Urban Decay NAKED


2257 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

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Gunmetal Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Polyethylene Terephthalate,Methylparaben,Acrylates Copolymer,Propylparaben Sidecar Ingredients: Polyethylene Terephthalate,Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Acrylates Copolymer,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Half Baked Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Talc,Zinc Stearate,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Sin, Smog, Toasted Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Darkhorse, Hustle, Virgin Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Buck Ingredients: Talc,Zinc Stearate,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Naked Ingredients: Zinc Stearate,Dimethicone,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Magnesium Carbonate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Creep Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid,Tin Oxide All shades may contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake) Cyclopentasiloxane,C11-12 Isoparaffin,Paraffin,Polybutene,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil,Ceresin,Ozokerite,Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax),Phenoxyethanol,Tocopherol ,Ascorbyl Palmitate,CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides),CI 77019 (Mica) May Contain: CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyandie)

on 1/14/2011 11:31:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Other, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Like everybody else, I had to wait 4 or 5 months to get this. Finally came yesterday, and I'm glad I got it. I am not a fan of glittery UD eyeshadow, and was pleased to see the glitter is kept to a minimum. Many of the shades are shimmery, but that's different than glitter that falls out all over my face. I tried 4 shades this morning and they are all smooth, creamy, easily applied with a brush, and blend beautifully. I have a bunch of the 24/7 eyeliners, so getting another black was not exciting, but the whiskey is a nice color, versatile. People have already written about the different shades. Their eyeshadow quality is so high, I wish they would come out with a purely matte kit, for us aging folks who need to tone makeup back, but that's not what Urban Decay is all about.

On the sephora website people are complaining about the quality of the kit, and I have to say I understand why. There were fingerprints in a few of the shades, from the manufacturer pushing the pans into the kit, and the corner of one eyeshadow was broken. The cap on the whiskey side of the liner was so tight I thought I was going to break the liner getting it off. I understand they hustled to get them out, but they shouldn't be lower quality kits. Also, they are now 48 dollars, up from 44, and if you order from the next batch that comes out you'll get a brush, not the dual ended eyeliner.

I use scotch tape, a trick I learned on MUA, to pull off the glitter from my face when I get fall out from the more glittery shades. It works really well and doesn't damage my skin.

Update: after using this a long while, in retrospect, I wouldn't buy again. The quality remains superb, decent colors, but they do end up looking muddy and I don't use many of them because of the glitter or shimmer. I like the new matte highlighter palette, but it's pricey and I was able to make a similar palette at Inglot for a lot less, with a lot more product. I'm sure I'll keep the UD palette until it breaks or I just get sick of it, and I'll still have a ton of it left.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is definitely a must have pallete! Im so glad it became permanent, and I bought two just incase. It is very versatile and has all the colors to create a brown smokey eye or darker. I find myself turning to this pallette often, and would reccomend it to anyone that has thought about getting their hands on this great pallette!

on 1/13/2011 9:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

OMG where have you been all my life?! This palette just might replace my love for MAC eyeshadows. I'm kicking myself for spending so much money building up my mac palette when all I need is this from now on! I've been waiting since November to get this and it finally became available on the sephora website again.

First of all, the pigmentation of all the shadows are excellent! Just a little swipe and I have a LOT of color on my fingertips! I have had it for about a week now and I am amazed at the endless beautiful looks I can create with this palette.

Some of my favorite looks are:

Sin on the lid, toasted on the outer lid, and hustle in the crease with virgin as a highlighter for a daytime school look.

For sexy smoky eyes at night, I LOVE gunmetal all over the lid, darkhorse in the crease, blended around the edges with naked, and half baked in the inner lid a little on top of the gunmetal.

Half baked also looks good on the lid with smog in the crease and darkhorse in the outer v.

I like that naked and buck are matte colors and are great blending out colors. I use buck to fill in my eyebrows and it's comparable to mac's espresso. I feel like naked is similar to mac's wedge and sin to mac's all that glitters.

I love playing around with this palette. This is my favorite makeup purchase by FAR

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 1/13/2011 5:50:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

First of all to me neutral e/s can also include purples and greens, but especially purples. So while I do adore this palette (first palette I ever bought, can you believe it?! And luckily I love it) I wish it came with at least one purple shade and one greenish shade (it already has one dark blue and one grey that leans blue - Creep & Gunmetal, the two last e/s). Then it would be perfect; all the colours I need for any outfit and any event imaginable.

I don't mean straight out purple or green, but something a neutrals girl like me would happily wear just to have one foot in colour, so to speak. The closest to green on me is Darkhorse, which is a bronzey chocolate but somehow gives off a greenish tinge on my eyes. And there is not one I can call purple. Not even a purpley taupe (I'm thinking along the lines of the darker shade in Chanel's Ombres Contraste Duo in Misty Soft, which is a very purple taupe and very unmistakably neutral IMHO).

So UD, if you're reading this and wanting to know how you can make this palette better, please swap two of your browns with a purple and a green, thanks.

on 1/13/2011 5:29:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was wary of buying this because I thought the colours might be too warm-toned for me but it turns out that most of the shades are very flattering on my cool skintone. Since I bought this a couple of weeks ago I've used it pretty much every day. I'm writing this review mainly to tip people off that the Irish airline Aer Lingus sells it onboard its flights for 28 euros. That's where I got it. It's an absolute bargain at that price ;-).

