Hello everyone 🙂
You have no idea how long I have been longing to hold this palette in my hands. As you’ll soon be able to tell, I am very much a ‘neutral eyes’ gal and when I saw Essie Button‘s review of this about a year ago, my eyes literally turned into big hearts.
For some reason I kept delaying the purchase of the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette – maybe because of the £22 price tag? – but I last week I finally caved, and oh was it worth the splurge.
The palette comes with six beautifully buttery and soft shades that blend perfectly – the qualities that Urban Decay eyeshadows are famous for. Here’s a rundown of each shade…
VENUS – The perfect highlight shade for the brow bone and inner corners. A shimmery white/champagne shade that’s not too glittery but gives a beautiful glow. (Also, the only non-matte shade in the palette).
FOXY – A matte yellow toned flesh colour, great for use as a base shadow. This is the only shade I don’t really use as my skin has more of a pink undertone, but it’ll be great for girls with warmer skin tones.
WALK OF SHAME – The cool toned version of Foxy, this is what I use for my base shadow. It’s also great for softening a smokey eye or a bold eyeshadow look.
NAKED 2 – The perfect matte light brown, great for softly defining the crease and for use as a transition shade.
FAINT – A darker a warmer toned matte brown which can be used to darken up the crease or all over the lid for a simple smokey eye.
CRAVE – Your basic matte black. I personally use this as an eyeliner on lazy days, but I tested it out for a smokey eye and it blends out really well – most matte blacks can be quite patchy to apply.
Left – Right; CRAVE, FAINT, NAKED 2, W.O.S, FOXY and VENUS
(It’s hard to see the two flesh tones – they blend in too well!)
Overall I am completely sold on this palette – the packaging is compact with a handy mirror, the shadows blend beautifully and have a buttery texture, and the colours in the palette are my personal everyday essentials. I’ve even started using Naked 2 and Faint for my eyebrows.
Have any of you tried this palette? Let me know what you think about it in the comments – I’m interested!
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