Urban Decay Naked Palette Review and Swatches
Going naked, natural, and nude for Fall is far from what you’d expect. Yes, well, nude, natural shades, such a bore right? But you know damn well that Urban Decay does nothing boring and the new Urban Decay Naked Palette takes nudes to the very next level so you’ll experience all those boring shades of color in an exciting new light!
Check it after the jump!
12, count them, 12 FULL size (yes, full size) eyeshadows from Urban Decay packaged in a slick, velvet, slim line palette with a dual side 24/7 Eyeliner in two shades and a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion. Everything you need to go naked this Fall and damn naked has never been so beautiful!
I dunno how they did it but Urban Decay has packed 12 full size eyeshadows in their new Naked Palette. That’s $204 (without tax) worth of makeup for $44!
This palette could prove to be one of Fall 2010’s shining stars. Packed to the brim with warm shades of bronze, rich shades of chocolate, and even exotic shades of black and gray, you’ll have just about everything you need for creating a super sophisticated look for the season. Some Urban Decay Eyeshadows prove difficult to pull off at work, yes, I know, you really want to sport Flipside at the office but your boss prob won’t appreciate the joys of teal shadow. No problem, every single shade in the Naked Palette is incredibly subtle yet dramatic and perfect for your office work day. Although some of the shades have a shimmer finish they still apply like a liquid metal (such as Half Baked and Smog) and once blended out you’ll end up with a flattering, subtle dash of color on lids.
The palette contains 7 older shades and 5 brand new ones. You’ll get:
General Catalog Shades:
- Gunmetal (gray with silver sparkle)
- Half Baked (bronze)
- Naked (matte buff nude)
- Sidecar (cocoa with golden sparkle)
- Sin (champagne shimmer)
- Smog (coppery chocolate bronze)
- Toasted (rich copper)
- Buck (matte nutmeg)
- Creep (onyx with golden sparkle)
- Darkhorse (bronze with golden finish)
- Hustle (plum bronze satin)
- Virgin (satin chamois)
I have to say that Virgin is the shade that really rocked my world. It makes an excellent base, high brow highlighter, or all over color wash with one of the other shades added into the crease. I hope they release this as a single because it’s truly an outstanding shade.
The shades graduate in color so you can literally create 100’s of looks using this and still have ideas for more, particularly if you’re super creative with application. They all sport the typical UD formula with super pigmentation and simple, buttery smooth blending. None of the shades have heavier hardcore sparkle so fall out is minimal.
Although I have some of the shades in the palette, I’m actually excited about owning them all in one place. My logic is that they look so great together and I’m more likely to create combos using the palette rather than puzzle over my singles and wonder what goes with what. This takes the guest work out of creating a look and you can easily look over the palette and right away get any number of ideas.
Along with the palette you’ll get a mini size Urban Decay Primer Potion and a newly designed double sided 24/7 Eyeliner. You get Zero (black) and a new shade Whiskey (brown)
The packaging is superb and one of Urban Decay’s more luxe designs. Some folks aren’t keen on the Book of Shadow designs so this is quite fitting for anyone who wants more of a mature, sophisticated packaging. The palette is a long slim design with a velvety finish and a gold lame emblem. Very stylish, very different for Urban Decay and very fitting as the colors are all very “grown up” and the palette design mimics that.
You do have to be extra careful with the palette design since it’s velvet and collects lint easily! I guess some will rant about the reappearance of Zero but it’s fitting to have a black liner in the palette.
- Lovers of Urban Decay makeup who have wanted a sophisticated, work safe look!
- Those who simply adore nudes and naturals.
- Anyone seeking ALOT for a less (12 full sizes shades for $44)
- What’s NOT to like here? Can’t think of anything at the moment!
Overall, the value of the palette, the presentation, packaging, and price makes the Urban Decay Naked Palette a solid choice for Fall. I’m impressed. Gorgeous.
Only had time for one look today but will try to do more next week!
(Eyes: Virgin, All Over Color Wash Smog, Lid and Crease Half Baked, Dabbed on Lid Lips: Urban Decay Naked Lip Junkie Lipgloss)
I think YOU NEED IT!
Muse Approved for purchase!
Urban Decay Fall 2010 will be available shortly at www.urbandecay.com
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