Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Urban Decay Naked Palette Review

I am so happy that I finally own this much anticipated Naked Palette from Urban Decay…and yes ladies, this palette definitely lives up to the hype. Unlike many other neutral palettes which contain one or two “eh” shades, all the colors in this set are gorgeous and highly pigmented.
This palette comes with twelve full size shadows, with shades ranging from delicate champagnes to dark gunmetal, and textures ranging from glitter to shimmer to matte. The palette is packaged in a dark brown velvet case with the gold words “Naked” across the top. It contains a mirror inside, the shadows, and an double-ended eye liner in the colors zero and whisky. A travel sized primer potion is also included.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this palette is the great value for the price. This kit costs only $44 which is an amazing price when you consider that a single Urban Decay eyeshadow costs $17 and you are getting 12 full size shades plus extras!

The Naked Palette includes:

  • Virgin (satin chamois)
  • Sin (champagne)
  • Naked (matte buff nude)
  • Sidecar (cocoa with golden sparkle sheen)
  • Buck (matte nutmeg)
  • Half Baked (subtle, lustrous bronze)
  • Smog (deep coppery bronze)
  • Darkhorse (bronze patina)
  • Toasted (rich copper)
  • Hustle (plum brown satin)
  • Creep (onyx with gold sparkle)
  • Gunmetal (gunmetal gray with silver glitter)
  • Zero (black) and Whiskey (creamy rich brown) eyeliner double-sided eyeliner
  • Primer Potion

Below are swatches of the shadows:

Picture taken inside Picture taken outside

The eye shadows are pigmented, smooth, and blend easily. The Naked Palette is perfect for creating everyday, office-appropriate neutrals, summertime bronzy looks, or sultry smoky eyes for a night out. It is ideal to take when traveling and the color options are endless! I really can't say anything bad about this palette, everything about it is just right, I love all of the colors.

If you have not had a chance to pick this palette up, I highly recommend that you do so. Fortunately, the Naked Palette is a permanent Urban Decay item so you should eventually be able to snag one.


  1. I really think I need to get one... everyone just seems to love it!

    Confessions of a Beautyholic

  2. You need to get it, I almost never buy palettes but this one is too good to pass up. Just keep checking back cause it is a permanent item. Good luck with your search :)