Urban Decay Naked Palette: Review & Swatches
Urban Decay unveiled this palette back in 2010, and it became a must-have tool for many makeup artists and beauty bloggers. It consists of 12 eye shadow colors, 8 of which are neutral and four are darker and smokier for a more accented eye makeup. Due to such color selection, it may work both for everyday and holiday makeup. It’s fair to say, that this is one of the most popular palettes by Urban Decay. So, if you haven’t tried out this palette yet or still have doubts whether to buy one or no, you are welcome to consider our review to see how it worked for us.
The shadows in the palette are positioned in one row. The package comes equipped with a mirror and includes a two-sided brush. The palette itself is of cardboard that appeared very durable. The exterior of the package is velvety, which is pleasant to touch. For years we’ve been using it did not break. The brush also appeared very convenient for eye makeup. Each shadow is 0.05 oz, which makes it a good-value eye shadow package, based on the weight and price.
Texture & Formula
Overall impression about this palette is very positive, as it is highly pigmented and features that smooth texture. Even the matte colors did not appear dry or too dusty. The eye shadows blend well with each other. And f you look into the palette closer, every four eye shadows are perfectly crafted to work with each other to create the complete look. So, with this palette you can consider 3 eye shadow sets to discover such a technique recommended by Urban Decay for yourself.
- 12 colors
- 8 neutrals, 4 dark colors
- 10 shimmers, 2 mattes
- 1 double-ended UD brush
- non-dusty and somewhat creamy formula
Colors & Swatches on Skin
|Urban Decay Naked: Colors & Swatches on Skin|
- Virgin. This is a nude beige color with shimmer finish and very light texture. It is one of those basic nude colors we need almost in any makeup. Whenever you want to highlight the inner tear duct, this color is a good choice. It features somewhat cool undertone, so it may be used as a highlighter on very light skin.
- Sin. This is a champagne color with pinkish undertone and frosty shimmer finish. A perfect nude shimmer color.
- Naked. This is a matte beige color with brownish undertone. The texture is very smooth, and the formula is not chalky or dusty.
- Sidecar. This is a bronze brown color with reddish undertone. The shimmer features warm reddish undertone. The color feels smooth to wear, and the color feels somewhat creamy when blended.
- Buck. This is another matte eye shadow in the palette. It’s fair to call it a darker variant of Naked. The color features rich color pay off, the texture is smooth and silky, without any dustiness.
- Half Baked. This eye shadow is a vivid coppery bronze, while the finish is frost metallic. The texture is somewhat creamy and applies smooth. It is much pigmented.
- Smog. It is a dark bronze eye shadow that features smooth bronze shimmer. It blends pretty well with the other colors in the palette. The shadow feels creamy and very pigmented when applied.
- Darkhorse. This dark chocolate brown color features warm undertone and bronze shimmer. The shadow is well-pigmented, and features rich color pay off. It applies smooth and feels somewhat creamy on the eye lid.
- Toasted. This is a dark brown-pink color. It features shimmer finish and blends easily both on the primer and on bare skin. The eye shadow is very pigmented.
- Hustle. This is a dark color with plumy-chocolate pigment and brownish undertone. It blends well and is not patchy. The shadow features shimmer finish.
- Creep. This blue-black color features cool gun mental shimmer. This color features cold undertone and does not feature that gold shimmer, unlike many other colors in the palette. It applies smooth and blends well, both with matte and other shimmer shadows from the palette.
- Gunmetal. This is a blue-gray color with cold undertone and metallic finish. Its finish is shimmer and is close to duochrome grey-blue. It blends well and is not dusty.
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I like this palette, and use it quite often in my makeups. Yet, its creamy formula is somewhat weird for me.