Here I am, jumping on the Naked Palette bandwagon. I can't help it, I'm just as excited as most of the reviews your going to read. I love the packaging style (not totally thrilled by the "velvet", I have a dog) but none the less, cute. The colors are beautiful. I love all of them, but brown is my favorite color. I could go on about each one, but I can't imagine I could write anything that's not already been covered.
I have the new palette, with the brush. It's fine, not the usual crappy brush you get with most palette's. But not necessarily one I would have to purchase on its own. I do think with both the quality and the number of shadow's you receive, the purchase price is not that steep. $48 for 12 shadows, might seem like a lot of money, but you will never find that kind of quality for <$4. Remember your also getting a small primer potion and a brush (or eyeliner), that makes them less than $4 each. They blend beautifully, they are soft and velvety. I couldn't stop rubbing it between my fingers. They are just as well made as any of my MAC shadows. The matte colors are more velvety than MAC matte.
I've found my HG crease color, buck. It's a mid-tone brown, but works just perfect with my NC20 skin. I have blue/grey eyes and auburn hair. The first time I got to use it, of course, I had to be in a rush. *sigh* I applied naked to my entire lid, half-baked to the center, buck to the crease and hustle to the outer corner. I finished with virgin to the brow bone and inner tear duct. Blended well and off I went, in a matter of 3 minutes I had a finished look with little trouble. I have the double ended eyeliner, zero & whiskey I RIS already. I applied zero to the top lash line and whiskey to the lower water line. Easy-peasy. I also think they should have left the eyeliner instead of replacing it with the brush.
I hope to have more time in the near future to play with different looks. Of course, youtube has many video's to watch and kandijohnson has a beautiful one if you like smokey/dark/sexy eyes.
The most important thing, I forgot to say........I actually put a little buck under my lower lash line (I NEVER put shadow under my lash line) and it looked amazing. Thank you Urban Decay for expanding my eyeshadow universe. Of all the palette's I've had over the years, this is my HG (at least for today :))
First off, I'll be honest: I think this product is a bit overrated and many people have raved about it too much on YouTube and a million of other beauty blogs, so I wouldn't even bother to make one on my own site. However, I do think that it is worth all the attention it's getting, due to the following reasons:
1.) The sizes of the eye shadows in this palette are the same of the individual shadows being sold by UD (I think it's about 0.05oz?)
2.) The shadows themselves are highly pigmented. Granted that they are on the shimmery side (a signature trademark of UD) and that some of the colors are redundant if you've bought their previous palettes, I still think it's not much of an issue because these colors are those that are used over and over again (like Gunmetal! <3)
3.) IT DOES NOT HAVE "MIDNIGHT COWBOY RIDES AGAIN." HELLO THAT'S A REASON TO CELEBRATE IN ITSELF.
4.) The colors of the shadows are very versatile and can be used by anyone in any occasion.
It's one of those palettes I would really recommend if you have extra cash to spare and you're planning to buy your first palette. Also, judging from my experience, I don't think there's a perfect dupe for it, and this is coming from someone who's tried both Asian and Western cosmetics.
This is ok,nothing special.I hardly use it.The colors are similar and unexciting. Also lots of dupes that perform better.
Don't believe the hype. I have several high-end neutral sets and this ranks among the worst. The color payoff is so so and the fall out is terrible. lorac and too faced are far superior. I am mad at myself for feeding into the frenzy!
A fantastic product from Urban Decay. It's a great value, great quality and very practical. The only reason why I took off a lippie is because I'm someone who prefers to mix finishes in an eyeshadow look (ie. shimmer on the lid, matte in the crease) so I would have preferred more matte shadows in the palette (especially in the darker range). Other than that, I think that this is a great product and a very good item to start off with from Urban Decay.
AMAZING product! So useful and practical for everyday use! A must have in ANY girls makeup kit for sure!
All the neutral's you need ( minus a good matte brow bone color) plus an eyeliner and to top it off it comes with primer potion! Magnifique!
This was such a HUGE disappointment for me. I love neutral eyeshadows and have a decent collection of various MAC, UD, and Stila shades. I had been searching for months for this palette and recently got a hold of one. The colours are dull and easily dupable. There are plenty of other UD neutral colours that are much prettier than the ones that come in this palette.
i absolutely love every color in this eye shadow palette, they are great for any skin tone. i literally use this palette everyday. love love love it!
- Excellent value
- buttery consistency
- long wearing
- some very pretty shades
- (for me) not as sparkly as a lot of women say it is
- easily blendable
- Buck works well for eyebrows
- Virgin is beautiful and angelic when used in the inner corners
- sleek looking packaging
- cheap packaging, easily gets dusty, one of the letters was already fading upon receiving it in the mail from Sephora
- box closes with magnet so it's not as secure as a clip
I do enjoy these shadow very much, but I'm putting it up for swaps now because I don't use most of them. I never touch the dark colors creep, dark horse, or gunmetal. If you don't mind a fairly used looking palette but that still has most of the product left, maybe we can swap.
This is a good palette to keep in your purse for when you're on the go. However, I'm not completely wowed by this palette like everyone else is. The colors do fade significantly on my oily eyelids, even with UDPP underneath. I feel that UD's eyeshadow quality is slowly declining. This is a good deal though as all of the shadows are full sized. But not something I'd repurchase.