Updated March 1, 2019
I recently purchased the much coveted Naked Palette from Urban Decay…. FINALLY.
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve been trying to get this palette for months. Every time I check at Sephora, they are out of stock, including online. These babies were even out of stock on the Urban Decay website! To add insult to injury, the ones on Amazon went for more than double the price. I wasn’t about to shell out that kind of cash.
So many YouTube makeup gurus and reviewers on my favorite beauty website, Makeup Alley, had nothing to say but positive things about this palette. I had to have it! I have palettes of MAC eyeshadows, as that’s all I’ve used for years (as they provide the best quality and consistency for me), but I felt this palette was worthy for me to branch out.
I got word that Urban Decay’s website re-stocked these babies! What do I do? JUMP ON IT! Unfortunately, I’m sad to report that they’re currently out of stock again. Poo! That must tell you something in itself.
Well, anyway! When it arrived, I held this lovely darling in my hands and, through my tears, I whispered the sweet words, “Finally! Finally, you are mine, my dear!” (I think I’ve been at play rehearsal too long.)
For $48, I got 12 shadows, a travel-sized primer potion (which is ah-maaaay-zing in itself!), and a good quality eyeshadow brush. The packaging is so pretty and lightweight. I honestly think this is a deal! $48 is the price of three full-sized UD eyeshadows, and about the price of a MAC palette of 4 shadows.
The Naked Palette definitely is worth branching out of my usual MAC shell. It is the ultimate palette of neutrals. There are endless amounts of combinations that can be used with this palette, from “barely there” to “smoked out sex kitten.” Office appropriate to in da’ club. The shadows are highly pigmented, and they range from a matte to a shimmer, and even somewhat glittery finish. This is pretty much the best “basic” palette. EVER.
…if you can actually get your hands on it!