June 25, 2010

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)

Exclusive Shades:

  • 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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  • Phyrra

    Ok I love the color Creep. And as someone else said ‘thank god there’s no midnight cowboy or midnight cowboy rides again in this set.’

    Do you prefer this to the new Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection?

    If you could only purchase one, which one would it be?

    • the Muse

      YES lol so far I think I prefer it over the TF one DD πŸ˜€ LOTS more selection πŸ˜€ get this πŸ˜€ way too many looks to be had with this :D!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiff W.

    I loooove this palette!! I just bought the Too Faced Natural Eye Kit and I wished I would have waited until I saw this πŸ™ I am going to have a brown and bronze overload soon. haha

    • the Muse

      ha tiff! but the TF one is really nice too, the UD has alot more selection though. I think you need it to *removes $44 from your wallet* here’s the money, go get one πŸ˜€ hehe!

  • Sarah G.

    I can’t believe those are full size! I wonder if it’ll ever be available at Sephora.

    • the Muse

      yup sarah πŸ˜€ 0.05 each πŸ˜€ of yummie delicious UD goodness!

    • the Muse

      oops yes as of August 1st they will be at Sephora sarah forgot to reply!

  • Brittany

    must have this palette. just what i need to get back into ud. love love love. when is it released?

    • the Muse

      august 1 at sephora and elsewhere Brittany and June 29th at Urbandecay’s website πŸ˜€

  • Kate

    I was going to write this one off (I don’t want to buy a pallet I can’t use because half of the eye shadows have glitter) but on second look it isn’t so bad.

    Hmmm…..now I have to figure out a reason to buy it. Its not like I’m hurting for eyeshadows of the moment after the great Bare Minerals Blitz of October 2009.

    • the Muse

      nope you’ll be golden kate no heavy dutty glitter. LOL shall I ask about that?!

  • Lauren

    I want! I want! I want!!! I want it now!!!!! I am putting it in my phone for aug. 1st!!

      • Lauren

        Now that I know it’s coming out july 29th, im gonna be on their webside at midnight!!!!!

        • Nina

          I’m staying awake to go on at midnight too! I hope it will be there!

          • Nina

            Well I guess UD said it wouldn’t be up at midnight, so I didn’t stay awake, but was able to buy it @ 10 am on the 29th.

            So excited! I got the Face Case palette to get free shipping. I feel like I really only paid $9 extra for it.

            it’s $14, and shipping is $5 so yeah.

            pretty excited for both!

            Too bad there is a “2-day delay” so it’s probably going to take 5 days to get here. Hopefully Sat, if I’m lucky!

            yaaaaaay! hahah!

          • the Muse

            sweet nina πŸ˜€ I hope it all arrives REALLy soon!!!!!!

  • Marina

    Muse you are so evil…I am dying to get my hands on this baby! Being 17, unemployed (but looking!), and drooling for this palette is not a good combination. It’s so beautiful! How long do they usually sell their seasonal collections? This is my first full year following any one brand, so I’m unsure. I only own Sin, so this would be great…and I’m totally digging sexy neutrals to start off my senior year.

    • the Muse

      lol marina wait for FF doll! πŸ˜€ it’ll be around, it isn’t LE πŸ™‚

  • Colleen

    I don’t know if ishould get this or wait for the book of shadows volume III…is this naked pallet limited edition?

  • Hithlain

    Uggg I want it so bad but $44 is a lot to ask from a college student. I hope this doesn’t sell out so I can maybe catch it on a sale day.

  • Jessie

    The palette design is really awesome. But the shades are ‘meh’ to me, to much brown and gold πŸ™‚

  • Brooke

    Wowy wow wow…Thanks for reviewing this! It gives me time to save some $$$! πŸ™‚ This set looks amazzzzing!

  • noemii

    finally !
    a palette from urban decay without bourbon as the brown eyeliner !!!! i’m so loving this .. thanks Muse !

  • Tohnia

    WANT! But its going to be crazyyy expensive when converted to CAD. πŸ™ Any news on the UD New York palette? I’m hardcore lemming that one!

