Getting Basic with the Naked Palette

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Naked Basics Palette – £22*

Ah the infamous Urban Decay Naked Palettes – one of the most hyped about sets of neutral shadows that has now been extended into an impressive four palette collection. After loving the original Naked One and buying the Naked Two in a moment of hype hysteria, I was certain that I would be done with the Naked loving (sorry, had to say it!) That being said, I’ve always had my eye on the Naked Basics offering and debated whether I could sneak these extra shades into my collection. Did I need them? No. Did I constantly swoon over their matte and buttery pigmentations wondering if I could ever justify picking it up? Every time I saw it. Luckily for me the decision was made for me and here it is, firmly in my grips and boy did I wish I had picked this up earlier.

On first impressions the palette isn’t going to win any awards for creativity or invitation with their shade selection, the colours are pretty standard however the magic lies within the formula and just how wearable they are. Yes I adore a more glittery brown to dust over my lid but this becomes slightly impractical when sitting in a office for 9 hours out of the day. This is where the Naked Basics Palette comes into it’s own, all the shades are matte and all of them can be worn on a daily basis. Basic it is not, practical it is. Throw in a mini compact with a pretty sizeable mirror and you have the perfect travelling buddy that can be used each day or when jet setting around the world. For those wanting to dip their foot into the neutrals pool or if you are looking for a pallet thats bursting to the brim with wearable shades, this is the one for you.

*pr sample

  • Such stunning simple pics – oh and the product looks awesome too! I love my Naked 3 – keep thinking about getting the basics too!

    Josie XOXO

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  • I didn’t buy this as I was quite miffed by Naked 3 which I thought was pants compared to 1 & 2 but you may have just convinced me! :)

  • I love the Naked Basics palette. The texture is fantastic! I just love how incredibly buttery the shadows are and it’s just so easy to work with. xx

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  • This palette has been around for so long but it’s been in so many favorites posts & videos lately! I never thought I was interested, but suddenly I am. I have both the Lorac Pro palettes & have found that I’m only using the matte shades – so maybe I need this!

    • Ah jealous you have the Lorac Pro Palettes! I am refusing to look at any posts about them because I know I will wan’t them too much and not be able to get my hands on them :p I have got a new love for matte shades and love the ones in this :) xx

  • I’ve had this palette for a while but I’ve been using it a lot recently. I’ve been loving a really simple eye look this summer – it’s been too hot recently to faff around! xx

    • It really has! I love how the colour are quite simple yet look gorgeous when worn together xx

  • I agree on the lack of excitement front but this guy is the only Naked palette I own because I KNOW I am going to get so much use! For about 4 months he was all I wore day to day… That freakin’ good.
    Like the nude T shirt bra of the makeup world!

    • Couldn’t have put it better myself! May not be a looker but it wins hands down in usage points! Already I can’t believe how much I have worn it!xx

  • I love this, I don’t use it much but when I do I always think I should more! It’s without a doubt my favourite of them all: the 3 is lovely, the 2 I don’t like (the colours look all the same on me, unless I use one at a time which is pretty useless) and the quality of the 1 is not the same as their recent releases (or the singles eyeshadows at the time, I had Smog and in the palette it’s a fallout mess). This one is just perfect! ;) xx

    • Totally agree with you! However with their pallets One is my fav! The fall out is a mess but they create a lovely smokey eye for me – the three is the one I’m not sure of! The pink tones in the shadows scare me haha xx

      • I was scared too but they did pretty well with it, I find it really flattering! I agree with you with the lovely smokey eye from the Naked 1, probably if I bought it now that they’ve reformulated their shadows I would use it more ;) xx

  • I don’t currently own any of the naked pallets (boohoo). I
    have wanted one for ages but they aren’t the cheapest….However, this one
    looks super cute. I’m thinking i may have to purchase as an
    introduction….then see what happens…..

  • This makes me even more tempted to get this pallet now. x

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    Eek I thin kyou might have to splash out and get it!xx