Urban Decay NAKED

4.6

2257 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

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Urban Decay is a Cruelty-Free Subsidiary.

INGREDIENTS

Gunmetal Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Polyethylene Terephthalate,Methylparaben,Acrylates Copolymer,Propylparaben Sidecar Ingredients: Polyethylene Terephthalate,Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Acrylates Copolymer,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Half Baked Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Talc,Zinc Stearate,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Sin, Smog, Toasted Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Methylparaben,Propylparaben Darkhorse, Hustle, Virgin Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Buck Ingredients: Talc,Zinc Stearate,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Naked Ingredients: Zinc Stearate,Dimethicone,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Magnesium Carbonate,Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid Creep Ingredients: Talc,Ethylhexyl Palmitate,Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol,Sodium Dehyroacetate,Sorbic Acid,Tin Oxide All shades may contain: CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77400 (Bronze Powder), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake) Cyclopentasiloxane,C11-12 Isoparaffin,Paraffin,Polybutene,Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil,Ceresin,Ozokerite,Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax),Phenoxyethanol,Tocopherol ,Ascorbyl Palmitate,CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides),CI 77019 (Mica) May Contain: CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyandie)


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Naked works all the time, it's a day to night to day palette. It's easily wearable with any occasion, and it's surprisingly glamorous if you want it to be! But it's also as everyday as you want.

I found the sparkles intimidating and "too glam" in my early 20s, I looked made-up. But approaching mid 20 (I'm turning 26 next month), Naked has made me look professional in numerous settings from daily office to office parties to meetings. I admit I was shy in my early 20s though. I found the extravagant gold-brown colours to look too mature then.

Now it's my go-to for many daily uses, it's my fallback palette when I don't want to be creative. It's something I know I will always get right! Some of my favourite looks can be achieved with Naked alone. It's also my travel palette.

Quality:
It's really good!!! Buttery, a lot of glitter fallout though. If you wear hard contacts, you should forget about it. I have the MAC #239 shader brush so that helps. The brush works on any shadow and makes application flawless.

The Naked brush:
is terrible. It's very stuff and it makes application very patchy. I use it as eyeliner, that's how stiff it is.

Compared to Naked 2:
2 is very silver. I much prefer Naked because it's brown based, works on my light Chinese skin. Naked 2 is more white/silver/grey. It gives a cooler impression, and I find it to be much more casual because the cool colours make me look minimalistic. It does! Especially the whites and the grey-based colours, AND they are not pigmented. I can never be "Glam" with Naked 2. The case is much sturdier than Naked, so it sometimes is my weekend travel palette.

Compared to Naked 3:
Naked 3 is pink/rose and this works wonderfully on my warm-toned skin. I find it to be girly pretty and casual, less glam than Naked. However I LOVE the smokey looks from Naked 3, I would have loved this in my early 20s. I find Naked palette's smokey looks to be very glamorous and more suitable for "special" occasion. I'm a big computer nerd so I prefer Naked 3's smokey looks. Naked's daytime looks are fierce and independent, Naked 3's daytime looks are girly and pretty. Both are beautiful. The brush in Naked 3 is much much better, it's less stiff and the blender side is fatter than Naked 2's. Still all three brushes suck because I have MAC brushes.

Compared to Lorac Pro: (I know, I have a million makeup palettes)
Lorac Pro has an entire row of matte colours!! (8 matte and 8 shimmer) The "shimmer" colours in Lorac Pro are not as glittery, they have a more satin finish and with less fallout. I find the matte colours to be very artificial especially colours like white and mauve. It's like chalk. The light colours on Naked (including the glittery ones) are more skin-like and more natural. Although Naked colours are all dark compared to Lorac Pro, I seem to use Lorac Pro more for nighttime casual outings -like last-minute bar hopping with friends. Espresso on Lorac Pro is my favourite matte dark brown, its texture is extremely buttery. All colours in this palette are buttery, thus easier to blend and create a muddy mess.... bah.

Compared to NARS makeup:
I think if I wasn't an eyeshadow junkie, I wouldn't own any of the Naked palettes. I would buy only NARS Duo's and wear naked brown colours from NARS. Their quality and size is amazing, I mean how many browns do you really need right? As you can see above, I have 4 palettes of brown colours.

