Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Swatches, Review & EOTD

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When Urban Decay launched another Naked Palette, this time Naked Basics, reaction seemed to be mixed.  Almost like a “why would you need it”.  I’m here to show you that you DO need it.  A lot.

006What the Sephora website has to say about the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette:

What it is:
A matte palette by Urban Decay, featuring six gorgeously Naked neutrals—including four never-before-seen shades.

What it does:
The long-awaited, multipurpose MATTE companion to Naked is the palette everyone needs in their beauty arsenal. With six versatile and extremely wearable Naked shades, it has everything you need for the perfect neutral matte eye—including four totally new and exclusive shades. It all comes in a sleek compact embossed with a pretty, metallic NAKED on the front that has a slight sheen and suede-like feel that begs to be touched. Best of all, the slim design is perfect for travel, so you’ll never have to be without these must-have shades.

This set contains:
- 6 x 0.05 oz eye shadows in Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (very light yellow/white matte), Walk of Shame (very light nude matte), Naked2 (taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte) and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).

What else you need to know:
Each eye shadow features Urban Decay’s brand new Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability.

002 003 004 005001 007The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette contains six shadows that are exclusive to this palette.  While looking at them you might not be impressed, the pigmentation and softness of the formula will really wow you.  This is quite literally the basic eye palette that you need for every day.  It’s perfect if you’re just starting out with makeup or are a veteran  that needs something quick to grab on a rushed morning.

All of the shades are matte, except Venus which is what they call a demi-matte.  It has a bit of shimmer and I found really makes the look POP when you blend out the crease with it.

For the EOTD below I started off with UDPP and applied Naked 2 all over the lid, Faint in the crease and above, Venus at the inner corner and to blend out the crease and Wos to highlight.  You could deepen this look by popping Crave in the outer V.  The eye liner is Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil and the mascara is MAC Plushlash.

008For more information, please see the Official Press Release.

The Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (SRP $27) is available from Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores as well as at beauty.com and urbandecay.com.

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16 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Swatches, Review & EOTD

    • It seems like they tried to keep one warm and one cool (guessing) – but yeah I’d have loved a grey/taupe matte in there… or a navy… but then I guess with more color we’re not so basic lol

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  2. Definitely don’t need it. I thought I would never say this but I’ve grown tired of all the neutral palettes. The only one I’m still lusting for is the Nude’tude by The Balm. It definitely has a few shades in there that I don’t have in any of my other palettes. But the Naked Basics? Seen it a billion times and I think just going with the original Naked palette would be a better option.

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