Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Urban Decay NAKED Basics Palette review



"Urban Decay's first MATTE palette, featuring six gorgeously Naked neutrals to build on or wear alone - including four never-before-seen shades. Naked Basics is more than just the long-awaited, multipurpose MATTE companion to Naked. It's the palette EVERY woman needs in her beauty arsenal. With six stripped-down, Nakedly neutral shadows, it has everything you need for the perfect neutral matte eye. It all comes in a sleek compact (embossed with a pretty, metallic "NAKED" on the front) that has a slight sheen and a suede-like feel. Best of all, the slim design is perfect for travel - while this palette is perfectly travel sized, it is loaded with full-size shadow pans, just like Urban Decay's other Naked palettes."


I am very excited to share this review with you. I love Urban Decay eyeshadows and my life wouldn't be complete without the Naked Basics Palette. It is a a cute little palette with six full size matte eyeshadows. I took comparison pictures next to the Naked 2 palette to show you how small it is. It is perfect for travelling and if you love neutral shades, you won't need anything else. The slim case is made with rubberized plastic (less rubbery than NARS) and is easy to clean. It is definitely my favourite packaging from all the Naked palettes - simple and sturdy. Naked Basics palette comes with a good size mirror and fits comfortably into the palm of my hand. Perfect. 

Four of the shades in the Naked Basics palette are brand new and two of them were already available in other palettes and as single eyeshadows. The lightest shade (Venus) is the only semi-matte formula in the selection, the remaining five are matte. I am actually happy to see one shade with a little bit of shimmer in it. This way I am able to add a highlight under the browbones and in the inner corners of my my eyes, without reaching for another palette.

All the shades are easy to work with, highly pigmented and super soft. The formula is easy to blend and stays on my eyelids all day. I always use  a primer for matte shades, to get more wear out of them, but without a primer they lasted for 9-10 hours, looking absolutely perfect! I expected the formula to be a bit powdery, but it isn't - it is silky smooth! In my opinion Urban  Decay eyeshadows are the best ones available on the market and never disappoint me.

Colour description:

Venus -NEW! off-white with minimal shimmer
Foxy -  light yellow ivory  matte
Walk of Shame - very light nude matte
Naked2 - NEW! taupe matte
Faint - NEW! warm, dusty brown matte 
Crave - NEW! deepest, darkest brown/black matte

Overall I really like this little palette. It is a beaut! If you love neutrals, you will easily fall in love with Naked Basics. Perfect size for travelling, packed with good quality eyeshadows and reasonably priced.

Available from Debenhams

swatches in direct daylight
swatches in warm, medium light
swatches with flash
W.O.S. allover the lid, Faint in the crease, Venus under the browbone and in the inner corner and Crave on the bottom lashline
Products used: Naked Basics palette, Bourjois Liner Pinceau in Black and Maybelline Falsies Mascara. 
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35 comments:

  1. Oh, i just love the colors, so soft and sweet :)

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  2. This is stunning! I so desperately want one!!!! Oh why oh why am I on a spending challenge!

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    1. You can always treat yourself after the ban :)

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  3. Great post! Thank you! I like that palette so much. Soft and amazing colors

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  4. I'm thinking of buying this one because I also really like the other Naked palettes.
    You are right it has everything you need to do a nice look with!


    XxX

    Katrien

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    1. It is perfect, especially for travelling.

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  5. Damn it! I had convinced myself I didn't need this but having read your review and seeing your lurvely piccies I need this in my life!! Great review :)

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    1. I am sure you won't regret buying it. I love it!

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  6. Lovely look :) I'm so tempted to get this! It's such a nightmare finding the perfect mattes x

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    1. This might be the solution for you. All the shades are really soft and apply like a dream.

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  7. This looks so pretty :) the colours looks amazing and a bonus if they stay on for a long time. WIN WIN!!

    Love Emily xx

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    1. Definitely a Win Win situation :)

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  8. i've been contemplating buying this for ages, this has made my mind up! thankyou!
    xxx

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    1. You will love it. I only heard great things about it from other blogger, no matter if it was sent to them for review consideration or bought with their own money. Everybody seems to be addicted to it and now I can see why. I can see myself using it every single day for the next few months.

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  9. Ive seen so many good reviews about this! Your winged eyeliner is perfect!

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    1. Thanks lovely. Can't go wrong with subtle winged liner :)

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  10. It's really beautiful. I want it. I love mattes and the black looks amazing. Also, it's so small and cute xx

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    1. It will look lovely on your skin tone Coco. The colours are just beautiful!

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  11. Ahhhh, love this, it looks gorgeous on ahhh love it!

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  12. It's amazing! I love this palette...thought I didn't need it but I was wrong :) Using it on a daily basis...and having no troubles to combine it with any other color.

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    1. Oh, I know exactly what you mean. I thought I didn't need it either, having two other Naked palettes, but a part of me wanted it badly!!! I am so glad I have it in my life now :) Perfect! I tried adding MAC's Sketch in the crease with Foxy and Naked 2 and it looks stunning!

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  13. Such a lovely little palette, I love the look you created with it x

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    1. Thanks lovely. I love matte eye makeup, it looks really classy.

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  14. I've read so many reviews on this palette - I want it so bad!x

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  15. I love the palette and I adore your make up. Amazing!

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  16. I adore this palette as well! I seriously love Cenus, it's such a pretty, shimmery highlight color!

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  17. I think the biggest attraction this palette has on me is that it's so hand-held. I just don't think the colors would suit/show up on my skin color! :/

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. I am sure they would show up on your skin tone. I have seen it on very pale, medium and olive skin tones and it looks amazing! Very natural - "my eyes but better" kinda look ;)

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  18. Love this palette! Has everything I need!!!

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  19. I wear basic eyeshadows most of the time. I was wondering if I should buy it or not but I think I will add it to my wishlist. ^^

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  20. I convinced myself I didn't need this. I'm a matte neutral lover but I have so many shadows that it just seems like an unnecessary purchase. Everytime I check out my blog feed I see a new review and I crumble a little more.

    After my 100 day spending ban this might need to worm it's way in to my life.

    Lx

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  21. I don't own any matte eyeshadows, but this palette is gorgeous and would be so handy for everyday use. I like the look you did :)

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