So in all honesty, I would recommend Naked for the makeup lovers. It's a lot of fun with Naked palette (and 2 and 3, for that matter). But if you just want ONE basic daytime look, go with one NARS Duo. Or even just two full-sized eyeshadows (a light brown and a dark brown), and you're good forever.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.



on 5/4/2015 2:18:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I still adore this palette. have it a few years now and constantly reach for it for day time looks and night time shadows. I love all of the colours, they all work well with blue eyes (any colour eyes I'd say) pigment and staying power is brilliant. love the package. .really can't say enough good things about this palette. will Def repurchase. .have just hit pan on a few of my favourite shades


on 5/3/2015 12:07:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I bought this palette in 2011, and I still find myself using it regularly for complete eye looks or to augment other palettes. It's a beautiful palette, with lots of great colors. A lot of people complain about the colors muddying together, but as I've learned more about how to do my eye makeup, I've grown to appreciate having colors that are really close together (e.g., Half Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse) because you can use them to add just a little depth to what looks like a really simple monochromatic, low-maintenance eye look -- perfect for daytime eyes on my tan skin, not to mention it makes a difference in pictures. This palette was also my first foray into mattes and showed me how professional tawny browns like Buck and Naked could look in contrast to the metallic golds and browns I always gravitated towards. Previously, I probably would have never purchased a denim blue like Gunmetal or anything pink or purple like Hustle, but now I find these shades really wearable, and I appreciate that this palette has encouraged me to stretch a little bit as far as what I consider "neutral."

So, cons: Naked isn't perfect. The quality of my Two Faced palettes and Nars palettes are slightly better in terms of color payoff and fall out, and the velvet packaging gets raggedy pretty quickly. I do find myself wishing it included a dark matte brown for smoky eyes and going out looks, and I often bring in my beloved Nars Coconut Grove single to fulfill that role. However, considering how many times Naked has been duped by both HE and DG brands, I think it's obvious that it was a game changer when it came out, and I believe it is still a palette worth having and buying today if you have warm undertones.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 4/29/2015 7:28:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I echo brookelynne2's sentiments.
These colours are not good if you have a cool skin tone.

PRO's:
Neat Packaging
Brush
Lots of shades in one container

CON's
Poor pigmentation
Deceptive colours
Overhyped

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 4/24/2015 2:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

The most over hyped eyeshadows ever, Once applied all these eyeshadows look exactly the same, dirty and ruddy, the shimmer is not a nice formula it looks glittery and greasy from a far. Waste of money. www.romyangela.blogspot.co.uk

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 4/21/2015 8:28:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

it includes the colors i like, so i love it! I'm actually using 3 shades with any look i create (virgin, naked, buck), but i like the rest as well! Naked and buck are the only matte shades, so if you don't like shimmer don't buy it. Gunmetal is a nice addition for when i want something different than my usual.

Overall, the quality is pretty good, i like the shades and since I'm traveling a lot, it's all i need for shadows.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/18/2015 2:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Favourite of the Naked palettes- Super pigmented and caters to lots of different eye looks! Will last a long time- had mine for about 4 years now... Not a palette for matte only lovers as most are shimmery but does offer some matte shades! Also comes with the primer potion which is amazing. Not the best for packaging though as it can look quite grubby after a while- but thats only minor

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 4/17/2015 6:52:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

My Makeup HG! I love this palette, the colors are so pigmented and easy to blend!! My eyelids are really greasy and most of other eyeshadows didnt last long, but omg this eyeshadows last so long although I use my elf eye primer which I also love, and my eyes look amazing for a long time! The price might be pricey but totally worth it

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/16/2015 5:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I got this palette as a gift for Christmas, and I use it nearly everytime I wear make up. At first I was dissapointed because the pigmentation was not as strong as I expected and the eye shadows wore off after a few hours, but with the primer it is much better. Mine came with all 4 primers and Eden is the best by far, it really brings out the colours and makes them last all day. It is a bit annoying that you have to use the primer to make these eye shadows work, especially for the price. However, when you use them like that they are very good. They are blendable and feel very buttery. The two matts are very good for everyday make up and for in the crease. Virgin is a very beautiful highlight colour, sidecar is great for a quick sweep over the eyelid if you're in a rush, and toasted is another beautiful colour. I also like the brushed that come with the set, which is unusual;they are great for packing on colour.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My absolute favorite Naked Palette! Most of the time, this is the one I reach for, and I own close to a dozen high end palettes. The colors are beautifully pigmented and buttery smooth, blend beautifully, and are perfect for all eye colors and skin tones. All of the colors compliment each other nicely. You can't go wrong with a true neutral, everyday easy to wear palette like this.

There are a ton of looks you could pull off with this palette, and let me tell you, I have done many. I am a fan of their quirky names, the names themselves giving the colors personality, which is a nice touch. There is nothing I can find wrong with this palette, aside from the packaging getting dusted with product over time, which many find annoying. I'm not particularly bothered by it, as the product inside is well worth it a little makeup dust. No product is going to stay in the same condition you bought it in. After all, it gets used frequently. Personally, mine still looks about the same, but I am a bit OCD with my palettes being presentable and nice.

As far as my other naked palettes, I love my Naked 3, but the original Naked knocks it out of the ball park with it's beautiful selection of complimentary neutrals. If I ever run out, which will be a while, I will most definitely repurchase. This palette has become a welcome staple to my palette collection.


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