Saturday, 12 January 2013

Review: Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Saturday, 12 January 2013
Hiya,

I have loved both the Naked and the Naked 2 palette's that have been released in the last few years. After Urban Decay released the first one, many other brands came out with their own version, some of which were also pretty amazing!

The latest one Urban Decay has released is the Naked Basics palette. In the past, the palette's have had mostly shimmers with a couple of matte shades but the Basics palette is (almost) all matte's!




This palette, unlike the first two, comes with six shades whereas the first two had twelve. The price was lower as well with this retailing at £20 and the first Naked palette's at £36.


All shades are matte apart from Venus which is more of a satin finish.


 

As is pretty obvious, the shades are all pigmented and smooth. This is to be expected with Urban Decay eyeshadows anyway so it lives up to the expectation.

I was always and to some extent, still am, very much a shimmery eyeshadow sort of girl but recently I have been enjoying using more matte shades for every day use and find that it can be very flattering as well!

Pro's
- Variety of matte's
- Compact packaging
- Great quality eyeshadows


Con's
- Pricey
- Similar shades in the first two palette's


For someone who already has both the Naked and Naked 2 palette's, I wouldn't really think it is necessary to have this one too but if you love matte's and also love collecting make up, go for it!

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10 comments:

  1. This palette didn't impress me much. There must be few more dark shades for Asian skin tones in my humble opinion.

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    1. I have a medium, sometimes lightish skin tone and with me I can make any of them work for me when used correctly. Having said that, of course, I can't speak for the darker skinned ladies, but I would assume you could make them work with a primer? x x

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  2. It seems to me that there are 3 highlights, 2 nice shades and a black one which has already been used in other palettes under a number of different names.

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    1. I have found the lighter matte shades to be pretty versatile as they are light enough to use as a highlight but I found they could also be used over the lid with a darker shade. The black, you are right is very similar to Blackout, but I have both, and this is slightly more on the brown side. I doubt you could tell the difference on the lid though!

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  3. You are absolutely right! I have NAKED so I don't think I really need this but matte shades tempt me a lot! ^_^

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    1. I think I just gave in to the temptation to be honest, I'm not complaining though!

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  4. Im totally a naked lover !!!! No matter in shadows or lipsticks I always opt Naked/Neutral but still I wont go for it as already on No buy challenge and also I own NAKED so I don't think I need this one but UD palettes always rocked no matter what xxx

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    1. Urban Decay are probably my favourite when it comes to eye shadows x

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  5. I really wanted to love this as I thought it would make an amazing accompaniment to bright palettes for travelling, but I'd really like a colour between Faint and Crave... Foxy and W.O.S are too similar in my opinion. They look amazing quality though... great swatches!

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  6. i relly want to grab this one just because of all the matte colors hehe ;)
    xo

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