Urban Decay Naked Ultra Violet Eyeshadow Palette got an oddly early launch over on Cult Beauty today. It officially arrives on US shores starting June 17th. We all knew colorful Naked Palettes were coming. Naked Honey and Naked Cherry were just the tip of the iceberg here! With the original Naked Eyeshadow Palette gone but never forgotten it’s logical enough that Urban Decay is going to ride this train to the very ends of the universe. Not to mention people were legit upset that Urban Decay had gone so tame in recent years so, palettes like Cherry, Honey, and Ultraviolet are all Urban Decay’s original gangster MO.
Do we need the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette? I actually don’t. GASP! Shock! I know right?
If my mother wore makeup I’d probably tell you I’ve turned into my mother because she seems like she’s be a bare minimal type of girl. That’s me. I’m all about nude lately. I just like a really nude, natural look. Not to mention since this pandemic started I go even lighter with my makeup because face mask+Summer+makeup=hot mess.
Long gone are the days where I’m squealing over a purple eyeshadow palette. Did I ever? I don’t think I did. Purple wasn’t always a shade I had fits over. I know some people LOVE it but I’m not really all that into it. Can I make a suggestion for a moment? This big brown eyed girl would like a Naked Green Palette. Anyone have a suggestion for a name? Olive greens, hunter greens, all the greens to flatter my brown eyes please! K, thanks. You might see that come Fall 2020.
I know Urban Decay will send me a press sample of Naked Ultra Violet and I’m looking forward to digging into it but I’m not sure how impressed I’ll be with it. I find the assortment of peachy neutrals combined with lilacs and purples a little mismatched. Ok, ok, I know. You can’t have a completely purple palette there needs to be some transition otherwise you’ll have the issues we had with the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette where we had to bring in other shades to blend things out well. But the color story here just doesn’t quite jive well in my opinion. I’d likely struggle with it a bit. I mean they threw a mint shade in here. But why though? That’s actually Lucid one of the shades that has a holographic shimmer finish. It has a holographic green pearl shift that can be worn alone or over purple to give it an ultraviolet light effect.
The palette contains 12 total shades in matte, metallic, and holographic shimmer finishes. The holographic shimmers work like a duochrome in their ability to shift. I’m actually in the minority as I really don’t like shifting shades. Sorry!?!
- Mind Slip
- Cyber Punk
- Purple Dust
Die hard Urban Decay fans can grab the Urban Decay Naked Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette today at Cult Beauty (they ship worldwide).
Let me know if you plan on grabbing it.
Would love to hear your opinion on it.