I absolutely love this product. I'm always on the search for a duo or quad that I can use on a daily basis for a natural look, and this is the only thing I'll ever need! I love having a variety of colors in easy packaging, and the quality of the shadows is excellent. Some of the shimmers have more fallout than I'd like (especially compared to the matte neutrals), but it isn't enough to deter me from using them.
The only thing I'm not a huge fan of is the brush. I experience a LOT more fallout when using it, as I didn't feel the shadow was really adhering to the brush. I ended up using one of my Sephora brushes and haven't had a problem. The brush provided is really soft, but just not up to the best quality.
Was very sceptical about buying this due to the price and I worried that it was going to be overrated.
However, I love this product especially after watching lots of tutorials on YouTube. Many of which the channel owners cannot praise this palette enough.
The shades complement my light eyes and fair skin perfectly and are subtle enough to wear as a natural look when going to school/college.
For a night out, it is easy to make your eyes pop by blending a few colours together - this product can be used day or night.
The mini primer is a god send because shadows usually slide off my lids due to them being oily.
Definitely recommend as it is so versatile with the look you can produce.
I've reviewed here the Naked palette,close up pictures and swatches, but I have also compared it with Nude'tude palette from the Balm. Which one is better? See in my blog post.
Hope it will help you choose the right one, or why not, buy them both :D
I finally got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Palette when family gave it to me as a gift for Christmas this past year. I wanted the original Naked over Naked 2 because the shades in Naked 2 are much more cool toned and I have cooler skin and when you pair cool and cool together I find it looks too icy. Warm shades definitely compliment my skin better. The palette comes with 12 full size shadows and this product is $60 in Canada equalling exactly $5 per shadow and on top of that you get a blush and a travel sized primer! That is amazing value for money in my opinion since these are super high quality eyeshadows and Covergirl singles at the drugstore can cost more than $5 each. Of course the outright cost is expensive but if you break it down you really get a great deal since the eyeshadows are full size and the full size singles that Urban Decay make are $18! I have done a full review on MUA on the primer potion that comes in this palette and the primer that comes alone and there is definitely a formulation difference- I'm not a huge fan of the travel primer since I find it a bit greasy and it really doesn't add THAT much to wear time. As well the brush that comes with this palette is unfortunately super crappy. It doesn't pick up shadows well nor does it blend them well. But I personally didn't buy this palette for the primer or brush, I bought it for the shadows...
This palette contains some of the most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever seen in my entire life and there are all colours that I would pick for myself. There is so much versatility you can get from a palette like this- all the colours are very noticeably different but can work together beautifully. There are 2 completely matte shades in this palette (Naked and Buck) and the rest are shimmery. The lightest shade Virgin though which you would use for highlighting is not exactly matte but its not shimmery either, its more frosty though to me it wouldn't look out of place in a matte look. There are 3 lighter shades in this palette, 4 medium shades and then 5 deeper shades. This palette also has a nice variety of neutrals and browns and then pinks and greys which you wouldn't really think are 'naked' but are. My favourite shades in this palette are the two matte ones, Naked and Buck and then Sin and Half-Baked. Gun Metal is also a wicked grey tone that I love but isn't one I personally use as often as the others. These shadows are also incredibly pigmented. It is literally insane. When I was swatching the shadows on my fingers to get a better look at them to write this review it really hit me how you only need to lightly pat the shadow to get a massive blast of colour- this of course means that you won't go through the shadows as quickly cause you won't have to keep dipping your brush back in the shades to grab more pigment. The lasting time of these shadows is slightly above average...I find I can wear them on a night out without having them crease but if I am at a concert or a place that is very humid and sweaty for a long period of time these will start to crease slightly but it never is that noticeable. I can't comment on the lasting time of the shadows without primer since I never ever wear shadow without primer- my eyelids are way too oily for that. The only thing that I dislike about the shadows is that there is a nice amount of fallout with these shadows. If you don't wear face makeup then just use a q-tip under your eyes after but if you do then make sure you either do your eye makeup before foundation and concealer or don't set your foundation or concealer with powder until your eye look is done so you can clean up after.
These eyeshadows come in a really beautiful velvety brown case that has NAKED written across the top in gold print. When you open up the casing, it has a small mirror in the lid which isn't really useful and on the bottom are where are the shadows are lined up in beautiful strips. As I said before, this palette comes with a shadow brush and a primer and there is a slot for the brush but not for the primer. Overall I really, really love this palette. All of the shades are absolutely beautiful, pigmented and are good for day to day use and for a big night out. These shadows will flatter every skin tone that ever existed and really are the staple shadows the everyone should own. I highly recommend this palette and am so happy to finally have one of my own.
I have both Naked palettes but still prefer this one. It is so versatile and I can make any eye look that I want. The eyeshadows are super pigmented and also blend beautifully. My go to palette for any occasion!
There is no other make-up palette necessary! This is my go-to smokey and natural eye palette.
The colours are perfect and they stay on very well. Love to go for it even for eyebrows, 'Buck' is perfect for mine. The palette is totally worth the money.
Highly-rated, much-hyped products usually let me down. I'm a tough critic and hard to please. That being said, I'm happy to say this palette has lived up to the rave reviews. UD shadows are nicely pigmented, easily blendable, and versatile. There are several shades within this collection that I've used both as shadow and as liner (Hustle, Creep, & Gunmetal). Sidecar is very sparkly, but for a night out, this will make your eyes say, "Notice me!" (Especially great on hazel peepers - hazel-eyed gals MUST try this shadow.) Perhaps my favorite color in the collection is Virgin. It reminds me so much of my beloved & ever-dwindling Sleepy, a limited edition MAC shadow. Virgin has the rare capability to make my eyes look bright and my face look "awake" and "rested" (people have acutally commented as such when I wear it - that alone makes this palette worth the price.)
On a final note, I love the packaging. It's unique, plush, and luxurious. (Unlike the packaging for Naked 2 which looks cheap, cold, and industrial - yuck - but I won't go there just now.) If you've not yet taken the plunge and treated yourself to the original Naked palette, and can find it within your budget to do so, go for it. continued >>
This eye shadow pallete is AMAZING. Perfectly pigmented, glides on easily, super blendable, and the colors are perfect for every day wear or to create a glamorous evening look. In the past, I was never a huge eye shadow fan.. but this stuff has changed me! I cannot go out of the house without applying it. I will continue to buy this for the rest of my life probably.
I like the colors, great for every day makeup, some of the colors could have been switched for more mattes, but other than that, it's really great :)