Sunday, November 25th, 2012


Urban Decay Naked Basics Launches

Urban Decay launches Naked Basics–the long-awaited, multi-purpose matte companion to Naked. This is the palette that belongs in every woman’s makeup bag–from fans of a neutral matte eye to color fanatics looking for base shades to pair with their bolder shadows. These uber-wearable shades look great on literally EVERYONE. Richer than other mattes, the color goes on with a smooth, luxe finish (never chalky or powdery). We’ve even included one demi-matte shade, Venus, which has the tiniest touch of satin–perfect for highlighting and adding dimension.

  • 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
  • Crave Deepest, darkest brown/black matte

Availability: $27 at Urban Decay on November 29th, then elsewhere like Sephora, ULTA, etc.

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40 thoughts on “Urban Decay Naked Basics Launches

  1. Carrie

    Oooh, neat! I’d personally just use the first four, but overall I think this is a great idea. Can’t wait to see swatches.

  2. Samantha

    Have to get this palette!! I’ve been waiting for a matte eyeshadow palette so long! Wish it comes with more colours tho :(

  3. Lana

    Can’t wait!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Erin Erin

    do you know how much this is going to be?

  5. Becky

    I wonder if this is worth it if I own both naked palettes?

  6. Hmm, I’m really bummed that there are only 6 shades!

  7. Geri

    I have both Naked palettes and I think I’ll skip this one. I’m sure there are drugstore dupes out there that are way affordable than this one.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amanda Amanda

    I would definitively change the color W.O.S for another brown, one darker than faint maybe.

  9. I would buy this as the matte colors in the naked palettes are the ones I always wind up using up first. The whole “naked phenomenon” is starting to get old, but this is actually really practical and functional. Well played UD

  10. Finally! An all matte palette to Go along with my N and N2 palettes. This will be mine. :D

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellie Ellie

    meh…. I have the two naked palettes, I can skip on this one.

  12. Julie

    I only got the naked 1 and loved it, my only drawback was the lack of mattes. this is great! <3

  13. aac1024

    $27 for half of a naked palette, does it come with samples, brushes extra goodies.

  14. Stacey

    The set doesnt have a small brush. Even the container for 6 eyeshadows came with a brush and WOS. Really need a brush to go with it for traveling.

  15. nazih

    meh. would have liked a better gradient of shades.

  16. slick

    love the packaging! please UD make a heap of different versions of this! so practical…compact…travel friendly……just like the old ammo and wallpaper palettes <3

  17. vivaglamvi

    Is this permanent or le?

  18. Hannah S.

    Finally an all matte palette from UD! It should’ve came with a brush or something extra like the other palettes. Will wait for it show up in stores and test it out.

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Coco coco

    literally just purchased the lorac pro palette that has several matte shades….will be skipping this one!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy Amy C.

    I am pretty sure I will end up getting this. I have original Naked. I do wish there was one or two medium/deeper shades. Seems like from Faint to Crave there should be at least one in between there.

  21. Marissa

    Holy crap me and my coworkers were JUST saying yesterday how the naked palettes are lacking matte colors! I know what I want for Christmas :)

  22. Sara

    Will this palette be available at Sephora on Nov. 29th? or later?

  23. r0saL1n3

    Meh. I have the other naked palettes so I will skip this one. Was not impressed with walk of shame when it came with the customizable palette. Hopefully they will come up with a better color combo.

  24. Michelle

    I was hoping to see Tease in the palette though.

  25. “Walk of Shame”.
    How apt.
    Urban Decay sure needs to take it.

  26. Ria

    Besides my personal feelings about UD, I would definitely not buy this because the shades are atrocious. I can’t picture anyone darker than Mariah Carey wearing these, they’d look ashy and dry. Too bad too, because matte eyeshadows are my absolute faves.

  27. pinku

    Can’t wait for this! I have the orignal Naked palette.. while it’s wonderful I’ve been wanting a matte palette and this just might fit the bill!!

  28. Lena

    Yawwwwwn. I expect much better from UD… The colors seem dull, even allowing for the fact that they’re supposed to be neutral mattes. Pass.

  29. Joyce

    well, Naked & Naked 2 is $60 in Canada (US$50), this naked basic is retail for US$27.

    Aside from the interesting matte finish, I’ll pass due to the price tag.

  30. Katti

    I am a total UD junkie but lately I haven’t been too excited about the choices they’ve been making (getting bought out by l’oreal for one) as a company. Aside from that the lack of midtones makes this palette is pretty underwhelming. I mean come on its a freaking naked palette! It should be awesome. So pass for me. Sticking with my Lorac pro.

  31. Emily

    I bought the Naked Palette and never used it since I really only wear one lid colour… this one seems perfect for me! All colours I can wear on my lid (except for Crave, of course) that will not go to waste!

  32. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Chloe Chloe

    I really like the look of this but a couple more mid tones would have worked a treat ,however I cant wait for it to come out in the UK!

  33. Dawn B.

    Wasin Sephora on Friday and associate said they do not have it yet and nobody else did either? When will it be made available for purchase?