Saturday, 2 February 2013

Review | Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

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I'm a huge fan of Urban Decay and when I heard about this new eye shadow palette, I was really excited to try it out! I already own the Naked original palette and absolutely love it, but I felt that it didn't offer a lot of matte shades to make a simple everyday look. This is where the Naked Basics Palette takes the spotlight. This little palette offers 5 matte and 1 satin finish eyeshadows that are perfect for creating that everyday look.

As you can see from the photo, the Naked Basics Palette is half the size of the Naked original making it great for popping in your hand bag and using it on the go, especially when you're travelling. The Naked Basics has 6 full sized eye shadows including 4 exclusive shades to the palette:

Venus - (New) an off-white satin finish shadow which is perfect for highlighting.
Foxy - a creamy biscuit matte finish shadow which is a lovely lid colour.
Walk Of Shame - a very light nude/ brown matte finish shadow which again, is a great lid colour.
Naked 2 - (New) a taupe matte finish shadow which can be use in the crease for day time or as a lid colour for a night time look.
Faint - (New) a warm, dusty brown matte finish shadow which is great for the outer corner or crease.
Crave - (New) a deep, dark brown/ black matte finish shadow which is perfect for the outer corner. 

All of the shadows are soft, pigmented and so easy to blend. I do find Crave to be chalkier than the rest, but it is still very easy to work with. With an eye primer, these shadows last me all day, even through working long hours in the college salon. By the time I'm going to bed, I can still see I'm wearing the eye shadows, but they're just less intense than when I first put them on. I find that Venus wears off quite quicly when placed in the inner corner, but the rest have amazing staying power, which I would expect nothing less from Urban Decay. All of these shadows are really wearable and you can mix and match between the palette and still end up with a pretty eye look. The only problem I have with this palette is that the first 3 look very similar in the pan and when on the eye, however I know I will get a lot of wear out of all of these colours.

As for the packaging, Urban Decay definitely stuck to the "Basics" theme and kept it as simple as possible. The outer packaging is slightly rubberised and is a lovely bronze colour. It also comes with a large mirror which takes up the whole lid if the palette, so is perfect to use on the go! Unlike the other two Naked palettes, this one doesn't come with a brush or a mini freebie. Personally this doesn't bother me as it's much cheaper than the other palettes and contains the 4 new eye shadows.

Overall I think this is a great palette that I now use in my everyday makeup routine as I find the shades so wearable. If you're into creating neutral eye looks with matte shadows or just want to expand your eyeshadow collection, this palette would be great for you!

You can order the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette from lookfantastic.com for £20 plus free delivery!

Have you tried the Naked Basics Palette?

43 comments:

  1. OOOhhh this makes me want this product even more than before (is that possible?)
    Great review as always Amie!!! <3
    Loved it!! <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  2. as soon as i find the money i need to pick this up! its been on my wishlist ever since it was released haha!

    http://vividiorquue.blogspot.com

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  3. I love these palettes, so cute. I also think your photos are fab too xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I've been considering getting this as it looks super handy for travelling and keeping in your handbag etc.

    But I just can't bring myself to pay for it, considering I already own both the Naked palettes, arghh!

    Great review and photo's as always :) Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xx
    www.laurasallmadeup.com

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  5. The more I see this on people, the more I'm warming to it, I only have the original Naked palette and love it but matte shades are always a must! X

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  6. I've heard amazing things about this but convinced myself I don't need but after this post I'm thinking otherwise! It seems amazing and it's so compact - it would be amazing for traveling! x

    http://confessionsofabeautylover.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I love the thought of this palette but really don't think it's worth the money since the colors are all so similar and they would have a hard time showing up on my skin :/

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  8. Great review :) I love that the shades are matte x

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  9. I love the naked 1. Use it a lot so this will something nice too! I love that it has matte shades,
    Hareem x

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  10. Aamzing colours . I think I should get some money for new palattes like this one , Urban decay is always awesome.
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  11. this palette looks so good, all of the urban decay palettes are xxx

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  12. This is on top of my wish list :) I can already see that I would use it every day :)


    http://sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com/

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  13. I'm lusting after this SO badly! Lovely photos by the way, what camera do you use?

