Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

For Every Neutral & Matte Eyeshadow Lover Out There

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($27.00 for 0.30 oz.) contains six full-sized eyeshadows: Venus (soft, off-white demi-matte), Foxy (very light yellow/beige matte), Walk of Shame (very light pinky nude matte), Naked 2 (rosy taupe matte), Faint (warm, dusty brown matte), and Crave (deepest, darkest brown/black matte).

You’ve been pleading with Urban Decay to release a matte version of the Naked palette, and Naked Basics is their answer. You may be familiar with shades like Foxy (available individually, also in Naked 2) and Walk of Shame (exclusive to Build Your Own Palette), which have shown up in other palettes.

Venus is a white-shimmered creamy white. It’s not a full-on frost, but it is more than a satin on me. When I used this on the brow, it added quite a bit of sheen against my skin tone. The color payoff was excellent, and the texture was soft, smooth, and buttery. Urban Decay Kinky is matte. bareMinerals Silhouette is more metallic.

Foxy is a yellowed beige with a matte finish. It had good color payoff and was soft and smooth to work with. Urban Decay Booty Call is a frosted version–a little more orange. bareMinerals Serendipitous is frosted. MAC Brule is more beige.

Walk of Shame theBalm Adagio is less pink. Urban Decay Virgin is frosted. Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine is comparable. theBalm Matt Smith is similar. Inglot #390 is more beige.

Naked 2 is a soft taupe–a little brown, a touch of gray–with a matte finish. It had nice pigmentation and a soft, smooth texture. Giorgio Armani Moonlight Beige is shimmery. MAC Omega is darker. MAC Camo is browner, darker.

Faint is a medium-dark brown with a hint of warmth and a matte finish. The pigmentation was perfect, and it was very soft to the touch. theBalm Sultry has a satiny sheen. bareMinerals Namaste is similar, slightly grayer. MAC Wedge is warmer.

Crave is a dark black with brown undertones and a matte finish. It was very soft, smooth, and nicely pigmented. Le Metier de Beaute Fin has micro-shimmer, which isn’t very visible applied. Giorgio Armani #1 is very similar. MAC Dark Dare has micro-shimmer.

The palette itself feels and looks tiny. It’s minimalistic (and I don’t think I’ve ever described any packaging by Urban Decay as such!) and perfect for travel. It could fit in your wallet–it’s delightfully compact and lightweight. I couldn’t believe there were full-sized eyeshadows in it. The soft, almost rubberized (but not quite like NARS’ packaging) case should hold up well to travel abuse, and it is easy to wipe down.

Now, the only warning I have is if you already have both Naked palettes, you have one shade exactly, and then Crave is similar enough to Blackout (2), while Venus is similar to Bootycall (2) and Naked 2 is a tiny bit darker/grayer than Naked (1) and Faint is a bit darker than Buck (1). See individual shade descriptions above for dupes. There are also three light shades in the palette, though they each have a different tone so they’ll work differently for cool, warm, and neutral looks but can feel repetitive.

If you’re a fan of neutrals, OR you know someone who loves (or perhaps, has to wear) neutrals, this is a must-have palette. The texture of these eyeshadows is phenomenal; silky, smooth, finely-milled, but not even a smidgen powdery. They’re densely pigmented with true-to-pan color payoff.  I test-drove them over the weekend, and they lasted eight hours without fading and stretched into the ninth hour the same way–without a primer.

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Naked Basics

Temptalia Recommends
A+
If you're a fan of neutrals, OR you know someone who loves (or perhaps, has to wear) neutrals, this is a must-have palette. The texture of these eyeshadows is phenomenal; silky, smooth, finely-milled, but not even a smidgen powdery. They're densely pigmented with true-to-pan color payoff.

Product

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10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Venus Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Foxy Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Walk of Shame Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Faint Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Crave Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette

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Urban Decay, $27 (November 29th).

Is it limited edition?

No.

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See individual shade review!

