I'm having to add to the high reviews for this palette!
I've never used UD before, but was offered a trial in a department store so gave it a go. Although the SA used the sin potion on my eyes, I was very happy with the combination she used and fell for the 'we had over 50 in stock but only have 3 left' and treated myself half-heartedly (at £32). But while walking round the stores I kept seeing my makeup I grew more pleased at how it looked. I have brown eyes and find this palette really flattering without looking 'over done'.
Luckily it was very easy to re-create. I have the palette with the brush (which I will use much more than an eyeliner) which is very soft and precise. I love the mini-potion and will definitely buy the full size when it runs out!
I have read other reviews complaining about the fall out but I find if I lightly wipe my brush over the colour to do my first eye, then dab at the excess to do my second eye so there's no fall out and my palette is left neat and tidy and keeps the colours from mixing.
My favourite combinations include a matt base of virgin or buck and then my uber fav colours are the golden half baked, hazel toasted or soft almond sin. Naked is great for highlight under my brow. I have experimented and used every single colour now for normal day-wear looks except gunmetal and creep. I'm saving them for a smoky-eye night out look.
I would recommend looking at some of the UD Naked Palette tutorial's available on youtube (there's loads!) I have found some of them very helpful in showing some colour combinations I wouldn't have thought of using. I love using this palette.
I'm in the minority here...as I don't love the palette as much as everyone else does. The shadows are pigmented, but extremely soft. Mine had alot of fallout---with every dip of the brush, there would be loose powder from one shade, making its way over to another. I had darker shades mixing with lighter ones, or shimmer mixing with matte...not pleasant. I also had the fingerprint marks/imprints on some shadows, and scratchy shadow brush. My guess is that UD wanted to crank these out as fast as possible and quality control was low on their priority list.
Paid $58 CDN for this and am a bit disappointed.
Canadian Girls living in the GTA, you can find these at select Shoppers locations. Great way to get points on SDM bonus days or purchase during redemption days.
I have been waiting for this for a long time. I went to Ulta and I saw the Nude on Nude by NYX which is supposed to be a dupe. Then I saw they had the Naked palette as well. After much consideration on how much to spend I went with the Naked palette and I am pleasantly pleased that I did. The colors are vibrant and beautifully packaged. The glitter doesn't bother me in fact I like it. I just wish Urban Decay would lower the price a bit. Paying 52 dollars with tax is a little steep in my opinion. You cannot go wrong with this palette. The NYX is good to I did test it out but the pigment and coverage was not the same as the Naked.
I heard all the hype around this and didn't give in because there's a lot of hype around a lot of new UD products. I saw it online and didn't think it was special until I read the reviews of people of darker skin tone. I looked and pondered for quite sometime. The first time I tried to order was through Beauty.com where I had a discount of $5. I cancelled my order and then re-orderd some hours later but it was too late. I had a discount of $7.36 plus free shipping and it was available again some months later. No hesitation this time around.
Now on to the good stuff... I gave in to this because of Toasted, Sidecar, Sin and Hustle. I felt I had to own them. I already owned Half Baked and Smog but more of them can't hurt. I was skeptical of Naked and Virgin because of my caramel skin tone. Let me say this, I am infactuated with all the shades in the palette. THEY ARE ALL FUNCTIONAL!
People talk about the fallout from Sidecar especially, don't care. Its love <3. Virgin combined with Naked makes an excellent higlight for me. Its not too light or dark. It just enhances the browbone perfectly. Naked is also an exceptional blending out color for smokey looks. And Buck, well is the quintesential crease color.
Smog or Twice Baked were always the "go to" deeper brown shades, but this palette offers much more like Darkhorse, Hustle and Buck.
I love palettes that are neutral with pops of color. I was really unsure of this palette becuase I love UD teals and purples especially when included in their palettes. But I had to be real with myself and admit that I do not do pop of color looks often as I do neutral looks. I bought UD BOS III because of the colors and I barely reach for it.
This palette is "Makeup for Dummies." If you are learning or new to makeup, this palette is great because it highly unlikely for soemone to make a mess of their look. Its really fools proof.
I must say I expected more from the brush. The part where the bristles joined the handle was able to turn all the way around initially. I was expecting the brush to be heavier and the bristles to be more dense. It looks more like a concealer brush to me but I guess that design is necessary for shadows that are softer and have more fallout. But it does not matter much because I'm not a huge fan of the glide on pencils anyway so I'l still take that brush.
Also the e/s pans are not all "leveled" to the palette evenly. Some appear to be higher than others. This palette is not cheap to it was a tad disappointing.
Overall, I love it much more than I anticipated. I love all the UD palettes that I own but this one blows me out of the water. I want to give this 50 lippies instead. continued >>
Seriously, THEE besy thing I have ever bought. I use it almost everyday and you can create so many looks with just this palette. The colors are very flattering on any eye or skin color in my opinion. The shadows are extremely pigmented and have a smooth, velvety texture. I think there's a fabulous mix of colors for both day and night looks. If I was told I could only ever have this palette for the rest of my life, I would be okay. It's also really good for travel! GREAT buy. I recommend this product to EVERYBODY.
Excellent buy! I would recommend this product for anyone who is looking to make the change from drugstore shadows to a more exclusive brand. I was on the waitlist for this pallette at Sephora since 11/2010 and finally purchased it in late January. These are the most pigmented shadows I've ever owned, which means they will last a really long time. I'm not too big a fan of the eyeliner duo though, i liked the brown end but zero tended to smear after a couple hours of wear.
I am really liking this product. The colors are great, although i do wish there were a couple more matte colors. Very pretty, great for everyday and for going out.
i just got this palette today, so excited they had it in stock. i am absolutely in love with it, although i compared my old half baked to the one in this palette and they are slightly different in colors! but they are both very pretty.
I was stunned the other day when I was at Ulta and they had a bunch of this palette in stock. Great palette for people like me who like the natural look. I have used this almost every day since I got it. Oh and mine came with a nice shadow brush...I read in some of the reviews that it used to come with eyeliner. The brush is really nice. Great purchase.
I finally gave in and got the Naked palette. I've had this for about a month now and I'm LOVING it! Use this everyday. I just wish it still came with the eyeliner instead of the brush