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:
- Barely Baked
- Angel Fire
- Retro Bright
- End Game
- 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.