Review of Urban Decay Naked Palette by iEndlessly
After reading so many reviews about the Naked pallets by Urban Decay I decided that I was going to purchase one for a personal birthday gift (excuses, excuses.) Anyway, I do agree that for anyone who uses eye makeup regularly or who is in the processing of learning that having of of the Naked pallets is essential.
Firstly, Urban Decay has 2 pallets. The Naked (1) Pallet is centered around more warmer tones, where as the Naked 2 Pallet focuses more on cooler tones. I myself purchased this pallet specifically because I am more of a warmer tones kind of girl. The Naked (1) Pallet also includes a deluxe sample of the popular Eye Primer, which is kind of nice if you are starting to experiment with eye shadows. The sample Eye Primer itself it my opinion can get you pretty far, I'd say about 8 - 10 uses if you are careful and do not over use. An actual tube of the product retails for around 24$ CAN at Sephora. The Naked 2 Pallet however does not include the deluxe sample of the Eye Primer! It comes with a lip gloss sample instead I believe.
There is also a brush that is included with both pallets, it is of decent quality.
Overall the pricing of the Naked (1) & Naked 2 Pallets are around 60.00$ CAN. Which seems pricey at first. Normally an eye shadow from Urban Decay is around 15 -20$ each, this pallet contains 12 eye shadows for 60.00$. Technically that is around 5 $ per eye shadow. (I consider this a steal hahaha)
The Packaging of the Naked (1) Pallet is decent. I am however not a fan of the magnetic velvet cover - I find that it is impractical and not as great as I'd like it to be for travel purposes.
The shadows themselves are basically set to match any skin tone and complexion. There are the essential browns, golds, and neutral colors. Technically the pallet itself is divided in 3 non official quads. The first four colors starting from the left (Virgin, Sin, Naked and Sidecar) are for a "day-look", the next four (Buck, Half Baked, Smog and Dark Horse) are for an "evening look" and the last four (Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal) are more for a night out smokey eye.
So yes, I think this pallet is pretty diverse, and can be used any day no matter the event.
The pigmentation for the shadows are great - a little goes a long way here, which makes application much easier.
Overall I like the colors and the quality of the shadows. I guess the product loses one lipstick (thing?) for the packaging. Good product overall though! :)