I’m a huge fan of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I find them the perfect selection of neutral “naked” tones and they also make a great starter palette! I mean, my first ever eye shadow palette was the rose gold perfection of Naked 3. I then sought out my first basics palette which enhanced my collection with even more nude shades that dreams are made of. Finally, last year, I ticked Naked 2 off of the list and thought that would be the end of my naked palette pursuit.
Little did I know, the devils at Urban Decay would bring out the Ultimate Basics palette… a neutral shaded dream. The shades included in this palette, I believe, are unlike any from the other Naked palettes. The inclusion of the more purple/blue shades really adds something new to the palette and I have loved using them in my eye looks. Special shout out goes to the gorgeous burnt copper/orange “Extra Bitter”… I have been absolutely loving using this on my eye in the current cold climate. You’ve also got a lovely matte black and a gorgeous array of lighter nude shades for really achieving a fantastic neutral eye look. My favourite combination has to be using the lightest shade “blow” all over the lid, followed by “faith” in the middle of the lid blended out to “lockout” on the crease. It creates the perfect brown, nude look which compliments both a red lip and a nude… depending on your mood.
The shadows themselves are similar to those from the rest of the Urban Decay universe. I do find that the Urban Decay shadows do suffer with a hell of a lot of fall out which is quite frustrating. However, they blend nicely and, when paired with the must-have Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion, they do stay on all day. To be honest, I feel that the Urban Decay Naked palettes are the perfect way to start an eyeshadow collection. To me, Naked 3 will always be the palette which made me realise the potential for creating great eye looks (other than a simple wing which I am prone to).
What’s your favourite Naked palette?