Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette ($48) is a new cherry inspired eyeshadow palette with 12 shimmer and matte shades of eyeshadow. As you may know from a prior post I did Urban Decay may have discontinued their beloved original Naked Eyeshadow Palette but they do have upcoming colorful options up their sleeves that will be added to the Naked Collection including a Naked AF and Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette and of course, this new Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette.
News leaked mighty fasted on Naked Cherry across social media and promo images from UD arrived soon after but sadly, didn’t quite live up to the “cherry” in the name since this palette turned out to be a warmer selection of cranberries versus any true red or cherry shades in my humble opinion.
Sorry, that did disappoint me as I’m obsessed with red eyeshadow anything and I thought Urban Decay being Urban Decay that would be where they went with this launch. Because Urban Decay is NOT afraid of color but sadly, this color scheme is a lot safer than I imagined. None the less, it was still and exciting and fun shade selection for Fall looks. Interestingly enough Urban Decay released a cherry scented All Nighter Setting Spray with this palette and I couldn’t help but wonder why they didn’t also, scent the palette too! But I guess that was a little too Too Faced for them.
The packaging on this palette is outstanding. It arrives in a plastic compact with a full-size mirror and a gorgeous embossed “Naked” emblem graces the front with an ombre cherry image on the face plate. It’s just really great packaging and I’m happy to see the velvet packaging long since gone from most of the newer Naked Eyeshadow Palette launches. The palette holds 12 eyeshadows that are 0.038 oz each. I think it deserves to be mentioned that when the original Naked Eyeshadow Palette launched it was a nice value. As it held 12 shades that were 0.02 oz each plus it came with a double-ended 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner as well as a deluxe-size Primer Potion for $44. The price has increased by $4 but most importantly the quality has gone downhill considerably and that’s particularly clear when comparing the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow formula to the Naked Eyeshadow formula. The palette is made in the USA and Dominican Republic.
The palette holds seven matte shades and five shimmers. The mattes were very dry, thin, and did apply sheer so building was required. The shimmers were a little better but again not the super pigmented, velvety textured eyeshadows I know and love from Urban Decay. I dunno, for me the formula just wasn’t here at all and I felt like I was working a little too hard to blend these out and building upon them for the best color pay off. That should be something to be concerned about when using Urban Decay eyeshadow you know?
I think the palette does suffer some of the same fate as the Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette in the fact a lot of the colors look very similar which results muddy blending and shades just blending into one color. I felt the need to go in with other shades in my collection for the best contrast.
I’m actually a little surprised more people didn’t review this unfavorable as the quality just wasn’t there. I do wonder if it might have been rushed to market due to the news leaking so early on Instagram and that might be why the quality suffered a little.
I am glad I own it and I can see myself using it easily enough for Fall looks. But I can’t help but expressing some disappointment that the shadow formula simply wasn’t that great overall.
I’d say wait for a sale as it is bound to pop up there soon!
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Urban Decay Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette contains 12 new eyeshadows in cranberry hues that are 0.038 oz each. Unlike the name might imply there’s nothing red or cherry-toned about the palette. The shades lean towards being more warmer cranberries with a few cooler pinks and reddish browns. The matte shades in the palette ran thinner and drier which make application a little difficult as I kept having to build the color up as the drier texture led to a sheerer color pay off. The shimmers were a little better but not the velvety, pigmented shades we know and love from Urban Decay. Overall, I felt the shadow quality wasn’t all that great and led to application and blending difficulties. Shades seemed to run together which resulted in a muddy appearance with little contrast. All in all, Naked Cherry seemed like it was a very rushed release.
- Nice round up of sultry cranberry shades.
- Can create some really nice Fall looks with the addition of other shades from your stash.
- Eyeshadow formula isn’t fantastic and ran drier which led to sheerness and blendability issues.
I can see the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette being a smashing hit with people that really like warm cranberry shades for Fall looks! Although, the formula left a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth!