Urban Decay Naked Palette--Swatches and Thoughts



Yes, I finally caved and bought an Urban Decay Naked Palette. I know it's been in high demand and sold out everywhere, but I really never wanted one. However, lately I've been wearing browns and other "naked" colors a lot more. And now I have to admit that I do love it. I've been wearing a lot lately; nearly everyday. However, it's not SO amazing that I understand the obsession over it. Plus, it's a permanent product so if you can't get it now, it's not going anywhere.

Basically, if you're a more wearable makeup kinda person, then this palette is great. If not, it's not a must-have.

Also, I have to add that I really, really wish that Urban Decay had put a matte highlight eyeshadow in this palette. Actually, I'd love it if Urban Decay came out with an all matte Naked palette.... It'd be a lot more "naked" than this one which doesn't really seem naked to me at all. Plus, Urban Decay makes some of the most amazing mattes ever.




Swatches over concealer (NW25)~
Top row: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked
Bottom Row: Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal


Color Breakdown:
Virgin: An icy cream with a smooth texture. Nice for an inner corner highlight but has too much of an icy, metallic finish to be a browbone highlight.

Sin: A pinked champagne and dupe of MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow. I definitely prefer this over Virgin.

Naked: A matte, soft, peachy brown. Makes for a great transition color when blending other eyeshadows into your browbone highlight. Also can be used for eyebrows!

Sidecar: A soft, neutral gold with a metallic finish. This shadow does have glitter in it but they're not overly noticeable, nor do they cause a large amount of fallout. One of my favorites in the palette for a soft, everyday smokey eye.

Buck: A medium, matte brown. Another color that is great for filling in brows.

Half Baked: A true gold with a bit of yellow to it. This shadow does have a metallic finish like most of the colors in this palette have. Gorgeous though!

Smog: A metallic bronze with a slight red tone. It would be gorgeous on blue or green eyes.

Darkhorse: A dark golden brown with shimmer. This color looks a bit dirty to me and I don't mean that in a bad way. It makes for a super sultry smokey eye, or dark smudged liner. It's one of my favorites along with Sidecar.

Toasted: A metallic, dark champagne with peach/pink tones. To me it's like a deeper version of Sin. And again, it's a favorite.

Hustle: A plum-brown with a slight shimmer. I shouldn't say "slight" since it's quite obvious, but it's just not as shimmery as the other colors. My final favorite in this palette.

Creep: A soft, but pigmented black. This color does not have a metallic finish, but t does have a slight touch of rainbow colored reflects. These reflects, however, don't translate well in application.

Gunmetal: A metallic blue-toned grey.


So, what do you all think of the Naked Palette? Do you have it...love it or hate it? And are you like me and wish Urban Decay would make an all matte Naked palette?

27 comments:

Sue said...

I do love this palette and you are so right. The mattes in this palette are amazing so I also wish they came come out with an all matte one.

Meinstern said...

great swatches.

Claudine said...

Hello Jackie!!

I remember when you and I were talking on twitter about getting this palette after TiffanyD did a tut on it. :)
I ended up getting one too, so funny that I have a lot of the same thoughts as you. Was really hoping for a matte highlighter. I always end up going to my tarte neautraleyes palette because they have beautiful mattes as well. Anyhow, it took me a while as well to cave and get, but I am liking it alot and grabbing for on the go makeup. Great post! Talk to you soon. :)

TrailerHood Chic said...

I'd totally love to see a matte palette!

Jess said...

this palette is pure perfection for neutrals!! it really is! everyone needs one!!

jilliandanica said...

An all matte version would be amazing! I'd even be happy if they just made Virgin and Sin matte as well.

Alisha said...

Great post hun, I have a few Urban Decay palettes but like you, i'm still not sure what the big hype is? x x

Tara said...

I have this and I LOVE it!!!!

Phyrra said...

I think an all matte palette would have been awesome.

Arezu said...

I'm kind of iffy on the palette, mainly because there aren't enough mattes for me. I have oily lids and when I do an all shimmery look it looks bad in a few hours, so that's why I like to mainly keep shimmery colours on my lid.

I'd love to see an all matte naked palette!

Jess said...

I would like a ud matte naked it makes a lot of sense to me.. that's y I wouldn't buy this one because of all the shimmers.. patent your idea so you can make some $$$$ lol

Joyce said...

Wow the palette looks amazing! But then everything looks kinda similar so I see how it's overhyped. Your blog looks cute, I'm going to subscribe!

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Tracy D said...

All matte for sure! Too much shimmer is the reason I haven't bought this already :)

Tati Abaurre said...

I would actually really love an all matte palette too! I'm very neutral and I just bought my NAKED pallet that hasn't arrived yet but I'm excited :)

Lolly said...

I really love this palette! This colours are very nice and not so dark!

Nicki said...

I was using mine today and was thinking I wished more of the colors were matte. I'm not feeling particularly sparkly today. An all matte Naked palette would rock.

Dye-A-Graham said...

If they came out with an all matte palette I would be ecstatic! I am always in search of the perfect matte brow bone highlight. So far I love the WnW single shadow 'Brulee/Creme Brulee' and Revlon single matte shadow in 'Peach Sorbet'.

lovevictoriaa said...

that is the ONLY thing keeping me from picking this up! the fact that they are all shimmer! if there was an all matte palette i would DEF buy it!!

Camille(SHOBE) said...

cant say how much i like them,when i used my friends palette it'll be great if they have mattes as well.nevertheless their still pretty

Kelly said...

Where were you able to get one?? They are sold out everywhere...

A Brilliant Brunette said...

Got it at my Ulta :)

Ke said...

i didnt think i would like the matte colors but you're right the UD matte colors are beautiful, i love buck and naked in this palette. please check out my makeup blog when u have a moment too!

ke
blissfullyke.blogspot.com

Dori said...

I really agree! I WISH there were more matte's in this palette. I bought it and used it a few times but really found myself only useing buck, naked, and virgin. So I brought it back. It would be a perfect Naked 2 palette if it was allllll matte!

Shayamli Mehrotra said...

Beautiful.

Kristine said...

Hi! I love this blog post! I love how you say things directly and give out all your honest opinions.. You don't just hype something just because other bloggers said it was nice.. I haven't tried Urban Decay Naked Palette yet, but I really want to try it.. It's too expensive for me. haha. But considering that you posted this a couple of months ago then I bet youve tried it already..is it really worth the money? xoxo Kristine from RealAsianBeauty.blogspot.com :)

Natalie said...

I just bought this and though I really love the colors I find that I can't keep all the sparked off my face and I hate that. Anyone have any tips?

Natalie said...

I just bought this because I really love all the colors but after playing with it for a week my one really big frustration is that I find my face looks very shimmery from it not sticking to my eyelid. Anyone have any suggestions?

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