentioned that Crave is a good eyebrow colour has made me want it even more, as it would match my eyebrows too xo

    http://onewaybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. thanks for posting your review ive been thinking about getting this and youve really helped! the colours look gorge on your eyes :)

    withkittyinmind.com xxx

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  22. this is perfect! i kind of hope they do a mini of the shimmers as think they are beautiful! x

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  23. I really want this! Such an amazing price too! :)
    http://juffielovesstyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Thanks for the review, this looks brilliant, love that the shades aren't all shimmery, I prefer a nice matte shade anyday! x

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  25. The palette is so cute and the way you have done your eyeshadow is so pretty.

    allthingscass.blogspot.com

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  26. I seriously need this palette in my collection! I love the Naked palette but it's a little bulky to carry around!

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  27. So many people I know have been getting these lately, I reallllly want! xx

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  28. I need to invest! I've never been much of an eyeshadow wearer so never bought either of the Naked palettes but this looks like a great starting point. X

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  29. Mine's in the post now! So excited for it to come because the Naked palettes are so clunky and awkward to travel with, but seeing your swatches I can't say I'm not disappointed with how pale Naked 2 is :( x

    alittlesoapbox.blogspot.com

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  30. I really need to buy this!! Xx

    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I'm so tempted to buy this! It looks so cute and convenient :) x

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  32. This would be great for traveling and to keep In my makeup bag! Your eye makeup is really pretty too x

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  33. Love this really want it but got to wait for pay day. The colours will match and suit my skin tone, not that want it i NEED it! :)

    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk/

    Pipp ♥

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  34. really good simple colours, quite tempted to get one now!

    x

    my blog : bam bas bat

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  35. I have the Naked palette and Naked 2, but havent tried this yet. I like matte and shimmer shades equally, so am excited about this palette, but I don't know if maybe it's a little pointless seeing as I have the other two xxx

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  36. I love the look of this palette, it contains all the colours I use daily. Might have to purchase it soon :) x

    jessica-ex-oh.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. have been lusting over this so badly, just can't see me using it that much so will probably give it a miss for now...

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. So beautiful :) your eyes really suit that style and colour. x

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  39. This looks so lovely! I love the colours and the packaging. Also, your nails look fab!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  40. I have the original Naked palette and its amazing, I literally use it every day so I dont see the point of buying this, but it looks great and the colours are a great variation! Looks lovely on you, great colour combinations

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  41. I've heard nothing about good things about all of these naked palletes! Thinking about getting myself one!

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  42. That looks like a great palette! Hope I can find one like that in Belgium :)

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  43. I have the NAKED and NAKED 2 palettes from the day were released and I still don't understand why I don't own this palette yet. I'm such a lover of matte eyeshadows over glitter so it seems common sense to buy this! xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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  44. I've recently bought this palette and I'm really enjoying it so far - love the size of it and how everything you need for a day or simple night look is in this palette.

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  45. I LOVE the look of that! I've always held back from purchasing the naked palettes for the exact reason that I'm not a very 'shimmery' person. This looks perfect for me.
    Maggie xx

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  46. This is beautiful look! This palette looks lovely, and it really appeals to me that all the colours are matte.

    Sophie
    www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com

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  47. I love Urban Decay, but I won't be picking this up as I already have the Naked Palette and I'm not hugely into matte shadows.

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  48. I am desperate to try this! Those colours look great with your skin complexion!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  49. I like the look of this! I don't have any Naked Palettes but I love all the shades in the Basics, i like matte shadows! x

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  50. i need to get my hands on one of these !

    im currently running a GIVEAWAY on my blog
    a 5year Q&A journal

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  51. I have Naked palette 2 and I have plans to buy the first one and this one. I guess I'm addicted to neutral eyeshadows....

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  52. I love the pigment in the naked shadows, making them one of the most popular palettes out there

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  53. I actually prefer this palette to both of the other Naked palettes :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  54. I've been contemplating this palette, I think I'm going to get it. I haven't read a bad review so far plus I have the other two naked palettes :)

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.blogspot.com

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  55. What lipstick do u have on? Beautiful and I need

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  56. Will you post a video on how you did your eyes? love it!!

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  57. What lipstick do you have ? :)
    Thanks for the review

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