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254 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Samantha

    WOW Luckily i only got naked 1 and didn’t get naked 2 because i knew they are to have a new palette this holiday season….finally it’s a matte palette! I hope it can come with more colours tho :(

  2. Ahhh this looks amazing!

  3. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    they should’ve done a 12 palette with matte shades how random just to make a 6 color palette

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      It’s probably because they’ve *already* included mattes in both of the Naked palettes. Besides, UD has *always* been known for their shimmer/glitter shadows, and not so much for their mattes; it’s what the brand is about. I think this is a nice compromise, personally-they’re giving customers what they’ve asked for, without going against what they’re known for.

      • Christina

        hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. true, their known for complex shimmer colours. But they’ve become much more widely known for incredibly good-value-for-money palettes with an astonishing range of colour all in the neutral territory. people loved Naked1 and Naked2 because it was exactly what most nude eye palettes were not: Exciting despite being neutral/wearable. They really worked their edgy brand magic on the neutrals, and got more widely loved than ever. This is a step away from their edgy innovative character, in my opinion. This is a matte palette I’d think Sephora can do (colour choice wise, not quality wise). Sad.

        • Avatar of Amy xamyx

          However, the biggest complaints I read were (1) the “lack” of matte shades, and (2) the shadows were too dark. UD put this out as a “solution” to both of those issues, and as a “companion” palette, although it can still be used alone. I have N1 & N2, and I think both are perfect, and exactly what I would expect from UD. There are many other palettes available of equal or greater quality that include several matte shades, so why not skip the Naked palettes if they’re not “suitable”, instead of complain?

          As for the quality of Sephora shadows, they’ve really stepped up their game. The Kat von D palettes are amazing, and are made by Sephora.

          • Vivien

            I also have N1 and N2, and wanted an all matte companion palette, but this is definitively not it. People complain, because of the lack of color variation. They included 4 highlight color! in this tiny 6 shadow palette. That’s a lot.

  4. Christine

    I have both Naked palettes, and sure as hell don’t need this. But it’s just so so tempting…

  5. Yui

    I like the idea of this palette, but I feel like it could’ve used more colors and more variety.

    • Yui

      I appreciate that UD listened to their customers though. Plus they’ve really improved on making their palettes more compact and sleek.

  6. Eeeee, look at all those easily-portable neutrals! *happy flails*

  7. Avatar of Amy Amy

    I’m still waiting for a more compact version of an all color palette.

  8. Natalie

    I just died a little bit on the inside. This is totally awsome. Guess this will be naked #3 for me… but SOOO worth it!

  9. Oh my gosh. I am SO excited about this! I was just this past weekend using my UD Naked palette and wondered whether they were going to release more Naked palettes. I feel like UD totally listened to customers on this too – I feel like I heard “more mattes” in a lot of Naked palette reviews.

  10. Avatar of Hana Hana

    I like the size & design of the palette but not the colors. I think it would actually be nice if they had more colorful versions in this same format. Or if the fun/feminine/dangerous palettes came in this compact format. Have the Naked 2 so I’ll pass for now

  11. Avatar of Alison Alison

    I would have LOVED a matte charcoal or a matte dove grey, but I’ve just got to be excited about a palette of neutral mattes WITH THIS FORMULA. Any Temptalia A+ is a must-see in my book!

  12. This is truly a must-have, everyday, fail-safe palette. I’m getting one asap.

  13. Avatar of Elsa evie

    Random question did Makeup and Beauty Blog, Musing of a Muse, and yourself agree to all post this at the same time, or UD tells you when to post, or is it magical coincidence. Just curious because it blew my mind, like literally blew my mind. Its gone. My brain us gone. But the palette is purty.

  14. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I have Naked 2 and I kinda don’t need this…but boy, do I want it.

  15. Avatar of Ivy Ivy

    Man, if this included more darker shades (ie more like Faint and Crave) I’d be all over it. Light neutrals look super washed out on me. :(

    • You can mix the shades, too, if so inclined, so you can get more of a spectrum of shades. I usually do this with my MAC neutrals when I want a really contoured/blended look!

