Friday, 19 November 2010
Urban Decay Naked Palette.
Everyone and their Grandma's brother's donkey probably has the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. What can I say? I was late on this bandwagon but I'm so glad I finally caught on. At full retail price this palette is £27, which when you consider exactly what you're getting, I think it's a good price. However, I'm cheap so I was a bit hesitant to part with that much money, but, when I saw this pop up on ASOS I knew I had to make it mine. At the time they were still offering 20% discount with an NUS card, it accidentally found its way into my basket & I have a feeling this is the start of a beautiful relationship. As I'm not a massive lover of eyeshadow it's now safe to say that I have everything I need right here in a lovely palette.
The mini Primer Potion is so cute, I've never tried it before so I'm excited to see what it's like in comparison with my Eyes Lips Face mineral eye primer. They look and feel exactly the same so I'm intrigued as to whether they perform the same! The Primer Potion packaging is gorgeous, definitely not convenient for reaching the last scraps of product, but it's pretty!
The double ended eyeliner has both Zero, a black & Whiskey, a deep brown which is fabulous. For someone like me, who isn't a fan of lots of colour on the eye, this really is perfect. I'm still kicking myself for not picking this up sooner, I mean look at it, it's beautiful! Every single shadow is buttery smooth and they blend like an absolute dream, I can absolutely see why people spend a little bit more on shadows from brands like MAC and Urban Decay & even I could be tempted to go a little nuts on the MAC website.
Virgin is the perfect highlight and looks like it would brighten up the inner corners of the eyes beautifully to instantly make you look more awake. I can tell this is going to be one of my most frequently used shadows.
Sin is a pretty champagne with a hint of pink that will be so pretty all over the lid with a bit of liner for a quick yet put together looking eye. We all need that super quick look that we can rely on to give the illusion that we've put in more effort than we actually have!
Naked is a matte nude coloured shadow that I think I'll use a lot for blending out other colours for a neutral daytime look. It's not the prettiest shadow in the palette but I have a feeling it's going to be one of the most useful!
Sidecar is a beautiful bronze with a golden sheen, I absolutely adore this colour and I think it's going to be my most worn!
Buck is a warmer and slightly darker version of Naked which I think would be really pretty blended into the socket for a warm & defined neutral eye.
Half Baked is the perfect light bronze with a hint of gold that for some reason makes me think of Christmas every time I look at it! This is another shade that I can see myself wearing all over the lid with just a touch of liner and lots of mascara.
Smog is a much deeper bronze with a hint of gold that's equally beautiful. I think the combination of Half Baked, Smog & something like Creep would be so pretty!
Darkhorse is a deep almost chocolate brown that can be used in so many different looks. I think that black looks too harsh on my pale skin so a deep brown like this is the perfect alternative.
Toasted is a medium toned brown with a really pretty pink sheen making it quite an unusual but really quite striking colour in my opinion.
Hustle is similar to Darkhorse but with a beautiful deep plum undertone. Hustle and Toasted would make such a beautiful and unusual subtle smoky eye - lovely!
Creep is a smoky grey with a deep blue-green undertone and some subtle gold glitter. A touch of this blended into the socket and outer corner would give the most perfect daytime smoky eye look that's so perfect for the winter season.
Gunmetal is a deep grey with a stunning blue sheen to it. This is probably the most beautiful shadow to look at and is the perfect shade to add to the outer corner to take any make up look from day to night.
There really is something for everyone in this palette & I agree with everyone that's said this is a must have for any neutral shadow lovers. Do you have the Naked palette? What do you think of it?