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 BeautyBay.com 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!