  16. Peggy

    OH MY GOD. I am literally tearing up at how beautiful this is! I’ve been dying for a matte neutral palette from Urban Decay and this is literally EXACTLY what I want. oh my god oh my g o d.

  17. I wish they had a matte darker brown and a matte gray. I would have bought this if they had replaced any of the the four white/beige shades. Too many of those. Like the idea of a smaller palette but won’t be purchasing.

  18. Avatar of Janet Janet

    OMG!!! I WANT, I WANT, I WANT, I WANT!!! This is def going on my Christmas wish list. Hear that Santa???!!!

  19. Avatar of Audrey Audrey

    The first 4 shades are just too similar for my tastes.

  20. Rebecca -Kristi

    They’re nice, but I would have thrown in a taupe or stone grey in there instead of so many pale shades.

  21. Avatar of Marian Marian

    I’m def. getting this on thurs. I have both palettes but this is perfect for holiday traveling.

  22. Dana

    I don’t understand the big deal about this, or why people are raving about it. It’s a 6 color compact, 3 are highlight colors which all end up looking exactly the same when blended out. One shade is light flesh, which might also be used as a highlight. One shade darker flesh (the only varied shade in this IMO) and a black??? That’s it? 3-4 highlight colors, a medium brown and a black. What a let down. Sorry but the lack of any variation in this palette is a huge disappointment.

    • Avatar of Barbie Barbie

      i agree with you!

    • Miss J

      THANK YOU!!!! This is how I feel, too.

    • Avatar of Tamara Tamara

      I 100% agree. These will look the same on the lid. What a bore! Even a light pop of color like a olive would have made this worth looking at. :(

    • HANNHUNG

      Totes McGoats.

    • CrawlingChaos

      I couldn’t agree more. I’m one of those who would love a matte/satin UD palette, but I can’t see the point of having so many light shades basically without true difference in color. I also agree with who wrote this seems kind of a lazy answer. Very disappointing. For me the only positive thing here is the compact size.

    • Avatar of Bailey bailey

      Totally agree!

    • I have to agree as well. On my darker skin tone, the first four colors would all look the same on me – pale white. Faint, the dark brown, would disappear on my lid so I would really only be getting one color, the black, which – let’s face it – comes a dime a dozen. Naked Basics seems better suited for those fair beauties who prefer mattes and would like to add to their collection of Nakeds (IMO). And there’s nothing wrong with that…but this palette wouldn’t fare well on me.

  23. Avatar of Maisha Maisha // That IT Girl

    I really want this palette but think it may be too cool toned. I hope Urban Decay comes out with more palettes like these though.

  24. OMG ❤ this palette is so cute!
    I want it!

  25. Michelle

    Finally a palette for super pale people!

    • Mae

      I am super duper pale and I think 3 to 4 of these wouldn’t even show up on me. Fyi, most makeup tends to be aimed towards pale to medium skin tones. It’s the darker-skinned POC who get consistently shafted.

  26. stephanietp

    why do we want foxy again?

  27. Nikki

    I have mixed feelings about this palette. I was one of the many people pleading for an all matte neutral palette from UD, but as a woman of color (NC50 for reference) I’m not sure if it is very woman of color friendly, which is a bit disappointing. Christine, would you recommend this palette to a woman who is my complexion or darker?

    • Hi Nikki,

      If you use the lighter shades on the lid, I think they could work. If you tried to use them as a highlighter, then it won’t work as well. Crave will work better in neutral looks for darker complexions, as it is really, really intense against lighter skin tones. The lighter shades are more readily differentiated between on darker skin tones than lighter ones (because they’re easier to see against medium or darker skin tones).

      • Nikki T

        I have to respectfully disagree. I am a NC 45 and I bought this kit thinking it would be easier and more convenient than taking a bunch of other palettes. The lighter colors make my eyelids look ashy and chalky and the color difference between them was minimal. This was with and without primer. The only shades with an obvious difference were the 2 dark shades and at 27 dollars , this was too expensive to only have 2 usuable shadows.

