February 11, 2019

How Are You Feeling About the New Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette?

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette ($44) arrives in six days and I’m counting the days until I can get my hands on it because I’m all kinds of curious about this one. We said a fond goodbye to Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette late August of last year and I suppose in some ways it was time. It’s a beloved, cult favorite but I imagine Urban Decay felt like everyone owned it and they were ready to replace it with something new and exciting. It’s new but I’m not sure the Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette is exciting! Some folks might be excited about this launch but others who were craving more of a Naked Eyeshadow palette might be disappointed.

This palette contains all-new neutral shades that were designed to fit a range of skin tones but they aren’t all as warm as those in the original palette. In a highly interesting move Urban Decay decided to make the four outter shades in the palette bigger because they felt you’d use them the most. So, the two on either ends are larger. Blur and Bribe are 0.049 oz each and Barely Baked and Retro are 0.045 oz each where as the other eight shades are 0.038 each. I do think sometimes we all forget that the original Naked Eyeshadow Palette had a smidge more eyeshadow which each being 0.05 oz plus it used to come with a double-sided eyeliner (which was changed to a brush later on). Nowadays, the price remains the same but you’re getting a less for your cash!

Which brings me to a touchy topic….! Quality. I was disappointed in the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette and I have high hopes that Naked Reloaded isn’t on par with that formula. They promise a “mind-blowing formula with a velvety texture and extreme blendability” but if we’re honest with ourselves Urban Decay hasn’t really had a “mind-blowing formula” in a while now!

Shades in this palette include:

  • Bribe
  • Barely Baked
  • Angel Fire
  • Retro Bright
  • Reputation
  • Burn
  • End Game
  • Dreamweaver
  • Distilled
  • Bucked
  • Boundaries
  • Blur Light

There are a lot terracotta shades in this palette and that’s a shade I’m really partial to but overall, the palette is odd because it seems to lean both cool and warm. Anyone else getting that vibe or is that me only? I’m eager to see it in person!

Do you think you’ll love it?

Urban Decay Naked Reloaded arrive on 02/18.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Amy

    Naked Cherry came with a price bump in the UK, and I bet this one follows that pattern. That, the lack of brush, less shadow, the fact that OG Naked is still full price in the UK (and the DC discount wasn’t great)… Not desperately amused. Plus, this straight up doesn’t appeal to me. Seems to be trying to do too much rather than one thing well.

    • Denise

      Interesting, because in the U.S. Naked Cherry was five dollars less than the other Naked palettes, and Reloaded at $44 is ten dollars cheaper!

      • Amy

        I know! That made it even more annoying to me, you know? It took it above the £40 mark, and, no.

        • amy

          It’s because of VAT; all “non-essential” products have a built-in price bump… Urban Decay has no say in the issue, and maintain the same base price in every market.

  • Hollie

    Is it bad that I’m looking at the packaging like- is that cardboard? Why doesn’t it seem to close on the side?

    I need UD to go back into COLOR. I’m bored and over neutral neutral neutral EVERYWHERE.

    Give me an Electric Reloaded, and then I will be excited.

  • Wendy Sue

    is this really $44 dollars, or is that a typo? they usually sell for $54, no?

  • Elise

    Well…yup. Naked Cherry was/is a disappointment. I’ve locked down my current palette stash to what I have. New eye shadow palettes are on the “no buy!” list. So…it’s not ticking any boxes for me.

  • Maria

    Muse. I would have to wait for swatches and your honest review. It looks pretty, but pictures can be deceiving.

  • Michelle

    It seems that Urban Decay was “inspired” by Anastasia’s Sultry Palette as they also included a peachy pop of color. I have dupes for most of the colors in this palette, so this is an easy pass for me.

    • Mindy

      I thought the same. There was and maybe still is a YouTube video that comparison swatched thus and sultry. It’s way too similar and i love the ABH formula a lot more than UD. Easiest pass.

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! according to them they created it for all ages, skin tones, sexes, etc..sort of a MAC thing imho BUT I love the idea of shades that might be great across a wide range of skin tones. However, that being said, it’s impossible to do in most cases! People come in a WIDE array of skin tones and not everything is going to look perfect on every single tone. A universal eyeshadow palette sounds awesome, not sure if it’ll exactly work!

    • Susan

      ^^^ This. It’s yet another boring palette of warm neutrals. Also looks like they’re chasing ABH’s Sultry palette. Giving the first Naked palette a “funeral” now reeks of desperation in marketing to create buzz for this sadly unoriginal replacement. Easy, easy pass.

  • Carol G

    I love it and am excited for it. Yes the Naked Cherry wasn’t the best, but the Born To Run palette has an excellent formula and intense pigment. So I honestly think this will be a winner since they retired Naked One and are issuing a “reloaded” palette to sort of replace that.

  • Syly

    To me this looks like an ABH knockoff, and an extra boring one. I think they could have revamped the original Naked palette in a much better way.

  • Rochelle Simon

    I’m sure I have everyone of those colors in all my other Naked Palettes!

  • Anne

    Seems a little too much like my Aphrodisiac palette for me to be interested, but it’s pretty.

  • Randi Macdonald

    I recently( maybe a week or two ago) saw that Naked 1 came back. I can’t remember if it was UD or Ulta but the tag line is ” We’re back”.

    • Isabella Muse

      yup I posted the sale. It was back in stock for sale but the actual item is discontinued until the stock is depleted.

  • Saoirse

    In my opinion, it’s just a warmer version of ABH Sultry (as if the world really needs yet another warm palette). Not very exciting. Not very creative.

    • Jane

      Yep. Warm eyeshadow palettes and matte lips are the trends that will not be killed. As someone who doesn’t find warm tones flattering to myself, this is just another disappointment.

  • Kish

    Looks like ABH Sultry to me. Easy pass, especially because the quality of UD is so spotty.