Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

It happened. I FINALLY got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette ($48.00)! While at Sephora at few weeks ago, I spotted a whole bunch of naked palettes in stock, so I decided that it was the time to grab one to take home with me. It was probably the best decision I have made in awhile!

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Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

The 'updated' eyeshadow palette consists of 12 eyesadows, a mini-sized original primer potion, and an eyeshadow brush. When the Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette was first released, instead of an eyeshadow brush, it contained a double ended 24/7 Glide-On Eye pencil in Zero (black) and Whiskey (brown). I am kind of bummed that I missed out on this eyeshadow palette back then because, I would have very much preferred the eyeliner pencils. I have enough eyeshadow brushes, to be honest.

If you are a fan of neutral eye makeup, then this eyeshadow palette is definitely worth the investment. I think the value is great. Twelve universally flattering and wearable eyeshadows, a mini eyeshadow primer, and an eyeshadow brush-all for $48. You can't beat that! Especially if you know you are going to rock these shadows most days, if not everyday. Urban Decay is usually known for their famous eyeshadow primer potion-which is a daily staple for me, and pigmented shimmered shadows. I really appreciate the fact that they included two matte eyeshadow colors. They come in handy if you prefer a neutral matte eye look for daytime, or to help blend in darker colors on, or above the crease.

I really like the packaging. I think the palette is very sleek, but minimal at the same time. I love the velvet feel, and the inclusion of a mirror inside is very handy. All of the colors coordinate so well together. It's amazing how many possible eye-looks one can create with just the use of this ONE eyeshadow palette. I think Gunmetal eyeshadow is a nice surprise. It would have never occurred to me that pairing basic neutral colors like the browns, bronzes, and golds with grey, would look so well together.
I also want to mention that the black eyeshadow color-Creep, is a very soft black when applied, It's not as dark and harsh as other black shadows.

L-R: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked 

Virgin- Satin nude cream
Sin- Shimmered champagne
Naked- Matte nude brown
Sidecar- Golden beige with sparkle
Buck- Matte medium brown
Half Baked- Golden bronze with sparkle

L-R: Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Smog- Shimmered dark bronze
Darkhorse- Shimmered dark golden brown
Toasted- Shimmered rosy taupe
Hustle- Dark plum chocolate brown, with shimmer
Creep- Shimmered soft black
Gunmetal- Shimmered metallic dark grey

I would not expect any less from Urban Decay, when it comes to the quality of the eyeshadows. They all apply smoothly, blend easy, and are greatly pigmented. The only two colors that I had somewhat of an issue with were, Sidecar and Half baked. While applying, I experienced some fallout under my eyes. But, I guess it is understandable being as both eyeshadow colors are sparkles, and contain small glitters in them. 

Good Karma Eyeshadow Brush

The good karma eyeshadow brush is pretty nice. It packs on the color nicely on the lids, thanks to the sturdiness and semi-stiffness of the soft brush hairs. Another great feature of the brush is that it is cruelty-free! YAY! Cruelty-Free products are always a great thing.

Overall, I am really happy with the Urban Decay Naked Palette. I think it is a breakthrough product, that is likely in most makeup collections all around the world. And rightfully so. 

What do you all think of the Naked Palette? 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.


  1. I love the NAKED palette! You can achieve so many great looks. I've had it for about a year now & I'm still not bored with it!

  2. Hey Hun,

    I know what you mean. I think the Naked palette is a palette that, is so versatile and it's one that is bound to be used often. Love!

  3. I love it too :D And I don't even like neutrals much!

  4. Hehehe :) I am happy to hear that you are loving this palette!