Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Review & Swatches

L-R venus, foxy, walk of shame, naked 2, faint, crave
I know I'm a bit late to jump on the bandwagon with this one but when everyone was raving about it earlier on it the year, it just wasn't something I was interested in. A few months down the line and this was on the top of my lust list! There is a lot more hype surrounding the Naked 1 & 2 palettes, but for someone who isn't all that fond of using eyeshadows, I thought this would be a better option.

The Naked Basics Palette comes with 6 shades - 5 matte and 1 shimmer. All of them are pretty pigmented, although I do find Foxy has probably the least pigmentation out of all of them, as you may be able to see in the swatches above. All the shades are neutral and so wearable, which I really like as I know I will get so much use out of this palette! The shadows are so buttery and easy to blend, and actually very versatile. Venus & Foxy are both amazing inner corner/brow highlights, W.O.S is a perfect all over the lid colour, Naked 2 is good at a soft defined crease (or something??) along with Faint if you want to smoke it up a little, and Crave is the perfect liner!

The price of this palette, in my opinion, is very reasonable. I really wanted some MAC shadows but I'm so glad I got this palette and saved myself a couple of pennies (although satin taupe is still on my list)! I don't have many eye brushes so I definitely want to invest in some, I know the MAC 217 brush is a holy grail blending brush but I don't think I'll be splashin da cash on that just yet - so if you have any alternatives / dupes, please let me know!!

I haven't had time to put a proper look together using all the shades and take photos, but I'm thinking of doing a separate post showing some looks, maybe 'Three Looks w/ One Palette' or something, what do you think?

Hope you're having a good start to the week, surprisingly mine hasn't been too bad although I have history first period tomorrow so it could all change!

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22 comments on "
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Review & Swatches
  1. I really want this, all the colours look so pretty! I agree that it's not too expensive either :)xo


  2. I've been after this for aaaages but no stores sell it near me - fortunately my mum is going to get it for me when she visits a friend in Cambridge this month - I'm so excited!Xx

  3. This still doesn't appeal to me! I think the colours are quite bland. Though I think it's because i'm very much hooked on the Urban Decay Naked 1 palette. I've heard that No7 do a really good blending brush!


  4. I went the other way and splurged on a Mac Palette instead of this, but I was tempted! I completely recommend the 217 brush Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  5. This palette is gorgeous. I've love to see a three looks one palette post :)

    Water Painted Dreams

  6. Ooooh faint looks lovely!


  7. I love Urban Decay palettes they're soo lovely!


  8. I really want to get this palette, i think it looks so small and cute. Good luck with history tomorrow, try not to let it ruin your week :P

    zozeze.com x

  9. Love this palette. Perfect for traveling too :)

    New follower xx

  10. My first thought was 'how perfect for traveling!' The shade Naked 2 looks so pretty xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

  11. haha love the review, especially as i am getting more and more into make-up!


  12. I love the Naked 2 palette but hadn't even heard of this! Nice review :) x

  13. I have this palette and it's so versatile! You're going to get SO much use out of it! And so far mine is lasting wonderfully! I hope you continue to enjoy it :)
    Lovely Notions

  14. This is by far my most wanted eye shadow palette right now!

  15. I think I've just found a new product to go on my never ending wish list aha! Great Post, I've followed on bloglovin :)
    Enily xx

  16. nice review http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/09/wish-list-1.html

  17. I still haven't got a Naked palette! I really should its exactly the type of eye colours I like!

  18. I would highly recommend Sigma brushes, and I ordered mine off of cloud10 beauty to save on shipping!

    Fi xx

    (obviously not sponsored in any way haha!)

  19. I have been planning to get one of the Naked palettes for YEARS now, I don't know what's stopping me, but the Basics one seems a good option too! x


  20. I really like the look of this palette, I don't own many mattes at all! Although I LOVE Satin Taupe, it's my all time favourite shadow and although I can't recommend a dupe for the 217, I can highly recommend it as either a treat or a Christmas pressie, it's definitely worth the money :) xx

    Curls & Swirls Beauty Blog

  21. It is a big hype, but I like the colors of the pallets.
    I love the basic colors, now we know what to ask for the holidays! :)

    xo Kiki


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