urban decay naked basics palette:

I've been itching to try out the latest offering from the urban decay naked range... the basics palette!

I was really excited when I was asked if I wanted to review it by hq hair; I'd seen it cropping up on twitter and instagram and felt a little tingle of excitement when I discovered it was a matte collection (finally a palette that I may actually use on a daily basis.. yipee!)

I don't know what category you guys fall into when it comes to eye shadows.. I'm a mascara/big flick of eyeliner (al la fearne cotton) kinda gal. I love the look of metallic shimmery eyeshadow but they seem to transform me from girl next door to drag queen in one fell swoop so I tend to avoid them at all costs!

if you're a lover of shimmer/glitter/metallic this one probably isn't for you; I'd opt for the original naked palette or it's predecessor.

if like me you want to add definition without drawing attention then look no further; this is the one for you!

so the palette itself; well I have to say I'm a tad in love with the luxe finish on the case, it feels expensive and is a handy size (about the same as an iPhone) with a good sized mirror in the lid.

so onto the eye shadows!
there is one shimmery inclusion in this palette, a beautiful creamy off white called venus. I like to use this to highlight the inner corners of my eyes; I'd also use this on my browbones to widen my sleepy eyes!

foxy (yellow/beige) and walk of shame (nude/pink) are perfect everyday staples, very neutral (some may say boring) but classic, there isn't a huge difference between these two when I wear them.

naked 2 and faint are the mid/darker tones (what I'd use for the eye crease for definition) the darkest shade on offer is a matte black called crave; another handy essential for smokey eyes.

overall I love this pint sized addition to the range, pigment heavy, easy to work with and nicely presented! priced at £20 its worth every penny if you're going to use it regularly! one big thumbs up from me; this palette is officially my new daytime hero.

what do you guys think of the naked collections- is this one for you? 

caroline x


  1. Its sooo cute! And it would be really handy to put in your handbag or something! I really want this it looks amazing!
    Sofia x

  2. Looks great! I've been wanting to try it for a while, might pick it up next time I'm in town:) x

  3. I do love my shimmers, but I've really barely tried any matte eyeshadows, so I really want this! xo

  4. I think this is a great idea from Urban Decay and I love the fact that the colours are matte and natural. I think I would have preferred a dark brown to the black though as it would have been better for shading in with the other colours. Still a bargain at £20 though!

    elyouelyou xx

  5. Great Caroline! The swatches make the colours look completely different than they do in the palette! That's changed my mind as i thought all the pale colour looked the same... I'm gonna have to buy this now! :)

    Samya Says..


  6. Love the shades in this palette, I think if I didn't have the other two Naked palettes I would definitely buy this :) perfect for taking away on holiday with you etc. x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

  7. I literally need this pallet in my life right away! These are the only shades I ever use, love love lovee that they're matte too!xx

  8. I want it so much!
    Great blog!
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like xoxo

  9. I really want to try this palette it looks great! And such good colours x


  10. lovely shades in this palette! :) x


  11. I definitely need to pick this palette up, I've heard so many great things about it! xx


  12. Out of all of the naked series I want this one the most. It seems so practical and easy to use. I love your review and I have to save up for it now!

    Jackie @ http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

  13. I haven't got any of the naked palettes, this one does sound lovely but I'm a sucker for something sparkly on a night out! xx

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