Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Palette

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is probably the most famous eye shadow palette right now. Though launched some time ago, a re-make of the original palette- the “Naked 2”, has recently hit the market and rekindled a world wide love of both the new and the original Naked Palettes.

As a low maintenance kind of girl, it is definitely a handy thing to have all the eye shadows I really need in one palette. The12 colours come in varying shades of neutral with predominantly shimmer and matte finishes. It contains all that is needed for a complete eye-look with lids colours, crease colours, highlighters and much, much more to boot.

The shadows vary in quality, in my opinion. For the most part they apply fantastically and have smooth, even pigmentation. The lighter shades do need a bit more work than the darker shades but that is to be expected. I had a bit of trouble with the shades Virgin and Naked, which were sheerer than the rest. I find that UD shadows blend absolutely phenomenally. These were no exception. However the price I paid for flawless blending was a TON of fallout- so beware of that if you have gripes with your eye shadow falling everywhere.

Colours: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, Gunmetal

Packaging is extremely luxurious, the container being very sturdy and encased in a velvety material. Despite this, I do see this palette getting banged up a bit for those who wish to travel with it. The Naked 2 palette comes in a tin/metallic case I believe (I don’t own this one so don’t hold me to that statement!) which makes for much sturdier packing.

Now to the price and availability. You, unfortunately, cannot purchase the Naked Palettes in Australia as UD have not yet launched here (boo) but you can pick it up easily here at for $AU 52.50 with free shipping. Some of you may balk at this price BUT keep in mind that for a palette that contains 12 full-sized eyeshadows you are paying under $4.50 per shadow. Neutral lovers will definitely be wanting to get their hands on this palette.

Overall, I’d say that the palette is a great investment, especially for those who are starting to dabble in makeup or just for those who want all their shadows in one place. For those who aren’t a fan of lugging around too many shadows or prefer the smaller duos/trios or quads, this probably isn’t for you.

For those of you that own this palette, what are your opinions? Would you consider buying it if you don’t own it? Let me know!

Xx Jen



  • cotyss
    Reply cotyss Wednesday 14th November, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I heard this brand before, lot of colourful eye shadow.

  • Reply T1NA Friday 6th July, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    i’ve heard really good things about urban decay, especially in the states!

  • jodyxo
    Reply jodyxo Thursday 5th July, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    sooooo want this pallet!! 😀 x

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Wednesday 4th July, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Definitely want to try this! I’ve heard so many good things about it!

  • Reply Xiaxiao Wednesday 4th July, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Want this

  • Reply rubylikespie Tuesday 3rd July, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I have been eyeing this palette for years. It’s about time I got it.

  • Reply sonia8032 Monday 2nd July, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    really nice colours~ would like to get one C:

  • Reply jarjar Monday 2nd July, 2012 at 8:37 am


  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Sunday 1st July, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I have never tried this palette but every one loves it. I wonder if its actually worth the hype.

  • Reply carmenhung Friday 29th June, 2012 at 5:20 am

    pretty colors~

  • Reply Raquel24 Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    thats such a beautiful palette i love the colours! I’d love to have a play around and experiment with them

  • Nicole
    Reply Nicole Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Great reviews. ta

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I’ve never heard anything bad about these. Just need to work through some of my current eyeshadow collection before I will allow myself these. Hurry up!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Thursday 28th June, 2012 at 12:39 am


  • Reply Jenna Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    good for travel. first one was great, second a bit of overkill

  • Reply jolesley Wednesday 27th June, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Very seriously considering this, one expensive brand has a five palette eyeshadow for %99, this looks good

  • Reply meedee Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hopefully im heading to the US later this year and im seriously thinking about grabbing one of these while im there.

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    The brush that comes with it makes me want it even more.

  • Reply fengari Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Great product!

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Tuesday 26th June, 2012 at 12:35 am

    just dyed my hair a fabulous orange and these colours are fantastic, must remember the websiteeeeee….

  • Reply srslyalex Monday 25th June, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Just a heads up that BeautyBay has really long shipping!

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Monday 25th June, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Fab review!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 25th June, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Have heard a lot about these Naked Palettes

  • Reply ragdollbaby Monday 25th June, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    heard good things about it

  • Reply julzjulzz Monday 25th June, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Top seller indeed!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 25th June, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Sounds good to me Looks good too

  • Reply AmberB Monday 25th June, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    great colours

  • Reply keppers Monday 25th June, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, these palettes would be great for travelling, and such useful colours

  • Reply paperplane__x Monday 25th June, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    i have the first one but i’m wondering if i should get the second one

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Monday 25th June, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Oooh… can’t wait to get my hands on this

  • Reply ethereal Monday 25th June, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Looks great, love the ‘creep’ shade 🙂

  • Reply dapperdolly Monday 25th June, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I keep hearing good things about UD in general though I wasn’t impressed with their one of their lip gloss lines I may look into the eye palettes since the having the range altogether like that is definitely handy.

  • Reply balibabe7 Monday 25th June, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    a beautiful palette for winter!

  • Reply maggielyly Monday 25th June, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Would love to try it!!

  • MissSharlene
    Reply MissSharlene Monday 25th June, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I think the naked palette 2 will suit my skin tone better from what I’ve seen and heard about them. But yeah been wanting to get my hands on either one for a while now but never trusted ebay. Thanks for the site!!!

  • xbecccc
    Reply xbecccc Monday 25th June, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    really want to try this!

  • Reply BellaB Monday 25th June, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Had never heard of this before… Interesting.

  • Reply KNY Monday 25th June, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I have heard nothing but good things about these palettes….I so want one!

  • Reply fifi73 Monday 25th June, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Lovely colours! Sounds like a great product too…

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