  • Amanda

    I have never wanted any of the UD palettes….not even the recent Alice in Wonderland one but this…I HAVE TO HAVE IT!!! You are awesome Muse! Thanks for the gorgeous swatches. πŸ™‚

  • Kai

    I had been initially a little disappointed with the Summer of Love palette, just because the two center sparkly colors had SO MUCH FALLOUT. I was walking around looking like some type of glittery freak. But with the amazing deal that this is, and the fact that they’re free of harsh glitter, count me in!

  • Sammi

    Oh oh oh please tell me this will be released in the UK soon too!! I don’t think I’ve ever been as crazily excited about a palette.

    • the Muse

      not sure the date sammi for UK but if I find out I’ll tell u!

  • Angela

    I love the colors in this palette. Do any of them have that chunky glitter? That’s what always holds me back from getting more UD Palettes.

    • the Muse

      nope angela mentioned in the review no chunky glitter πŸ™‚

  • Charlene J.

    Oh gawd. I just told myself no more stuff from UD. But I can’t pass up on this!!!

  • Anastasia

    Note to self: MUST finish Project 10 Pan by August so I can buy this. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a lemming this strong!

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    Just when I had written off UD as being too glittery for my old self, they come out with neutrals! it’s not fair….oh wait maybe it is!!

  • thefacedoodler

    those colors are really lovely. i like gunmetal the most. thanks for sharing, i will so go check it out at the Singapore’s Sephora, not sure if it is available already.

  • Angela

    I love these sleek-looking palette but is it just me or does it not really “fit” with the look of their other palettes or products? It looks like it belongs with a different brand.
    No lie though, I do love my UD and I love these swatches.

    • the Muse

      hey angela yup mentioned that in the review, def not UD-like. Very interesting πŸ˜€

  • Mollie

    I am freaking out right now. I NEED THIS. I feel it crawling into my soul.

  • Casey

    Oh my gosh. I just did the whole ‘make your own’ palette thing with SMH a week or two ago, and one of the palettes I purposely ordered was full of neutrals cause I don’t normally buy ’em. Figures UD would come out with the same thing now. πŸ™

    I think I’m gonna pick this up regardless. πŸ™‚ I’m using the excuse that I have barely any neutrals… haha. Thank you for the swatches!

    • Emma

      Hmm.. how can you say it’s not UD… when they in fact concepted it, designed it.. weird comment.

  • Melissa

    Dear UD, Please make this available now. I need it now. I somehow killed my natural eye palette from toofaced and it became garbage. This palette looks much more durable and I need it bad. Thanks for the review and fab swatches.

  • Lauren

    I just ordered 2 palettes and a bunch of other stuff!!! Thank you so MUCH Muse for giving us the inside scoop of when this was going to launch!!!

  • allison1998

    I dont have any UD…. πŸ™ Muse, you are an evil, evil woman!!! I love neutrals, but I think I own every gold/cream/brown known to man. It is not like I need more…or do I? Must. Resist. Naked. Palette….Must. Resist…Naked. Palette….Must. Resist…..

  • Caitlin

    Anyone know when it’s being released in the UK, or if they ship internationally from the website?


  • Kay

    Thanks for the review and piccies Muse, I’m gonna be all over this one (not least because it reminds me of a bar of chocolate!). Gorgeous gorgeous colours, can’t wait to get my grebby hands on all the new shades and the existing ones that I don’t have πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      ha kay good point does look like a bar of choco πŸ˜€

  • Joybunny24

    I’m in the UK so it’s quite hard for me to get these type of palettes coz I just somehow miss out on them BUT I did get the Alice palette. I was just wondering (apart from Smog and half baked) are there any others that I may have already got? I think the two I mentioned are fastly becoming my fav colours so I wouldn’t having them more than once (I think i have them 3times actually lol)
    if anyone could let me know that would so great πŸ™‚ thanks guys and have a great weekend πŸ™‚ x

  • Michele

    I’ve been stalking the UD site ever since I found out they were releasing this palette….but it has been unavailable everyday!!!! Did it go out of stock that quickly? πŸ™

    • the Muse

      yes Michele, it sold out within a day on Sephora and within days on UD. It’ll be back soon!

