I was secretly waiting for the Urban Decay Naked Palette to launch. I do not own any Urban Decay eyeshadows, and the shadow books of the past did not appeal to me, but when I saw this baby I knew I had to have it. I was bummed to hear that it was sold out everywhere. On a whim I decided to call my local Sephoras to see if they had any in stock, and lo and behold Sephora Herald Square did.
The Naked Palette comes in a brown velour case with gold foil lettering. The palette is enclosed in a plastic outer case to protect the packaging, along with a travel-sized primer potion. There is also a paper enclosure telling you about the palette…
I was skeptical about this palette because I own a lot of neutrals and I figured I could probably dupe the whole thing. Dupable or not, the Naked Palette is gorgeous. If you are thinking that the Urban Decay Naked Palette is your typical boring neutrals then you have it all wrong. Not only are the colors gorgeous but the palette has a variety of textures. I like the fact that I can take this away for the weekend and create numerous looks, without having to bring any other shadows along. Now let’s take a look inside…
The palette contains 12 full size shadows and a dual-ended 24/7 Glide On eye pencil with Zero on one end and Whiskey on the other. It also has a mirror inside for easy application on the go.
Overall all of the shadows are pretty pigmented and apply smooth. I swatched them using shadow sponges.
Virgin is a shimmery light beige, almost similar to MAC Shroom but not quite. It would work well as a highlighter if applied lightly and would look great on the tear ducts.
Sin is a shimmery pink toned champagne which would work well as a wash all over the lid. This can be duped with MAC Naked Lunch.
Naked as the name implies is a nude toned beige. It is totally matte and would work perfectly to blend out harsh lines. It is close to MAC Soft Brown but Soft Brown is more on the pink side.
Sidecar is a shimmery taupe with silver sparkles.
Buck is a matte medium brown. Similar to Naked but darker. It is very close to skin tone on my NW45 skin. This would work well for a nude smokey eye.
Half Baked is a frosty metallic dark gold. Dupable with MAC Woodwinked.
Smog is a frosty metallic bronzed-brown.
Darkhorse is a chocolate brown frost with slight bronze sparkles.
Toasted is a dark pink toned champagne with a satin finish. When I look at it I think of Moet Rose’. If it were an eyeshadow this would be it.
Hustle is a deep espresso brown with slight sparkles. Leans a bit on the plum side.
Creep is a charcoal black with what appears to be blue and bronze sparkles. It’s very hard to tell.
Gunmetal is a steel blue toned grey with a metallic finish. I think this is my favorite shade in the palette, it’s gorgeous. Can be duped with MAC Knight Divine.
The 24/7 liners glide on smooth and they are very pigmented. I can’t wait to try them out.
Overall I am very impressed with my Naked Palette. I think I made the perfect first choice for my dive into Urban Decay. The shadows apply smooth and has great pigmentation, coordinate well together and you get a great deal for your money. Twelve full size shadows, a travel-sized primer potion and a dual ended liner for $44 USD? That’s a bargain. I plan to try more items from Urban Decay in the future.
The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a permanent product, but in extremely high demand. Urban Decay’s website is sold out and Sephora has been selling out in-store and online as fast as they get them. You can try calling up your local Sephora to see if they have it in stock. Also, Ulta and Macy’s carries Urban Decay.