For my first review I have picked a product that has had its fair share of articles written about it.
It has a cult following overseas but due to it not being sold in stores in Australia its a little more sought after here.
Of course I am talking about none other than the infamous ORIGINAL Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow pallet!
For months and months (literally) I would torture myself by watching reviews and tutorials on this pallet, but at $50+ could I really risk buying a product that I hadn’t even seen in person, let alone tried?
Until finally I gave in, after watching Wayne Goss do a review on youtube, and ordered both Naked and Naked 2 from Beautybay (a god send website for beauty lovers in Australia!). With free postage to Australia I got both pallets for just over $100.
The next 20 days waiting for them to arrive was horrible! I was checking the mail box every day hoping they had arrived, still spending my free time teasing myself watching videos using the pallets.
Until finally, they arrived…..
My next review will be on Naked 2 so until then I’m going to focus on the original 🙂
First impressions, the packaging isn’t fantastic. It gets the job done but in the end, its cardboard. I am very careful to ensure mine doesn’t get wet but you can always depot yours if you prefer 🙂
The eyeshadows for the most part are gorgeous. Perfect bridal or everyday shades the only limitation with this pallet (as EVERYONE says) is the lack of matte shades. Glitter and sparkle is great, for some people but not all. Urban Decay have since rectified this one small complaint with the Naked Basics Pallet (review up coming).
I used Urban Decay Primer Potion under all these swatches….
Virgin: true nude, lovely colour that is great for highlighting .
Sin: champagne pink, beautiful bridal colour.
Naked: nice subdued brown. Matte.
Sidecar: love this shade but I find its consistency to be quite gritty due to the glitter. It still looks beautiful on and doesn’t irritate the eye area.
Buck: Another matte brown shade, although this is a little darker than Naked.
Half Baked: LOVE this shade. Urban Decay called it bronze shimmer, to me its all gold, but I adore it! One of my favourites.
Smog: Another one I love! This has a little more bronze through it than Half Baked but its just as beautiful.
Darkhorse: Another from the bronze family and another hit, lovely shadow.
Toasted: Beautiful pink, taupe-ish colour.
Hustle: Didn’t swatch as nice as it is in real life. It is a medium mocha colour. Very nice.
Creep: Strangely enough the “black” shade in this pallet is one of the lightest.
Gunmetal: Grey, nice for what it is. Not as pigmented as some of the others.
What can I even say about this? It is an amazing eye primer and the fact they include it is fantastic!
The good karma brush is okay, nothing special but it gets the job done and hey, its a gift!
To sum it up…
$50 give or take, the price does change quite often.
What you get:
Pallet with 12 colours, a travel sized primer potion and a good karma brush.
Beautiful selection of colours that you can create a huge range of looks with.
The only concerns I have are the gritty-ness of certain shades due to glitter and the lack of matte shades.
Would I purchase it again:
Yes, its a beautiful pallet.
Will it be going into my personal or professional kit:
Professional kit for this one, its lovely for brides.