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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?


  1. This palette is sooooo beautiful!

  2. Oh my goood. I need this palette in my life, I feel so incomplete :-D
    Nice review xoxo

  3. Woo hoo! I absolutely love this palette and give it way more attention than any of my others, lol. I just love the natural looks you can create with it when you're not bothered about anything too colorful. =)

  4. fabulous post jennie(:, i love my naked palette!xxx

  5. i've heard nothing but good things about this pallette, and your post has just confirmed that this is going on my birthday/christmas wish list :)
    its beautiful!


  6. That pallete is awesome!!! I wish I could have it! :)

  7. Definitely the best review of the palette that i've seen. your swatches and photos are just amazing!
    i'm hopefully getting the palette for my mum for christmas :)

  8. Great review :)
    I absolutely love my Naked palette, I think that's my favorite palette of this year, it's the one I took along to go on holiday.

  9. I love all the colours, their so wearable! It's a little pricey in my opinions though ;) Fern, xxx

  10. I love this pallette! I use it all the time now!

  11. @Make Up Kitten - It is gorgeous!
    @Marilou - Aww it's definitely a good investment!
    @Lauren - Love it!
    @Holly - It's lovely!
    @@T.Rose - You'll love it :)
    @Shopperita - Aww you should get one!
    @Jess - Aww thank you! Bet she'll be proper chuffed with it, makes a great pressie for sure!
    @Musing on Beauty - Definitely agree, perfect for traveling with!
    @Fern - Hehe it is quite pricey, but you do get lots for your money :)
    @Saz - It's gonna be all I'll use, love it lots!


  12. @glam n girly - I don't know, you should get it! hehe


  13. Wow,amazing makeup!
    Following you.

  14. Fact= I can not pick a favourite colour! I love them all. Dear Father Christmas...Lol x

  15. I also have it and LOVE it!! So glad you finally got it too :) xx

  16. Ooooh, this is excellent. I was majorly lusting after this when it came out and it was sold out everywhere. The colors are gorgeous. I can't wait to see how they'll sparkle and contrast with your pale eyes.

    Also, I like that it "accidentally" snuck in your basket. :p

  17. great review, i'm not a huge eyeshadow girl but you've tempted even me! x

  18. Is it even available any more? I went into Boots at the very beginning and hummed and hawed over this or BOS III and guess which one I chose? Now I'm missing out on Naked! *cries*

    Your pictures are beautiful!

  19. Ooooh this palette looks absolutely gorgeous! xo

  20. Ohh you've made me want this more than ever!

  21. Oh damn you sweety, now I want and NEED this!


  22. this palette is gorgeous, i have many nude/brown/gray colours of my eyeshadows, but i want this also :D

  23. Thanks for all the swatches, I keep eyeing this up at work and I think I have to buy it now. I'm not a big eyeshadow person, but I love wearing neutral eyeshadows like these xx

  24. Jennie thank you so much for featuring me on your twitter! I just bought the Neal's Yard Chamomile Cleanser after my normal make up remover ran out, and this palette looks like it might 'accidently' fall into my Christmas wishlist. You're becoming my beauty guru! xx

  25. This looks like such a great palette. When they have more available in stores, I will definitely purchase it (:

  26. I love the colours in this palette :) Lovely review! xoxo

  27. What a gorgeous selection of colours!

  28. @Mila - :)
    @Hannah - Hahaa!
    @WillWorkforMakeUp - You were right, I love it!
    @Alyse - Haha yep, total accident! :p
    @head over heels - Hehe!
    @konni - Yes, I think it's a permanent palette. I'm not 100% on that but I thought it was permanent.
    @Jess - It's super pretty :)
    @Laura - You neeeeed it! hehe
    @Dreams that Glitter - Hehe sorryyyy :p
    @eveline - It's great for those times when you need everything in one palette.
    @Sarah - It's a great palette to have, even for us non-eyeshadow people hehe
    @G - Aww you're very welcome sweets and thank you so much. I hope you love the cleanser & this palette will be a lovely pressie for you to open on Christmas day!
    @Ambaaam - You definitely should!
    @Katie - Aww thank you. They're lovely, every neutral you'll need.
    @bee - They really are lovely!


  29. It has beautiful colors!Especially the color half baked and virgin!

  30. SO gorgeous! Really lovely review :) I can't seem to find this palette anywhere, definitely on my products-i-desperately-need list, hehe <3 xx


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