Review of Urban Decay NAKED by 1017
UPDATE 7/1/11 - I am sorry, but I have to bring this down to a less than stellar rating (2 lippies). Honestly, I have to force myself to use this. And when I do use it, I am never satisfied with how it looks. The colors always seem to be muddy. My MAC, WnW, and NYX shadow collections work so much better for me. As far as a wash/neutral, I much prefer Patina, Femme Fi, Ricepaper, Vanilla, NYX Vanilla Sky, NYX Taupe, etc to any of these. Same for the bronze look, MAC Bronze and Woodwinked look so much better on me and do more for me than the bronze shades in the palette. MAC Coquette is still one of the best crease colors. And I always have to use one of my other shadows for a highlight, cuz there is nothing neutral enough to work as a highlight on me in this palette (Virgin comes off grey & chalky). That said, everything I said in my first review still holds true (especially about how well the colors ebb and flow). And I can not bring myself to return this, just having it makes my lemmings feel "satisfied". I dropped it down to 2 lippies since I barely ever use it.
ORIGINAL POST: Here is what no one seems to have mentioned before (or I had not read) about this palette. If you have been buying e/s forever trying to get the eye look as awesome as some of the FOTD's...hoping that next shadow will give you that perfectly applied, smoothly blended, well coordinated eye look...this is THE e/s (palette) that does that. At first swatch of the colors, I was not impressed. I have these colors; I have better than these colors. I am not going to argue that point. But once I started applying and combining...that is when the magic started to happen. These colors seem to work seamlessly together. I have tried 3-4 different combos since I bought this. Presently I have Gunmetal over the lid, Creed in the crease and Sidecar (wet) over top of Gunmetal. It looks like the best applied makeup of my life. I wish I was going out. You have heard about the "great colors", the great "convenience"...for me the best part is how well the shadows ebb & flow with each other. And if you are low on eyeshadows or need a travel kit, this is a great contender.