Friday, 20 June 2014

[Review] Urban Decay Naked Palette Basics

I am just going to come right out and admit this, I had no idea that Urban Decay had this small version of the Naked palette until my friend bought it for me. It is so tiny and cute, helpful for travelling around with. The palette itself has a matte surface and contains 6 eyeshadows, 1 semi-matte (Venus) and 5 matte. The price is £22 compared to the full Naked palettes which are priced £37 but with 12 eyeshadows, an eyeshadow primer potion sample and a brush.

Minimalist outer appearance.
Venus, Foxy, W.O.S, Naked 2, Faint, Crave
Size comparison with the iPhone 5.
Swatches: Left - Foxy, Right - Venus
Swatches: Left - Naked 2, Right - W.O.S
Swatches: Left - Crave, Right - Faint
The colours are so pigmented and being quite a neutral-loving person this palette is perfect for me. My everyday look now consists of this palette using W.O.S as base for the eyelids and then Naked 2 to create an eyelid crease since I do not really have one. When I do my eyebrows I like to use Venus as a highlighter although it does have a very slight shimmer to it.

I usually wear it for around 7-8 hours a day and it has amazing staying power coupled with the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion, on hot days. The only thing I have to nitpick about this palette is the way that it is suppose to be opened, there is a tiny gap to put your finger in and lift it up but I found it difficult at first, not sure if that was only me but guess you know it won't split open in your bag. I do love this palette however if it was me buying it I would rather get the original bigger Naked palettes, they are more expensive but I reckon you get more of your money's worth.

Rating out of 5:     

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