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/13/2011 4:50:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Upon buying the infamous Naked palette, I immediately regretted my purchase because this palette made all my other eyeshadows irrelevant for months. I organize all my makeup in drawers and boxes, but the Naked palette remains on my vanity because it is so convenient to just choose two shades and call it a day. While I enjoy the ease and versatility of this palette, my makeup collection weeps because it has been so severely neglected. This palette is perfect for day/night/weddings/school/clubbing/anything. You can create a look for ANY occasion with the colors in this set, plus, it comes with a double ended 24/7 eyeliner pencil and a mini primer potion ALL FOR $45. It's a steal! I know that it is currently sold out everywhere, but when it comes back in stock, snag it, it is totally worth the wait!

NOTE: I will not buy again because I don't think I will ever run out, the eyeshadows are all full sized and there are 12 shades!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 1/12/2011 11:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Urban Decay has completely out done themselves on this product. I the beginning I was leary on the brand based on colors and it being outside of my comfort realm, but honestly these are the most beautiful, blendable and luxe shades I have worked with :) a total must!

on 1/12/2011 7:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Believe the hype! Every single one of the 12 shadows in Urban Decay's Naked palatte is gorgeous, wearable, and versatile. Neither too warm nor too cool, these shades are true neutrals. Moreover, they're virtually undupable. And the formulas are exactly what you'd expect from Urban Decay -- creamy, highly pigmented, easily buildable, resulting in little to no fallout. I've probably owned hundreds of high end eyeshadows in neutral colors over the years, and I can safely say if I could only keep one palatte, Naked would be it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 1/11/2011 9:52:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

This palette did not live up to the hype for me. I found most of the colors too warm for me to use effectively. The only ones I've used at all are Naked, Buck and Darkhorse. I obsessed over this palate forever before finally getting it and I regret it now. For someone warmer toned, this would probably be amazing. The packaging leaves a lot to be desired as well, it's kind of flimsy feeling and would probably get very dirty with a lot of use. Major letdown.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/11/2011 9:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

***Please click "continued" to see comparisons with Dior Earth Reflections Quint and with MAC shadows!!!***

I just got this today. I eagerly opened the package from Sephora to find the product contained in plastic, nestled in a lovely little purple pseudo-velvet container that is henceforth useless, haha.

The back of the package reads, "Our neutrals won't leave you naked. 12 multifaceted shades (including four exclusives) escalate your "basics" to rich textures of matte, shimmer, satin, and sparkle. Experiment with office-appropriate, deep and smoky, or summertime bronzed looks. Go naked, not neutral...clothing is optional."

Value-wise, this is great. As you've probably heard, 12 full-size high-quality shadows, plus a mini UDPP, plus a double-ended liner of Whiskey and Zero for just $44 (which comes down to $3.67 per shadow when you ignore everything else.) However, given the hype and the apparent limited availability of this product, please realize this: THIS IS A PERMANENT PRODUCT. I repeat, this palette is PERMANENT. As wonderful as I truly believe it is, you do NOT have to scramble to get your hands on this on eBay. Wait, and good things will come to you. :) Keep an eye on Sephora - that's how I got mine, early January of 2011.

Now, on to the shadows!! Between my two sets of comparison photos I swatched just about every shadow in this palette - and I am INCREDIBLY impressed. I was using my finger to swatch, and the shadows were so soft, yet pigmented in a single swatch. In this, they performed better than the MAC AND than the Dior eyeshadows!

Urban Decay Naked Palette v. MAC

I will preface these comparisons by saying that NONE of these are dupes of each other.
-UD Virgin vs. MAC Shroom: Both shades are satin-finish, but Shroom is more sheer, beige, and shimmery, while Virgin is definitely more pigmented and a lighter hue.
-UD Sidecar vs. L'Oreal HIP Sassy vs. UD Darkhorse vs. UD Toasted: I don't have MAC Satin Taupe to compare, but I've heard Sassy is very, very similar. However, all of these shades are very different, as you can see by the picture.
-UD Creep v. MAC Typographic: I panicked when I first saw Creep, as Typographic was a recent purchase. Redundancy? No. Creep is less pigmented and more sparkly, while Typographic is definitely darker.
-UD Gunmetal v. MAC Smoke & Diamonds: Had to compare the only two real gray shadows that I own. However, you can see that Gunmetal is much, much cooler, with pronounced sparkles. Smoke & Diamonds is definitely warmer; taupe rather than gray, though not as green as it appears to be in the picture.

Urban Decay Naked Palette vs. Dior Earth Reflections Quint 609

My other neutrals palette! I also worried that perhaps I had been redundant with respect to my Dior Quint - not so.
-UD Virgin v. Dior 1: Dior 1 is definitely paler, and very, very sparkly, while Virgin has a quieter, satin finish.
-UD Sin v. Dior 2: On my skin, Dior 2 looks almost exactly like Dior 1. -__- Sin is definitely darker and pinker, and it has the same level of iridescence as Diors 1 and 2.
-UD Half Baked v. Dior 3: Nothing alike. Half Baked is a rich sparkly gold; Dior 3 is a light cream - perhaps similar to MAC Ricepaper?
-UD Sidecar and UD Smog v. Dior 4: Nothing alike. Sidecar definitely contains brown and pink, while Dior 4 is a true taupe. Smog is a rich bronze. All are iridescent.
-UD Darkhorse and UD Hustle v. Dior 5: The closest out of all my comparisons. As you can (hopefully) see from the picture, the three are basically the same shade - a dark, warm taupe - made progressively lighter. Darkhorse and Dior 5 are iridescent, while I'd describe Hustle as satin.

Thanks for reading! For further reference, I'll summarize the various finishes below:
-Virgin: satin
-Sin: frost
-Naked: matte
-Sidecar: frost
-Buck: matte
-Half Baked: frost
-Smog: frost
-Darkhorse: frost (but a bit more toned-down than the others)
-Toasted: frost
-Hustle: satin
-Creep: matte with shimmer
-Gunmetal: satin with shimmer/glitter continued >>

31 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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