I’m late to the game on this one, but it’s not for a lack of knowledge or trying. The Urban Decay Naked Palette has been out of stock for months. I originally asked for it as a birthday present but when Christmas came around, my mom opted to combine the two holidays and spring for a sweet ass monitor. NO COMPLAINTS. *hugs monitor*
Anyway, my friend Annemarie tipped me off that the Naked Palette came back in stock on Sephora.com – so I quickly ordered it before others became aware of its return. Never mind I signed up for notifications from both Sephora.com and Urban Decay. I never got the notification from Sephora, but I did from UD eventually (about five days after I ordered it.) I didn’t even Tweet about owning the Palette until after it was delivered (to my neighbor, you lazy UPS man!) Now, at long last, it’s mine! Dahahahahaha all mine!
Naked (this was the most difficult to swatch)
Props to you bloggers who swatch all of the time. What a headache that was.
I love them all, but if I had to play favorites I would say that buck, smog, sin, naked and darkhorse are my go-to shades. I haven’t had a look that required gunmetal as of yet, but it’s an interesting enough shade that I could work something out. These colors are the perfect blend for the every day out look I’d like to achieve – and the best as I can describe it is the everyday eyeshadow that Natalie Portman’s character, Nina, wears in Black Swan. When she isn’t performing, I mean.
While I’m not fond of the original UD Primer Potion formula (I use Eden) I swatched the colors over the Urban Decay PP since its included with the palette. Also included is a dual sided 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in zero (jet black) and whiskey (honey brown). I used Zero to darken my brows for a bit of fun, and it does indeed glide on very smoothly. I don't particularly like it as an eyeliner because it transfers after a bit and spots around. Whiskey, on the other hand, stayed in its place when I used it on my lower lash line and it was easy to use as well.
What I love most is that Urban Decay covered the whole neutral rainbow, as it were, and I don’t have to go scrounging around for every little pan or jar of shadow. I love having matte colors, too, because I lean more towards a matte look than sparkly when using neutrals.
The Naked Palette runs for $44.00, and its one of the few make up purchases I never hesitated with or looked back on with doubt. Had I the energy, I would use this every single day and as it is I use this the most when I’m out and about during the day.
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