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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Urban Decay Naked Palette

It's no secret that this palette is a cult favourite. It is definitely one of the most known eyeshadow  palettes to this day. And although the palette has been around for a long time, over five years, I still felts the need to buy it because I just couldn't resist.
 
I had a tough time choosing between this and Too Faced's Chocolate Bar palette since I was only just getting into eyeshadows. The prices have a very, very small difference and both of the palettes include a lot of nude shades. However, this palette ,unlike the Chocolate Bar which has 16 shades, only has 12 shades. The Urban Decay product has been designed to be fully nude however, the other palette contains some brighter and bolder colours.
This palette contains a double ended brush and the Too Faced palette doesn't include a brush at all.
And after hours of research, I came to the conclusion that I will buy the Urban Decay one.
Reason being that I would probably use a lot more of the colours in this
palette than the other.
 
The colours are beautiful.
Pretty much all of them are really highly pigmented and very easy to blend.
The only colour I have a slight difficulty with is the colour 'toasted'.
For some unknown reason this shade is nowhere as pigmented as the other 11 when applied to my eye. However, when it is swatched on my hand it looks fine.
The brush that is included is actually really good quality, better than I expected it to be.


Above swatched the first six shades from the palette:
Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck and Half Baked.
The shade 'Naked' is by far my favourite. Yes it is just a normal matte mid-brown shade,
but it makes the perfect transitional colour and is by far my most used out of the palette.
The very top shade 'Virgin' makes a beautiful brow bone highlight without being too bright.


Now the darker shades from the palette, from top to bottom:
Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal.
As you can tell, this palette has the most gorgeous gold and bronze shades and is by far
a must have for any nude eyeshadow wearer!

The palette retails at £38.50 and is definitely worth every penny for the 12 shadows and brush.

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