I laughed when I saw how many reviews were for this, like everything else has a few reviews and this has over 2000 as if MY feeble review will shift the tide! However, I just started my account and need some reviews and I actually am with the majority on this for the most part. I'd say it's a good deal considering the fact that Urban Decay products are already expensive at $19 bucks a pop for ONE shadow, you get a butt load with this one palette. All colors are highly pigmented and buttery in texture. Many different colors to play with, but I got this when it FIRST came out, and at the time I had wished it had a matte black and actually more mattes in general (naked and buck are the only 2 mattes). I used buck, half baked and smog the most, the darker colors will last you centuries because they are so pigmented and you don't need a lot unless you go for the porn star look everyday (which I AM not against haha, in fact I wish I could master that look -__-) Anyhow, $50 bucks is still a lot of money so to those hesitant, it IS pretty good and will last forever.I also love that they don't test on animals that is a huge factor for me and a lot of Urban Decays products are rated pretty low as far as having a ton of chemicals in them (meaning they ARE'NT going to kill you). I think when i got this it came with a brush that rolled into the abyss and probably wasn't that great to begin with if I don't miss it and also some Primer Potion which I don't care for much haha. I'd say if you don't have the money to blow on this to get the NYX nude palette.
I love these naked palettes. They are not inexpensive but the color payoff is superb and last a long time. They take the guess work out of look bc they are so popular you can google each palette and see some one in any skin/hair/eye color comleting a look that will look glam as well as professional. Since they are so popular you can walk into any major department store and essentially "try before you buy". Love these palettes!
i was really looking forward to loving this palette and finally having a staple eyeshadow set, but unfortunately i'm going to be returning it because it just doesn't work for me, which i regret.
the shadows are wonderful quality: smooth, buttery feel and application, great pigmentation and payoff, long lasting, etc. great and relatively wide selection of colours that should work on both cool and warm complexions.
however, the colours just did not work on my "darker" eyelids. my skin colour (medium/light brown with prominent yellow undertones) is slightly lighter than the colour "Naked" in the palette but my eyelids are a few shades darker/browner, so the colours wouldn't show up at all or wouldn't show up sufficiently. also, many of the colours are very similar and this combined with my "uncooperative" eyelids made for a lot of the colours looking the same. as well, many of the colours were really off when applied and often times appeared rather "grey" or "mauve" when combined with my eyelid colour (i suppose -all of the colours when swatched on my hand were true to colour). lastly, there was some fallout: the glittery shades in particular as a little of the glitter would be found on the rest of my face, and the other shades as well with some pigment fallout.
the Primer Potion (a mini bottle was/still is included) does what it says. good product but nothing i can't imagine couldn't be substituted with another decent eyeshadow primer.
the included brush was usueless: scratchy, too stiff, wouldn't pack on colour well at all, doensn't blend well (although, this isn't what it's meant for -it's for packing colour).
finally, i also just can't seem to get over the exorbitant price of about $70 CAD (incl. tax) from Sephora for here in Toronto. i suppose you could try to justify it by saying it's only about $6 per shadow which seems reasonable while a single Urban Decay shadow is usually around $20 but it's still $70 for EYESHADOWS!!!!
Love this palette! Hit pan bad on a few of the shadows. I love how it comes with the mini primer potion, this is prob the best out of the naked palette line. Wish they would change the packaging to the tin containers like naked 2 and 3
I. LOVE. THIS. PALETTE. This was one of my first "high end" beauty purchases, having been a drugstore beauty gal most of my life. That being said, I now COMPLETELY understand why people pay ridic amounts of money for certain high end make up. These shadows are wonderfully pigmented, have GREAT staying power, and are so smooth and blend-able. The colors are very versatile and can be used to create any number of day time AND night time looks. I use Sin, Buck, and Toasted almost every day. Sidecar has a ton of fallout, but the color itself is beautiful, and I find that holding a small amount of tissue under the eye while applying solves the fallout problem pretty well. I feel that $50 for this palette is a little overpriced, but at the same time, they are the absolute best shadows I've ever used. It also comes with a mini Primer Potion and a quality eye shadow brush, so I feel this justifies the price a little bit. Despite the price, I would definitely repurchase. I can't wait to try Naked 3 as well! *drool*
I really like the velvety feel of the packaging, but it's really difficult to clean. I've also noticed the letters have begun to chip off a little, which is slightly annoying for such an expensive product.
A little pricey at $52, but definitely worth the price.
The shadows are very silky and smooth, which makes them easy to blend into each other. They're really easy to apply because of their texture.
I've used this almost every day since I purchased it in October! All the colors are incredibly gorgeous and look perfect on all skin tones.
Great, long lasting colors that can compliment any skintone when applied correctly.
Don't use it as often as I'd like ( I have so many other shadows and nearly all UD) but I love it. I do end up with a glittery face though. It will last a long time probably longer than it's recommended eye shadows should be kept.
Very good quality eye shadows that does not fade away, as many others do (including Nars - dissapointment). Love the golden, brown, beige shades. Wonderful, can't get better than that. For $52 it's good deal.
I have been using this palette for a week now. So, I think I can give some feedback on the questions/concerns at least I had prior to purchasing. I really debated prior to buying this because I had read some comments that this does not look flattering on mature eyes. Well, my mature eyes are looking pretty good! I`m 48 and I would say I look my age. ..meaning that I do not have perfectly smooth skin. Also, I am fair complexion, dark brown eyes, and reddish brown hair.
I do like the entire Naked palette. Today, the only shadow I dipped into that is not in this palette was a brow highlight (Wet N Wild single called Brulee). The lightest color in this palette (Virgin) is quite pretty, but too shimmery for under the brow in my opinion. I have used Virgin in the inner corner and under my bottom lash line for a pretty brightening effect.
The shadows in this palette are all so luscious that I was eager to try them all! So, the first few days I did not come up with good looks simply because I was a bit too enthusiastic. I couldn`t decide which to use so I wound up using too many colors at once LOL. I also blended too much and just had a lovely blur without definition. Now that I have learned to curb my enthusiasm and understand that not much blending is even required, I am LOVING the result.
**So, all you over-40 lovelies don`t be shy. This palette is for us too!**
Now I desire Naked 2 & 3