20 January 2013

Saturday's Swatches: Urban Decay NAKED Palette

First of all, don't mind me for calling this a 'Saturday' post. It was suppose to be up yesterday, but somehow didn't publish as scheduled! Anyways, we all know that this NAKED post itself is pretty late to the party..

By now, you should have already known of the famous NAKED Palette by Urban Decay. It's one of the most well known neutral-eye palette in the beauty world, consisting of 12 wonderful formulated eyeshadows!

In my experience, the eyeshadows are highly pigmented, smooth, soft, silky and non-chalky. Unfortunately, I am not a regular eyeshadow user [at all] so I haven't worn these eyeshadows enough to give you a detailed review of how long-wearing it is..... despite having this in my collection for more than a year already.

On a daily basis, I do reach out for this palette for err.. two shades in particular.

One of them is Virgin (a light ivory with a slight frosty sheen) which I use for highlighting the brow bones, cupid's bow and my nose! Sometimes on my cheekbones too because I just love that very slight frostiness it has which stands out to look like an 'intense highlighter', but isn't [at all] overly shimmery.

Next up is Half Baked is my favourite from the bunch! It's a beautiful metallic coppery gold which I use alone as a sweep over my eyelids to brighten up my eye area... works every time! My eye area instantly looks brighter, less dull and warmer. Brings my eyes back to life... if that doesn't sound too dramatic.

Besides those two, I don't use any other shades from this palette... which, to be honest.. is a waste of a wonderful neutral palette!

I know that some people call this is their perfect neutral palette with the perfect combination of colours and finishes, whereas some say that this palette doesn't have enough mattes for their personal liking.. I can see why though! It only has two matte shades: Naked and Buck. I'm keen to hear your opinion on this!

OH. And and! This palette used to come with a 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner, but UD decided to change it up back in 2011 so it now comes with a small-sized Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer which makes me wonder...

Do you prefer the NAKED Palette with the 24/7 Glide-On Eye Liner or the UDPP?
Which are your favourite NAKED shades?

I personally prefer the NAKED Palette with their 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner only because I don't wear eyeshadows so eyeshadow primers are unnecessary for me! However, it's quite hard to find affordable eyeshadow primers here in Australia, so with the mini-sized UDPP, it's definitely a bonus for those with oilier eyelids (or struggles with their eyeshadows creasing) and not to mention that a good eyeshadow primer will keep any eyeliner in place!

If you're a keen bean for the Naked Palette, Beauty Bay has it for $AUD55 with free shipping.


  1. Hm... I think I prefer the Naked palette with the Primer Potion because I don't wear eyeliner often :)

    Thanks for the swatches! I have the Naked 2 and told myself that it was enough and I didn't need the first Naked palette but ooh... they look so pretty. Gunmetal stands out for me!

    I might have to get this palette in the future :P

  2. The more I see the Naked palette around the more I want it, I just adore neutral eyeshadow shades! Half baked and smog look great, oh I'm so tempted to buy this now haha :)

    1. It's really something to invest in and if you adore neutral eye palettes.. this is really something to look into! X

  3. Great swatches. I agree, I wish it had more mattes but it's still a beautiful palette x

  4. I have another Urban Decay palette that has some same colors as Naked, my favorite pairing is Sin in the inner corner, YDK all over the lid (that's a Naked2 color.. reminds me somewhat of Half Baked), and then Smog on the outer crease. I would love to have the whole Naked palette though :) I personally prefer getting a UD 24/7 glide on pencil! Idk, I don't really like the Primer Potion.. it feels a little oily.


  5. This is a classic that everyone should own. I'd prefer mine with the eyeliner since I have the UDPP in fall size. I think they also have another version with a makeup brush.


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