Sunday, 18 December 2016

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette | Review & swatches

Where to buy: Debenhams | Feel Unique

There are so many eyeshadow palettes' on the shelves these days it can be hard to keep up. If you've not heard of the Naked palettes by Urban Decay, well, I don't really know where you've been the last few years... There's the Naked 1,2 & 3, then the Smokey, then the Basics - it's a growing range and everyone has a different favourite. Now not necessarily my favourite, but the only one in my possession, I love the OG Naked 1 palette. There's thousands of reviews out there so its about time I spent my Sunday afternoon writing my own short and sweet one. 

Although described as a mix of shimmer and matte shades, in reality, the ratio is 2:10. You get 2 matte shades and 10 shimmers, but with such a wide range of warm toned neutral shades, you will barely notice the lack of mattes. Retailing at £38.50, I do find that for the quality of the shades and the wear you'll get out of this palette, its a pretty standard and reasonable price. The packaging could be a bit of a turn off for some! The lid of this palette is a brown velvet material which I know some people can't stand - not the kind of material I'd use on a palette, but seeing as it's never been changed, UD clearly know that it works. It's a strong casing with a brush & mirror inside (lol, obviously I've lost said brush) and a magnetic closure. 

Virgin - A satin finish soft toned shade that could glam-ify any look.
Sin - A champagne shade perfect for any subtle pink fans.
Naked - A matte finish nude brown shade, great as a transition colour - not greatly pigmented.
Sidecar - My personal favourite, brown(y) golden shimmer shade I'd like to bath in. 

Buck - Another matte brown shade, a little darker then Naked but still nice in the crease. 
Half Baked - Shimmering bronze shade that everyone on Youtube lust's over.
Smog - Deep bronze compare to Half Baked but still has a nice twinkle
Darkhorse - A real deep bronze, perfect for creating a smokey eye look.

Toasted - A rich copper/rose gold colour that I will never tire of using.
Hustle - A plum(ish) brown shade that I barely use and forget exists.
Creep - A deep black shadow with golden sparkles
Gunmetal - A grey toned colour with silver glitter. Oddly pretty. 

As a range, the Naked palette houses a beautiful selection, and each shadow is full sized and I'm beginning to think I'll never hit pan. As always, you're going to save a lot of money by buying a palette like this, rather then buying each individual shadow. The shadows are easy to blend and feel soft and buttery, the pigmentation (in most) shades is unreal and the colours stay put throughout the day. It is and always will be, one of those palettes that any hardcore beauty fan will have in their draw upstairs, and from the swatches alone you can see why! Would I buy it again?! I couldn't say. I admit, sometimes I will use a shade and not use it again for months. Plus, if I hit pan on my favourite 3 shades, I don't think I could justify buying a whole new palette for the sake of said 3 colours - that just wouldn't be practical! Who knows... 

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  1. Lovely post! I just found you through bloglovin and can see you're from Hertfordshire too! Woop, there's not many bloggers from around here! I actually don't have this palette and I'm a serious eyeshadow addict..oops! xx

    1. If you're a fellow shadow addict you NEED to try this! Some days I feel like I'll never stop buying eyeshadow palettes! It's great that you're a fellow Hertfordshire blogger! I feel like we're a minority! x

  2. Still one of my all time favourites! - Amy

  3. I'm yet to own any UD make up but I've been looking out for any of the Naked palettes in the sale! I think it has every colour that I use in it and the pigmentation looks amazing!

    Sian x

    1. They are worth every penny! Deffo worth looking into! x


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