  28. teresa

    Do not need, but I want it!

  29. Avatar of Anna Anna

    The eyeshadows seem to be in excellent condition and I do love Urban Decay but this is too neutral for me.

  30. Miss J

    I definitely don’t have anything nice to say about this palette. I’m disappointed that this was their answer to the request for satin, velvet, and matte texture shadows to go along with the NAKED palettes. :/ I feel like they just took the less shimmery shades out of the existing palettes and put nearly identical shades in a separate palette… Am I the only one who thinks this was an incredibly lazy answer to the requests for a matte palette? Yes, people wanted a matte palette, but it seemed from feedback that customers were looking for a variety in texture and shades that could be used alone and in conjunction with the current palettes. I don’t think the customers are getting that from this.

    Happy for anyone who is excited for this, though. The compact size is nice, I guess.

    • Avatar of Tamara Tamara

      I have to absolutely agree. Not only is this palette boring, but I feel like they gave no thought into what could actually be something amazing, and they just copied the colors that was in the best selling palettes. Even if they threw in a neutral olive color or a peachy creme. This palette is such a complete fail for them. I usually love each and every palette, but compared to other brands, this looks like it could be a imitator, not the actual same company that produced the infamous NAKED palettes. They need a new brain behind ideas, because this was a total flop. Even people that love the mattes, can get that in the NAKED palettes, because every now and then, I’m sure they would grab for the shimmers, just to shake it up. Ugh. This palette disappoints.

      • Christina

        EXACTLY what I thought. I have Naked 1 & 2, treasure them, love to wear shimmers, but am also really into matte looks. I would have hoped for a matte format of Naked – great colour choices, complex matte colours, olive, different browns, maybe a black bordering navy, taupes, all very matte or velvet.. then more variety on the lighter side.. I am not getting this one, and I am also a bit disappointed. Why so few shades? there are a couple of small matte pallettes out there (Too Faced did a pretty good one last spring – to the shame of UD they had 9 small eyeshadow pans with WAY more interesting colours!!). Nothing like a full Naked palette, all in matte, and all in the original UD Naked slogan “non-boring” neutrals..

    • I have to agree. Incredibly lazy on their part. I appreciate them finally giving matte lovers an “all matte” palette (even though it’s not quite a matte palette), but I think they could’ve put a little more effort and creativity into it.

    • I agree – I’m sure that UD could have done more in terms of variation, but I think they’ve done a good job with the formula!

  31. Mel

    Matte ES make the eyes look so old/wrinkly/dull. I think they only work to make details.

    • Stacey

      I am glad UD came out with something like this….so I wont be compel to buy. Matte colors make me look washed out. I need some vibrancy. The Smoked Out palette works better for me. But I think this is a good answer for those who are looking for matte colors or just a neutral set.

    • Terri

      I respectfully disagree. Everytime I wear something with more than slight shimmer my eyes look crepey and gross.

  32. kisha

    ummmm eeeerrr yea imma have to pass on this too!! i got both naked palettes and the swatches are not appealing to me. YES i’d love a matte palette but im gettin deja vu now wit UD and MAC collections!!

  33. Avatar of Kimberly Kimmie T

    I WANT THIS! I MUST HAVE THIS!

  34. Andrea

    I’m on the fence about this one…
    I wish there some more medium shade or something.. maybe something more greyish? Instead of Foxy for example?

  35. Ivy Lively

    Honestly, UD, what are you doing? 4 similar shades? Really?

    As this is an all matte palette, they should have left out Venus (we all have a shimmering white in our collection somewhere), kept Naked 2 (Foxy & WOS is not new to us), added a medium taupe/greyish shade, added a dark dark brown, and kept Faint & Crave.

    Like.. come on..

  36. Stacey

    I just saw on somewhere on the web that there will be matte colors coming up,not just naked matte colors, but it will be build you own matte colors.

