Review of Urban Decay NAKED by vyvyanne
I love the Naked Palette!
Before this, I was not really a fan of nude colors... I've always been more a bright colors gal! But when everyone was raving about how awesome the Naked Palette was and what a great deal it would be... I just had to try it.
I was lucky enough to be one of the early ones to get it. In the height of the craze when it was sold out everywhere, I just happened to walk into a random Sephora and decided to ask if they had it in stock --- they did! I bought it without hesitation and have not looked back since.
It's true that, in a pinch, all you need is this palette to create a whole variety of looks. I went abroad and only took a fraction of my makeup --- the Naked Palette being one of the only palettes I brought with me and it was totally fine!
I love their variety of textures (although more mattes would have made it ++++)
Naked and Buck are both awesome colors to blend out edges and add more dimension to the eye. I've used Hustle, Darkhorse and especially Creep to darken up the crease, or just the general look. Love Virgin for highlighting the browbone and Sin for the inner corner highlight. Half Baked is an AWESOME golden color that can be used by itself for sure, but also over other shadows (Sugar Pill's Love + [matte red] comes to mind) to transform them!
The eyeshadows are awesome quality, just what UD is known for --- they texture is smooth and they apply well. I always use a eyeshadow primer when applying eyeshadow so I can't how it would be if someone used it just on the lid bare. I would say that my worst experience with fallout with be Sidecar -- it had glittery flakes in there; I can't say I really enjoy the glitter fallout but it's still a great color.
I can honestly say that I use every one of these colors regularly (and that's saying a lot... bc I have way too many eyeshadows to use in a lifetime >.<) --- the one I use the least would have to be gunmetal. For my smokey EOTDs I usually still prefer a bright lid color and smoke them with out with a matte black or something.
I don't think this palette is expensive because all the shadows are full-sized and totally worth it if you had it up. Mine also came with a duo-sided 24/7 eyeliner (I heard later versions came with an eyeshadow brush?)
It's nice that they have a mirror, but I hardly use it.
Also, the velvet packaging is lovely/pretty to look at. Mine had gotten a bit dirty (not extremely icky) but I would have preferred the packaging they used on the Naked2 Palette. Also, it should be noted that the Naked Palette is full of warm colors --- if that's not your thing you may not like it --- conversely I've heard that the Naked 2 has more cool colors -- so check that out!
I think this Palette would make a LOVELY gift for someone. I would probably never repurchase this only because I don't think i would ever finish it (if I do finish it, it would be either Buck or Naked... and in that case I would just buy the full size version... if they sell it :) )