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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eye Shadow Palette
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on 1/4/2016 10:06:00 AM
More reviews by maladjustedd
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
This pallet is sure a must-have. Colors, pigmentation and the application is excellent.Only if there were more product in one layer in termes of the weight, my only concern is consuming the bright shades fast.
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on 12/30/2015 10:32:00 AM
More reviews by FelisCatus
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Naked Basic 2 review : I love these eyeshadows because they are not glittery and too much for everyday.I do not like the lightest eyeshadow in the palette,it's not pigmented at all.I expected small eyeshadow brush to go with it,but no.That was a dissapointment for me,because I paid a lot for it in Europe (and it says on the back :pair it with our double ended brush).To sum up,some of these eyeshadows are really nice but the whole palette is REALLY OVERPRICED.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/29/2015 5:11:00 PM
More reviews by FaceofMaleah
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
The Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay is definitely a palette that I consider to be an essential in any makeup enthusiast, or minimalist's collection. The palette comes in sleek packaging which contains 6 shades; Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame (WOS), Naked 2, Faint, and Crave. Venus: a neutral shimmery highlight.Foxy: a matte pale yellow shade.WOS: is a matte pale pink shade.Naked 2: light-medium cool brown crease shade.Faint: neutral medium brown shade.Crave: shimmery black shade.Obviously you can use the shades for any purpose, beyond what I listed. I bought this palette one and a half years ago at Sephora for around $32 CAD. In most cases, if you're looking for a stand alone palette with great versatility, this is absolutely not for you. What this palette serves best as is a "sidekick" to other palettes. All of the shades contained in this palette are essentials required for a complete, balanced eyeshadow look. In my experience, many palettes from both drugstore and high end brands are jam packed with gorgeous shades that serve as the focal point of the look which are typically very bright, bold, or shimmery colours. These shades can be crucial to achieving a breathtaking look but matte shades for the crease or lighter shades that help make brighter colours pop can sometimes be forgotten which is where this palette comes into play. The shades in this palette are all very neutral and help to elevate your look. If you want to wear a bright red or bronze shade, you can use Foxy or WOS in between primer and your desired shade to create a pale base to help that colour really make a statement. If you have darker skin, these shades can also serve as a matte highlight for the inner corner, under the brow bone or a little dab in the middle of the eyelid to make the eye look more round and open. For a very fair girl like myself, Foxy and WOS can initially seem like fairly useless shades since they are so close to my skin colour but when paired up with a bit of Naked 2 ran through the crease and some winged eyeliner, the subtle matte look is truly stunning and gives a very feminine pin up girl vibe. You can then add a tiny bit of Faint to the outer "V" to deepen the eye socket for more of a night time look while keeping the look matte. Venus isn't a particularly special shade but it is a nice neutral highlight shade which could complement the original Naked palette quite nicely where both of the highlight shades are pink toned. The only shade in this palette that I'm not a fan of is Crave; the shimmer in the black shade makes it hard to find a use for. I would use it to deeper the outer "V" but with hooded eyes, you typically want to avoid shades that will highlight your crease at all so it becomes a very awkward colour to work with. I think a matte black would have been a much better choice. Overall I think this palette is an excellent purchase. The shades in this palette complete any makeup look (especially when used alongside Urban Decay Naked!) and can provide you with a few fast and chic makeup looks on its own for lighter makeup days. The shades are buttery, highly pigmented and last all day without creasing when you use a primer. Highly recommended!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 12/6/2015 7:52:00 PM
More reviews by purplepolkadots
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Other
I like the packaging and this would be a great travelling pallete if the eyeshadows all performed well. However I mostly use the last 2 shades and I find the first 3 shades to be quite chalky and not very long lasting. I wouldn't repurchase however I would buy the last 2 shades if they were sold individually
on 12/6/2015 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by sasflipper
Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine
I had my eye on this for ages as it looked like the perfect nude palette. Eventually, I gave in and took the plunge.Sadly the shadows are chalky, patchy and really awkward to blend - and I've tried loads of different primers and brushes. Bleurgh. It just looks muddy so it's not for me and I'll be passing the palette on to a friend with different colouring who might get on better with it.On a positive note, the last three colours are useful for brows.