  37. I need this palette!! It’s great!

  38. Avatar of Rebecca Naomi

    I’m brown, and the first four of the shadows would look like chalky messes on me :/ passing on this

  39. Avatar of Heather Heather C.

    Urban Decay is getting ridiculous with their palette releases. Will be passing on this, no doubt.

  40. rebecca b

    I think people who usually buy urban decay aren’t getting the point of a NEUTRAL palette, there isn’t suppose to be colors cause its suppose to look like you aren’t wearing eyeshadow aka NAKED palette. It’s suppose to be subtle!

  41. HANNHUNG

    Snoozefest. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    • HANNHUNG

      don’t most girls into makeup already have a set of neutral shadows? There are dupes by mac for all of these and I’ve had them all for years. I want to be wowed by a palette, not bored to tears.

  42. Avatar of MAY May

    Damn… I’ve been hoping for UD to release an all matte palette, but now I’m rather disappointed with the outcome.
    I don’t have use for all those lighter shades. The palette would’ve done better with darker and more varied shades than Foxy, Walk of Shame and Naked 2.

  43. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I’m on the fence with this… On the one hand, it seems like a perfect “companion” to both Naked palettes, but I do wish they added in at least one more mid-tone shade, maybe a grey, as others have said.

    However, I want this for Venus & Crave, and I also really like W.O.S., but I didn’t find buying the whole palette system just to get that shade.

  44. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I love the matte finish and the general concept, but I’d have personally preferred more variation amidst the lighter shades. Even with my fair skin, I’d think the nuances between them would get lost on the lid. (Not to mention that it appears more neutral/warm toned than cool, which is an area where the Naked palette fell flat for me.)

    So…it seems like a great execution for people who really love the subtle look, but it’s not anything that I’d consider necessary based on what I already own.

  45. Avatar of Ruth Ruthie08

    I’ll pass! I have naked 1 & 2. And I’m loving my lorac pro palette right now. I’ve been waiting for UD to come out with matte palette but this is way too disappointing. I’m usually NC 42 or 45. I’m gonna look washed out with this. Sorry UD but this is failed on my book.

  46. They heard my prayer, OMG. I swear, I have been looking for a palette JUST LIKE THIS for months, and was about to give up and make my own from de-potting stuffs. BUT THIS IS PERFECT.

  47. This looks amazing. I often despair about shimmer/frost eyeshadow overload, and think “I need a matte palette to throw in some variety” and this looks PERFECT.

  48. Liz

    This is a non-event for me: very similar light shades, plus similarities with matte shades of other Naked palettes…
    And the fact L’Oreal is about to buy UD doesn’t help.

  49. Avatar of Iris Iris

    This palette looks amazing! I love matte shades, hopefully it will be available in my country soon for an affordable prize :)

  50. Avatar of Faiza Faiza Qaiser

    Boring palette :/

  51. This is beautiful. I really need more mattes in my collection and this one is a gorgeous collection of basics that would get a LOT of use! Plus, it’s a lot smaller and therefore easier to carry around than my Naked palette.

  52. I really, really like this. It’s not the most innovative palette ever – but really, UD’s palettes are generally pretty interchangable – but it’s just adorable. I love the packaging – it’s so chic – and matte neutrals always have a place in my heart. There’s a lot I *wish* they’d done with it, but I am incredibly taken by it anyway!

    … That said, would a little more variation in shade have KILLED them? 4/6ths of this palette could probably be used in place of each other without anyone telling the difference.

    • HANNHUNG

      Totally. What about a matte cream, matte soft brown, matte mid-grey, matte dark grey, matte dark navy and matte deep black? I mean… shake it up a bit.

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        They already did Blackout, which garnered its share of complaints, in N2, N1 had Buck & Naked, W.O.S. & Foxy have “cream” covered, and navy might be a bit of a stretch. However, I would have rather Foxy not be repeated, and instead a dark grey-brown at the very least.

