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Urban Decay Naked Basics Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics is a palette with 6 neutral shades. All except one are matte. It retails for $27 and you get a total of 7.8g / 0.3oz of product. The orginal Naked and Naked 2 palettes are overall a better value at $4.17 dollars per shadow while Naked Basics costs $4.5 dollars per shadow. Still though, you can’t beat the price when you consider the quality of these eyeshadows.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Swatches
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Swatches

Colors

Venus – Pale beige with a satin finish.
Foxy – Very pale yellow with a matte finish.
W.O.S. – Very pale pink with a matte finish.
Naked 2 – Light brown with a matte finish.
Faint – Medium brown with a matte finish.
Crave – Dark espresso brown with a matte finish.

Foxy is the only shade that has okay pigmentation and all the rest have great pigmentation. Interestingly the Foxy in this palette is smoother and has better color payoff than the one in my Naked 2 palette. Did anyone else experience this?

Performance

I wore these eyeshadows without a primer for a total of 9 hours. My eyeshadow remained perfect until about the 6th hour when I could see just a hint of creasing. Over the next three hours they creased a tiny bit more.

Packaging

I like everything about the packaging except for one thing. It’s kind of hard to open. Otherwise I like it’s compact size, the large mirror inside the lid, and the rubberized material it is made of. It’s about the size of a mobile phone.

Overall Impression

I am very happy with this palette. I am a huge fan of matte/neutral eyeshadows. Until now, my very favorite matte eyeshadows were my Inglot eyeshadows but these are right on par with them AND they are in a compact convenient palette. Even though I love matte eyeshadows, I am glad they included one satin shade because sometimes you do want to strategically add some glimmer to give the look more dimension. This is definitely going to be my go-to travel palette.

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