I’ve been so excited to review this palette for a while now but I knew I had to give it a few weeks of using before giving my honest opinion! This is my first Urban Decay eyeshadow/palette purchase, the only existing product I have is the primer potion. For ages I used to read peoples blogs and watch YouTube videos and be obsessed with the Naked 1&2 Palettes but never took the plunge to buy them. When I heard about the Naked Basics I knew I had to have it.
The palette comes with 5 matte shades and 1 satin shade. I think this palette is pretty much perfect for using on a daily basis if you don’t like using too much shimmer. The palette includes Venus, Foxy, Walk of Shame, Naked 2, Faint & Crave. Venus is the satin finish colour and it’s the one I tend to use to highlight my brow bone and occasionally use it in the inner corners of my eye.
Out of all the colour the most used are Naked 2 & Faint. Naked 2 is the perfect base colour for me eyelid and Faint works perfectly in the crease. I wear Naked 2 on most days even if I’m not wearing anything else on my lids, it works really well just to even out any discolouration on my lids. I don’t often go for a darker smokey eyed look on a daily basis so I wasn’t too sure about crave but then one day decided to use it as eyeliner and I was astonished by it. Using powder obviously creates a much softer line which I like, because I think sometimes on me liquid liner just becomes to harsh. I was surprised that it stayed on all day (around 10 hours!) without smudging or creasing.
Faint & Naked 2.
A lot of people comment on the size of palette and are surprised by the size of it compared to the original naked palettes. I personally really like the size as I think it’s perfect for when you’re travelling, I tend to go home most weekends so I like that it fits in my makeup bag without being too big.
Overall I’m so pleased with the palette and I think that if you’re someone who is thinking of investing in a neutral palette for everyday then this is well worth it. It retails at £20, but I managed to pick this up for £18 on beautybay.com. It might seem like an extreme amount to spend on 6 colours but it works out at about £3.33 per pan. Which I personally think is amazing, considering most higher end brands will charge at least £10 for a single shadow and then you have to purchase a palette too. All the colours work really well together and you can create so many different looks with the colours. Probably one of my most favourite purchases of 2013 so far (And it doesn’t come as a surprise that I LOVE the packaging too!)