        Also, I believe the intention was for this to be primarily a “companion” palette to both Nakeds, in response to all the complaints about them being too intense for fair skin (hence all the paler shades), and not “enough” matte shades. Apparently, there were those who felt too put-out to use other shadows, which most people have already. For me, personally, this is just a “bonus”; I already have these shades, but I like the idea of not having to “mix” brands, although I’m willing to if necessary. The fact they’re all in one place is even better.

  53. Avatar of Liz Liz

    I only own Naked 2 so this would be a great addition, I can’t wait to pick it up!

  54. elisa

    4/6 clear creamy similar colors… mmmm

  55. Avatar of Anna Anna

    I WANT THIS SO BAD! :D

  56. I think I love the IDEA of matte shadows more than the actual shadows themselves.

  57. Veronica

    WOW. this is definitely going on my christmas wish list! do you think these colors would look okay on paler, more cool-toned skin?

  58. Sara

    OMG. I was debating on getting the Lorac Pro palette but I think I’ll get this instead.

    • Ana Lucia LZ

      Just sayin… The Lorac pro palette is awesome! :) you really won’t regret it! Plus, you are getting the shimmer option if you ever want to use it, and many more matte options :)

  59. Avatar of Vee vee

    Too pale for my skintone. Would make my eyes look washed out. Pass.

  60. L

    Will this be on Sephora aswell? As far as I remember, the Urban decay site doesn’t ship to Canada.

  61. Caroline

    Will it be released in Sephora or Ulta? I like to check things out in person.

  62. Audrey

    That’s the Naked palette for me!

  63. Chrissie

    Looks pretty, but might look too pale or too cool for me. Wish they added a matte taupe and matte gray. Still, I’ll check this out once it reaches sunny Singapore! :)

  64. Avatar of Elizabeth Elizabeth

    I need this!!!!

  65. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    I’m disappointed. I wanted more of a range of 12 eyeshadows and more pigmented ones too. I like that UD released something people were requesting, but I think they could have put more effort into it and made it a hit. I think perhaps this palette will be great for people with very light, cool toned skin though.

  66. Avatar of Jane Jane

    I love the idea of this Naked-yet-simpler, but I really don’t need it.

  67. Sophie

    this is sooo cute!!! but i have question, in terms of what you get from the price. Isn’t it better to buy the naked palette? it seems to me that the naked palette is more bang for your buck! the naked palette costs 40Euros and this one will be probably around 30-35Euros.

  68. Julie

    I think this is a beautiful palette. I won’t be getting it because I have both the Naked palettes and the Vice Palette, but I do think it is gorgeous. I would have liked it to have some beige/mauve shadows like Tease and Laced, as I feel that would have completed the palette. Foxy is a staple in my collection as it matches my skin tone perfectly, in fact I just had to buy a full-sized pan of it.

  69. Avatar of Alicia Alicia

    YAY! I have enough shimmery eyeshadows and need something more neutral!. Although I don’t think I will wear a plain neutral eye, this will help with blending and creating looks. Also as a professional I can’t wear bold looks at work or even eyeshadows that are too shimmery. This is a great solution for when I work. (lawyer).

  70. this is such a cute palette. The colors won’t work for me, because the browns would blend with my skintone. Other colors pretty much will work like MAC nudes I have. A great palette though.

  71. Oh, I wish they re-pack NAKED and NAKED 2 palettes to skinnier versions like this… would totally buy them AGAIN…

  72. Avatar of Stephanie stephanie

    All-matte palettes never do it for me, but I guess there are a lot of people that will go nuts for this one. This one seems like it would make a good gift for someone who doesn’t have a lot of neutral eye shadows. It is not butterin’ my toast, but I can see why this will probably be just as popular as the other Naked palettes.

  73. Caroline

    *YAWN* Boring!!!!

  74. furandlace

    I’m not a particular fan of UD but I have to say that it’s one of the few companies that sticks out in my head as one that listens to customer feedback. I think that’s pretty cool.

    As for the palette itself, I don’t find it appealing at all. The first 3 shades are redundant…one highlight colour would have sufficed. They could have thrown in a couple of other matte shades instead like a grey and a warm, mid tone brown or something.