on 12/2/2015 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by dawnlois
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I initially thought that I'm not sure why I've never written a review for this palette (Naked Basics 2). After all, I've had it for about a year. So it's not really on my radar. I do like Primal for brows - does that count? About the same time, I also purchased the Naked 3 palette. And maybe that's why I haven't reviewed either one of them. I don't really like either one of them, I'm bummed that I spent so much moola on them, and I hate being in the minority, even though I often am, LOL. Naked Basics 2, though. I very rarely reach for it. The light tones - Stark and Skimp - are very chalky. Even when applied super lightly with the fluffiest of brushes - chalky. Frisk is a tad too light to be a good crease color for me, and Cover is almost red toned - yecchh. Not into looking like I have pink eye, thanks. Undone works well as a liner with a damp brush - though I suspect it works well mainly because it's dampened. Because ALL these shadows are super powdery, in my opinion, and don't blend as well as I'd like. There's a lot of flyaway powder and fall out during application. I get about six hours of wear out of them before I see significant creasing, and that's with a good primer. I just think for 30 bucks, these shadows should perform better. Considering that I feel similarly about the Naked 3 palette, I just might have issues with Urban Decay shadows, right? I've read that the company has significantly changed their shadow formulas in the last few years, and maybe that has something to do with it.
on 11/18/2015 11:37:00 AM
More reviews by Ali1981
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I'd never been tempted to splurge on an eyeshadow palette before, but I'm so glad I bit the bullet and bought the UD Naked Basic palette. I have pale skin, pale brows, warm skin tone and dark circles under my eyes that are hard to cover completely.... basically a nightmare combination, but some how this palette brings out the best in my eyes and is enormously flattering.Firstly, the formula of these shadows is amazing - I only experience mild creasing after about 8 hours of wear (I use a Laura Mercier eyeshadow primer, as I have oily lids), and I can easily blend the creases out with my finger. They are buttery and easy to blend - however, the intensity of colour can really be amped up or down depending on what brushes you are using - for a natural daytime look, I'll use all the shades but apply the darker ones using a Laura Mercier Pony tail brush (for a sheer, lightweight coating of colour), and use an eyeliner brush to line my upper lash line and the corner of the lower lash line in the very darkest colour ('Crave'). The colours look very pale in the pan, but the sahde 'Flirt' is surprisingly intense on the skin, so do test them out first. The matte formula is comparable to Laura Mercier and Mac shadows, and far better than Bobbi Brown (which I find chalky and hard to blend). Secondly, I've found using a palette has simplified the process of eye contouring - a concept I've always shied away from for various reasons (not knowing what shades to use or how to apply). A little online research and I'm now a lot more confident in applying shadows to make the most of my eye shape, as well as achieving definite make up 'looks'. The only downside is that UD don't sell any of the colours as refills - I can imagine I will use some colour more than others, so instead of refilling the empty ones, I'll have to buy a whole new palette. Also, it would be a lot more eco friendly for the company to allow the palette case to be reused and refilled. I'm keen to try the Becca Ombre Nudes palette next, and perhaps the Dior backstage eye reviver palette. I'd say the palette is more neutral than warm but good for skins with yellow undertones, and the Basic 2 palette looks cooler and pinker (which would bring out my under eye shadows in not time). This is the first time I've used Urban Decay products, and I'm very impressed - far superior quality than that of some pricier brands I have tried.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 11/9/2015 12:55:00 AM
More reviews by misscatchu
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
My first experience using this palette fell flat. I didn't get the wowzers experience from a company that has been getting raves for years about the Naked line. It didn't take me long to come around to a more minimalist mindset on beauty, however, as I've been longing for the effortlessness of French actresses like Marion Cotillard and fashion editors like Emmanuelle Alt.Now I use this palette everyday. Foxy and W.O.S I use to even out the complexion on my eyes, and then Naked 2 gets buffed into the crease to create a barely-there shadow. Then it's a little mascara and I'm out the door. I think my current minimalist eyeshadow routine may be more to humor a girl whose used to a more elaborate eye design, because really... no one can tell the difference. Except me, and that's all that matters. ;)For a night out, I like to use the darker eyeshadows to add depth. But all matte is still boring as f*** so I always have a shimmer/satin shadow to layer over the look. Clinique CSD is my go-to.
on 10/16/2015 3:44:00 PM
More reviews by anapersa
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I really like this palette as i'm usually a neutral eyeshadow wearer. It has all the right shades for a very natural eye makeup, and also has a really nice brown and matte black for a darker, smoky look.The shadows have great pigmentation, and they are nice and blendable, but they will show better if you use a primer. They are also a little powdery so I do recommend tapping the brush before applying. I have oily skin, so they tend to disappear on me at the end of the day, if i wear no primer. Overall, great product and it sure is a make up bag staple!
on 10/14/2015 9:16:00 PM
More reviews by ladykestryl
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I hated this product. None of the colors showed up on my eyelids! I took this back, because I will never use it. UD could have made the Pulp Fiction pallet part of the permanent collection. The only other dud I have had was Naked 3. Maybe both were dud palettes.
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