  • Del

    i’ve never wanted to be a buck naked virgin so bad till now…LOL…those are the colors i wanna try anyway…in case anyone is thinkin i’m some crazy freak hahha

  • Christina

    ladies.. anyone knows of a site that is shipping to europe? I believe UD com don’t, and sephora com definitely don’t.. want it!! πŸ™

  • SJG

    wow, this might save me from indulging my Cargo old-school palette lemming that I’ve been tamping down for a couple weeks. $44 for all this vs $28 for a 5-color palette….yes, I can haz maths. LOL

    • the Muse

      sjg what’s up girl long time no speak! and has yes you can haz math πŸ˜€ this is ALOT more imho πŸ˜€

  • SJG

    I found it at Ulta today. Yay!!! Cannot wait to use it tomorrow, I’m already LOVING Toasted. I wish they had some sort of little bag to store it in though, I’m afraid the velvet’s going to get janked up.

    • the Muse

      SJG how are you? long time no speak! Yay glad you got it πŸ˜€ I agree, the velvet is lethal!!!!!!!!!!! link magnet!

    • the Muse

      mmm that’s awful ming πŸ™ I’d wait for a restock and not do ebay πŸ˜›

  • Christina

    i received an update by UD today that they will work as fast as possible to restock and will hopefully be able to satisfy demand, and they reassured the product will be permanent, and hopefully available in sufficient supplies everywhere in autumn. i will not rush for ebay NO WAY πŸ™‚ some patience ladies, i can’t pay the double price or even more to have it one or two months earlier. heck, even if i get it next year only that s fine with me!

  • Ally

    I’m so excited!! I just called my JCPenney Sephora to find out if they had a waiting list for this palette and was told they had just gotten an order in and would hold one for me!! Going tomorrow to get it. Can’t wait πŸ™‚

        • the Muse

          wear it in health ally πŸ˜€ look forward to a follow up comment telling me whatcha think!

          • Ally

            Ok so got it today!!! Super excited to actually try it out but I’ve swatched all the shades and the liners so far and they are just amazing!! This is my first UD purchase πŸ™‚ Very impressed. Just saw your post about hotlinking issues also- really sorry people are causing you problems like that!

          • the Muse

            aw thanks ally I appreciate your kindness regarding hotlinking ;-D
            I’m wearing mine today! Wow what a great way to be introduced to Urban Decay via the Naked palette w00t!

  • Jenniet2002

    the makeup gods have smiled upon me, and i have finally been blessed with this palette. i hate to rave about it, but i’m sorry everyone, YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE! i plan on owning 3 or 4 more of them no doubt! my other makeup will be neglected from here to kingdom come now that that i own this, it is totally worth the hype, not sure i would pay 70-80 dollars for it on ebay, but if you DO have the opportunity to get one, do it! xoxo

    • the Muse

      YAY Jenniet what great news ;-D It really is a fabulous palette and well worth the purchase ;-D Enjoy!

  • Anna

    Hi Muse.
    I’m getting a bit desperate in my attempts to get this! I live in Australia and *nobody* seems to ship here as I just found out πŸ™ Any idea how I could get one?

    • the Muse

      sorry anna no clue hun. E-bay? really not familiar with Australian beauty selections and when if and Urban Decay is even sold there πŸ™

  • Becca

    I seem to be really behind on this palette. I’ve never really been into urban decay and I only have one thing from themΒ 
    but, being a HUGE neutral freak, I’ve wanted this since the beginning of December. I asked for it fr Christmas, but alas, of course it was sold out everywhere, so I got a sephora gift card instead. I’ve convinced my parents to drive me to the mall extremely often or just tagged along with them to go grocery shopping JUST so I could run into sephora to check if they restocked. But of course, they are always sold out, and I don’t order online. I’m really hoping to get this palette before the second week of February so i can take it to band camp with me. Still keeping my eyes open, but I swear I NEED this palette and then I can hold of on MAC shadows for a while πŸ™‚

  • Hazel Taroy

    I got this last week but it comes with a brush instead of the eyeliner but still…it ROCKS!