  75. Amanda

    The lighter shades seem so similar, especially the two lighter matte shades. I love the idea, just wish there was more variety in the shades. =)

  76. Lirael

    How does faint compare to secret service?

  77. I need this in my kit! I love their mattes!!

  78. Avatar of Sabriel Sabriel

    So when can we expect Naked Basics 2? I bet they will make one, and it won’t all be matte. Maybe we’ll even get more med/dark colors.

  79. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    That looks great for matte lovers. I’m not a matte lover myself, but I do love the small size. The UD palettes that get the most love from me are the ones with the smallest packages – Feminine, Rollergirl, and Naked 1 whereas I am loathe to bring out BOS IV. I do like the 15th anniversary palette but it’s so impractical for travel. I hope UD does more palettes this size!

    • Zainab

      I’m so, so tempted to depot my BOS4. I like how the packaging looks, but it is so effing bulky and hard to open. The only thing really stopping me is the worry that the shadows will either break in the magnetic palette, or when I gouge them out of the cardboard (and it wouldn’t be hated Gunmetal that breaks but something awesome and irreplaceable like Blue Bus or Crystal).

      • Avatar of Amy xamyx

        I depotted BoS IV, and it was quite easy, and no breakage. I just wasn’t using it in the original box, so I took a chance. I started with shades I had dupes of, or didn’t really care for, but once I saw how easy it was, I was no longer apprehensive.

        As for them breaking in a magnetic palette, I don’t know. I don’t travel with mine, or carry it anywhere, so it pretty much stays in a drawer when not in use.

      • Avatar of Caroline Caroline

        I’ve depotted all of mine apart from the Alice BoS into magnetized pallets and haven’t had any breakage issues. The trick is to peel the cardboard bottom of the drawer off in layers until you get to the underside of the pans ;)

  80. Jessica

    so pretty but I already bought all the matte shades i wanted from Mac. lol it would make a good gift for my mom though maybe. they are pretty colors. just unnecessary, even for makeup. haha

  81. Ellie

    I’m disappointed. I do like mattes, but 3/6 are highlighting shades. Very boring, I’d probably just find Crave useful.

  82. Amanda

    I have both Naked 1 and 2 so I’ll pass on this one. Shame :/ I want it but its just not logical.

  83. yellowlantern

    Well I have wished for a matte palette from urban decay, but their color choices here are not the greatest. With only 6 shades you need to make those shades count. Three of these are way too similar and I really don’t like that they’re reusing foxy. I’m disapointed. This could have been so much better if they didn’t insist on having 50% of the palette be highlight shades.

  84. This one looks great for neutral office-appropiate looks. Seems it could be a great gift for friends who barely use makeup and sometimes need some for their works.

    However, this is not a palette for makeup junkies that already own both Naked 1 & 2. I just feel I would be getting backups of what I already own.

  85. Oona

    Hi, Christine! Do you think this would suit very fair and cool toned skins? I’m NW10/NW15 and I’m pretty sure Faint would be too warm, but the other 6 shadows look promising! :D Thanks!

  86. I like this palette, but feel they concentrated far too much product on the lighter side of the equation. There is only really one, possibly 2 mid tone shades depending on your skin colour. The Pro palette by Lorac offers a lot of similar colours and also has the benefit of having more than one matte mid tone shade to choose from. Plus, the palette has half matte and half shimmer shades with fantastic quality and greater versatility. I’ll pass on this one.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      Have you tried the LORAC Pro, yet? I’ve only been able to swatch it, but it’s up next on my “to buy” list. I’ve been reading mixed reviews, but from what I’ve tried from LORAC has been amazing.

    • Avatar of Ashlee Sara

      I also wish we could trade one of the three light shades for either a medium or dark shade. However, I’m super pale so overall I’m very excited that my bestie is getting it for me for Christmas.

  87. This was a good idea but not executed in the best way. The first three colors seem too white and chalky even for my pale skin; it’s a shame that UD is pretty much ignoring that their customers have a wide range of skin tones.

