I was really late to hop onto the Urban Decay bandwagon, I don't like to just buy a palette because it's new and there's a lot of talk around the beauty community about it.
I already had the Naked 2 palette, which I use quite often and love, but I was still really keen to get my hands on the original, because of the more warm tones of the shadows which I feel would compliment the undertones of my skin (I have warm undertones).
I really love this palette - I feel like the two matte brown shades make it way more complete than the Naked 2.
The quality of the shadows is phenomenal - wouldn't expect anything less from UD, but still, just great.
I really need shadows to last all day, and these definitely live up to my all-day expectations!
Also worth noting that the consistency of every shade is just so smooth, and doesn't make my very dry eye area/eyelids feel dry, which is excellent.
Taking points off for the lack of accessibility, and for the packaging - I live in Australia and so I had to buy it online. Also the one I got was a bit sloppy in make, the names of the shadows are cut off by the shadow pans. But other than that, A+!
I loved it! I use different brushes, and wet brushes and with primer it stays forever and colors are truly brilliant, I use it for my eyebrows too. You can get day look and night look with this pallette
Although I gave this product 4 stars and I think it will greatly suit someone and I like quality of eyeshadows, but.. I only used 4 colors on everyday basis. so for me it would be better to but it separately. I used light color to highlight and there was medium brown there I used for eyebrows, one with a little purple in it I really liked for dark contouring... I like the quality and how it blends but i wish I would use most of the colors... not buying a pallette again
I bought this as a gift to self present recently, but sadly I am in the minority with this one and had to return it. I do have VERY oily lids, which is the likely culprit that caused my unhappiness with this product. Overall, the shadows were super pigmented and I loved the color selection (though maybe a pinkish nude would have been nice to add rather than some of the whiter shades). They applied nicely too and would last forever as you did not have to use much of the shadow to get a strong color payoff. The accompanying brush was just ok. The problem I had was that even trying different eyeshadow primers, the color simply did not last for me. I either had extensive creasing or the color smudged arond my eyes throughout the day. For those with drier lids, I can see where this would be a fantastic palette, but, it just was not for me.
I love this pallet, it can truly be used everyday for neutral to bold looks. I find the shadows are pigmented but all seem to have fall out, and the more shimmery and glittery, the more they seem to flake. This doesn't take away from the pallet just something to know before applying. Over all UD shadows are high quality, they blend easy and I have used this pallet many many times and still haven't hit pan on any of the shades. In my opinion well worth the money.
I love this palette! It's amazing and for the price it's actually a great value considering the pigmentation and quality of the shadows. Most of the shadows are shimmery and only 2 are matte. I think this is best for warm toned skin. I wish there was a few more mattes that were darker but other than that it's a great palette, a must have I believe. Stopped me from purchasing a ton of single shadows from another brand. It practically has everything you need. Neutrals are wonderful and never look bad so I encourage anyone to get this!
If I could only use one eyeshadow palette for the rest of my life, it would be this one. Cannot say enough good things about it! There is a fantastic range of colors and finishes, so you can create anything from a neutral matte eye for work to a dark shimmery smoky eye for night. The color payoff is fantastic -- I have tan South Asian skin & sometimes have a problem with getting eyeshadow colors to show up if I don't use a white base underneath, but most of these colors show up great (although Virgin & Sin do require some building up before they show up as much as I want them to). The shadows also blend beautifully without blending into one another too much and getting muddy. I've noticed a little undereye/cheek fallout from the shimmery colors, but nothing that can't be brushed away easily. The price is high, but you get a lot of product (plus a primer and a decent shadow brush - not the throwaway kind that comes with many palettes). I don't think it will be running out anytime soon, but if it ever does, I would definitely buy it again! continued >>
This is my absolute favorite eye shadow palette. I will keep buying this again & again. Though luckily it seems to last a very long time for me. In my opinion, neutral eye shadow is the way to go. You can create many different looks using this palette. Beautiful colors, & very versatile. continued >>
I absolutely lovvveeee my Naked palette. I more so use the first half of the palette because I enjoy subtle smokey eyes oppose to the intense black or dark shadows. If anything, I like to use the dark shadows to smoke out my lower lash line. My favs are def Virgin (inner tear duct) and Naked (transition/crease). The shadows are so buttery and smoothe, def top notch quality.
The quality of these shadows far surpasses the rest of Urban Decay's. I have multiple UD palettes, and while I like them, most of the colors are quite ho hum in terms of finish and pigmentation. Not these babies! Smooth, rich, pigmented. True to pan. My current HG brow shade (Hustle), as well as great colors for either a neautal look or a great smokey eye. The only think missing is a good matte black/gray. I reach for this alot more than I thought I would. It really has given me an appetite for more neutral looks. And now I want Naked2...