Thursday, 27 December 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Review

Urban Decay - Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette, £20 - Debenhams
 
 The Naked Basic's palette is the newest release from Urban Decay. This is their very first matte palette and when I heard this, I knew I had to buy it and instantly put it on my wishlist. So, imagine my delight when I spotted a pile of the Naked Basic's palettes at my local Urban Decay counter - I probably let out a little squeal as I speedily ran walked over.
This palette features six shades, four of which are brand new to Urban Decay. From left to right we have..
 
Venus - New. A demi matte, pearly white.
Foxy - This featured in the Naked2 palette, it's a matte cream.
Walk of Shame - A pale, pink toned nude, matte.
Naked 2 - New. A matte taupe.
Faint - New. A warm, rich dark brown, matte.
Crave - New. A matte black.
 
All of the shadows are well pigmented, creamy and blend like a dream - perfect shades for a neutral look or evening eyes all in a compact, sleek palette with a large mirror. This palette is ideal for travelling, it's well made, secure and half the size of the other Naked palettes!
Do I think it's an essential purchase? No. Is it a nice luxury item? Yes, of course.
If you have a little extra Christmas money and feel like treating yourself, this will set you back £20 but it's a great purchase. All of the neutral shades you'll need together in a well packaged palette with a nice demi matte to use as a highlight.
 
Did you pick yourself up the new Urban Decay palette?

42 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. definatly going to check this out! was so excited when i heard it had been released! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's pretty handy for travel, definitely a must have if you're an avid make-up fan or don't own the other two palettes x

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  2. This sounds like such a great little palette. I have a palette from Soap and Glory that's very similar though or I would deff be treating myself ha xx

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    1. I think I know the one you're talking about which is lovely x

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  3. I really want to get this!!! The almost all matte collection is calling me!

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    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. haha that's the part that got me! x

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  4. I think you're right in saying that it isn't essential, I don't know but I find the palette a little "blah"?
    I like the shimmers in the Naked 1&2
    Charli...
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    1. I think it appealed to me because I still find blending massively difficult and find using matte shadows slightly easier (not sure why!) but I definitely don't think it's essential! x

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  5. I've been eyeing up this palette since I saw it on the BeautyBay facebook page, think I'm deffo going to buy it, and it's only £18 on beauty bay :)

    Belinda @ fashioncrossing.blogspot.com

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    1. not bad, I love beauty bay - free shipping! x

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  6. Looks a great palette shame it doesn't come with a brush :-(

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    1. I could see why that would be a negative but at the same time a brush would of pushed the price point up and incorporating somewhere to store it within the palette would of made the packaging bulkier. I tend to just pop this in my travel make-up bag with a minature shadow brush for on the go touch ups! :) xx

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  7. I bought this to and I have to admit that it's quickly becoming a favorite!

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  8. I really wanted this but the shades look a little chalky and too similar to both the Naked 1 & 2, it's an excellent starter gift though! x

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    1. Agreed! I wouldn't of brought it if I had the original Naked palette as well - like you said it's far too similar.. I'm a little gutted they repeated Foxy, why could they of not brought in a new shade, or released a new colour. If I had a friend/family member interested in beauty I'd definitely get them this! :) xx

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  9. The shades are perfect neutrals. With these, I really don't need anything else. I haven't picked it up yet, but absolutely would love to.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

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    1. I keep telling myself I don't need any other palettes now I have the Naked Basics and Naked2 but I'm seriously lusting after the Stila 'In The Light' palette. xx

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  10. Great review I'm dying to try this!.

    Pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    Xx

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    1. Glad you liked it! I hope you love it too if you choose to get it :) x

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  11. Heard so much amazing things about this and I have the naked palette and its brilliant

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Let me know if you decide to pick it up, I'd like to hear your thoughts on it :) x

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  12. I've got the Naked original palette and I love it, was thinking about getting this one and after seeing all the gorgeous shades and your review I think I will definitely be getting it now!

    Rosy

    http://rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yay! Let me know if you like it :) xx

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  13. I adore this so much. I've used it almost everyday since I got it. I think it's a beautiful palette! xo

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    1. Glad you like it too! It's so handy to take on the go too :) x

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  14. looks lovely, definitely couldn't justify it though! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.com

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    1. you should have a look at beauty bay I think they have it for £18, or wait until Debenhams have their 10% off then it makes it a little more affordable xx

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  15. Gorgeous shades! I have enough neutral palettes...but one more wouldn't hurt...


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha! this sounds like me when I'm looking at new products in the shop! x

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  16. ohh this is such a nice idea for a more portable version of the naked palettes! I think after your review I'm defo popping this on my sales wish list :) xxx

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    1. I think Beauty Bay have it for £18 at the moment! Definitely handy to pop in your handbag for a evening makeover xx

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  17. I think this is the perfect little palette,you can do natural day to day look or a dramatic dark smokey.I really hope they come to our Sephora.Love your blog

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    1. Thank you, what a lovely comment :) x

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  18. seen this palette on so many blogs I want it! :(

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    1. It's lovely, have a little swatch next time your near an Urban Decay counter - they have it on Beauty Bay for £18 at the moment with free delivery xx

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  19. I want to get this as I don't have either of the other two palettes so i might as well get it! Seems perfect for travelling! :)

    LaceyLoves

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    1. Definitely worth getting then! :) xx

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  20. Lovely post... still contemplating on whether or not to get it...

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  21. I must be the only person that never owned a Naked palette lol . I think i will purchase this one , great to travel as well !

    x Liyana
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  22. I really like the looks of this. There was too much shimmer in the Naked palettes for me so this looks great. A bit steep on price though...

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