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) Nikon Coolpix L310 xx

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  14. I actually prefer the basic Palette to both the Naked 1 and 2 palettes, really nice wearable colours :)

    abrunettesbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  15. I already owned the original Naked palette when I bout this, but (just like you) I had to! It was only $35! I haven't used it much, but I use Venus as a highlighter, and Crave as an eyeliner when I want a subtle black. xx

    http://girlmeetsglamourworld.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this palette! It's the first palette I have been reaching for every single day!

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  17. I want this palette its everything, I look for in eyeshadows! x

    www.justshazea.blogspot.com

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  18. I need this palette, not want, need! aha, great review and lovely post! xx
    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Great review Amie! I love this palette too, it's such an awesome little essential for everyday looks! xx

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  20. This is an awesome review! I like that in this review you can actually see the difference in shades and undertones because in so many reviews they have the flash on and all of the shadows look too similar!
    I know I'll probably get this eventually but with all of the Spring collections coming out, I'll have to put it off for now ;p

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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  21. I've never loved or used a pallete as much as this one. I'd buy it over and over. Its so perfect! Great review :)

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  22. Ohh thanks so much for this post and all the close ups and swatches! id'e been pondering on whether to buy it, think i may have to now! :D

    Kerri xx

    http://lorellalilyblog.blogspot.co.uk
    fashion & beauty blog from the UK

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  23. Ohhh looks amazing! lovely review and swatches :)

    Georgia x
    Georgiabeee.blogspot.co.uk | Georgiabeeee | xgeorgia

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  24. great swatches! :)
    I'm not sure whether or not I need this palette, I really do love my shimmery shades :)

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  25. Great review! I can't make up my mind whether to buy this or not. As you say, the original palette doens't have many matte shades which this does but some of these are so similar I don't know if it's worth it... ahhh

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  26. you didnt really say whether you liked it or not tho..

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Fair enough I didn't state the phrase "I like this palette" but I thought it would come across in the fact I've said the shadows are amazing quality and that it's a great palette for everyday wear :) If I didn't like it, I wouldn't of said these things! So yes, I do like it haha xx

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  27. I've just ordered this, can't wait to get my hands on it :) New follower! Amazing blog xx

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    1. Ah it's a lovely little palette, hope you enjoy it :) Thank you for following! xx

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  28. Really want to try this soon! Im a new follower! Great blog x

    www.hannahheartss.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. thats so beautiful xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Great review!

    I'm a new follower of your blog - I really like your layout!

    If you want to check out mine is http://thestellarskin.blogspot.co.uk/

    Looking forward to your future posts :)

    Rachel

    xoxo

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  31. Great review, I love my UD naked palette so I really want the basics as well!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  32. love these! we are running a beauty give away and would love you all to enter http://seamlessstyling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/giveaway-bodyshop.html xxx

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  33. Cool blog and cute pictures:)
    I like your blog and will be really glad if you check out mine:)
    If you like it may be we can follow each other:)
    xoxo Veselina from Bulgaria

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  34. I really like the look of this palette, but I just found the colours to be so much more chalkier than UD's other pallettes. These are brilliant swatches though, and the colours look lovely! xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  35. I love how pigmented they look!

    lipstickfordessert.blogspot.com x

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  36. I have Naked 1 and Naked 2, and still went out and got Naked Basics, which I adore. I travel A LOT, and matte shadows are far more useful to me over shimmer and glitter. I work in an office setting and don't have much of a nightlife so I find that matte shadows suit that better. Also, because I travel a lot, I love the convenience of this palette :) The less I have to carry around, the better!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this product :)

    Allie
    http://ordinaryallie.blogspot.ca

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  37. They do look a bit chalky for my taste compared to their rest of the palettes :S

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