    • Avatar of Rebecca Becca

      I agree, and it would have been nice to have ONE shimmery highlight in those three.

    • Avatar of Diana Diana

      You have it down exactly, a good idea but poorly executed. This are highlight colors and one liner color and a very, very dupable brown, one we all have in our stash somewhere. This is not UD at it’s best, and at it’s best is great for me, love the e/s like scratch, bordello, etc. and the Naked fdtn is my true love (THOSE are great colors for skintones). Why push this palette? No one is going to be thilled execpt maybe someone just starting out at 17, and even then why not go with a BB make your own palette if you want mattes? Her’s are more interesting, like Cocoa, Stone, etc. Those are neutrals with depth, not dupable really.

  88. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    I think I’m sort of “naked-ed out” but if I didn’t have those palettes, I’d probably consider this, although it’s a bit lacking in the excitement department, even for a neutral/naked collection. But I like the size and practicality of this palette – easy to toss into your bag and tote to the gym or office. As others have said, it’s also a bit heavy on the very light shadows. Two light/highlight colours would have been more than sufficient. Still, I like it quite a bit.

  89. Monica!

    I like it! hope we get it soon here in Mexico

  90. I’m not a massive fan of matte shadows, but need a few in my life…so think I’ll be grabbing this! PS Love the step by step eye looks you are doing now!

  91. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    This would probably be perfect for lighter skinned girls, as most of Urban Decay’s products seem to be made for light skinned/tan at best girls. I like how compact it is but if I were to travel I’d probably end up having to bring another palette in addition to this due to the lack of variety in this palette. I like the second three colors. It needs Wedge, Soft Brown, or Brown Down type of colors. Make it a full 12 shadow palette and it might be worth buying.

  92. Liz

    Definitely wouldn’t work for me. I’m not very fond of the look you created either, Christine. It’s not your fault, but the colors aren’t that flattering to me.

  93. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    As a dark-skinned person, I’m not going to be buying this product because of its lack of variety. Sure, the first 5 colours could work for me on the lid, but I’d have to mix Faint and Crave just to get a decent colour for the outer V or crease. I’ve bought the first two Naked palettes and I am incredibly disappointed in this one.

  94. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS THISSSSSSSSS… thank you for the review.. hope they will release it in the UK soon x

  95. Mandee

    Bummer. Too many light shades for sure! Wanna see it in person though!

  96. Jenny

    This seems like a weird purchase to me. if you’re going to wear something so neutral that it doesn’t look like you’re wearing makeup, why wear it at all?

  97. Looks great but I am not sure it will work for me.

  98. Avatar of Kafka Kafka

    Neutrals. *sigh* I feel like my tastes make me such a freak. I wish Inglot had a store near me.

  99. Avatar of Karen KENDO

    What a poor choice of colors. There’s a difference between subtle and invisible, and four of these would be invisible and/or indistinguishable on my medium skin. The other two are very easy to dupe. *yawn*
    And I liked the size and layout of the palette until I realized there’s no brush, or even a place to keep one. That doesn’t do me or my purse any favors, seeing as I’m not toting around a separate brush.
    Nice try?… Maybe? I’m so over this Naked trend, though at least they *attempted* a matte palette.

    • Serena

      Agreed! I’m olive-toned, and half of these won’t do anything for me. I didn’t expect this palette to be so minimal. I supposed I could reapply shadows with my fingers, but who really wants to do that?

    • Vivien

      I agree too…and I don’t even care about the brush. It’s the colors. I have NC 20 skin tone, but there are too many highlight colors in this palette. If only they included 1-2 more browns or grays, that would have been better. Almost everyone has foxy, so I don’t really care for that either..I’m waiting on a better color choice, I’m glad to hear about the excellent formula though and the Naked2 + Faint looks good as well..

  100. DT

    Hi Christine. I was wondering if you could recommend an eyeshadow palette for a beginner. I want to experiment with colours but I’ve not tried blending colours yet.