Urban Decay: Naked Basics

February 09, 2013

It seems that everyone and their Mother has this palette, nevertheless, I'm gonna give my two cents on it too! I received this for Christmas (which seems like ages ago when I type that now doesn't it?!) and I didn't expect it at all. Yes I'd seen it online and really wanted to get it, but it was a complete surprise when I unwrapped it. Turns out my Mam had seen it and knew I would've liked it! Thanks Mumma!

 I love the size of the palette, it's so easy to pop in your bag and carry around with you should you want to top up during the day, or even take away for a weekend. I'm going away next month to see Yellowcard (eeeeeep!) and I'm considering taking this with me.
Naked Basics Palette RRP: £20
The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette has six matte shadows: Venus, Foxy, Walk Of Shame, Naked 2, Faint and Crave. I didn't have any matte shades before receiving this palette and I've been a fan of Urban Decay eyeshadows for a while now, I own both the Naked palettes and think they're brilliant value for money. 

Ther eyeshadows are really pigmented, long-lasting and really easy to blend together.  I find that 'faint' is a great shade for filling in my eyebrows and 'venus' as a highlight  just udner the arch of my brow. 'Faint also works well when combined with 'naked 2' and 'Walk Of Shame' for a subtle smoky eye. 'Crave' can be used to line the eyelids when applied with a pencil brush. To be honest, you could probably use them all to create a look, I guess it just depends how much time you want to spend getting ready!

I really like the Basics palette; the only slight niggle I have is that there was no little extra included. In the Naked palette there was eyeshadow primer included, Naked2 included a lipgloss. I think there was definitely space in the box to include a little eyeshadow primer, or even just an eyeliner? I can't really grumble too much considering the value for money though.

I've now got my eyes on the Naked Flushed palette, uh oh! 

Do you have the Basics Palette, what's your opinion? x


  1. thanks for sending me your link! your blogs awesome <3 loving it!

    I NEED the UD Naked Basics in my life!!
    looks awesome!


    LoveFaye xoxo

    1. Thanks, glad you like it!

      It's a great palette to have. Do you already have the Naked/Naked2 palettes? x

  2. I really want this palette but I have the Naked 2 palette and it looks so similar. Maybe it will be handy to have to travel with, haha I'm finding justifications to get it xx


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